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New National Executive Director for AIIA appointed

The National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, Mr. Allan Gyngell AO FAIIA, announced today that Dr. Bryce Wakefield had been appointed as the Institute’s new National Executive Director. Dr. Wakefield has extensive international experience. From 2012 to 2018 he was a lecturer and researcher at Leiden University in the Netherlands, focusing on East Asian international relations and Japanese politics and foreign policy.  Between 2009 and 2012 he was Asia Program…

RFSA announces new CEO

Sharon Ellicott has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) and will continue to lead the Association’s mission in supporting the 70,000 volunteers and staff members of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS). Ms Ellicott has taken the position of CEO after 5 months in the role of acting-CEO, and 3 years in the role of Commercial Services Manager for the RFSA. Ms Ellicott is a CPA, holds…

GBCA names new CEO

Sustainability industry leader Davina Rooney will join the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) as the new chief executive officer. The former General Manager of Sustainability and Corporate Procurement at one of Australia’s largest diversified property groups, Stockland, Davina brings her experience as an engineer and change agent to Australia’s authority on sustainable buildings and communities. GBCA Chair Rod Fehring said Davina’s inspirational leadership capacity…

Partner News: How to Make your Conference Interesting, On-Topic and Professional

From Catherine McGrath a conference hosting expert and Association specialist. Associations put huge time and planning into conferences. The logistics are complex. Who will speak, where will it be held? How do you best drive registrations? What catering and entertainment do you need? These are all important. But often by the time these things are considered, there is not enough energy…

Resignation of TAA CEO

Outgoing Tourism Accommodation Australia CEO Carol Giuseppi has been praised for her achievements, drive and dedication over many years after resigning from the position on Friday. Australian Hotels Association NSW and National President Scott Leach said Carol Guiseppi was well known for her devotion to the accommodation sector. “Carol’s strong grasp of detailed policy at both the state and national level – and her devotion to her members both large and small - has driven TAA to…

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