News from July 2019
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has appointed not-for-profit hospital and aged care service leader Suzanne Greenwood to be its next Executive Director, following an extensive executive search process.
The National President of the Guild, George Tambassis, said Suzanne Greenwood, the Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Health Australia for the last five years, would take up her new post leading the Guild later this year.
Mr Tambassis said: "I’m delighted Ms Greenwood…
By Peter Strong, CEO, Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA). Advocacy can be approached in different ways, but ultimately the Oxford Dictionary says it is ‘the act or process of supporting a cause or policy for someone or something.’
For years people have said to me, ‘we want to advocate for our members and lobby Government, but we don’t think we have the influence to do it.’ Let me tell you, you do.
It is with sadness that we report Tony Dixon, Chief Executive of the Australian Steel Institute (ASI), has recently passed away.
With over 30 years’ experience, Tony was appointed as the Chief Executive of the ASI in 2015 and worked tirelessly to promote the steel industry during the four years of his tenure. Prior to commencing at the ASI, Tony held several General Manager positions at Arrium / OneSteel and BHP Steel.
Those of us who knew Tony are left with many fond…
The Australian Medical Association in South Australia (AMA(SA)) has appointed Dr Samantha Mead as its new chief executive officer (CEO).
Dr Mead, currently the CEO of the Australian Dental Association in South Australia, will join the AMA(SA) on 7 August 2019.
AMA (SA) president Dr Chris Moy said Dr Mead had emerged as the outstanding candidate from a large field of applicants with medical, governance and leadership, and business expertise.
This year's recipients of the Association Awards™ were announced during the Associations Forum National Conference Dinner at Parliament House, along with the 2019 inductees into the Associations Hall of Fame™.
We are pleased to congratulate the following organisations and all the individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in the sector:
ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR AWARD™ In partnership with Think: Insight & Advice.
Judith Fox, who has been heading up Australian Shareholders’ Association (ASA), is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers’ Association (SAFAA). Ms Fox takes over from Andrew Green, who is retiring from the role. Ms Fox brings a depth of experience of markets to SAFAA, having represented both issuers and investors on the ASX Corporate Governance Council and in public policy formulation. “I am very pleased to take on the role…
Vision 2020 Australia is now the single peak body for service providers working in the blindness and low vision sector, following today’s integration with the Australian Blindness Forum (ABF).
This change will provide a strong, single voice for the sector, continuing the work already underway with our member organisations to strengthen opportunities for full participation of people who are blind or have low vision in the community.
Ensuring the voices and lived experience of people…
The appointment of the new Australian Dental Association Victoria Branch President, Dr Gitika Sanghvi, was confirmed at the June General Meeting on 17 June 2019. Council thanked Dr Kevin Morris for his term as 2018/2019 ADAVB President and for championing the concerns of members, including private health fund issues, scope of practice and public oral health funding. Council also farewelled and thanked past president, Dr Susan Wise, who didn't re-nominate following an effective and successful eight…
The Board of Australian Institute of Project Management is pleased to announce it has appointed Elizabeth Foley as its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is effective as of 1 July 2019 following a rigorous and comprehensive recruitment process.
Elizabeth is a strong, dynamic and values-driven leader with an impressive track record for consistently delivering high-quality performance in developing businesses, leading change, managing diverse teams, driving organisational objectives…
The Federal AMA has appointed Dr Martin Laverty as its new Secretary General.
The appointment follows an extensive search for an experienced health advocate with a strong track record in campaigning for national health reform.
Dr Laverty is currently the Chief Executive of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and was previously the Chief Executive of Catholic Health Australia, a Canberra-based member body of public and private hospitals and aged care services.
Announcing the new…