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Partner News: CEO succession – do you have a plan?

A change in CEO, whether planned or unplanned, is a critical event for any organisation.  If handled badly it can be disruptive and costly to an organisation.  On the other hand, a well-planned succession, can provide confidence to external and internal stakeholders, and help with a smooth transition to a new CEO. Do you have a plan? Who is responsible?  It is clearly the responsibility of the Board to appoint the CEO and ensure that at all times…

Marina Industries Association CEO to depart

The Marina Industries Association (MIA) has commenced the process leading to a new CEO being appointed, after the departure CEO Colin Bransgrove this year.  Mr Bransgrove said with 12 years in the role it will be time for change to ensure the momentum of the past decade continues. “It will remain a privilege until my last day of service to be part of a great and progressive industry. MIA has a membership committed to their Association. MIA is directed by a long-standing volunteer…

Sport NSW CEO resigns

Sport NSW has announced the resignation of current Chief Executive Officer Darren Simpson. During Mr Simpson's 3.5 years in the role, the organisation has increased in membership, sponsorship and member value.  Mr Simpson will be leaving Sport NSW on 24 February 2020. He has been successful in obtaining a role with Netball NSW, where he will be the Executive General Manager of Community and Pathways. The next major Sport NSW event is the Industry Conference,…

New Chief Executive for EEAA

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has appointed career-long events and digital technology expert, Claudia Sagripanti as Chief Executive. Following an extensive executive search, Ms Sagripanti was appointed by the EEAA board and will commence her new role on 17 February 2020. “We are delighted to have someone of Claudia’s experience leading the EEAA into its next stage” EEAA President Spiro Anemogiannis said. During her career, Ms Sagripanti worked…

auDA appoints new Chief Executive

The board of .au Domain Administration Limited (auDA) has announced the appointment of Rosemary Sinclair AM, as its new Chief Executive.“We are pleased that such a senior and experienced executive from the public, private and not-for-profit sector has agreed to take the reins at auDA in this exciting period in its history,” said auDA Chairman Alan Cameron. Ms Sinclair comes to the role of CEO of auDA with significant experience in policy development, operations management, stakeholder…

FIA appoints new Chair

HomeMade Digital director, Meredith Dwyer, will take up the post of Chair of the Board at Fundraising Institute of Australia on 27 February 2020, just after the organisation’s annual general meeting. Ms Dwyer replaces Dalton Garland Blanchard director, James Garland, who is stepping down after his two-year term as Chair. Ms Dwyer joined the Board of directors last year, while James has been on the Board for four years. He plans to remain on the Board to support Meredith and the work of…

STA announces incoming CEO

Science & Technology Australia has appointed Misha Schubert as its new Chief Executive. Building on a distinguished career in higher education, communications, advocacy and journalism, Ms Schubert will head STA from March 2020. STA President Dr Jeremy Brownlie said Ms Schubert's passion, leadership and talent would be an asset to STA and Australia’s STEM sector. “Misha was selected for the role after an extremely competitive selection process and from a strong field of…

New CEO for YMCA South Australia

YMCA South Australia has announced the appointment of David Paterson as its new Chief Executive. Mr Paterson is familiar with the leading not-for-profit, having previously served as a Board member with YMCA Victoria. Growing the reach and positive impact of YMCA across South Australian communities is at the top of Mr Paterson's agenda in 2020 and beyond. “I…

AITPM appoints inaugural CEO

The Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM) has appointed Kirsty Kelly as its inaugural CEO.Ms Kelly will take on the newly created position bringing with her a strong record of leading and improving organisations at a national level in the non-profit sector, both as a CEO and Company Director. Ms Kelly’s achievements and contributions during her 23-year career have been extensive. Over 6 years as CEO of the Planning Institute of Australia, Ms Kelly…

Grattan Institute announces incoming CEO

Grattan Institute’s Board has appointed Ms Danielle Wood as Grattan’s new Chief Executive Officer, to take up the role in July 2020 upon the retirement of Prof John Daley. Ms Wood is currently the Budget Policy and Institutional Reform Program Director at the Grattan Institute, where her research focuses on economic policy, including tax and budgets, and government integrity. Ms Wood is also the President of the Economic Society of Australia and has been the Chair of the…

New CEO for Australasian Sleep Association

The Australasian Sleep Association has announced the appointment of Marcia Balzer as Chief Executive Officer, commencing in January 2020. She will be replacing Stephanie Blower, who will be stepping down from the position, after 20 years in February 2020. Ms Balzer has spent her career working in not-for-profit organisations in marketing, communications and management roles. Most recently she led a peak body for community service organisations providing services in aged care, disability…

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