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News from April 2020

New leadership for YHA

YHA Australia has announced the election of Tracey Powell as Chair, and the commencement of Paul McGrath as the new CEO. Tracey Powell was formerly Vice-Chair of YHA Australia and has served on YHA Boards for the past ten years. She is the Principal of an Adelaide-based Business & Marketing Consultancy. Ms Powell was elected Chair of the YHA Board (currently comprising of eight Directors,) following the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on 18 April 2020.

Sport NSW welcomes new CEO

Earlier this month, Sport NSW welcomed Steve Loader as its new CEO.  “Steve has been well known and respected in the sporting sector for the past 25 years” said Chairperson Carolyn Campbell. Mr Loader has experience working across many sports including at a professional level: the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cups, FIFA World Cup, Formula One, ITU World Triathlon Championships and the UCI World Track Cycling Championships. He was also the Chairman…

Partner News: Introducing ON AIR – An Industry Co-op Innovation

In response to witnessing and experiencing that dreaded Friday the 13th 2020, the day the events industry in Australia was shaken to its core due to the industry-specific fallout of COVID-19, three industry leaders came together to create a virtual event solution.The ON AIR team comprising of Create Engage, AVE and SMC Conference & Function Centre collaborated to create a solution that has now kept event professionals…

$10K support for NSW non-profit organisations

The NSW Government is providing financial support of up to $10,000 to small businesses and non-profit organisations suffering as a result of COVID-19. Applications are now open for eligible businesses. Further details including; eligibility and how to apply can be found on the Service…

Outdoors NSW appoints new CEO

The Outdoor Recreation Industry Council of NSW & ACT (Outdoors NSW), the peak industry association for the outdoor education and recreation sector, has recently appointed Lori Modde as the new CEO, with the departure of Dr Amanda Lloyd.  Ms Modde comes to Outdoors NSW from Sydney Olympic Park Authority, where the appreciation of the Outdoors in education, recreation and therapy is very well understood. She hopes to collide both her worlds in this position; the knowledge, understanding…

New management for ADPA

The peak body for dental prosthetists, the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association, has thanked its outgoing CEO, Jeremy Irvine. Mr Irvine departs ADPA in mid-April, having been appointed Executive Director of the Victorian TAFE Association. "It's been a great privilege to head the Association team these past four years, including unifying our state and national bodies in 2016. I've learned much from many members, and wish the profession and the ADPA board and team the best for…

AWA announces new CEO

Australian Water Association (AWA) has announced the appointment of Corinne Cheeseman as the new CEO of the association.  “Corinne’s significant experience in the water industry, complemented by her work in recent years on transforming companies with data are a powerful combination," said National President and Chair, Carmel Krogh. Ms Cheeseman has worked in the water industry for more than 22 years. She began her career in Sydney Water’s water quality testing laboratories and later…

WISA CEO resigns

Matthew Moate has resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Wine Industry Suppliers Australia Inc (WISA). Mr Moate's last day will be 5 May 2020."Matthew has made a profound contribution to our organisation by increasing the relevance and engagement of suppliers across the grape and wine value chain," said the WISA Executive Board, in an announcement to members.  "We look forward to maintaining this positive trajectory and to further deliver impact and value to industry."

Partner News: Higher Logic - Online Event Engagement

Going Virtual Doesn’t Have to Mean Isolation: An Event Community Can Help As the impact of the global crisis of COVID-19 sets in, many organizations have been forced to move events from in-person to virtual. But with the help of community, you can still create a meaningful, memorable experience.We are offering organizations a free event community to…

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