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News from October 2021

Australian Institute of Office Professionals Appoints New National President

Wayde Walker, FAIOP MICDA MStJ, was appointed National President and Chair of the Australian Institute of Office Professionals (AIOP) National Board at the AIOP National Annual General Meeting earlier this month until the AGM 2023. Wayde was previously the NSW Division President and National Vice President from February 2021. AIOP is very excited about their new appointments and the continuation to strive and grow through the current times and into the future. AIOP has a number…

Renal Society of Australasia Appoints First Independently-Employed Executive Officer

The Renal Society of Australasia (RSA) is delighted to announce Savio D’sa as their new Executive Officer. Savio brings to the role a broad experience and advanced skill-set across a range of associations and societies in the legal, health, allied health and social services sectors. “We are very pleased and excited that Savio is joining us and I can certainly see we will be able to draw on his collaborative, innovative and dynamic approach to association management: this will bring many…

Greenlife Industry Australia Appoints New CEO

Earlier this year, the Board of Greenlife Industry Australia (GIA) made a very important decision - to seek a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). These decisions are incredibly important for any organisation, and they are inextricably linked to their shared vision for the future of the industry. In the months that followed, the Board engaged a highly reputable executive recruitment agency in a global search. After an exhaustive selection process, GIA President, Glenn Fenton, is very pleased…

LGAQ CEO Retires After 29 Years

One of the most prominent figures in Queensland’s public life for nearly 30 years, Greg Hallam AM, is about to call it quits, writes Craig Johnstone. This week marks a significant turn of the wheel in local politics, not just for Queensland but for all of Australia’s 537 councils, really. One of the sector’s best advocates, Local Government Association of Queensland chief executive Greg Hallam, is retiring after 29 years in the job. The former econometrician (don’t ask…

ASM Global’s Group Director Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

ASM Global’s Group Director of Convention Centres for the Asia Pacific region and ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy has been selected for induction into the United States based Event Industry Council’s (EIC) prestigious Hall of Leaders.Donaghy’s lifetime achievements as a business events industry leader have been recognised by the global industry association which champions event professionals and event industry excellence.Harvey Lister AM, Chairman and Chief Executive of ASM…

WALGA President to Stand Down from 1 December

WA Local Government Association President Mayor Tracey Roberts has announced she will resign from the role from Wednesday, 1 December.At a Special State Council meeting held yesterday Mayor Roberts stated "with Local Government elections this weekend, I have decided to resign and allow a transition to new leadership at WALGA from the next State Council meeting in December."“I have greatly enjoyed my roles with WALGA, starting in 2012 as a State Councillor, followed by Deputy…

Timeline Confirmed for Introduction of Director Identification Number

What is a Director Identification Number?A Director Identification Number (Director ID) is a unique, 15-digit identifier, given to a Director (or someone who intends to become a Director) who has verified their identity with the Australian Business Registry Service (ABRS). Designed to help prevent the use of false or fraudulent Director identities, Directors (or those who intend to become a Director) must apply for their own Director…

Partner News: Investing based on your principles

Nexia Australia is a full service accounting and advisory firm and a long-standing partner of the Association Forum. In this member article Nexia Financial Adviser Victoria Habra discusses sustainable investing.Sustainable investing Sustainable investing is known by many names – some people call it socially responsible investing, ethical, impact, or principles-based investing. Whatever the title, the fundamental principles are the same. It is an investment…

ACCI pushes for the return of international travel

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Australia’s largest business association, pushes for the return of international travel to address skill shortages, and allow the return of international education and tourism to boost the economy. With vaccination rates rapidly rising around the country and domestic reopening plans starting to take effect, focus must shift towards clarifying plans for the resumption of international travel. “Although the Prime Minister’s…

PCA Board announces new CEO

The Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Fraser as their new CEO.The PCA Board are looking forward to working with Greg to further advance their mission of adding value to members by promoting and supporting all forms and aspects of protected cropping and advanced technological growing systems in Australian Horticulture. Chair of Protected Cropping Australia, Nicky Mann, stated that after an extensive recruitment process, that…

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners appoints new CEO

Paul Wappett has been appointed the CEO of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), after an extensive national search. A lawyer by profession, Paul's previous positions have included being the CEO of the Australian Institute of Business from 2018 to 2021 and Open Universities Australia from 2012 to 2018. He’s also held legal and commercial roles at CPA Australia, the Western Bulldogs Football Club, Mobil Oil Australia, and law firm Clayton Utz. Paul was the…

Wine Australia welcomes new CEO

Wine Australia welcomes the appointment of its new CEO Dr Martin Cole, commencing 15 November 2021. Dr Cole joins Wine Australia from the University of Adelaide, where he is the Head of School, Agriculture, Food and Wine. Wine Australia Chair Dr Michele Allan said, “We are delighted to welcome Dr Cole as the new CEO, after what’s been a highly competitive recruitment process, and know that he’ll be a great asset to the Australian grape and wine community and our levy payers. “Along…

Partner News: Think Business Events pivots two association showcase events from hybrid to virtual format.

When both the Dietitians Australia Conference and the Australasian Diabetes Congress were initially scheduled for 2021, there was no hesitation to plan these events to be delivered in a hybrid format - offering both in-person and virtual options... Wishful thinking led to a quiet confidence that in-person delivery would be available to us and other conference organisers Australia-wide for the remainder of 2021 and beyond.Unfortunately, due to the ongoing restrictions and safety…

Partner News: Is it time to invest in a Learning Management System?

If you’re a training organisation, there’s a good chance your revenue has been impacted by the pandemic with fewer face to face classes. While you probably already moved to live video courses since then, maybe your learners are becoming “Zoom fatigued.” So, how do you offer great virtual learning experiences while increasing revenue both now and in the future?A lot of organisations are adopting (or upgrading) Learning Management Systems (LMS).What can a LMS do?

Partner News: 6 tips to secure the retirement lifestyle you want

Explore your super contributions For starters, you may be able to increase your pre-tax super contributions. Or you may be able to make a contribution out of your own pocket. If you have a spouse or partner, it may be worth making a contribution to his or her fund. Explore your super investment strategy Now is also the time to review your super fund to check that your nominated investment strategy is in line…

Nicole Walker elected president of EEAA

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has announced a new Board of Directors, with Arinex CEO Nicole Walker appointed President. ICC Sydney’s Helen Mantellato is Vice President, Harry the hirer’s Paul Elliot is Treasurer and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s Elissa Duke is Secretary. The two…

The Research Society welcomes new CEO, Angus Hunter

The Research Society has announced the appointment of a new CEO. Angus Hunter arrives at The Research Society with over 20 years operational and marketing leadership experience driving business growth. He has worked across a variety of sectors in small and large organisations in leadership positions. Throughout his career…

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