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CEO of Law Council of Australia Resigns

After more than 20 years advocating on behalf of the legal profession, Law Council of Australia Chief Executive Officer, Michael Tidball has announced he will be stepping down to take on an exciting new challenge. Mr Tidball will commence in his new role as Secretary of the NSW Department of Communities and Justice on 1 February 2022. “I would like to congratulate Michael on his appointment,” Law Council of Australia President, Mr Tass Liveris said. “Throughout his career,…

Disaster Recovery Grants Extended To Small Businesses And Not-For-Profits

Small businesses and not-for-profits can now apply for grants of up to $50,000 to help them recover from recent storm and flooding events in NSW. These grants are now available in 59 local government areas and is being jointly funded by the Commonwealth and New South Wales governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). The Storm & Flood Small Business Disaster Recovery Grant is designed to help pay for costs of clean-up and reinstatement of a small business…

Australian Investment Council Chief Executive, Yasser El-Ansary, to Step Down

Yasser El-Ansary, Chief Executive of the Australian Investment Council, has decided to leave the organisation to take-on a new role within the financial services industry in coming months. Mr El-Ansary has held the position of Chief Executive for the past eight years. Alicia Gregory, Chairperson of the Council, said: “Yasser has done a terrific job as our Chief Executive. He has been instrumental in designing and implementing front-line industry leadership positions on a wide range of…

Former and First Female President of ADA NSW Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia

Former President of the Australian Dental Association NSW Branch (ADA NSW) and long-serving ADA NSW Council member Deb Cockrell has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in this year’s Australia Day Honours List. Conjoint Associate Professor Cockrell, who was ADA NSW President from 2013-15 and a member of the ADA NSW Council from 2001-2016, received the honour for significant service to dentistry, to professional organisations and to education. Having migrated…

Linville Progress Association presented with the Community Group of the Year Award

The Linville Progress Association was presented with the Community Group of the Year Award at Wednesday’s Somerset Regional Council Australia Day awards. Their citation read: The Linville Progress Association has created a strong position for itself in the Somerset region. In less than two years, it has built a successful neighbourhood socialisation program for the residents of the small town (population 164). Linville Hall has been the site of several events, including the…

Misson Australia Appoints Sharon Callister as New CEO

Mission Australia’s Chairman Ken Dean is delighted to announce the appointment of Sharon Callister as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer. Sharon is a proven strategic leader with more than 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector including as CEO of the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association Queensland, The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus and The Salvation Army Humanitarian Mission Services. She has extensive knowledge of managing large service…

EEAA President Welcomes NSW Events Saver Fund

Nicole Walker, president of the Exhibition and Event Association of Australia (EEAA) has welcomed the launch of the new Events Saver Fund for NSW Major Events announced on Monday. The new $43 million fund will cover major events and exhibitions over a 12-month period up to 31st December 2022 that are “cancelled or significantly…

Partner News: Governology: Providing Legal and Governance Advice to Associations

Associations are mutual or charitable organisations that exist to advance their purpose as stated in their Rules or Constitution. They have members yet never have shareholders as no financial returns can be received from being a member. Associations exist in many fields of human activity, such as professions, industries, sport, arts, hobbies, unions and religion. Whether your association is involved in health, built environment, education, agriculture, basketball, aged care, local communities…

AVA Announces New CEO

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Board has recently undertaken an extensive recruitment exercise, and is pleased to announce that its new CEO, Dr David Andrews will commence in March 2022.David Andrews has spent over 20 years working with and leading medical based organisations. He is a trained scientist (PhD from University of Sydney) with an MBA from the AGSM. David is moving on from his current position as the CEO of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists…

AGHA Sydney Gift Fair Finally Returns in February 2022

The Australian Gift and Homewares Association (AGHA) has confirmed that after nearly 2 years the AGHA Sydney Gift Fair will be held at Sydney Olympic Park on February 18-21, 2022. After much consideration regarding the current Covid situation and respecting the urging by industry leaders and chief medical officers that business must accept living with Covid as the new “norm”, the AGHA Board made the positive decision to proceed with the AGHA Sydney Gift Fair. AGHA takes the safety…

WRIQ Appoints New CEO

Dr Georgina Davis has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Waste Recycling Industry Association Queensland (WRIQ). Her appointment follows the resignation of Mark Smith after two years in the top job. Richard Taylor, WRIQ president, said Smith presided over perhaps two of the most difficult years the association has faced, with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting day-to-day lives in ways unimaginable before 2020. “Despite these obstacles, Mark can be very proud…

DVNSW Appoints Interim CEO

Domestic Violence NSW (DVNSW) are pleased to announce the appointment of Elise Phillips as Interim CEO, commencing on the 2nd of February 2022. Elise will be seconded from No to Violence for up to nine months to cover the current CEO’s parental leave. Elise brings to the role extensive experience and knowledge, previously holding the position of NSW Sector Development Manager at No to Violence. A registered psychologist with 12 years of experience in leadership roles in the non-government…

AAAA Appoints New CEO

Former Director of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau Nat Nagy has been appointed as CEO of the Aerial Application Association of Australia (AAAA).Nagy was appointed in December after long-time CEO Phil Hurst retired in October last year. Nagy has held executive positions at the ATSB and Airservices Australia, is an adjunct professor at RMIT University School of Engineering and an RAAF reserve Specialist Capability Officer. AAAA President Steve Holding said that the search…

P&C Federation Celebrates 100 Years

In 2022 the Federation of Parents and Citizens Associations (P&C Federation) celebrates 100 years of volunteering for NSW public schools. To celebrate they have organised a campaign to shine a light on their remarkable members, featuring their members' individual stories.  Through storytelling, print, photos and videos P&C Federation will bring to life a century of community

Adelaide Festival Board Announces New CEO

The Adelaide Festival Board has announced the appointment of renowned arts leader Kath M Mainland as their new Chief Executive Officer from April 2022. Globally recognised, Mainland has worked in and around festivals for over 25 years, most recently as Executive Director and co-CEO of RISING – a celebration of Melbourne’s distinct cultural and creative strengths and the first non-sporting event to receive Major Event status. Previously, she was CEO of Melbourne International Arts Festival;…

ALIA CEO to Depart After Almost 10 Years in the Role

Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) CEO Sue McKerracher, who commenced as CEO in 2012, will depart the role after almost 10 years at the association on 28 January 2022, to take up the position of Libraries Tasmania executive director. ‘Sue McKerracher has been a strong leader and advocate for the Association. In nearly 10 years as CEO, she has created solid partnerships with other library-related, not-for-profit bodies, with federal government, the book industry, early…

GTA Appoints New CEO

Australia’s Gaming Technologies Association (GTA), organiser of the Australasian Gaming Expo, has announced the appointment of Jinesh Patel as its new CEO following the departure of Chris Muir late last year. Patel, a former NSW government advisor, assumes the role as of 10 January 2022 following an extensive search and selection process, according to the GTA. “Jinesh is an outstanding choice, bringing a wealth of experience from both a regulatory and public affairs background,”…

AFA CEO Stands Down

The Association of Financial Adviser's (AFA) Chief Executive Officer, Helen Morgan-Banda, has chosen to step down and will be returning to New Zealand. The AFA President, Sam Perera said “The Board of the AFA would like to thank Helen for her efforts over the last five months and respect her decision to return to her homeland during an unprecedented period of global uncertainty.” The AFA’s General Manager Policy and Professionalism, Phil Anderson, who acted as CEO for nearly six…

ACS Elects Nick Tate as President

Australian Computer Society (ACS), the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, is today pleased to announce Dr. Nick Tate will become ACS National President from 1 January 2022. Dr Tate will take leadership of ACS from Dr Ian Oppermann whose two-year term will come to a close at the end of the year. Following his election by ACS Congress yesterday, Dr Tate said “It is a great honour to have been elected President at such an exciting time for the ACS. I would…

CDSFA Celebrates 100 Years of Football

The Canterbury District Soccer Football Association will celebrate an incredible 100 years of football in Season 2022, a year that is shaping up to the biggest yet in the Association’s proud history. The Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association (CDSFA) was established in 1922 and began operations in 1923 and has gone onto to become one of the biggest Associations in New South Wales. With over 16,500 registered players and competing in competitions that cater for under-6s…

FCAV Celebrates 30 Years of Incorporation

The Foster Care Association of Victoria proudly celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022! Since 1992, the FCAV has been an incorporated body of passionate foster carers and supporters with a desire to make a difference in the lives of children and young people who are in care, their carers and the system they care within. Board…

CWA NSW Celebrates 100 Years

The Country Women’s Association of NSW is celebrating its centenary in 2022 and in 100 days will mark the official date of the Association’s 100th birthday.The CWA of NSW had its beginnings at the Bushwomen's Conference held in conjunction with the Royal Agricultural Show in Sydney in April 1922. The conference was initiated…

Regional Arts NSW Announces New CEO

Regional Arts NSW is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Dr Tracey Callinan. Dr Callinan has held the role of Executive Director for Arts OutWest, the Regional Arts Development Organisation (RADO) based in Bathurst since 2009 and brings with her an extensive history working in the arts. Having previously worked at the University of Sydney at the Conservatorium of Music and the Arts Council England with the national Creative Partnerships program,…

Scouts NSW Announces New CEO

Scouts NSW are pleased to announce Carolyn Campbell as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Carolyn comes to Scouts with extensive experience leading a number of not-for-profit, member- based organisations. She was the Chief Executive of Netball NSW for almost 15 years and, more recently, the Interim CEO for Basketball Australia during a period of transition. Drawing on her extensive experience in working with volunteers at the community grassroots level, and in leading significant…

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