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Partner News: Partnering with AB Phillips to make sure your members are really covered

We would like to introduce you to our strategic insurance partner AB Phillips, one of Australia's leading insurance brokers. For over 45 years, the AB Phillips team have been working across a wide variety of industry sectors providing a mixture of general and specialised insurance, and risk minimisation products and services for their clients.Those years of experience mean they are able to provide comprehensive, industry-focused advice for your association…

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Announces New Chair

This week NAWIC has officially announced a new National Chair of its Board with the appointment of former Vice Chair, Christina Yiakkoupis. Christina Yiakkoupis has been a director on the Board since July 2017 and Vice Chair since November 2020. The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is an Australian, not-for-profit organisation formed in 1995. NAWIC is led by a team of passionate volunteers who all strive to help champion and empower women in the construction…

Timeline Confirmed for Introduction of Director Identification Number

As of the 5th of April 2022, directors will need to have applied for their Director Identification Number (DIN) prior to appointment.  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…

Australian College of Midwives Announces New CEO

Following an extensive selection process, Helen White has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Australian College of Midwives. Helen will commence in late April. Helen was most recently Chief Executive Officer at Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT. With 6,000 members including 1,600 adult volunteers, Helen led the organisation by maximising member experience, satisfaction and growth as well as focusing on ensuring its long-term sustainability. Prior to this role, Helen was…

ACPPA launches Principal Health and Wellbeing Portal

The Australian Catholic Primary Principals Association (ACPPA) with support from Catholic Secondary Principals Australia (CaSPA) is pleased to announce that on Sunday March 20th they will be re-launching their Principal Health and Wellbeing portal, ACPConnect.Originally launched in 2020 ACPPAConnect was only for Primary Principals, but some asked was it available for their secondary colleagues. Well, now it is! Australian Primary schools are integral in shaping the future of…

New Name for Stockbrokers and Investment Advisers Association

SIAA are excited to announce that they have received unanimous support from members to change their Member Association name to Stockbrokers and Investment Advisers Association, or SIAA (formerly Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association). The name change  reflects accurately the breadth of their membership’s roles and responsibilities, given that not all of their members provide financial advice — their members are full-service and online brokers, execution-only participants and…

Partner News: Keeping Members Engaged During the Great Resignation

In the era of the Great Resignation, how can you make sure your members stay engaged, even while staff changes and members move jobs? Higher Logic community and marketing automation together can help: Engage your members through discussion Measure engagement and automate to bring people back who have disengaged Use reporting to understand what members engage with Keep important campaigns, like onboarding and renewal, running in the background Target…

Disaster Recovery Grants Available for NSW Not-For-Profit Organisations

Not-for-profit organisations in NSW who have been directly impacted by storms and floods in February and March 2022, may be eligible for a storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant. This disaster recovery grant of up to $50,000 is to help pay for the costs of clean-up and reinstatement of a small business or not-for-profit organisation’s operations. You must be a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in a defined…

WGHA appoint Mary Collier as new CEO

Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia (WGHA) has appointed Mary Collier as its new CEO. Collier takes the lead role with aspirations to grow the organisation and work collaboratively with partners, businesses, and governments to achieve gender equity and an inclusive industry.Collier has an extensive career across law, media and sports administration and brings strong advocacy, a commercial mindset, and strategic acumen to the role.Chair of WGHA, Christie…

Dr Joe Smith Welcomed as New Chair of ABCA

The executive of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) is delighted to announce Dr Joe Smith as its new Chair. Dr Smith brings to the role high-level regulatory scientific expertise and leadership which will further support ABCA continuing to provide credible, balanced and science-based information about the current and potential benefits of agricultural biotechnology for the nation’s farming sector.As former national Gene Technology Regulator, Chief…

Renal Society of Australasia Celebrates 50 years

The Renal Society of Australasia (RSA) is proud to have turned 50 years old as of 2022 and will be celebrating with a commemorative, special edition journal. RSA aims to advance the care of people with kidney disease and to be the peak body for renal nursing and related allied health professionals by providing professional development, communicating knowledge and information about kidney disease and advocating for the interests of nurses, health professionals and people with kidney and/or…

Australasian Hepatology Association Celebrates 20 Years

The Australasian Hepatology Association (AHA) will be celebrating their 20th year after their establishment in 2002. AHA is the peak professional body supporting and educating hepatology nurses and allied health professionals across Australia and New Zealand. Since its inception, the AHA has become the voice of hepatology nurses and continues to build its capacity to provide ongoing professional development, educational resources, support and networking opportunities…

CEO of Netball NSW Resigns

Netball NSW announced that Tain Drinkwater has resigned from her role as the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer to take up a new opportunity with the National Rugby League (NRL). Drinkwater joined Netball NSW in April last year and guided the organisation through the second COVID-19 lockdown of Greater Sydney and regional NSW, as well as the multiple relocations of the organisation’s two professional franchises – the NSW Swifts and GIANTS Netball – for the 2021 Suncorp Super Netball…

TSGA Announces New CEO

The Tasmanian Salmon Growers Association (TSGA) is excited to announce the appointment of a new CEO, Sue Grau, who will be a strong voice for a proud Tasmanian seafood industry.“It’s the passion and dedication of people in the salmon industry and our wider “salmon family” that will drive me. They have a quiet pride and belief in their work and their product, whether they are raising fish in a hatchery, building our boats or conducting research. I feel privileged to learn from them…

Association Members Given Chance to Modernise WA Laws

The McGowan Government is looking for feedback from members of Western Australia's 20,000 associations and not-for-profit groups with the view to modernise the current laws and reduce their red tape burden. The Associations Incorporation Act 2015 is now under review, giving associations and their members an opportunity to provide input into possible changes to the laws that affect how they operate. The review will consider, among other things, whether financial reporting and audit…

Partner News: A Partnership to Grow Your Revenue Streams

The world has changed, and as a result of new expectations in the marketplace, the way we do business is also adapting and changing. Many of our Associations continue to look for ways they can stand out from the crowd and deliver more benefits to their valued members as the expectation for more value inclusions continues to rise. At AB Phillips we recognise the need to evolve your member benefits. We work with a wide range of Associations in a diverse range of industries; and have established…

Partner News: Lessons Learned from a Failed IT Project

Recently I did a review of a failed IT project for a large Not for Profit.  The organisation spent over a year preparing and going to market with an RFT (Request for Tender) only to find that they couldn’t afford the solution. When I met with the Board later, the Chair asked me for the key lessons learned that they needed…

Cyber Breach Set to Impact Australian NFP Sector 

Cyber security experts are warning Australian NFPs to brace themselves for disruption as the ‘Apache Log4j’ issue, which first reared its head in December, is yet to reveal the host of implications it may have to Australian infrastructure. Cyber security specialists are advising organisations to be as proactive as possible in finding out whether or not they have been compromised to prevent ransomware attacks and other malicious hacks.Many organisations may unknowingly have…

Farewell Morri Young OAM, Co-Founder of Accounting for Good

Passionate, innovative, generous, irascible and very funny. Morri Young OAM, co-founder of Accounting For Good, passed away on Sunday 13th February. He worked hard and made a difference in the world in his 69 years here, leaving a truckload of legacies in his wake. I first met Morri in early 2001. Kirsten Forrester introduced us to each other and at that time, the GST had recently been introduced. The three of us could see…

Australian Retailers Association Appoints its First Female President

Australia’s peak retail body, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), has appointed its first female President, Managing Director, Data & Digital at Wesfarmers, Nicole Sheffield.  Ms Sheffield said it’s an honour to be elected the ARA’s first female President and looks forward to working with the CEO and the Council on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the industry. “This is a pivotal time for the retail industry with Covid…

ACPPA Welcomes New National President

The Australian Catholic Primary Principal’s Association (ACPPA) is pleased to announce its new national President, Peter Cutrona.Peter was elected President by the ACPPA Board in November 2021 replacing Brad Gaynor who was President for the last 4 years. Mr Gaynor has now moved into a role as Performance Improvement Leader with Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn. ACPPA are delighted that such an experienced educator, such as Peter, is able to continue…

Cricket Australia Appoints New Chair

Cricket Australia has a new chairperson with Lachlan Henderson taking on the position following a tumultuous period for the board. Henderson is CA's third chair in five months, replacing interim leader Richard Freudenstein, who took over from Earl Eddings after he resigned in October. Henderson, who is Epworth Healthcare's chief executive, has been on the CA board since late 2018, having previously served as WACA chair before moving to Melbourne in 2017. Henderson has a…

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