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Partner News: Wellington an “easy” destination for conferencing

Access to high-profile speakers and its central location are earning Wellington a reputation as a place where organising a conference is easy. The recent inaugural New Zealand Women in Medicine conference is proof of that – organisers intend to secure their biennial event in the New Zealand capital after its resounding success. “Our intention is to keep it in Wellington, given how compact it is, its central location, and how easy it is to tap into quality speakers,”…

Australian Computer Society (ACS) welcomes budget

ACS, an association that represents the Australian technology sector, has welcomed the budget presented by the Federal Government on Tuesday, describing it as "a step towards boosting the diversity of the IT industry and the broader economy with its support for families in, or looking to enter, the workforce". ACS chief executive Chris Vein said in a statement: “While we would have liked to have seen more tech focused measures announced, we have long been advocates of…

Partner News: Roundbox Consulting

Is it time to upgrade or change your CRM? Your CRM or Customer Relationship Management system is likely the most critical database system outside your finance and payroll software. After all, it contains (or should contain) everything you know about your members and key stakeholders. As such, investment decisions about your CRM are important and usually challenging. Despite this, all organisations should…

Partner News: Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park brings grandeur to any meeting or event with versatile, modern spaces in the heart of the city. The refurbished conference venues combine the latest in technology and five-star sophistication to create refined spaces ideal for motivating your team or hosting an annual meeting. With room for up to 1,600 attendees, Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park…

New President at RiceGrowers' Association

Murrami rice grower Peter Herrmann has succeeded Finley’s Rob Massina as president of the Ricegrowers Association of Australia. Mr Herrmann was accepted into the role by the RGA Board and Central Executive meeting in Leeton on September 7. He had been an RGA member since 1989 and, along with wife Katherine and their six sons, runs a mixed farming operation of rice, sheep, and walnuts. Mr Herrmann has a Bachelor of Laws (2AHons Environmental Law) from the…

New CEO at Caravan Industry Victoria

Caravan Industry Victoria (CIV) has announced a major change in its top management, with the appointment of a new CEO to take effect on 1 January 2023. Long-serving CEO Rob Lucas will hand over the reins of Caravan Industry Victoria to current General Manager Operations, Daniel Sahlberg, and Rob will become CEO of the National Caravan Industry Training College (NCITC). CIV president Nat Schiavello said the handover was the culmination of a carefully planned succession…

Lending Association partners with Grow Group

Lending Association has acquired Grow Group’s book of predominantly Millennial property investors — and become its finance partner. Lending Association (LA) is now Grow Group’s exclusive finance partner, and the LA Group’s full service will ensure no less than 10,000 clients’ investment finance needs are met, it has announced. Grow Group aspires to become Australia’s leading boutique property agency with more than 10,000 clients, providing expert knowledge and…

HBF names new CEO

HBF, Australia's second-largest not-for-profit health fund, has appointed Dr. Lachlan Henderson as its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective in early 2023. Dr. Henderson (pictured) joined HBF from Epworth HealthCare, Victoria's largest not-for-profit private hospital group, where he had been the group chief executive since 2017. He has more than 30 years of experience in health services as a general practitioner and in clinical and managerial roles, including as…

Lerian Association of Sydney and NSW to celebrate milestone 50th anniversary

The Lerian Association of Sydney and New South Wales – Leros is set to mark its milestone 50th anniversary with an event on November 26, 2022 at the Pan Arcadian Club in Ashbury in Sydney’s inner west. The celebratory event was originally planned for last year to mark the Association’s 50th anniversary, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions. On November 26, guests will enjoy live music, a 3-course meal and a night full of dancing, celebration…

New AICD survey underscores corporate Australia’s vulnerability to cyberattack

The vulnerability of Australian companies to cyberattacks has been underscored by a new survey showing most boards still lack specific expertise despite the well-known threat posed by hackers. Less than a month after a cyberattack on Optus exposed the details of millions of customers, the bi-annual sentiment poll by the Australian Institute of Company Directors shows that while boards insist that they are aware of the risks of an attack, only one-third have a committee…

ACCPA to focus on older Australians, says CEO

When speaking publicly, new Aged & Community Care Providers Association chief executive officer Tom Symondson said he will focus on how sector issues are impacting older Australians instead of how they affect providers. Speaking…

‘A part of history’: Andrew Malanos on the Kytherian Association of Australia’s centenary year

The Kytherian Association of Australia (KAA) has celebrated its centenary with a bang. From its annual debutante ball to a special Nostalgia Day and Mamma Mia taverna night, every event has been enjoyed by both the young and elderly. But who has been behind all these events? The Chairman of the KAA’s Centenary Committee, Andrew Malanos, and his dedicated team of volunteers. As the KAA’s centenary year comes to a close, The Greek Herald spoke to Mr Malanos about…

AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson to step down

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has announced its CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH, will be stepping down in early 2023. Appointed to the position of CEO in 2016, Gleeson’s major achievements include the expansion and digitisation of AIRAH’s knowledge assets such as the Design Application (DA) manual series, successful advocacy for the compulsory registration of engineers, promoting women in STEM, establishing AIRAH’s membership…

National Servicemen Association of Australia to close its doors in 2026 as Nashos grow older

The country's second-largest ex-service organisation is coming to an end. The National Servicemen's Association of Australia will be closing its doors in 2026, with leaders saying there are too few of the 287,000 veterans who once served, and commonly known as Nashos, left alive to carry on the group. At 70 years old, Hervey Bay veteran Brian Barker is Queensland's youngest president of a nasho branch. "I…

Karen Lunn Becomes First Woman to Chair Australian Golf Industry Council

Karen Lunn has made history by becoming the first-ever woman to chair the Australian Golf Industry Council. Lunn, who is also Chief Executive of the WPGA Tour Australasia, was elected this week to the role. She replaces Gavin Kirkman, Chief Executive of the PGA of Australia, who served two terms over four years at the helm of the all-encompassing industry body. “I’m very honoured,” said Lunn today. “To represent the whole of…

Cyber Security Awareness Month 2022

Cyber Security Awareness Month is an annual reminder for all Australians to stay secure online. Find out how to get involved. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) theme for 2022 is ‘Have you been hacked?’. Throughout October, the ACSC will focus on a number of weekly themes including: Is your email secure? How to act now to stay secure. It’s time to take action. To…

What does the Optus data breach reveal about corporate governance problems around cyber security?

The Optus data breach has left the personal information of millions of customers exposed – and new information is still coming to light about exactly what information is out there. Not to mention, who will use it and for what purposes. Optus CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin issued a heartfelt apology – but she also said the company is not "the villain" and urged customers to be on high alert. So, Optus isn't to blame?As Optus customers vigilantly…

Leadership for the next decade

A workplace that is more inclusive, that truly embraces diversity of thought, background and experience, is the workplace of the future, explains diversity advocate and non-executive director Shirley Chowdhary. Leadership has been challenged and redefined over the course of the past two and half years. Leaders found themselves guiding a workforce that was hidden from view. The parameters by which they defined productivity were challenged in unprecedented ways and their…

Merging the profession: A positive opportunity for clarity and renewal

The proposed merger between the Financial Planning Association and the Association of Financial Advisers offers a timely opportunity for those associations to consider and clarify their principal purpose and reasons for existence. This is an important conversation to hold because its conclusion is likely to have a significant impact on the future of the new professional body (should it come to pass) and especially on the likelihood of the industry’s eventual evolution…

ADEA welcomes new President Amanda Bartlett as Tracey Tellum's term finishes.

Australian Diabetes Educator Association bids farewell to their current President Tracey Tellam, whose term finishes on 11 October. Tracey was first elected to the Board in 2016 and has served as ADEA President since October 2020. Tracey’s passion for and dedication to diabetes education and serving the ADEA membership as she has led the organisation through two years of the pandemic, has been evident. ‘We are grateful to Tracey’s steady hand of leadership…

FEAL appoints CEO as Davison departs

Katrina Bacon has been appointed as chief executive of Fund Executives Association, taking over from Joanna Davison. Davison had led the organisation as CEO for nine years and was formerly regional managing director for Australia and New Zealand at Colonial First State Global Asset Management. Bacon would start on 1 January and was a director in the actuarial and financial risk group at KPMG. She had over 25 years’ experience in the industry including 21 years…

Michael Johnson takes over as interim CEO of AAoA

The Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA) has revealed distinguished Hotelier Michael Johnson, currently MD of Tourism Accommodation Australia, will take over as interim CEO in the lead-up to the proposed amalgamation that’s due in mid-2023. The move follows last Friday’s (Sep 30) key milestone of both the Accommodation Association Council and Australian Hotels Association Board separately agreeing the Scheme of Amalgamation to create the new, united peak body,…

$700,000 on offer to Hunter not-for-profit, charity organisations

Calling all not-for-profits delivering important projects and initiatives that assist those most in need in the community. Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation’s (NPCF) latest funding round is now open across the Hunter, with applications for grants being taken until 31 October. The NPCF has more than $700,000 on offer to support new or existing community-based projects concerned with the key focus areas of health, young people and social wellbeing. And,…

ACT Bar Association welcomes first female president

For the first time in its history, the ACT Bar Association will be helmed by a woman. Rebecca Curran succeeds Andrew Muller in the role of president. She has served on the Bar Council since 2016. She previously chaired the family law sub-committee and women barristers sub-committee, and is passionate about diversity and gender equity. She has long been active in the bar since joining it in 2012.  Curran’s practice covers family law, estates and coronial inquests. She…

Partner News: Delegate Connect rebrands as Joyn ahead of Global Expansion

  Joyn, the company’s new brand identity, goes beyond an invigoration of its visual identity to stand out against competitors. More importantly, it reflects the company’s commitment to innovation with exciting new goals and products in tow.   “Technology and support, engagement, content and continued learning. These are the pillars that define our new brand,” remarked Jordan Walsh, Co-founder and CEO of

Partner News: Re-see the ’G, with MCG Events

Revisiting the Launch of MCG events, and the new hospitality partnership between Melbourne Cricket Club at the MCG, and Delaware North, in February 2022.   Create an arrival zone The MCG has five concourse bars that MCG Events activate as arrival zones, post event drink’s locations, and creative break out areas. Each space has its own unique design and opens…

Partner News: Member Jungle Launches New Engagement Metrics

Member Jungle is excited to release new Member Engagement tracking functionality which allows you to easily access and see how your members are engaging with the various services your Association is offering. We all know how important it is to have a loyal and engaged member base, to help with member retention and also ensure the growth of your organisation. Associations are constantly investing in their membership…

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