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HIMAA welcomes new President Catherine Garvey

The Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) welcomed President Elect Catherine Garvey as their new President following their last Annual General Meeting. Catherine succeeds Cheens Lee as the former President of HIMAA, one of many in a long line of dedicated and passionate Health Information…

ACORN welcomes new CEO Diane Harapin

The Board of Directors at Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) have officially announced Diane Harapin as ACORN’s new Chief Executive Officer. Diane Harapin is an experienced for purpose Chief Executive Officer, who has committed the past 15 years of her career to leading charitable organisations.…

Trading Names to be retired in October

With the introduction of the national register in 2012, the Registrar of the Australian Business Register (ABR) has stopped collecting and recording business names registered for an entity under the old state or territory laws and unregistered names used by entities for business purposes.

APPA announces the retirement of Malcolm Elliott as President

The Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) have announced that their incumbent President Mr Malcolm Elliott has made the decision to retire. Mr Elliott was first elected as APPA President in January 2019 and has been twice re-elected (unopposed) by the national, state and territory sector principals’…

Up to $25k Sponsorship for workplace health and safety and consumer protection

This sponsorship program is administered by the Better Regulation Division (BRD) within the Department of Customer Service (DCS). BRD’s purpose is to help make NSW safer, fairer and more productive for consumers, workers and businesses. This program aims to form mutually beneficial relationships between organisations and BRD. Sponsorship funding may be provided for initiatives that align with SafeWork NSW or NSW Fair Trading priority areas, which raise awareness and improve:

Gail Mulcair retires from Speech Pathology Australia

After nearly 19 years at the helm of Speech Pathology Australia, Gail Mulcair, the highly respected and dedicated Chief Executive Officer (CEO), has announced her resignation. Gail advised the Board of Directors that she will finish as CEO in May 2023. Gail commenced as CEO in August 2004. As a former…

Kathryn Mandla appointed new NESA CEO

Australia’s leading employment peak, the National Employment Services Association (NESA), is excited to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Kathryn Mandla. Kathryn brings a wealth of senior executive experience including being appointed the inaugural head of the National Office for…

Geospatial Council of Australia launched

The new Geospatial Council of Australia (GCA) officially commenced operations on 27 March, following the merger of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) and the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA|GITA). The memberships of both organisations chose overwhelmingly in favour of the merger…

WISA appoints Cameron Hills as new Executive Officer

Wine Industry Suppliers Association Inc (WISA) have announced the appointment of Cameron Hills to the position of Executive Officer. Following the recent departure of Shirley Fraser from the role, WISA Chair Tim Stead was enthusiastic to see what Hills will bring to the position. “The Management Committee…

What’s keeping Australian Association CEO’s up at night?

KPMG’s latest annual survey of 400 Australian business leaders, reported five top challenges for 2023 and predictions for the next 3–5 years, as our “new normal” is impacted by a rapidly escalating cost of living, the war in Europe, and a global economic downturn. Exploring…

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