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Narelle Clark appointed CEO of Internet Association

The Internet Association of Australia (IAA) has announced the appointment of Ms Narelle Clark as its Chief Executive Officer."After an exhaustive search, the Board determined that Narelle’s combination of deep Internet expertise, all-round industry knowledge and drive will enable the Association to move to the next level," stated an IAA media release."The high regard with which Narelle is held across the industry means our Internet Exchange operations will continue to grow…

ATA elects new Chair

South Australian trucking operator David Smith was elected as the new Chair of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) at the organisation’s annual general meeting, held on 20 May 2020. Currently serving as managing director of D&S Smith Haulage, Mr Smith has worked in the transport industry for more than 40 years as a driver and is a business owner and industry leader through his involvement in associations and committees. 

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NZ allows business events up to 100 people

The New Zealand business events sector has received some welcome news, with the government confirming large ticketed events, including business events and conferences, can go ahead domestically with a 100-person limit.  There is also a one-metre distancing requirement, and contact tracing is essential. Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Chief Executive, Lisa Hopkins says the industry welcomes clarity on numbers from the government, and the acknowledgement that…

AMA NSW elects new President

The Australian Medical Association NSW (AMA NSW) has elected, uncontested, its third female President, Newtown GP, Dr Danielle McMullen, after she has served as Vice President for the last two years. “These are challenging times and certainly not the conditions I thought they would be when I first decided to run for President of AMA (NSW)," said Dr McMullen. “I would like to thank outgoing President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, for his leadership of the organisation during the COVID-19 pandemic…

ADPA CEO departs

Australian Dental Prosthetists Association (ADPA) has announced the departure of CEO Jeremy Irvine.  "Whilst we will miss Jeremy’s leadership, we wish him the very best in his new endeavour as Executive Director, Victorian TAFE Association," said ADPA Executive Officer, Di Woolcock. Mr Irvine has headed or held senior roles in industry associations for fifteen years and previously worked as a political adviser and ministerial speechwriter in Canberra and New Zealand. He has been…

New CEO announced for AAA

The Australian Airports Association (AAA) has appointed James Goodwin as its new Chief Executive Officer. AAA National Chairman Tom Ganley said Mr Goodwin would bring deep experience in public policy, advocacy and stakeholder engagement to the role. Mr Goodwin has been Chief Executive of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) since 2015. “We are delighted to welcome James to the AAA following strong interest in the role,” Mr Ganley said. “He will bring a strong understanding…

Down Syndrome NSW appoints interim CEO

Down Syndrome NSW (DSNSW) has announced that Jennifer Evans has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer, commencing Tuesday 5 May 2020.Ms Evans is a highly experienced CEO and manager who started her working life as a speech pathologist and holds qualifications in psychology and linguistics and in community and financial management. She has held management and chief executive roles in a number of ‘social for purpose’ organisations, most recently working with the Australian…

Treasurer green-lights virtual AGMs for companies

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has granted Australian companies the ability to hold annual general meetings (AGMs) online for the next six months. The changes will be in effect from 6 May 2020 and will allow companies - including many associations which are incorporated as companies limited by guarantee - to convene annual general meetings, and other meetings prescribed under the Corporations Act, entirely online rather than face-to-face. The changes will also give businesses certainty…

ADTA appoints General Manager

The Board of Australian Driver Trainers Association (ADTA) has announced the appointment of Geoff Watt as the new General Manager, following a rigorous and comprehensive recruitment process. Mr Watt is described as a strong, dynamic leader with an impressive track record for consistently delivering high-quality performance in developing businesses, leading change, driving organisational objectives and optimising outcomes…

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