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Scouts NSW appoints first female CEO

The Scouts NSW Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer Jane Siebum – the organisation’s first ever female CEO. Having been appointed to the role on an acting basis in December 2018 following the departure of Andrew Smith AM, Jane was officially announced as the CEO on Friday March 29, becoming the highest ranked member of the professional staff…

TEQSA Appointment Welcomed By Independent Tertiary Education Sector

The appointment of Emeritus Professor Joan Cooper as a Commissioner of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has been welcomed by the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET), the peak body representing the independent tertiary education system. Professor Cooper has direct knowledge of the strengths and challenges of all parts of Australia’s diverse higher education sector, particularly independent higher education providers. With…

New Executive Line-up for the AACB

With the unanimous support of its Board, the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Matthews, CEO of the Canberra Convention Bureau, as its new President. Mr Matthews said, “I thank the Board for their support and plan to continue the great work that has already been achieved, noting a united vision for the future.” “AACB and the network that it represents has a powerful…

Resignation of AAA CEO

Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA) Chief Executive Officer, Richard Munro has tendered his resignation to pursue new opportunities, after eight years at the AAoA. Commenting on Munro’s departure, the President of the AAoA, Mr Julian Clark said, “On behalf of our Board and members, we want to acknowledge and thank Richard for his years of service, contribution and leadership to both the industry and our organisation over his tenure.” “Mr Munro has grown the membership,…

Melbourne Convention Bureau CEO Announces Resignation

After 7.5 years, Melbourne Convention Bureau has announced the departure of Karen Bolinger, Chief Executive Officer of the MCB. Karen has contributed significantly during her time, and she will finish on 5 April 2019 to take some well-deserved time off before exploring other opportunities.Under Karen’s guidance the MCB team has delivered the most successful years on record, and with the support of Visit Victoria, the 18/19 period is expected to deliver its highest ever economic…

ADCA and Blockchain Australia merger plans

ADCA and Blockchain Australia have announced a plan to merge the two organisations to create a stronger and consistent voice advocating for the blockchain community in Australia. Traditionally, ADCA's focus has been on businesses utilising or investigating blockchain technology - from start-ups to SME's and through to corporates - and it has worked with regulators and policy makers to create a positive environment for blockchain-based innovation. Blockchain Australia has built…

New National Executive Director for AIIA appointed

The National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, Mr. Allan Gyngell AO FAIIA, announced today that Dr. Bryce Wakefield had been appointed as the Institute’s new National Executive Director. Dr. Wakefield has extensive international experience. From 2012 to 2018 he was a lecturer and researcher at Leiden University in the Netherlands, focusing on East Asian international relations and Japanese politics and foreign policy.  Between 2009 and 2012 he was Asia Program…

RFSA announces new CEO

Sharon Ellicott has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) and will continue to lead the Association’s mission in supporting the 70,000 volunteers and staff members of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS). Ms Ellicott has taken the position of CEO after 5 months in the role of acting-CEO, and 3 years in the role of Commercial Services Manager for the RFSA. Ms Ellicott is a CPA,…

GBCA names new CEO

Sustainability industry leader Davina Rooney will join the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) as the new chief executive officer. The former General Manager of Sustainability and Corporate Procurement at one of Australia’s largest diversified property groups, Stockland, Davina brings her experience as an engineer and change agent to Australia’s authority on sustainable buildings and communities. GBCA Chair Rod Fehring said Davina’s inspirational leadership capacity…

Resignation of TAA CEO

Outgoing Tourism Accommodation Australia CEO Carol Giuseppi has been praised for her achievements, drive and dedication over many years after resigning from the position on Friday. Australian Hotels Association NSW and National President Scott Leach said Carol Guiseppi was well known for her devotion to the accommodation sector. “Carol’s strong grasp of detailed policy at both the state and national level – and her devotion to her members both large and small - has driven TAA to…

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