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IPWEA appoints Acting CEO

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) Board has appointed Ben Balov as Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Institute following the resignation of Robert Fuller from the position. The transition took effect from 30 November, 2018. Mr Fuller identified his leadership of a recent Australia and New Zealand all-industry delegation to the Smart Cities Expo World Congress in Barcelona as a career highlight, given the opportunities it provided to…

Governance Institute announces new President

Rachel Rees FGIA has been appointed as President of Governance Institute of Australia — the leading professional membership association for every one with governance or risk management responsibilities. Rachel will take on the role from 1 January 2019. Ms Rees takes the reins at a critical time as Governance Institute continues to push for a greater commitment to good governance and risk management structures from boards and executives. “I am thrilled to take on this role at such a significant…

ADIA announces CEO

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has announced the appointment of Mr Kym De Britt as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr De Britt will replace Mr Troy Williams who served as CEO of ADIA for almost nine years. Mr De Britt was selected as the new CEO by the ADIA Board of Directors given his prior experience as an Executive with the essential skills required for the role. “Kym is an experienced and versatile Executive with a proven…

Australian Wine industry amalgamation

In a historic event for the Australian wine industry, members of Australian Vignerons (AV) and Winemakers' Federation of Australia have agreed to amalgamate and form Australian Grape and Wine Incorporated (AGWI). This decision marks a positive turning point for our industry that we can all be proud of.Bringing wine grape growers and winemakers into one national advocacy body is a win for everyone. Grape growing in Australia has a long history and a prosperous grape growing industry…

SHPA President steps down

The announcement of record attendance for an annual Australian scientific pharmacy conference has provided a fitting finale as Professor Michael Dooley announced he was stepping down as President of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA). With a total of 1,303 individuals attending across the four days of Medicines Management 2018 in Brisbane, the event is the largest National Conference in SHPA’s history, an event marked by personal and professional…

Brett Hunter to take helm of REINSW in November 2019

The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) has elected Brett Hunter as President-Elect of the industry body, effective November 2018- for a one-year term. REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin said the appointment of Brett Hunter as President-Elect will ensure a smooth transition when REINSW President Leanne Pilkington steps down in 12 months-time. “Brett has contributed to the direction and strategy of the REINSW for 10 years, and is recognised within…

Third female president in 82 years for REIV

The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) has announced that the Board has elected Robyn Waters as President for 2018-19.A formidable force in the Victorian real estate industry, Ms Waters was the first Australian woman to be  appointed World President of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) in May 2014. She served on the REIV Board as Senior Vice President in 2017-18 and Director from 2001 to 2006 as well as being a ministerial appointment to the Estate Agents Council…

New AIBS President

Adelaide-based building surveyor Troy Olds will lead the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) for the next two years. Mr Olds, who is South Australian Director on the Board of AIBS, was appointed by the Board today, Friday 9 November 2018, as President. He will take the reins from Timothy Tuxford who decided to step down as President to focus on his career as Manager, Compliance at Woollahra Municipal Council. Mr Tuxford will stay on the AIBS Board as…

Changes to FDCA Board

Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) is delighted to announce the appointment of two members to the Board of Directors. Following the FDCA Annual General Meeting in November, Priscilla Schwanz and Rebecca Rushby were both appointed to the FDCA Board of Directors on the back of being successfully nominated and elected as member-elected Directors. South Australian family day care educator Priscilla Schwanz continues her tenure as an FDCA Director after originally joining the Board in…

DHAA announces new President

Dr Melanie Hayes, CEO of Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA) has announced the appointment of Cheryl Dey as DHAA National President.  Dr Hayes released the following statement regarding Dey's appointment: Cheryl has been involved with the DHAA for 11 years, and has served on our Board of Directors for five years as…

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