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New CEO for CWA of NSW

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Danica Leys as its Chief Executive Officer. Danica brings fresh enthusiasm to the NSW arm of Australia’s largest women’s organisation, as well as a raft of experience in not-for-profit, government and rural organisations. According to CWA of NSW President Tanya Cameron, the appointment heralds the beginning of a future-focused era for the CWA. “This year sees the election of new Office…

ACNC here to stay

A decision has been made to retain The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. Here is what the ACNC Commissioner had to say in her column on 9 March 2016: On Friday 3 March, 2016, the Minister for Social Services, Hon Christian Porter MP and the Assistant Treasurer Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP, announced the Government’s decision to retain the ACNC. This is wonderful…

AIRAH names Tony Gleeson as its new Chief Executive Officer

Following a rigorous nationwide search, the Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has appointed Tony Gleeson as its new CEO. Gleeson takes AIRAH’s helm on February 1. AIRAH president Nathan Groenhout, M.AIRAH, says the board is delighted to appoint an individual of the calibre of Gleeson to head the prestigious 95-year-old not-for-for-profit Institute. “I’m pleased to announce that following a very rigorous recruitment process,…

ASFA CEO to step down

The CEO of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), Ms Pauline Vamos, has announced today that after eight and a half years in the role she has decided that the time is right to step down. The ASFA Board will shortly commence recruitment for her replacement and have asked Pauline to stay until at least 30 June 2016, to ensure an orderly transition. “With passion, drive and energy second to none, Pauline’s enormous contribution to public policy debate during her…

Perth Convention Bureau - Inspire Association Award 2016 $5000 Travel Grant

Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) is responsible for marketing Perth and Western Australia both nationally and internationally as a destination for not-for-profit organisation conferences. Conferences staged in Western Australia raise the profile of the national organisation, engage new association members, disseminate knowledge locally and attract investment and tourism. The Inspire Association Award is a $5,000 travel grant designed to assist in the professional development of Association…

Office space to share in Adelaide, South Australia

Would you like to share an office with the Australian Institute of Conveyancers (SA) in Adelaide? AICSA is looking for a like-minded association interested in apportioning office cost for shared facilities – boardroom, meeting rooms, training rooms. AICSA is also open to sharing a reception area and receptionist.  Office space to be determined if agreement reached.  Please contact Rebecca Hayes 08 8359 2090 to discuss further.                  

Registration open - ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference, Hong Kong

Register by 11 March 2016 and save $$! Associations Forum is proudly supporting ASAE’s 2016 Great Ideas in Association Management Conference, Asia Pacific which is being held at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong on 10-12 April, 2016. This is a fantastic opportunity for senior staff of industry and professional societies in the Asia Pacific region to expand their knowledge in association management.  More information is available at            

Associations Forum presenting at AIME 2016 in Melbourne

As part of the Knowledge Program at this year’s Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), Association Forum’s John Peacock will be interviewing Kandy Musgrave, National Events Manager of the Australian Veterinary Association, about the latest trends to adopt in planning your next association event. AIME is to be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on 23-24 February 2016. The full program, including details about Association Forum’s session, is available

Associations Forum's CEO & Chair Symposium 2016

The InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort in Queensland was the ideal retreat for this year’s CEO & Chair Symposium, which attracted over 90 attendees from all over Australia and New Zealand. Held on 4-5 February 2016, the program tackled a wide range of topics vital to CEOs and Chairs, from the state of the economy and high performing Boards to transforming an association through a crisis. The relationship between the CEO and Chair was discussed, with the CEOs and Chairs of Chartered…

Associations Salary Survey 2016

On 4 February 2016, at Associations Forum's CEO & Chair Symposium, the results of the Associations Salary Survey 2016 were announced by Mark Werman, Managing Director of Wentworth Advantage, the author of the Survey. Copies of the Report for non-participants is $440 and can be obtained by contacting Claire Bell on 02 9904 8200 or by email at                
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