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Partner News: ‘Affiliation Agreements’ key to unlock ‘Flexible Federalism’

By Randall Pearce, Managing Director, THINK: Insight & Advice Many national associations in Australia have a federated governance structure, modelled on the Australian Federation of States and Territories.  However, federal structures are brutal in their simplicity; they assume that all State and Territory Organisations (STOs) want the same rights and obligations from their national counterparts.  In modern-day Australia, nothing could be further from the truth.  In my work with…

New peak body for digital health community

The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) and the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) have merged to form the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH). AIDH was officially launched on 24 February 2020, following an 89% positive vote from HISA and ACHI members and Fellows in December 2019.  The new peak body will represent the broad digital health community, including health informaticians, clinicians, researchers and healthcare organisations. Institute…

Marina Industries Association Announces New CEO

Pictured: MIA Chairman Andrew Chapman and MIA CEO Suzanne Davies.  The Marina Industries Association (MIA) has announced the appointment of Suzanne Davies as the next CEO of the MIA. After a thorough recruitment process, Ms Davies was selected based on her high-level business and club marina management track record and her clear vision for the MIA. She will commence in a project role with MIA July 1 and then commence in the CEO role October 1 with current CEO Colin Bransgrove…

Partner News: The all-new SMC: Sydney’s newest conferencing centre unveiled

Thursday 5 March marks the occasion of SMC’s Venue Showcase. General Manager Paul Davison and Director of Sales Scott Cooper extend a warm invitation to associations and business events professionals to explore the luxurious interiors of all 13 refreshed event spaces and get a taste of the world-class catering, creativity and customer service excellence for which SMC is renowned.  Running from 4-7pm, attendees can choose to stop by briefly or enjoy the full Venue Showcase with expert guided…

Former SMSFA Chair returns to the role

The SMSF Association has announced the appointment of Andrew Hamilton as its new Chair. Hamilton, who joined the board in February 2011 and was Chair from February 2012 to February 2014, takes over from Robin Bowerman, who will remain on the board as Deputy Chair. Bowerman assumed the Chair in September 2019 after Professor Deborah Ralston stood down (her term was due to end at this conference) to avoid any perceived conflicts of interest after being appointed to the Retirement…

Master Builders WA elects new President

Respected builder David Crothers has been elected President of Master Builders Western Australia. Executive Director John Gelavis said Mr Crothers brought an abundance of professional knowledgeas Managing Director of Crothers Construction and a decade of experience on the Master Builders Board to his new position as President.“I thank outgoing President Jason Kunkler for his enormous contribution as leader of the association and service to the board and construction council over…

Partner News: Sydney Showground ramps up client experience with virtual reality tool

The future of event sales and marketing is officially here with Sydney Showground introducing a new interactive 360-degree virtual reality (VR) tour which is set to bring its precinct and customer experience to life. Launching this week, the digital tool will provide a unique perspective for Sydney Showground clients, providing a one-stop-shop for all photos, 360-degree videos and fact sheets all while offering a dynamic VR tour of the site.   Designed by Rapturous Media, the interactive…

IPWEA NSW appoints new CEO

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) NSW has announced that Ms Francine Binns has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer.Ms Binns brings a distinguished leadership record from the association sector where she has held senior executive and board positions both locally and overseas.While living in Sydney since 2014, Ms Binns has held senior roles at the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Also during this time, she served a term…

Partner News: CEO succession – do you have a plan?

A change in CEO, whether planned or unplanned, is a critical event for any organisation.  If handled badly it can be disruptive and costly to an organisation.  On the other hand, a well-planned succession, can provide confidence to external and internal stakeholders, and help with a smooth transition to a new CEO. Do you have a plan? Who is responsible?  It is clearly the responsibility of the Board to appoint the CEO and ensure that at all times…

Marina Industries Association CEO to depart

The Marina Industries Association (MIA) has commenced the process leading to a new CEO being appointed, after the departure CEO Colin Bransgrove this year.  Mr Bransgrove said with 12 years in the role it will be time for change to ensure the momentum of the past decade continues. “It will remain a privilege until my last day of service to be part of a great and progressive industry. MIA has a membership committed to their Association. MIA is directed by a long-standing volunteer…

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