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Kingston Anderson departs ADG

The Australian Directors Guild has announced the departure of the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer, Kingston Anderson at the end of September this year.  Mr Anderson joined the ADG eight years ago. His background as a director and producer, both for the screen and on stage provided him with great credentials to support directors. The President of the ADG Ms Samantha Lang acknowledges Kingston’s…

New CEO for Perth Convention Bureau

Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) has announced new CEO Gareth Martin. Mr Martin has worked with the PCB and its membership for 12 years, most recently as Acting CEO following the departure of former CEO Paul Beeson in February. His appointment follows an international recruitment search. PCB Chairman Kevin Skipworth said the Board welcomed the appointment and were excited about working with Mr Martin towards a renewed long-term strategic plan to transform the Bureau into…

YMCA Victoria announces new CEO

YMCA Victoria, one of Australia’s oldest and largest not for profit organisations, has announced that Carolyn Morris has been appointed to the role of CEO commencing on 1 August 2019.  Carolyn, who has been YMCA Victoria’s Chief Operations Officer, will lead the organisation at an exciting time in its 160-year history.Ms Morris said: “I am humbled to be appointed by the Board…

IPWEA appoints new Australasia CEO

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) has appointed Ms Cathy Morcom as the new Australasia CEO. With 25 years in senior management, Morcom brings a track record of developing and executing transformational change in high-profile organisations including Scouts Australia, KPMG Australia, National Australia Bank, Westpac and Commonwealth Bank and RailCorp. She has worked in the UK, Ireland and Asia, in addition to delivering programs in Silicon Valley and across mainland…

Pharmacy Guild of Australia appoints new CEO

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has appointed not-for-profit hospital and aged care service leader Suzanne Greenwood to be its next Executive Director, following an extensive executive search process. The National President of the Guild, George Tambassis, said Suzanne Greenwood, the Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Health Australia for the last five years, would take up her new post leading the Guild later this year. Mr Tambassis said: "I’m delighted Ms…

Partner News: The Power of Association Advocacy

By Peter Strong, CEO, Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA). Advocacy can be approached in different ways, but ultimately the Oxford Dictionary says it is ‘the act or process of supporting a cause or policy for someone or something.’   For years people have said to me, ‘we want to advocate for our members and lobby Government, but we don’t think we have the influence to do it.’ Let me tell you, you do. Associations often…

Vale Tony Dixon

It is with sadness that we report Tony Dixon, Chief Executive of the Australian Steel Institute (ASI), has recently passed away. With over 30 years’ experience, Tony was appointed as the Chief Executive of the ASI in 2015 and worked tirelessly to promote the steel industry during the four years of his tenure. Prior to commencing at the ASI, Tony held several General Manager positions at Arrium / OneSteel and BHP Steel. Those of us who knew Tony are left with many fond…

New CEO for AMA(SA)

The Australian Medical Association in South Australia (AMA(SA)) has appointed Dr Samantha Mead as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Dr Mead, currently the CEO of the Australian Dental Association in South Australia, will join the AMA(SA) on 7 August 2019. AMA (SA) president Dr Chris Moy said Dr Mead had emerged as the outstanding candidate from a large field of applicants with medical, governance and leadership, and business expertise. ‘Samantha comes…

Association Awards™ & Hall of Fame™ inductees announced in Canberra

This year's recipients of the Association Awards™ were announced during the Associations Forum National Conference Dinner at Parliament House, along with the 2019 inductees into the Associations Hall of Fame™. We are pleased to congratulate the following organisations and all the individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in the sector: ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR AWARD™ In partnership with Think: Insight & Advice.              Complementary…

New leadership for SAFAA

Judith Fox, who has been heading up Australian Shareholders’ Association (ASA), is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers’ Association (SAFAA). Ms Fox takes over from Andrew Green, who is retiring from the role. Ms Fox brings a depth of experience of markets to SAFAA, having represented both issuers and investors on the ASX Corporate Governance Council and in public policy formulation. “I am very pleased to take on the role…

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