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ADTA appoints General Manager

The Board of Australian Driver Trainers Association (ADTA) has announced the appointment of Geoff Watt as the new General Manager, following a rigorous and comprehensive recruitment process. Mr Watt is described as a strong, dynamic leader with an impressive track record for consistently delivering high-quality performance in developing businesses, leading change, driving organisational objectives and optimising outcomes…

Partner News: Professional Advantage enables Associations to enhance business operational resilience

Many of you may have already enabled remote working capabilities using Office 365 and Microsoft Teams but may not have considered ensuring a resilient business in the long term and not just during the COVID-19 pandemic. Business downtime is no longer an acceptable option these days for most organisations (be it not-for-profit and for-profit), but business resilience is. Remote working styles will cause a strain in your IT systems and applications,  and…

Partner News: How Medium Rare is helping brands navigate COVID-19 and beyond

It’s never been so important for industry associations to meet their members’ needs for clear, accurate and timely information. In this unprecedented COVID-19 era, the organisations who meet those needs will stay relevant. But how do you pivot with speed and agility, getting significant volumes of content in front of members on as many channels as possible?  Medium Rare is a content agency that specialises in helping…

Partner News: TPM AGMs

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has granted on-line virtual AGMs for the next 6 months for Australian Companies. TPM Events has packaged an on-line service to assist companies in delivering their AGMs.  We know that keeping your members and shareholders is a priority, delivering a sophisticated online service is how we support your business.

Partner News: Turbulent times – workforce planning

In the last edition I wrote about emergency succession plans – the importance of having one – and the key elements to a good one. If only I had had a crystal ball I would have written more generally about emergency/crisis planning! Emergency/crisis planning is now well and truly on everyone’s agenda with the Covid19 global pandemic, and highlights why good businesses and leaders take a very rigorous approach to risk…

New leadership for YHA

YHA Australia has announced the election of Tracey Powell as Chair, and the commencement of Paul McGrath as the new CEO. Tracey Powell was formerly Vice-Chair of YHA Australia and has served on YHA Boards for the past ten years. She is the Principal of an Adelaide-based Business & Marketing Consultancy. Ms Powell was elected Chair of the YHA Board (currently comprising of eight Directors,) following the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on 18 April 2020.

Sport NSW welcomes new CEO

Earlier this month, Sport NSW welcomed Steve Loader as its new CEO.  “Steve has been well known and respected in the sporting sector for the past 25 years” said Chairperson Carolyn Campbell. Mr Loader has experience working across many sports including at a professional level: the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cups, FIFA World Cup, Formula One, ITU World Triathlon Championships and the UCI World Track Cycling Championships. He was also the…

Partner News: Introducing ON AIR – An Industry Co-op Innovation

In response to witnessing and experiencing that dreaded Friday the 13th 2020, the day the events industry in Australia was shaken to its core due to the industry-specific fallout of COVID-19, three industry leaders came together to create a virtual event solution.The ON AIR team comprising of Create Engage, AVE and SMC Conference & Function Centre collaborated to create a solution that has now kept event professionals…

$10K support for NSW non-profit organisations

The NSW Government is providing financial support of up to $10,000 to small businesses and non-profit organisations suffering as a result of COVID-19. Applications are now open for eligible businesses. Further details including; eligibility and how to apply can be found on the Service…

Outdoors NSW appoints new CEO

The Outdoor Recreation Industry Council of NSW & ACT (Outdoors NSW), the peak industry association for the outdoor education and recreation sector, has recently appointed Lori Modde as the new CEO, with the departure of Dr Amanda Lloyd.  Ms Modde comes to Outdoors NSW from Sydney Olympic Park Authority, where the appreciation of the Outdoors in education, recreation and therapy is very well understood. She hopes to collide both her worlds in this position; the knowledge, understanding…

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