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P&CS QLD elects new President and Chair

QCPCA (trading as P&CS Qld and School Councils Qld) has elected Kaylee Campradt as President and Chair.  Kaylee has been active in P&Cs for eight years, an elected Board Director with P&Cs Qld and is currently the President of Currumbin State School P&C. She is also an Executive member of her daughter’s high school P&C. Kaylee is passionate about public education and parent engagement. “I believe when families are connected to the school community it makes a…

Partner News: Moving beyond the mission

Remaining relevant and sustainable is (or should be) a top priority for many not-for-profit (NFP) organisations. Government reform, advances in technology, stagnant or declining membership numbers, social media and fundraising pressures, are creating several challenges on this front. The cycle of chronic underinvestment in systems and infrastructure to allocate more money to the mission, is now causing significant issues for many entities. Today, a differentiated approach to running an…

Partner News: How to know if your lobbying is really working?

By Peter Strong, CEO, Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA). If you’ve started advocating with Government, how do you know if it’s actually working? I get asked this often.   My answer: You don’t. If your only goal when advocating with Government is to make a short-term change, then you might struggle to prove it’s working, especially over the last few years when we have had an unsettled and changing Government.…

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…

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