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Australia’s first charity repositions for future challenges and opportunities

The Chief Executive of The Benevolent Society, Jo Toohey, today announced a restructure of Australia’s first and longest running charity to position it better for future strategic opportunities and improve its service delivery. Ms Toohey outlined how the organisation would focus on becoming a leading provider of services to support to children, families, older people and people with a disability. “The new organisational…

New CEO of ADPA

The Australian Dental Prosthetists Association (ADPA) has welcomed Jeremy Irvine as its new CEO. “Jeremy comes to ADPA with a diverse background, including industry association leadership and ministerial advisory experience.  He will lead us into this interesting and exciting new era of unification; a new phase of our journey of growth and development to ensure our members are well served,” newly-elected ADPA National President John Rompotis said. Mr Irvine joins ADPA following…

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…

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…

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 http://www.greatideasasiapacific.org            

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…

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