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ADCA and Blockchain Australia merger plans

ADCA and Blockchain Australia have announced a plan to merge the two organisations to create a stronger and consistent voice advocating for the blockchain community in Australia. Traditionally, ADCA's focus has been on businesses utilising or investigating blockchain technology - from start-ups to SME's and through to corporates - and it has worked with regulators and policy makers to create a positive environment for blockchain-based innovation. Blockchain Australia has built…

New National Executive Director for AIIA appointed

The National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, Mr. Allan Gyngell AO FAIIA, announced today that Dr. Bryce Wakefield had been appointed as the Institute’s new National Executive Director. Dr. Wakefield has extensive international experience. From 2012 to 2018 he was a lecturer and researcher at Leiden University in the Netherlands, focusing on East Asian international relations and Japanese politics and foreign policy.  Between 2009 and 2012 he was Asia Program…

RFSA announces new CEO

Sharon Ellicott has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) and will continue to lead the Association’s mission in supporting the 70,000 volunteers and staff members of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS). Ms Ellicott has taken the position of CEO after 5 months in the role of acting-CEO, and 3 years in the role of Commercial Services Manager for the RFSA. Ms Ellicott is a CPA,…

GBCA names new CEO

Sustainability industry leader Davina Rooney will join the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) as the new chief executive officer. The former General Manager of Sustainability and Corporate Procurement at one of Australia’s largest diversified property groups, Stockland, Davina brings her experience as an engineer and change agent to Australia’s authority on sustainable buildings and communities. GBCA Chair Rod Fehring said Davina’s inspirational leadership capacity…

Partner News: How to Make your Conference Interesting, On-Topic and Professional

From Catherine McGrath a conference hosting expert and Association specialist. Associations put huge time and planning into conferences. The logistics are complex. Who will speak, where will it be held? How do you best drive registrations? What catering and entertainment do you need? These are all important. But often by the time these things are considered, there is not enough energy…

Resignation of TAA CEO

Outgoing Tourism Accommodation Australia CEO Carol Giuseppi has been praised for her achievements, drive and dedication over many years after resigning from the position on Friday. Australian Hotels Association NSW and National President Scott Leach said Carol Guiseppi was well known for her devotion to the accommodation sector. “Carol’s strong grasp of detailed policy at both the state and national level – and her devotion to her members both large and small - has driven TAA to…

Guild Executive Director David Quilty retiring

David Quilty is to retire as the Executive Director of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. The National President of the Pharmacy Guild, George Tambassis, said that David had recently informed him of his intention to resign after more than six years of loyal service. “David told me that he wants to give first priority to his family and that with the upcoming negotiation of the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement, he does not believe he is in a position to provide…

AMI announces new Chair

The Board of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) has appointed Lynda Cavalera as its new Chair. Lynda was previously Deputy Chair. Andrew Thornton was appointed Deputy Chair, following the completion of his 3 year term as Chair. Commenting on her appointment, Lynda remarked, “I am thrilled that the Board has appointed me to the role of Chair of the Australian Marketing Institute. I am pleased that Andrew will be the new Deputy Chair to ensure we maintain leadership continuity…

New CEO for AMA Tasmania

President of the AMA (Australian Medical Association) Dr John Davis announced that the new CEO of the AMA in Tasmania will be Ms Lara Giddings. Former Premier and Health Minister Lara will take over in early March from long-time advocate Mr Tony Steven, who has been with the AMA for ten years. Dr Davis said, “We are very pleased to bring Lara on to the team, and we look forward to continuing to build on the good work the association has done in representing our members and improving health…

ACPET announces new Chair

The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET), the peak business organisation representing independent providers in the higher education and vocational education and training sectors has appointed a new Chair, Mr Alexis Watt. Mr Watt has been a Director representing South Australia on the ACPET Board since 2016 and has more recently served as Deputy Chair. Beyond ACPET, Mr Watt is the Chief Executive Officer of Open Colleges School of Health, an independent Registered…

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