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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…

ABF merges with Vision 2020

Vision 2020 Australia is now the single peak body for service providers working in the blindness and low vision sector, following today’s integration with the Australian Blindness Forum (ABF). This change will provide a strong, single voice for the sector, continuing the work already underway with our member organisations to strengthen opportunities for full participation of people who are blind or have low vision in the community. Ensuring the voices and lived experience of people…

Australian Dental Association Victoria Branch welcomes new President

The appointment of the new Australian Dental Association Victoria Branch President, Dr Gitika Sanghvi, was confirmed at the June General Meeting on 17 June 2019. Council thanked Dr Kevin Morris for his term as 2018/2019 ADAVB President and for championing the concerns of members, including private health fund issues, scope of practice and public oral health funding. Council also farewelled and thanked past president, Dr Susan Wise, who didn't re-nominate following an effective and successful eight…

AIPM Board announces new CEO

The Board of Australian Institute of Project Management is pleased to announce it has appointed Elizabeth Foley as its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is effective as of 1 July 2019 following a rigorous and comprehensive recruitment process. Elizabeth is a strong, dynamic and values-driven leader with an impressive track record for consistently delivering high-quality performance in developing businesses, leading change, managing diverse teams, driving organisational objectives…

AMA appoints new Secretary General

The Federal AMA has appointed Dr Martin Laverty as its new Secretary General. The appointment follows an extensive search for an experienced health advocate with a strong track record in campaigning for national health reform. Dr Laverty is currently the Chief Executive of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and was previously the Chief Executive of Catholic Health Australia, a Canberra-based member body of public and private hospitals and aged care services. Announcing the…

Shortlisted Finalists for the Association Awards™ in Canberra

Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit nominations for the Association Awards™. The calibre of nominations received is evidence of the good work being done in the association and NFP sector.Associations Forum is pleased to announce the 2019 Association Awards™ shortlisted finalists: ASSOCIATION…

ASMI rebrands to CHP

From Monday 3 June, the Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) will be known as Consumer Healthcare Products Australia (CHP Australia). "In April, our members unanimously endorsed the change of our name and brand," explained Chairperson, Lindsay Forrest. "The name Consumer Healthcare Products Australia better represents the industry in which our members operate. It also brings us in line with our international counterparts, CHP Canada and CHPA in America." "Our focus…

Partner News: 100% Pure New Zealand returns to Associations Forum Conference 15-16 July 2019 in Canberra

For the 9th year in a row, Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) & Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) will be exhibiting at AFNC, alongside Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch. They will be sharing with delegates why New Zealand is an exceptional destination to hold a conference. With a major hotel expansion, two new convention centres opening in late 2020 (in Auckland and Christchurch), plus an announcement of a new Wellington Convention Centre, there will be lots to talk about.  Part…

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