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Dr Karen Luxford appointed as ACHS CEO

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Karen Luxford as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Dr Luxford joins the ACHS from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons where as CEO she has led a new strategic direction, improved member benefits, governance changes, new partnerships, hospital training, site accreditation and international partnerships. Formerly at the Clinical…

R&CA Welcomes New CEO

National President of the Restaurant and Catering Industry Association, Con Castrisos OAM has announced the appointment of Wes Lambert CPA, GIA(Cert), MAICD to the role of CEO from 13 May 2019.  Outgoing CEO Juliana Payne is moving out of the role due to changed personal circumstances. “The last two years have been an incredible journey as we see the industry growing and changing rapidly in the digital and mobile environment. The Association is well placed to continue to support and develop…

ADEA announces new CEO

Australian Diabetes Educators Association President Brett Fenton has announced the appointment of a new CEO. In the most recent ADEA newsletter, Mr Fenton named Susan Davidson as the upcoming CEO:"On behalf of the ADEA Board, I am very excited to announce that Susan Davidson will commence the role of ADEA CEO on the 22nd of May 2019.   Susan is a strategic thinker who is committed to achieving operational…

Scouts NSW appoints first female CEO

The Scouts NSW Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer Jane Siebum – the organisation’s first ever female CEO. Having been appointed to the role on an acting basis in December 2018 following the departure of Andrew Smith AM, Jane was officially announced as the CEO on Friday March 29, becoming the highest ranked member of the professional staff…

TEQSA Appointment Welcomed By Independent Tertiary Education Sector

The appointment of Emeritus Professor Joan Cooper as a Commissioner of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has been welcomed by the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET), the peak body representing the independent tertiary education system. Professor Cooper has direct knowledge of the strengths and challenges of all parts of Australia’s diverse higher education sector, particularly independent higher education providers. With…

New Executive Line-up for the AACB

With the unanimous support of its Board, the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Matthews, CEO of the Canberra Convention Bureau, as its new President. Mr Matthews said, “I thank the Board for their support and plan to continue the great work that has already been achieved, noting a united vision for the future.” “AACB and the network that it represents has a powerful…

Resignation of AAA CEO

Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA) Chief Executive Officer, Richard Munro has tendered his resignation to pursue new opportunities, after eight years at the AAoA. Commenting on Munro’s departure, the President of the AAoA, Mr Julian Clark said, “On behalf of our Board and members, we want to acknowledge and thank Richard for his years of service, contribution and leadership to both the industry and our organisation over his tenure.” “Mr Munro has grown the membership,…

Partner News: Right-of-Use Assets of Not-for-Profit Entities

The Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) has issued AASB2018-8 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Right-of-Use Assets of Not-for-Profit Entities to provide a temporary option for not-for-profit lessees to measure a right-of-use asset arising under “concessionary leases” at initial recognition. Concessionary leases have been defined as those leases that have significantly below-market terms and conditions principally to enable an entity to further its objectives. The…

Melbourne Convention Bureau CEO Announces Resignation

After 7.5 years, Melbourne Convention Bureau has announced the departure of Karen Bolinger, Chief Executive Officer of the MCB. Karen has contributed significantly during her time, and she will finish on 5 April 2019 to take some well-deserved time off before exploring other opportunities.Under Karen’s guidance the MCB team has delivered the most successful years on record, and with the support of Visit Victoria, the 18/19 period is expected to deliver its highest ever economic…

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