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NSW and ACT Guiding Community merges with NT

The NSW & ACT Girl Guides community has announced a merger with Girl Guides NT. Starting in January 2020, Girl Guides NSW, ACT and NT will have 7,800 members as a single organisation. This merger will allow the groups to collaborate between states and territories and expand learnings.  Through this partnership, Girl Guides NT will benefit from greater access to resources and opportunities, as well as the operational benefit of a larger association. 

ADASA appoints new President

The Australian Dental Association SA Branch (ADASA) has appointed Dr Angelo Papageorgiou as its President for 2020. Dr Papageorgiou, a Fellow of the Academy Dentistry Internationale since 2004 and most recently recognized as a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, brings diverse experience across the dental industry to the position, having practiced in the public and private sectors, as well in academics as a final year tutor at the University of Adelaide Dental School. He…

SCA welcomes new CEO

Strata Community Australia (VIC) has welcomed new CEO Maree Davenport, who was appointed in October 2019.  Ms Davenport is a former member of the Victorian Parliament (1996-2002) and since 2004, she has been Principal/Company Director of Phoenix Public Affairs, specialising in representing peak bodies, NFPs, Government Departments and Statutory Authorities. She has an extensive history with SCA, having previously been engaged as a lobbyist and advocate during the 2006…

EEAA Chief Executive steps down

Joyce DiMascio, Chief Executive for The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) will step down from her role at the end of December 2019 to take up another position in the events and hospitality industry. EEAA President, Spiro Anemogiannis said since joining the Association in 2011, Ms DiMascio had built the EEAA into a stronger, more recognised and valued Association widely respected both in Australia and internationally. “Joyce has been a stand-out leader focussed…

Partner News: Positive impacts for Kiwis measured in new world leading project

In a world-first Tourism New Zealand has announced three international conferences whose impacts will be measured to maximise the positive societal impacts conferences generate to communities.Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen England Hall says: "Conferences are a catalyst for social change. The information shared and decisions taken can profoundly change communities, impacting areas from policy and legislation change, to public health initiatives, environmental action, economic…

STA CEO to depart

Science & Technology Australia (STA) has announced the departure of the Chief Executive Officer of the peak body, Kylie Walker, who will finish in December 2019 after an outstanding 3.5 years in the position. STA President Professor Emma Johnston said Ms Walker had been an excellent leader for the organisation since she joined as CEO in June 2016. “During her time with STA, Kylie helped us grow in both scale and impact, and she created many of our new programs. “STA now…

RACQ announces new Group CEO

Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) has announced that RACQ has appointed experienced executive and Queenslander David Carter to the role of Group CEO. Mr Carter is currently CEO Banking and Wealth at Suncorp and his appointment follows the retirement of current RACQ Group CEO Ian Gillespie after 13 years in the role. “It is an exciting time for Mr Carter to take on this role…

Partner News: AIME Hosted Buyer Registrations Close 15 November!

The AIME 2020 Hosted Buyer registrations close on 15 November – don’t miss out! This is your last opportunity to be part of a truly unique buyer program that has been distinctly design with you in mind. Register today. Benefit from a curated pre-scheduled appointments diary, access to exclusive…

MCB CEO announced

The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has announced that Julia Swanson has been appointed as the MCB Chief Executive Officer. Julia is a passionate and driven tourism and business events professional with over 20 years of experience. In her 9 years with MCB, Ms Swanson has contributed strongly to the growth and success of the organisation in the global business events market. Prior to MCB, she held the role of Area Director of Sales and Marketing VIC/SA/WA with…

Leadership change for ACORN

The Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) Board has announced that Rebecca East has been appointed as CEO of the College and Garry Stratton has been elected as President.Rebecca has served ACORN as a volunteer on the Board as the Victorian Representative (2014 – 2016), Victorian Director (2016 – 2018) and has led the Board and staff as President for the past 18 months. Rebecca was honoured with a fellowship of the College in 2018. Rebecca completed a Master…

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