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Peter McLean joins Australian Organics Recycling Association as Executive Officer

Peter McLean recently joined The Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) as their Executive officer. Mr McLean has a background in State and Local Government as well as the not-for-profit industry.  Local government experience includes working at Warringah Council and State government experience includes working for National Parks and Wildlife Service before moving over to Keep Australia Beautiful where he spent 11 years. Mr McLean arrived at…

Australasian Railway Association appoints new CEO

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) today announced the appointment of Danny Broad as Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 October 2015, replacing long standing former CEO Bryan Nye OAM. ARA Interim Chairman, Bob Herbert AM, said Mr Broad brings to the role an extensive network of knowledge, experience and influence from within the rail industry, having worked in both the rail and construction industries for more than…

Speaker opportunity at PCAAE Summit in Manila

The Philippine Council for Advancement of Association Executives (PCAAE) is seeking a speaker from an Australian association at its third annual Association Executives Summit on 3-4 December 2015 in Manila.  No speakers fees or travel reimbursements are available, but accommodation, meals and ground transportation in Manila will be arranged - plus a warm Philippines welcome. Anyone willing to share their knowledge, achievements and methodologies is invited to apply by contacting…

Seminar on International Engagement in the Asian Century

On 20 August 2015, Associations Forum joined forces with Business Events Sydney to present a seminar at Dockside, Darling Harbour, Sydney on “International Engagment in the Asian Century”. Keynote speaker, Lee White, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Accountants ANZ, and facilitator John Peacock, General Manager, Associations Forum, were joined by panellists Christine Trimmer, Executive Director, World Obesity Federation; Dr Shirlena Soh, Director Operations, Human Genome Organisation;…

Sudoko Champion Mick Collis gets Loads of Laughs

Thanks to Sponsor ICMI Speakers Bureau, guests at Associations Forum's National Conference Dinner in July 2015 were delighted and enthralled to hear of the adventures of Mick Colliss who, amongst other achievements, formed and was vice-captain of the first Australian Sudoku team.  His appearance was organised thanks to ICMI consultant Carson White who can be contacted for information on carson@icmi.com.au. More information about Mick Collis and ICMI is available…

New CEO at Philanthropy Australia

Sarah Davies is the new CEO at Philanthropy Australia and will commence her role on 5 October 2015.  Ms Davies was previously CEO of The Reach Foundation and, before that, was CEO of the Australian Communities Foundation. She is also involved with a number of community organisations including as a Director of Kids Under Cover and as Board member of the Centre for Social Impact. “Sarah comes to us with significant experience in the philanthropic…

Governance Institute of Australia appoints Steven Burrell CEO

Governance Institute of Australia has today announced the appointment of Mr Steven Burrell as its new Chief Executive Officer effective Monday 28 September 2015. Governance Institute President Trisha Mok said the Board was delighted that Steven Burrell would be joining the organisation. Steven is the former General Manager of Communications and Public Affairs at the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and brings significant experience and…

Recognising the Contributions of Australians on World Humanitarian Day

Today, the Australian aid and development sector celebrates the generosity of Australians and their willingness to support people and communities in the face of natural disasters and conflict.   “When it comes to global humanitarian crises, Australians are generous and compassionate in helping people in need,” said the Executive Director of the Australian Council of International Development,…

Eros Association Appoints New CEO

Australia’s national adults-only industry association has a new General Manager. The vacancy was caused by the election of its former CEO, Fiona Patten, to the Victorian Upper House, at the last state election. Eros President, David Watt said "We are very happy to announce, that after an exhausting and thorough process, which included, 800 views of the job description advertisement on SEEK, 80 resumes highlighted…

ADA Victoria Announces New President

The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) is pleased to announce its new president, Dr Stephen Liew. Dr Liew commences his role on 16th June 2015, for a one year term. Dr Liew is passionate about fostering unity amongst the health professions, maintaining quality dental care despite the changing model of practice ownership and believes communication and rapport with patients is…

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