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New ACTU President elected

Michele O'Neil has been elected the President of Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).  "My history tells you that I will bring to the ACTU a thirst for justice. A belief in the power of solidarity, in the importance of building connections, alliances and finding new allies in working class ethnic communities, in our neighbourhoods and country towns and in our global movement. Workers, our members, our families, our communities want change and are ready to fight for it," O'Neil said…

ACWA Board announces retirement of CEO

The Board of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has announced the retirement of long serving CEO Andrew McCallum, effective as of December 7, 2018. Mr McCallum’s decision to retire will bring to a close a career in the child and family welfare sector that has spanned 40 years, 37 of these as a CEO including the past 12 at the helm of ACWA. ACWA Chair Bob Mulcahy said Mr McCallum has led ACWA since 2006 with great foresight and passion, in a time of significant…

Australian Alpaca Association welcomes new CEO

The Australian Alpaca Association (AAA) has appointed Amanda Olthof as Chief Executive Officer to drive its next phase of growth. Amanda brings over 20 years’ experience from roles in both government and agricultural peak body associations. Most recently this has included Wool Producers Australia where she was Policy Director, responsible for key areas including animal health, welfare and biosecurity. AAA President Ian Frith said “We are thrilled…

DAA welcomes new CEO

The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) is pleased to announce Robert Hunt as their new Chief Executive Officer. After commencing as the interim CEO in May, Robert will continue in this position, based at the Association’s National Office in Canberra. From his past roles as the CEO of St John Ambulance Australia, the Australian Institute of Building and Director of Corporate Services and Publishing at the Australian Medical Association, Robert brings with him…

New CEO appointed to FIA

Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) has appointed Katherine Raskob as Chief Executive Officer to drive its next phase of growth. Katherine brings 20 years’ experience from roles in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors including most recently at the Australian Alliance for Data Leadership, incorporating ADMA, the Association for Data-driven Marketing & Advertising, where she has been Director, Communications and Customer Experience, responsible for key areas of growth including…

Dairy Australia announces new Managing Director

Dairy Australia is set to usher in a new era of leadership, with Dr David Nation today announced as its new Managing Director.Dr Nation was chosen from a global field of candidates for his extensive experience across the dairy sector, including leading roles in a number of key dairy innovation pipeline projects.He is presently serving as Co-Director of DairyBio and DairyFeedbase and previous roles include Chief Executive Officer at Dairy Futures CRC.Dairy Australia…

New name and brand for Australian Canoeing

Paddle Australia, Australia’s National Sporting Organisation responsible for the promotion, support and management of canoeing, kayaking and other paddle sports, has officially launched its new corporate name and brand. Paddle Australia, formerly Australian Canoeing, is embarking on a new strategic journey. Our re-branding signifies a fresh positioning of the organisation as it continues to manage and develop the sport but also places a greater focus on promoting and encouraging…

AAPM appoints new CEO

The Australian Association of  Practice Management Ltd (AAPM) Board of Directors have announced the appointment of Mr Nicholas Voudouris to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Cathy Baynie, National President of AAPM, released the following statement regarding Voudouris' appointment: Nicholas is an experienced CEO who has…

AADL appoints new CEO

The Australian Alliance for Data Leadership (AADL) has appointed credentialed senior executive, Stephen Porges, as Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, effective immediately, to help AADL enable Australian businesses and the economy through data leadership, advocacy and governance. Porges currently sits on a number of Boards and has considerable public and private sector listed company management expertise, and has been instrumental in successful data-driven businesses. He also…

YMCA NSW CEO resigns

After three years as CEO of YMCA NSW, Leisa Hart has resigned her position to focus on the needs of her family and ageing parents. During her tenure, Leisa steered YMCA NSW through the Royal Commission process and led its transformation into a child-safe organisation. Leisa leaves YMCA NSW in an improved position and with the sincere thanks and well wishes of the Board.  Until a new CEO is appointed, YMCA NSW Chief Risk Officer Lisa Giacomelli will act as Interim CEO. Lisa brings…

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