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Cyber Security Awareness Month 2022

Cyber Security Awareness Month is an annual reminder for all Australians to stay secure online. Find out how to get involved. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) theme for 2022 is ‘Have you been hacked?’. Throughout October, the ACSC will focus on a number of weekly themes including: Is your email secure? How to act now to stay secure. It’s time to take action. To…

What does the Optus data breach reveal about corporate governance problems around cyber security?

The Optus data breach has left the personal information of millions of customers exposed – and new information is still coming to light about exactly what information is out there. Not to mention, who will use it and for what purposes. Optus CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin issued a heartfelt apology – but she also said the company is not "the villain" and urged customers to be on high alert. So, Optus isn't to blame?As Optus customers vigilantly…

Leadership for the next decade

A workplace that is more inclusive, that truly embraces diversity of thought, background and experience, is the workplace of the future, explains diversity advocate and non-executive director Shirley Chowdhary. Leadership has been challenged and redefined over the course of the past two and half years. Leaders found themselves guiding a workforce that was hidden from view. The parameters by which they defined productivity were challenged in unprecedented ways and their…

Merging the profession: A positive opportunity for clarity and renewal

The proposed merger between the Financial Planning Association and the Association of Financial Advisers offers a timely opportunity for those associations to consider and clarify their principal purpose and reasons for existence. This is an important conversation to hold because its conclusion is likely to have a significant impact on the future of the new professional body (should it come to pass) and especially on the likelihood of the industry’s eventual evolution…

ADEA welcomes new President Amanda Bartlett as Tracey Tellum's term finishes.

Australian Diabetes Educator Association bids farewell to their current President Tracey Tellam, whose term finishes on 11 October. Tracey was first elected to the Board in 2016 and has served as ADEA President since October 2020. Tracey’s passion for and dedication to diabetes education and serving the ADEA membership as she has led the organisation through two years of the pandemic, has been evident. ‘We are grateful to Tracey’s steady hand of leadership…

FEAL appoints CEO as Davison departs

Katrina Bacon has been appointed as chief executive of Fund Executives Association, taking over from Joanna Davison. Davison had led the organisation as CEO for nine years and was formerly regional managing director for Australia and New Zealand at Colonial First State Global Asset Management. Bacon would start on 1 January and was a director in the actuarial and financial risk group at KPMG. She had over 25 years’ experience in the industry including 21 years…

Michael Johnson takes over as interim CEO of AAoA

The Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA) has revealed distinguished Hotelier Michael Johnson, currently MD of Tourism Accommodation Australia, will take over as interim CEO in the lead-up to the proposed amalgamation that’s due in mid-2023. The move follows last Friday’s (Sep 30) key milestone of both the Accommodation Association Council and Australian Hotels Association Board separately agreeing the Scheme of Amalgamation to create the new, united peak body,…

$700,000 on offer to Hunter not-for-profit, charity organisations

Calling all not-for-profits delivering important projects and initiatives that assist those most in need in the community. Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation’s (NPCF) latest funding round is now open across the Hunter, with applications for grants being taken until 31 October. The NPCF has more than $700,000 on offer to support new or existing community-based projects concerned with the key focus areas of health, young people and social wellbeing. And,…

ACT Bar Association welcomes first female president

For the first time in its history, the ACT Bar Association will be helmed by a woman. Rebecca Curran succeeds Andrew Muller in the role of president. She has served on the Bar Council since 2016. She previously chaired the family law sub-committee and women barristers sub-committee, and is passionate about diversity and gender equity. She has long been active in the bar since joining it in 2012.  Curran’s practice covers family law, estates and coronial inquests. She…

Partner News: Delegate Connect rebrands as Joyn ahead of Global Expansion

  Joyn, the company’s new brand identity, goes beyond an invigoration of its visual identity to stand out against competitors. More importantly, it reflects the company’s commitment to innovation with exciting new goals and products in tow.   “Technology and support, engagement, content and continued learning. These are the pillars that define our new brand,” remarked Jordan Walsh, Co-founder and CEO of

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