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Retail Drinks Australia CEO departs

Retail Drinks Australia has announced that Chief Executive Julie Ryan, has provided notice of her intention to step down as the leader of the national industry body that advocates and supports liquor retailers in order to pursue further career goals in the commercial sector.As the founding leader of the organisation, Ms Ryan steered its transition from the Australian Liquor Stores Association in October 2018 to the new-look industry body of today.She is cited as the leader…

AMCA announces new Executive Director

Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors'​ Association of Australia (AMCA) has announced that Adrian Shackleton has commenced as AMCA Queensland and New South Wales. Mr Shackleton joins the AMCA after five years with Services Trades College Australia, where he was General Manager and Company Secretary, and has worked in the construction…

Partner News: Running an Online AGM: A Verdant Management Case Study

At Verdant, we often get asked to help our clients with governance matters and during COVID-19 we were tasked with pivoting a live AGM to an online one. We want to share with you just how the Verdant team made this happen as it may help you move your event online, but first, let’s set the scene: The client has members in Australia and New Zealand They were looking to pass a special resolution at the AGM They had cancelled their face-to-face AGM in March…

New Zealand announces return of business events

On 3 June 2020, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the long-awaited return of mass gatherings. Due to New Zealand's success in eliminating COVID-19, mass gatherings of any size will be back on the table as of next week, with many business events professionals praising this decision. Conventions and Incentives…

Narelle Clark appointed CEO of Internet Association

The Internet Association of Australia (IAA) has announced the appointment of Ms Narelle Clark as its Chief Executive Officer."After an exhaustive search, the Board determined that Narelle’s combination of deep Internet expertise, all-round industry knowledge and drive will enable the Association to move to the next level," stated an IAA media release."The high regard with which Narelle is held across the industry means our Internet Exchange operations will continue to grow…

ATA elects new Chair

South Australian trucking operator David Smith was elected as the new Chair of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) at the organisation’s annual general meeting, held on 20 May 2020. Currently serving as managing director of D&S Smith Haulage, Mr Smith has worked in the transport industry for more than 40 years as a driver and is a business owner and industry leader through his involvement in associations and committees. 

Partner News: TPM iLIVE

Introducing TPM iLIVE. An ONLINE and LIVE events platform. You own the event, TPM supplies the online services.  A dedicated custom registration platform combined with a branded interactive event website means TPM iLIVE packages will solve your event problems, face to face, or online.  We are proud to have created a product which keeps you connected…

NZ allows business events up to 100 people

The New Zealand business events sector has received some welcome news, with the government confirming large ticketed events, including business events and conferences, can go ahead domestically with a 100-person limit.  There is also a one-metre distancing requirement, and contact tracing is essential. Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Chief Executive, Lisa Hopkins says the industry welcomes clarity on numbers from the government, and the acknowledgement that…

AMA NSW elects new President

The Australian Medical Association NSW (AMA NSW) has elected, uncontested, its third female President, Newtown GP, Dr Danielle McMullen, after she has served as Vice President for the last two years. “These are challenging times and certainly not the conditions I thought they would be when I first decided to run for President of AMA (NSW)," said Dr McMullen. “I would like to thank outgoing President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, for his leadership of the organisation during the COVID-19 pandemic…

ADPA CEO departs

Australian Dental Prosthetists Association (ADPA) has announced the departure of CEO Jeremy Irvine.  "Whilst we will miss Jeremy’s leadership, we wish him the very best in his new endeavour as Executive Director, Victorian TAFE Association," said ADPA Executive Officer, Di Woolcock. Mr Irvine has headed or held senior roles in industry associations for fifteen years and previously worked as a political adviser and ministerial speechwriter in Canberra and New Zealand. He has been…

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