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National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Announces New Chair

This week NAWIC has officially announced a new National Chair of its Board with the appointment of former Vice Chair, Christina Yiakkoupis. Christina Yiakkoupis has been a director on the Board since July 2017 and Vice Chair since November 2020. The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is an Australian, not-for-profit organisation formed in 1995. NAWIC is led by a team of passionate volunteers who all strive to help champion and empower women in the construction…

Timeline Confirmed for Introduction of Director Identification Number

As of the 5th of April 2022, directors will need to have applied for their Director Identification Number (DIN) prior to appointment.  What is a Director Identification Number?A Director Identification Number (Director ID) is a unique, 15-digit identifier, given to a Director (or someone who intends to become a Director) who has verified their identity with the Australian Business Registry Service (ABRS). Designed to help prevent…

Australian College of Midwives Announces New CEO

Following an extensive selection process, Helen White has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Australian College of Midwives. Helen will commence in late April. Helen was most recently Chief Executive Officer at Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT. With 6,000 members including 1,600 adult volunteers, Helen led the organisation by maximising member experience, satisfaction and growth as well as focusing on ensuring its long-term sustainability. Prior to this role, Helen was…

ACPPA launches Principal Health and Wellbeing Portal

The Australian Catholic Primary Principals Association (ACPPA) with support from Catholic Secondary Principals Australia (CaSPA) is pleased to announce that on Sunday March 20th they will be re-launching their Principal Health and Wellbeing portal, ACPConnect.Originally launched in 2020 ACPPAConnect was only for Primary Principals, but some asked was it available for their secondary colleagues. Well, now it is! Australian Primary schools are integral in shaping the future of…

New Name for Stockbrokers and Investment Advisers Association

SIAA are excited to announce that they have received unanimous support from members to change their Member Association name to Stockbrokers and Investment Advisers Association, or SIAA (formerly Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association). The name change  reflects accurately the breadth of their membership’s roles and responsibilities, given that not all of their members provide financial advice — their members are full-service and online brokers, execution-only participants and…

Partner News: Keeping Members Engaged During the Great Resignation

In the era of the Great Resignation, how can you make sure your members stay engaged, even while staff changes and members move jobs? Higher Logic community and marketing automation together can help: Engage your members through discussion Measure engagement and automate to bring people back who have disengaged Use reporting to understand what members engage with Keep important campaigns, like onboarding and renewal, running in the background Target…

Disaster Recovery Grants Available for NSW Not-For-Profit Organisations

Not-for-profit organisations in NSW who have been directly impacted by storms and floods in February and March 2022, may be eligible for a storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant. This disaster recovery grant of up to $50,000 is to help pay for the costs of clean-up and reinstatement of a small business or not-for-profit organisation’s operations. You must be a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in a defined…

WGHA appoint Mary Collier as new CEO

Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia (WGHA) has appointed Mary Collier as its new CEO. Collier takes the lead role with aspirations to grow the organisation and work collaboratively with partners, businesses, and governments to achieve gender equity and an inclusive industry.Collier has an extensive career across law, media and sports administration and brings strong advocacy, a commercial mindset, and strategic acumen to the role.Chair of WGHA, Christie…

Dr Joe Smith Welcomed as New Chair of ABCA

The executive of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) is delighted to announce Dr Joe Smith as its new Chair. Dr Smith brings to the role high-level regulatory scientific expertise and leadership which will further support ABCA continuing to provide credible, balanced and science-based information about the current and potential benefits of agricultural biotechnology for the nation’s farming sector.As former national Gene Technology Regulator, Chief…

Renal Society of Australasia Celebrates 50 years

The Renal Society of Australasia (RSA) is proud to have turned 50 years old as of 2022 and will be celebrating with a commemorative, special edition journal. RSA aims to advance the care of people with kidney disease and to be the peak body for renal nursing and related allied health professionals by providing professional development, communicating knowledge and information about kidney disease and advocating for the interests of nurses, health professionals and people with kidney and/or…

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