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DHAA CEO resigns

The Dental Hygienists Association of Australia has announced the resignation of Dr Melanie Hayes (Mel) from the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the DHAA, effective 16 January, 2019. For almost ten years Mel has been an active member of the DHAA and in that time she has played a critical role in the development, growth and success of the Association.…

Code monitoring cooperation agreement announced by professional associations

Six major professional associations representing the financial planning/advice sector have signed an historic cooperation agreement to develop a code monitoring solution for their members. The associations have agreed to work together to submit a code monitoring compliance scheme application to ASIC. The compliance scheme will enable compliance with the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) code of ethics to be monitored and enforced. The six professional associations…

AWA-AGGA Merger

The Australian Window Association (AWA) and Australian Glass & Glazing Association (AGGA) are the national peak bodies representing and serving businesses in the window, glass and glazing industries. Recognising that together the Associations can better serve and promote the interests of their members, the AWA and AGGA have decided to join forces. We are now very close to completing a merger with a new legal entity now registered and the new constitution finalised. Work is underway…

RACDS announces new President

Following the recent Council Election, the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) is pleased to announce its Councillors for 2018-2020: Dr Paul Sambrook (President) Professor Ian Meyers OAM (President-Elect) Dr Warren Shnider (Censor in Chief) Dr Albert Lee (Honorary Treasurer and Councillor representing the Asia Region) Dr Erin Mahoney (Executive Officer and Councillor representing the New Zealand region) A/Professor…

Partner News: Registrations Open for the 2019 Aspire Awards Information Lunch

The Perth Convention Bureau’s (PCB) 2019 Aspire Program is now open to academics at four Western Australian universities, along with individuals involved with not-for-profit associations who are eligible to apply for the City of Perth Convention Scholarship, the Giving West Conference Scholarship and the City of Mandurah Convention Scholarship. In addition, the Telethon Kids Institute Aspire Conference Award is open to staff at the Telethon Kids Institute and the Australian Institute of Management…

IPWEA appoints Acting CEO

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) Board has appointed Ben Balov as Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Institute following the resignation of Robert Fuller from the position. The transition took effect from 30 November, 2018. Mr Fuller identified his leadership of a recent Australia and New Zealand all-industry delegation to the Smart Cities Expo World Congress in Barcelona as a career highlight, given the opportunities it provided to…

Governance Institute announces new President

Rachel Rees FGIA has been appointed as President of Governance Institute of Australia — the leading professional membership association for every one with governance or risk management responsibilities. Rachel will take on the role from 1 January 2019. Ms Rees takes the reins at a critical time as Governance Institute continues to push for a greater commitment to good governance and risk management structures from boards and executives. “I am thrilled to take on this role at such a significant…

ADIA announces CEO

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has announced the appointment of Mr Kym De Britt as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr De Britt will replace Mr Troy Williams who served as CEO of ADIA for almost nine years. Mr De Britt was selected as the new CEO by the ADIA Board of Directors given his prior experience as an Executive with the essential skills required for the role. “Kym is an experienced and versatile Executive with a proven…

Australian Wine industry amalgamation

In a historic event for the Australian wine industry, members of Australian Vignerons (AV) and Winemakers' Federation of Australia have agreed to amalgamate and form Australian Grape and Wine Incorporated (AGWI). This decision marks a positive turning point for our industry that we can all be proud of.Bringing wine grape growers and winemakers into one national advocacy body is a win for everyone. Grape growing in Australia has a long history and a prosperous grape growing industry…

SHPA President steps down

The announcement of record attendance for an annual Australian scientific pharmacy conference has provided a fitting finale as Professor Michael Dooley announced he was stepping down as President of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA). With a total of 1,303 individuals attending across the four days of Medicines Management 2018 in Brisbane, the event is the largest National Conference in SHPA’s history, an event marked by personal and professional…

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