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Michael Lawrence appointed COBA CEO

COBA today announced the appointment of Michael Lawrence as its new CEO. Mr Lawrence brings 30 years’ experience in financial services to the role. He led AMP Bank as Managing Director from 2007 to 2015 and also worked at NAB in a range of roles in Australia and overseas, as well as time at Westpac.  During his tenure as Managing Director of AMP Bank he took profit from $9m to $104m, with return on capital increasing from 6% to 16% and cost to income ratio down from 78% to…

IPWEA Australasia welcomes new President

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) is proud to welcome Tasmania’s Matthew Greskie as its new President. Mr Greskie has been IPWEA Vice President and Chair of IPWEA’s Audit and Risk Committee for the past two years. Hailing from Devonport on the Apple Isle’s north-west coast, Mr Greskie is CEO of Dulverton Waste Management, which won the Waste Management Association Australia Landfill Excellence Award 2017 against many much larger and internationally-backed…

Melbourne Home to Largest Chemical Congress Ever Hosted in Australia

Melbourne, Australia was the stage for three Nobel Laureates, over 3,300 scientists and nine concurrent conferences when the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Centenary Chemistry Congress took over Melbourne last week. Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) from 23 – 27 July 2017, the RACI Centenary Chemistry Congress is the largest chemical congress ever held in Australia. RACI partnered with nine prestigious chemistry conferences, to present what…

Dr Ursula Stephens to chair FIA Code Authority

Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) has established an independent Authority to oversee its new code. The Code, launched 1 July, will be enforced from 1 January 2018.  The seven-member Code Authority will be responsible for compliance monitoring, complaints administration and making recommendations for improvements to self-regulation, reporting quarterly to the FIA Board of Directors. The…

Susan Pascoe elected President of ACFID

Susan Pascoe AM has been elected as the new President of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), Australia’s peak-body for aid and international development non-governmental organisations.  Welcoming the announcement, ACFID’s CEO, Marc Purcell, said:  “Susan is one of Australia’s most influential advocates for charities and brings a wealth of experience to this role. Her exceptional leadership at the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission…

Future vision of MCEC unveiled

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has announced the design details of its A$300 million expansion project. Primarily funded by the Victorian Government, the expansion aims to further develop MCEC as a premier events venue, as well as enhancing the current facilities.   At a preview event in October, CEO Peter King revealed the future MCEC will include the 1,000-seat Goldfields Theatre, which can be seamlessly transformed into a banquet dining…

AIPM CEO to stand down

The Board of Directors of the Australian Institute of Project Management announced in September that CEO, Ms Yvonne Butler FAIPM, has advised that she will be stepping down from the position of Chief Executive Officer in December 2017. AIPM Chair of the Board, Mr Leh Simonelli, expressed the Board’s sentiment when he said “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Yvonne for the significant contribution she made in her time as CEO to the Institute and to the profession of project management…

Survey on technology relevance

Technology company Clade has undertaken a survey of 55 Australian associations, with memberships ranging from less than 100 to thousands of members, to establish what view associations have of their technology. The resulting report suggests that associations are lagging behind the business sector when it comes to technology, with a staggering 70% lacking a 360° view of their members and a large percentage still feeling the heavy administrative burden of mostly manual processes.  “This…

Australian Dental Association (NSW) successful partnership with Hotline IT

The Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch) and Hotline IT have had a successful business relationship since 1998. Hotline IT has provided an end to end solution for ADA NSW from managing their network to providing their internet. As well as the day to day management we have worked with them on many projects. Here are a few of the projects we have collaborated on: Computerised their membership data, working with iMIS. Computerised Library catalogue system Computerised…

Shared office space available for rent

Keep NSW Beautiful has a large office space which is under utilised in a very convenient location at Level 1, 268 King Street Newtown, very close to Newtown Station and other public transport. Many eclectic restaurants and cafés are in close proximity to the office. The city is only a few minutes away by train.  The space pictured above, could fit up to 4 staff and is in a separate area to our working space and offers considerable privacy. Office furniture can also be provided if needed.…

Insurtech Australia launches

With insurtech starting to enjoy rapid growth in Australia, Insurtech Australia has announced its formation as a new industry association dedicated to the advancement of insurance innovation and insurtech startups. Insurtech Australia is being created as a standalone division of Fintech Australia, the association for Australian fintech startups. As a national, not-for-profit organisation, it will focus on representing insurtech startups, insurers, reinsurers and brokers and other insurance…
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