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PCB CEO resigns

Mr Paul Beeson has announced he is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of the Perth Convention Bureau after more than eight years in the role and eleven years with the Bureau to pursue new ventures. PCB’s Chairman, Mr Kevin Skipworth CVO said: “Paul has made an outstanding contribution to PCB during his tenure and will be a great loss. He has applied his excellent leadership and strategic management skills in overviewing the operation of the Bureau and is leaving the organisation…

Australia Day Honours

Associations Forum congratulates the following recipients of 2019 Australia Day honours: Romilly Madew - Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the construction sector. Ms Madew was formerly CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia. Peter Verwer - Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the property sector. Mr Verwer was formerly CEO of the Property Council of Australia. Dr Sanchia Aranda…

CPA Board announces Life Membership stripped from 4 members

On 31 January 2019, CPA Australia’s Board issued a statement that at the December 2018 Board meeting, the Board agreed to exercise its power under the Constitution to remove life membership from Alex Malley, Richard Petty, Graeme Wade and Penny Egan. Part of that process required the Board to notify the individuals, which has been done. Former CEO Malley and former Directors Petty, Wade and Egan were all involved in Australia’s largest association of professionals in 2017 when it sustained…

Barry O’Farrell appointed as Diabetes Australia’s President and Board Chair

Diabetes Australia has announced the appointment of Mr Barry O’Farrell, former Premier of New South Wales, as its new President and Board Chair. Retiring President, Hon Judi Moylan AO, said Diabetes Australia was delighted to have attracted a very strong field of candidates and she welcomed Mr O’Farrell who took over the role from 1 January 2019. Ms Moylan will take up a new role as Diabetes Australia’s Government Affairs Advisor. “Barry is an outstanding person with a…

FinTech launches Asia-Pacific network

FinTech associations from across the Asia-Pacific region have announced the formation of the Asia-Pacific FinTech Network.  The new network will facilitate greater collaboration throughout the region and encourage innovation across borders. Nine associations formally launched the network by signing a Statement of Intent at the Asian Financial Forum event in Hong Kong.  The network is open to all other associations in the region, who are warmly invited to join. The participants…

Fitness Australia welcomes new CEO

Fitness Australia has announced the appointment of new CEO Barrie Elvish whose key goal will be to continue to drive the development of the Association, as we evolve to meet the needs of our members, the industry and its consumers. Chairperson of Fitness Australia, Jayne Blake welcomes the new CEO to the team. “Barrie offers some great expertise and a relevant new perspective in an area that he knows well from his experience with similar not-for-profit organisations.” “Having spent…

ALC appoints new CEO

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has announced that Mr. Kirk Coningham OAM has been appointed as the organisation’s new permanent Chief Executive Officer, and commences his responsibilities at the ALC Secretariat in Canberra today. “The ALC Board is delighted that Kirk has taken up this key leadership role, and is looking forward to working closely with him as we continue to grow ALC’s profile, membership and advocacy activities,” said ALC Chair Philip Davies. Kirk…

Australian Institute of Architects welcomes new CEO

The Australian Institute of Architects has today announced the appointment of Julia Cambage to the position of Chief Executive Officer for the architecture profession’s peak body. Ms Cambage joins the Institute, which represents more than 11,000 members in Australia and overseas, with over 20 years of CEO experience. Most recently, she was CEO for TRY Australia – an innovative youth charity and mentoring organisation employing over 400 staff and 200 volunteers across Australia with a $30…

New Parking Australia CEO

Parking Australia has appointed Stuart Norman as its new Chief Executive Officer. Stuart commenced in the role of CEO on Monday 10 December 2018. Stuart replaces Interim CEO, Lorraine Duffy, who has been acting in the role of CEO for the past 3 months.Stuart brings 20 years’ experience spanning a variety of industry sectors, including not-for-profit, commercial and government entities. Stuart has a track record in building and transforming operating models for…

ARA announces partnership with HBIA

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and the Hair and Beauty Industry Association (HBIA) is pleased to announce its recent partnership. The alliance between the two associations has commenced to strengthen the relationship between the retail, and hair and beauty services sectors. With operations spanning over 85 years, the HBIA are the peak consultative body for the hairdressing and beauty industry. Representing a $5 billion-dollar sector that employs over 84,871 specialists across…

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