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COSBOA Elects New Board Chair

The Council for Small Business Australia at its 2017 AGM, elected a new Board Chair, Mark McKenzie. Mr McKenzie is the CEO of Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association (ACAPMA) and holds formal qualifications in Civil Engineering (BEng) and Business (MBA). Mr McKenzie has extensive commercial and public policy experience. He has a deep personal commitment to ensuring that future national telecommunications…

Vale Adjunct A/Professor Levinia Crooks, AM

Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) has suffered a tragic loss with the passing of their former CEO, Adjunct Associate Professor Levinia Crooks, AM on 16th October 2017, after a long and courageously fought illness.   A/Prof Crooks served for over 30 years as a champion for people’s rights in the health sector and applied her considerable experience and skills to push for dramatic…

Asthma Australia Ltd is the new national asthma organisation

Asthma Australia announced today the formation of Asthma Australia Ltd, the new national health charity to better serve the current and future needs of people with asthma and their treating health professionals. Asthma Australia Ltd, is the merger of Asthma Australia and the ACT, NSW, Queensland, South Australian and Victorian state Asthma Foundations, to create a stronger, united, more efficient and effective national health body. This merger has not been easy to achieve and has…

ACSA appoints Robert Brown as new CEO

The Australian Custodial Services Association (ACSA), the peak body representing the custody industry in Australia, announced the appointment of Mr Robert J. Brown as its chief executive officer. The appointment of Mr Brown represents a milestone for the organisation, and comes as the industry works through key issues including the Asia Fund Passport legislation and the blockchain replacement of ASX’s CHESS system. Mr Brown is a 30-year veteran of the financial services industry,…

ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott next Chairman of the ABA

The Australian Bankers’ Association resolved to nominate ANZ Chief Executive Officer Shayne Elliott as Chair at its Annual General Meeting in early December. Mr Elliott will succeed current Chair of the ABA, National Australia Bank Group Chief Executive Officer Mr Andrew Thorburn. Commenting on the nomination Mr Elliott said: “The banking industry is working hard to build trust with customers, the community and with federal and state politicians on all sides. While we have made significant…

ASCA appoints first full-time CEO

The Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA) today announced the appointment of its first full-time CEO. Laurie Patton takes on this role following an extensive career in media, IT and event management. For the past three years he has been CEO / Executive Director of Internet Australia, the NFP peak body representing the interests of Internet users.   Welcoming Mr Patton, ASCA…

Canberra the ideal location for major Asia-Pacific convention

Direct flights from Singapore and New Zealand are just one reason why Canberra was selected as the first Australian destination for the significant i-CREATE conference in August 2019. The 13th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATE) will bring 500 delegates to Canberra from the Asia and Pacific region.

STA elects new Board members

Science & Technology Australia (STA) has elected three new leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to its Board, to represent scientists and technologists working in a range of disciplines. The newest Board members are: Professor Rebecca Ritchie, Medical and Cognitive Sciences Representative Dr Katherine Daffron, Aquatic Sciences Representative Ms Kylie Ahern, General Representative 

CPA Australia announces new Board

CPA Australia yesterday announced nine new Directors have been elected by the member-appointed Representative Council. They are: Ric De Santi, Robyn Erskine, Merran Kelsall, Helen Lorigan, Jon Scriven, Rosemary Sinclair, Caroline Spencer, Peter Wilson and Chin Aik Wong.  Peter Wilson has been elected as the new President and Chairman of the Board of CPA Australia, while Merran Kelsall and Chin Aik Wong have…

Minerals Council of Australia CEO to step down

Brendan Pearson will step down as the Chief Executive of the Minerals Council of Australia next month after more than nine years in senior roles with the organisation. Brendan has been Chief Executive since January 2014, having earlier served as Deputy Chief Executive. “On behalf of the Board of Directors and the MCA membership more generally, I would express my appreciation for Brendan’s contribution to the work of the…

Allan Gyngell to be AIIA National President

The Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) announced that Allan Gyngell AO FAIIA will become the next national president of the AIIA. Allan Gyngell is already a leader in the Australian international relations community. He is an honorary professor in the…
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