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Association Awards™ finalists announced

The finalists for Associations Forum's Association Awards™ have been announced, with the winners to be presented with their awards at the Associations Forum National Conference Dinner on 17 July 2017.  Nominations…

Dial Before You Dig Welcomes New CEO

The Chair of the Association of Dial Before You Dig Services Limited, Suzanne Jones, has announced the appointment of the organisation's next CEO: As Chair of the Association of Australian Dial Before You Dig Services Limited, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Burdack…

Australian Veterinary Association welcomes new President

Dr Paula Parker has become the national president of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), which represents close to 10,000 veterinarians and veterinary students. Dr Parker said it was an honour and privilege to be elected President of the AVA. “The depth and diversity of skills of our members is humbling as is their commitment to work proactively together to advance veterinary…

New Exhibition and Event Management Announced for AIME 2019

The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) is set for a make-over with the announcement of its new exhibition and event management supplier, Talk2 Media and Events, commencing in 2019. Karen Bolinger, CEO Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), made the announcement to MCB partners at its annual Partner Outlook Event yesterday, saying “MCB…

Easy decision for the Small Business Association of Australia (SBAA)

Insurance Made Easy Insurance Brokers (a member of the Steadfast group)  are pleased to announce their appointment as the sole preferred Insurance Broker for SBAA’s members. Insurance Made Easy has built its diversified industry SME insurance business over the past 25 years and holds an aligned value with the SBAA of caring for the interests of small to medium businesses in Australia. Anne…

CPA Australia’s CEO Alex Malley sacked

At its meeting on 23 June 2017, the CPA Australia Board terminated CEO Alex Malley's contract.  President and Chairman of CPA Australia, Jim Dickson’s  statement said “At its meeting today, the Board decided to terminate Alex's contract in order to allow CPA Australia, CPA Australia staff and Alex to move forward. In the interests of full disclosure, CPA Australia has made a payment of $4.9 million…

John James Foundation passes the ball to Joe Roff

Former Wallabies and Brumbies player, Joe Roff, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the John James Foundation.  In August 2017, he will replace Phil Greenwood who is retiring after 7 years in the role and 20 years of leadership in the not-for-profit sector. Joe Roff said he was extremely pleased to be appointed to the position. “The John James Foundation is a leader…

Associations Forum to lead delegation to ASAE 2017

Associations Forum is leading a delegation to attend the American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 12-15 August 2017. The ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition is where thousands of association professionals and industry partners gather to exchange time, resources,…

ASI Acquires Internet Vision Technologies (IVT)

Advanced Solutions International (ASI), a leading global provider of software and services for associations and not-for-profits, announced today that it has purchased the assets of Internet Vision Technologies (IVT), a Victoria, Australia based highly respected software provider to more than 160 Australian associations and not-for-profits. In joining forces, ASI will be able to deliver a broader range of products and services to IVT clients and other membership organisations and associations…

ACNC Advisory Board Chair: Commissioner Pascoe's term will end on 30 September

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Advisory Board Chair, Mr Tony Stuart, has confirmed the inaugural Commissioner, Susan Pascoe AM, will finish her five-year contractual term on 30 September 2017. Mr Stuart, who is also the CEO of UNICEF Australia, welcomed the government’s commencement of an open, transparent, and consultative recruitment process.  “As the…

Pressure mounts on Malley as 7 out of 12 CPA Directors resign

Pressure on CPA Australia CEO Alex Malley to resign continued with the resignation of three more board directors. The Australian Financial Review reported that Liberal Party president Richard Alston and lawyer Kerry Ryan had resigned in early June after claims that their call for an independent board review was ignored. A fourth director David Spong then resigned on Friday 9 June. Less than a week later saw the departure of three more directors, Jennifer Lang, Deborah Ong and Martin Hourigan.  The…
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