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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…

CPA Australia Chair steps down and CEO reveals pay

(Adapted from The Australian Financial Review front page report by Patrick Durkin on 1 June 2017)   Tyrone Carlin, who is also the University of Sydney’s deputy vice-chancellor, is stepping down as the Chairman of CPA Australia after only eight months in the role. Mr Carlin, who twice refused to disclose the salaries of key executives at the CPA annual general meeting in Singapore last month, earned $184,166 as Chairman in 2016 and a further $70,000…

AICD CEO John Brogden Steps Down

John Brogden has resigned as CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors after the return of his illness in recent months. Mr Brogden has been Managing Director and CEO of AICD since January 2015 and is also Chairman of Lifeline Australia and UrbanGrowth NSW. He is currently in hospital, his wife Lucy said at the annual Lifeline fundraising Chairman’s Lunch in Sydney yesterday.…

Chartered Accountants ANZ Appoints New CEO

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand has announced that Rick Ellis will join the organisation as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr Ellis is currently the CEO of the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, where he was responsible for transforming New Zealand’s iconic cultural institution and leading tourism destination. His career spans over…

Sydney remains Australia's #1 Business Event Destination

Sydney is again Australia’s number one business event destination according to the latest International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Country and City Rankings report. Released today, the results place Sydney at #1 in Australia and #10 in the Asia Pacific. Lyn Lewis-Smith, CEO of Business Events Sydney (BESydney), said, “We’re thrilled to remain #1 in Australia. In calendar…

CPA Australia under scrutiny

CPA Australia, Australia’s biggest association of professionals with around 155,000 members, has been under unwanted scrutiny from sections of the media and membership in the first part of 2017. Brett Stevenson, an Armidale NSW-based member of CPA Australia, has led objections to the disproportionate focus on CEO Alex Malley in the marketing of the accounting body, its opaqueness around the salaries of key executives and the holding of its AGM in Singapore, among other matters such as governance…

ADAVB appoints new CEO

The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB), has appointed its new CEO, Clinical Associate Professor Matthew Hopcraft. Clinical A/Prof Matthew Hopcraft is currently an Oral Health Advisor with Dental Health Services Victoria, Professional and Scientific Relations Consultant with Oral–B, Spokesperson and Co-Founder of SugarFree Smiles and Clinical Associate Professor at the…

MCEC named Australia’s best at National MEA Awards

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) was named Australia’s best at the Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) National Awards on 2 May 2017, receiving the top venue award ‘Meeting Venue 500 Delegates or More’ for industry excellence. It was also a crowning moment for MCEC’s Operations Manager, Darren Southurst (pictured) who was named Australia’s…
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