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Peter Nikoletatos is the new Director Information Services at the Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) is one of the world's foremost research universities. Distinguished by its relentless pursuit of excellence, ANU attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and around the world.

Peter Nikoletatos is the new Director, Information Services at the Australian National University. He was previously the Chief Information Officer at Curtin University since 2008, where he was responsible for development and implementation of Curtin University's ICT strategy and the provision of strategic policy advice. Peter has held several senior roles in the information technology area, including Chief Information Officer of the University of Newcastle from 2005 to 2008, IT Manager at I-Med Radiology and Manager of Qvalent (Westpac) Procure-to-Pay Solutions.

Carolyn Francis is the new Director, Media and Communications at SA Health.

SA Health is the brand name for the portfolio of health services and agencies responsible to the Minister for Health and Ageing and the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse in South Australia. The portfolio consists of the Department of Health, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, Women's and Children's Health Network, Country Health SA Local Health Network and SA Ambulance Service. SA Health provides many important services to the South Australian community including public hospitals and delivery of health services to both metropolitan and regional areas. The group liaises closely with other agencies in government and also engages with some non-government and community service providers on a formal, direct basis and more broadly, on policy and planning matters.

Carolyn Francis is the new Director, Media and Communications at SA Health. Carolyn was previously the Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications at the Department of Trade and Economic Development in South Australia, where she was responsible for leading the development, execution and evaluation of strategic marketing, communications and media strategies supporting the department's strategic objectives and targets. Prior to joining the Department, Carolyn was employed by the South Australian Motor Sport Board as Marketing Manager of the Clipsal 500 Adelaide for eight years. Preceding this she spent four years at the Port Adelaide Power Football Club, heading up corporate and customer service and sponsorship. As a proven media and communications professional with experience leading sophisticated and dynamic marketing and communications operations, Carolyn will lead SA Health's media and communications department with energy and vision, and contribute to achieving strategic outcomes for the whole health portfolio.

Exciting new appointments at Edith Cowan University!

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large multi-campus university serving communities in Western Australia as well as international students from some 90 countries. Innovative and practical courses across a wide range of disciplines are a feature of the University, together with emerging excellence in research of high impact. A range of research partners and researchers - many working at the cutting edge of their fields - are attracted to ECU. The university has around 19,000 undergraduate students, 6,000 postgraduate students, and more than 400 courses.

Professor Lynne Cohen is the new Pro Vice-Chancellor / Executive Dean, Faculty of Education and Arts.

Professor Lynne Cohen is the new Pro Vice-Chancellor / Executive Dean, Faculty of Education and Arts. Professor Cohen has been with ECU for 17 years, most recently as the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning for the Faculty of Computing, Health and Science and Professor in the School of Psychology. Lynne began her tertiary education in South Africa where she completed a degree in Science and a diploma in Higher Education before teaching secondary school for five years and, ultimately, heading up the Biology and Mathematics departments. She returned to study at ECU in the 1990s, completing a Masters degree and PhD in Psychology before becoming a teacher at the University. An extremely experienced research academic, Professor Cohen will provide strong leadership to the Faculty of Education and Arts as it strives for international recognition and standing in its teaching, research and community engagement.

Elizabeth Wilson is the new Chief Information Officer.

Elizabeth Wilson is the new Chief Information Officer. Previously the Director, Information Management and Technology at VicRoads, since 1996 Elizabeth has also held the positions of Business Systems Manger at Servo Asia Pacific, Director at iBis Project Resources, Program Manager at BlueScope Steel, Project Management Office Manager at Yarra City Council and, until July this year, Project Director at VicRoads. As an experienced IT executive whose career has spanned a number of sectors and organisations, Elizabeth will ensure ECU's information technology and telecommunications infrastructure continually advances the teaching, learning, research and administrative functions of the University.

Helen Voogt-Dillon is the new Director of Human Resources at Melbourne Grammar School.

Founded in 1858, Melbourne Grammar School (MGS) prides itself on encouraging excellence through learning and leadership. MGS has a co-educational primary school in Caulfield (Prep to year 6). Its middle school (years 7 and 8) and senior school (years 9 to 12) for boys - together with its boarding facilities - are located in South Yarra. The School has more than 1,800 students and employs some 350 people, of whom 210 are teaching staff. It provides students with a richly rewarding, holistic educational experience.

Helen Voogt-Dillon is the new Director of Human Resources at Melbourne Grammar School. For the past ten years, Helen has been the Human Resources and Marketing Manager at Beaconhills College, which comprises 3,000 students and 400 staff. A member of the senior management team, Helen managed all aspects of the HR function and drove the College's marketing, brand development and communications. Before that, Helen was a training and development professional at Deakin University, and the Marketing Officer at Girton Grammar School. Helen is a highly skilled, passionate HR professional with a commercial and nurturing approach. She has the experience necessary to lead the HR function at Melbourne Grammar School and establish the organisation's overarching HR strategy, systems, procedures and policies.

Exciting new appointments at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service!

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is a national organisation with revenue of approximately $500m, 3,200 staff and 2,000 volunteers working in more than 100 static and mobile sites around Australia. Every year, the Service collects approximately 1 million donations and provides more than 3 million units of blood and blood products. It provides a wide range of reference testing and tissue related services as well as transfusion medicine and research and development expertise. It also supports a network of services relating to bone marrow, solid organ, cord blood and other medical transplantation technologies, in collaboration with other state and federal organisations.

Paul Fletcher is the new Manufacturing Manager, New South Wales.

Paul Fletcher is the new Manufacturing Manager, New South Wales. Paul was previously the Production Manager for iNova Pharmaceuticals, formerly 3M, where he led a team of 75 people and was responsible for all manufacturing and operational issues at iNova's production facility. Before joining iNova, he was a Senior Consultant with SeerPharma for 3 years, where he provided manufacturing and management advice to pharmaceutical manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to that, he held a number of senior operational roles in pharmaceutical manufacturing over a career spanning more than 15 years, including Operations Manager at API Manufacturing (Soul Pattinson), Validation Engineer and Plant Manager at Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals, and Production Manager at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. As a highly experienced manufacturing leader with in-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical production and control, Paul is well placed to lead the delivery of excellence in manufacturing processes and product supply for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service in New South Wales.

Shane Winzar is the new Manufacturing Manager, Victoria/Tasmania.

Shane Winzar is the new Manufacturing Manager, Victoria/Tasmania. Shane was previously acting in this position, alongside his substantive role as Production Services Manager where he was responsible for all aspects of processing, logistics and inventory management across Victoria and Tasmania. Before that, he was the Project Manager Bacterial Contamination, where he developed the business case for government funding, acted as the subject matter expert for process design and managed all aspects of project delivery. Shane has held a number of other roles since joining the Blood Service in 1996, including Manager, Process Control Laboratory; Senior Scientist, Process Control; Scientist, Infectious Disease Screening; and Senior Scientist, Processing. With the experience he has already gained in the position - and his passion for the Blood Service - Shane is ideally positioned to lead its manufacturing and product supply teams in Victoria and Tasmania.

Felicity Williams is the new Executive Director, Information Management & Communications at Bendigo TAFE.

Bendigo TAFE delivers vocational training, education and assessment services to more than 12,000 students every year. It gives graduates a practical, vocationally-oriented qualification that helps them get into the workforce and meet their career aspirations. Students can choose from more 250 state accredited, nationally approved courses, and business, industry and community groups can develop assessment and training programs that are tailored to meet their needs. The institution has more 700 teaching and support staff across nine campuses - three in Bendigo, one each in Castlemaine, Echuca, Kyneton, and Corrections Education Centres at Loddon Prison, Tarrengower Prison and the Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre.

Felicity Williams is the new Executive Director, Information Management & Communications at Bendigo TAFE. Previously, Felicity was Marketing Manager at Wodonga TAFE for nearly four years, where her responsibilities included developing the corporate marketing strategy and providing the organisation with professional strategic marketing advice and guidance. Prior to that, Felicity founded Business Plan Workshop, which provided specialised advice to business owners developing business and marketing plans. The company was eventually chosen by the Victorian Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development to be its preferred one-on-one provider to small businesses in north east Victoria. From 1994 to 2002 Felicity was the Manager of Marketing, Promotion and Administration for RW Grain and Transport. Her early career was in the book trade - first as an editor and marketing assistant with Penguin Books, and then as Public Relations Manager at the Australian Scholarships Group. As a highly experienced and successful marketing and communications professional, Felicity is a welcome addition to the Bendigo TAFE executive team and will be pivotal to the successful marketing of the organisation's brand, values and activities.

Maxine Morand is the new Chief Executive Officer at Breast Cancer Network Australia.

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure that women diagnosed with breast cancer, and their families, receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible, no matter whom they are or where they live. BCNA is the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 55,000 individual members and 284 Member Groups.

Maxine Morand is the new Chief Executive Officer at BCNA. Prior to her most recent post as Victorian State Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development and Minister for Women's Affairs and earlier political roles, Maxine Morand's career was in clinical, analytical and research scientist roles in the health sector in Victoria, and for many years in the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer. As the new CEO, Maxine will undoubtedly build on BCNA's achievements and to continue the organisation's focus on providing quality information, advocacy and support for those personally affected by breast cancer.

Leigh Harry is the new Chief Executive Officer at Tourism Victoria.

Tourism Victoria is a Statutory Authority within the Victorian Department of Business and Innovation. The Authority is responsible for improving tourism's contribution to the economy by increasing the number of visitors that travel to and within Victoria, as well as encouraging the use of Victoria's tourism facilities.

Leigh Harry is the new Chief Executive Officer at Tourism Victoria. Previously the Chief Executive Officer at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Leigh is also known internationally for his work as International President of both the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) and as President of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) from 2006 to 2010. Leigh has also held or is currently holding positions including Deputy Chairman of the Melbourne Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCVB), Chairman of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA), President of the Meetings and Events Association of Australia (MEAA) and is a member of the Tourism Australia Business Events Industry Advisory Panel. Having demonstrated outstanding success gaining investment and putting Victoria on the map as a highly regarded Convention and Exhibition destination in his previous role, Leigh Harry is well positioned to drive the future success and growth of tourism in the state of Victoria.

Catherine Brown is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation.

The Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation was founded in 1923 by Sir John Swanson. Sir John was determined to ensure that Melbourne had an organised fundraising program to support the health and welfare of the city's growing population. The Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation's mission is to enhance the quality of life of the community, particularly the disadvantaged, through raising, stewardship and granting of funds to various charities.

Catherine Brown is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation. Catherine has held senior executive positions with Multiple Sclerosis Society of Victoria, Wesley Mission Melbourne and is a former CEO of Brain Foundation Victoria (now BrainLink). For the past 10 years Catherine has been director of Catherine Brown and Associates, providing strategic advice and guidance to foundations and not-for-profit organisations throughout Australia. Catherine's legal background and her extensive experience in the philanthropic sector will make a major contribution to the future direction of one of Melbourne's leading philanthropic organisations.

Professor Harvey Perkins is the new Director, Thematic Research Initiative (TRI) - Transforming Auckland at The University of Auckland.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading and largest university with 38,500 students, nearly 10,000 of whom graduate annually in a wide range of professions and fields. The Thematic Research Initiative (TRI) -Transforming Auckland will bring together interdisciplinary teams of researchers across the University, as well as key external parties in Auckland and overseas, to focus on innovations for sustainable cities. Transforming Auckland is underpinned by a broad research agenda with three main themes: "Understanding and managing change in urban environments"; "Transformations in space and place for sustainable futures"; and "Imagining and developing mechanisms/interventions for sustainability".

Professor Harvey Perkins is the inaugural Director, Thematic Research Initiative (TRI) - Transforming Auckland at the University of Auckland. Previously, Professor Perkins was with Lincoln University for over 23 years, first commencing as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design, and gradually progressing to the roles of Reader, Associate Professor, and most recently, Professor within the Faculty. With an outstanding level of success in key areas such as research, successful grant bids, publications and strong and well-established networks both at a national and international, Professor Perkins is firmly committed to the TRI initiative of the creation of 'sustainable cities' and will undoubtedly drive its future success.

Exciting new appointments at Monash University!

Monash University is a large and successful university in Australia's Group of Eight research intensive universities, distinguished by its international focus and commitment to innovative research and high quality teaching and learning. It has an excellent reputation for high quality research output and undergraduate and graduate education, and is emerging as an institution that is realising its potential to integrate its diverse strengths into significant research and education programs. Monash has six campuses in Victoria, Australia, a campus in Malaysia, a campus in South Africa, a centre in Prato, Italy, and numerous international partnerships and cooperative ventures. Monash has almost 60,000 students spread across its Australian and off-shore campuses, and over 7,000 full time equivalent staff.

Mark Armstrong is the inaugural Eva and Marc Besen International Research Chair in Design.

Mark Armstrong is the inaugural Eva and Marc Besen International Research Chair in Design. Mark is the Founder and Director of Blue Sky, one of Australia's leading design consultancies. He has delivered groundbreaking design outcomes to government and corporate clients in Australia and overseas since its inception in 1986. His clients have included Qantas, EDI Rail, Cochlear, Ruby Union World Cup and the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, where Blue Sky designed the Olympic Torch for the 2000 Sydney Games Torch Relay. Mark has also worked in close cooperation with the RMIT Centre for Design on projects that are at the forefront of environmental design and is involved in design education as a member of the University of NSW Dean's Senior Advisors. Mark will bring to this position a passion and enthusiasm for innovative and beautiful design, international experience and connections, a powerful design philosophy and methodology and a reputation for delivering some of Australia's most iconic designs.

Professor Jacqui True is the new Professor, School of Political and Social Inquiry.

Professor Jacqui True is the new Professor, School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University. Professor True is a specialist in international relations and gender studies. She has spent the last ten years in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Auckland, starting as a Lecturer in 2002, Senior Lecturer in 2003 and promotion to Associate Professor in 2010. Before moving back to New Zealand, Professor True was Assistant Professor Political Science at Michigan State University for a year in 2001 to 2002 and in 1991 to 2000 she was a Visiting Professor at Michigan. As a dynamic and passionate teacher and highly regarded inter-disciplinary researcher, Professor True will promote a lively and inclusive research culture and bring extensive international networks to the School of Political and Social Inquiry.

Jennifer Gale is the new Chief Financial Officer at the Royal Children's Hospital.

The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), Melbourne, is one of the world's great children's hospitals, providing a full range of paediatric services for children across Victoria, around Australia and overseas. With their campus partners, the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and The University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics, they lead the way in clinical care, research and teaching. In 2011, the RCH enters the next exciting stage in their history, with the opening of a brand new hospital providing world class facilities for patients, families and staff.

Jennifer Gale is the new Chief Financial Officer at the Royal Children's Hospital. Jennifer was previously the Chief Financial Officer (First Assistant Secretary), Head of Finance and Budgets Strategy Division at the Federal Department of Human Services for over 2.5 years, and preceding this appointment was the Chief Financial Officer (First Assistant Secretary) at the Federal Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy for nearly 8 years. She has also held senior finance roles with organisations such as Telstra, Australia Post, NIDA and the Maritime Museum. As a community-focused executive with extensive experience in senior finance positions, Jennifer is well placed to ensure that the RCH continues its great work on a sound financial and operational platform for the future.

Doug Daines is the new General Manager Infrastructure Planning at the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust.

The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust offers a full range of first-class services that enable a positive and fulfilling experience for their clients. The current workforce comprises 220 staff and the current turnover of the business exceeds $40 million. The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust comprises the following cemeteries: Melbourne General Cemetery, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, St Kilda Cemetery, Cheltenham Memorial Park, Brighton General Cemetery, Bunurong Memorial Park, Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery and Dandenong Public Cemetery.

Doug Daines is the new General Manger Infrastructure Planning at the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. Until recently Doug was consulting at Meridian Energy where he was the Project Delivery Manager for the organisation, responsible for the planning and development of the company's renewable energy projects in Australia. Previously he was the General Manager of Apartments (Queensland) for Multiplex Limited where he managed development projects worth $4 billion. Prior to this, Doug was the Executive Director, Health Services and Clinical Support at St Vincent's Health Melbourne, and from 1999 until 2005 was Deputy Principal then Vice-Principal (Property and Buildings) at the University of Melbourne, responsible for the master planning, development and stewardship of the University's $2.5 billion property portfolio. Having had an impressive career that spans both the public and private sectors across all aspects of property development and Management, Doug will ensure the organisation's infrastructure planning remains highly strategic and sustainable.

Professor Alison Morrison is the new Head of School, International Business at Victoria University.

Victoria University is a multi-sector institution (higher education and TAFE) with excellence in teaching, training, research and scholarship. They have more than 50,000 students enrolled at their local campuses and international sites and have a workforce of approximately 3,500 staff. They operate primarily at campuses in the western suburbs of Melbourne (Australia), Melbourne city centre and locations provided by their partners in Asia and Europe. As the primary university in Melbourne's western region, they are proud to deliver courses, research and engagement activities that are locally relevant and globally significant.

Professor Alison Morrison is the new Head of School, International Business at Victoria University. Previously, she was a Professor in the School of Management at the University of Surrey. She took up this position in 2009 after 18 years at the University of Strathclyde where she was steadily promoted from Lecturer in 1992, Programme Director of the Strathclyde Entrepreneurship Initiative for two years in 1996, Senior Lecturer in 1998, Reader and Director of Research in 2002, Professor and Head of Department Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2004 and Vice-Dean (Research) in 2008. With high level and successful experience in senior academic management roles and a strong research and publishing record, Alison will ensure that the School of International Business at VU continues to provide outstanding research and teaching quality.

Anthony Ainsworth is the new General Manager Procurement at Foster's Group

Foster's is a global premium drinks company with a portfolio of over 100 brands, operations on five continents and a 160-year history delivering beer, wine, spirits and ciders to millions of consumers every day. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, Foster's employs over 6,000 people and their products are sold in more than 155 countries worldwide, operating as five regional businesses supported by a corporate centre. Their commitment to innovation, brand investment and the highest quality standards remains steadfast.

Anthony Ainsworth is the new General Manager Procurement at Foster's Group. Due to the recent de-merger of the Foster's business it is a unique time within the organisation, and specifically, Anthony will be responsible for restating and recalibrating the procurement expectations for Carlton United Breweries (CUB) in this new climate. With a new business structure and a new management team, the imperative of Anthony's role will be to oversee a complete restart with key customers. He will be responsible for ensuring that the procurement department remains contemporary and strategic in its approach.

Previously, Anthony worked for Mars in a variety of positions within the organisation over a 14 year period. Commencing as a Commercial Manager for Uncle Bens Australia in 1997, Anthony progressed to Masterfoods Australia in 2003 and spent two years as a Senior Commercial Manager across a variety of portfolios. In 2005, Anthony moved to China as a Commercial Director for Mars China and soon advanced to the position of Vice President Commercial. In February 2009, Anthony returned to Australia as the Commercial Director for Mars Petcare Australia and he held this position until December 2010. Since 2011, Anthony had been working as an independent contractor with Mars where he focussed on assisting with the review and recommendations for best practice procurement within Mars Inc and also the review of practices, procedures and results of a global cost reduction program for the corporation across Europe, Russia and America. With a broad range of expertise in both procurement and business management at the executive management team level, Anthony will be able to draw on his vast experience to create the vision and strategic direction for the procurement function at Foster's.

Dr Pim Borren is the new Chief Executive Officer at Southbank Institute of Technology

Southbank Institute of Technology is the leading Institute in Queensland for the delivery of high level vocational and technical education. With a current annual turnover of $100 million, Southbank Institute enrols approximately 28,000 individual students in over 260 programs annually. Due to its established links with a range of tertiary education partners as well as its commitment to quality vocational education and training, it remains the Institute of choice for school leavers and adult learners alike.

Dr Pim Borren is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Southbank Insitute of Technology, and will provide strategic, operational and educational leadership of the Institute and will be responsible for implementing and enhancing the existing strategic plan. Dr Borren will work with the Board to develop, implement and monitor strategic directions and business objectives and, with direct responsibility for the Executive Team, he will lead a staff of 800 and develop critical relationships with government, industry and community leaders at the local, state, national and international levels.

Until this appointment, Dr Borren was the Chief Executive of Waiariki Institute of Technology in New Zealand for the past five years and has also previously been the Deputy Chief Executive of New Zealand's third largest institute of technology, the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. He has a high public profile in New Zealand as a commentator on education and health reform and has been a major contributor to the national VET sector, holding board positions with ITPQ (the body responsible for quality assurance of VET providers) and Polytechnics NZ Limited, an education consulting company. As an executive who is aligned with the Institute's core values of innovation, collaboration and accountability, Dr Borren is well-placed to enhance Southbank's commitment to community engagement, educational excellence and commercial relevance.

Dr Tangerine Holt is the new Executive Director at the Australian-American Fulbright Commission.

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission is one of more than 50 Fulbright Commissions servicing 155 countries. Each such commission facilitates the Fulbright Program, one of the largest and most highly regarded bi-national educational exchange programs in the world. Since its establishment as a not-for-profit organisation in 1949, the Australian-American Fulbright Commission has produced many distinguished Australian and American Fulbright Scholars. Its activities are funded primarily by the governments of Australia and the United States of America, with additional support from high-profile corporate, not-for-profit and public sector sponsors as well as from individual donors.

Dr Tangerine Holt is the new Executive Director at the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, and will be responsible for managing and representing the Commission while developing strategies in conjunction with the Board to maintain the integrity of the program, grow its scope and raise its public profile. As Executive Director, Dr Holt will build strong stakeholder relationships and provider partnerships, garner event and program sponsorship, optimise governance and financial performance, and lead a talented team of six.

Dr Tangerine Holt has been an educator and administrator across the United States, Australia, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates and possess both a domestic and international perspective on academic, managerial and diplomacy issues. Previously, she was Director of International Education and Research at Monash University for two years and was also a senior lecturer for a further six years. During her career at Monash, Tangerine's academic leadership focused on developing excellence in medical and health professional education across undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This included the establishment of the Community Based Practice model in Australia, Malaysia, and the University of Sharjah, UAE. With a commitment to the underlying mission of the Fulbright Commission and as a values-driven leader with integrity, political acumen and entrepreneurial flair, Dr Holt will drive the strategic direction and growth of Fulbright as it moves into its next phase of development.

Kerry Holling is the new Director, Information Technology Services at the University of Western Sydney.

The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is a metropolitan university serving the Greater West of Sydney and is committed to making a difference to the lives of their students and the communities in which they live. UWS currently enrolls 40,000 students across its six campuses, studying disciplines ranging from law to nanotechnology, linguistics to medicine and business to forensic science. With Western Sydney being one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, UWS will play a key role in the Federal Government's agenda for Higher Education; anticipating enrolments to grow to well over 50,000 students by 2020. In addition to undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses, the University provides potential students with academic pathways to university via the UWSCollege.

Kerry Holling is the new Director, Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University of Western Sydney, and will be responsible for providing strategic advice and vision on information technology infrastructure, as well as resources and services needed to support the teaching, research, and administrative functions of the University. He will be responsible for the overall management of the ITS Unit and for the reporting of performance against the University's strategic plan. As Director, Kerry will provide advice to members of the Executive Management group on all ITS-related matters and contribute at a high level to strategy, policy and organisational direction.

Kerry Holling is a seasoned and highly experienced CIO of major technology companies including Digital Equipment Corporation (1996-1998), Compaq Computers (1998-2002) and Hewlett-Packard (2002-2006). After leaving Hewlett-Packard, Kerry decided it was time to use his impressive skills garnered in the corporate sector to give back to the community, and joined the NSW Department of Community Services as CIO in 2007. Under a restructure, he then transitioned to CIO of the NSW Department of Human Services in 2010. With substantial senior experience in large and complex IT environments and an extensive change management background, Kerry is ideally placed to lead the University of Western Sydney in identifying, developing and implementing creative IT strategies and solutions as the organisation moves into an era of substantial growth.

Mona Stead is the new General Manager Veterinary Nursing Services at Lort Smith Animal Hospital.

Mona Stead is the new General Manager Veterinary Nursing Services at the Lort Smith Animal Hospital. Reporting to the CEO and with a team of approximately 70 direct reports, Mona will be responsible for the management of resource allocations, development of policies and procedures, budgets, setting of KPIs and OH&S compliance, whilst developing a strategic vision with a business perspective, and meeting operational and financial targets.

Previously, Mona was Change Lead/Implementation Manager at the University College London Hospitals National Health Service Trust (UCLH NHS) where she was not only responsible for implementation, communication and benefits realisation for the Trust, but also the creation of reusable organisational tool kits, which have now been adopted by the Trust as their standardised approach. Prior to this role, Mona was a Transformation Lead Manager with BT British Telecom Global Services where she created and delivered a clinical change management plan. Preceding this, Mona was a Healthcare Consultant for various organisations including Fujitsu, Accenture, Atos KPMG and Inter-Health Canada. With Mona's experience and leadership as part of its executive team, Lort Smith Animal Hospital will continue to provide quality care for thousands of animals and remain a Melbourne icon.

Margaret Grigg is the new General Manager Research, Development and Advocacy at MIND Australia.

Mind is a leading provider of consumer-focused mental health services in Victoria and South Australia. Mind works with people who experience mental health difficulties, to help them live well in the community, with or without symptoms. Mind offers a diverse range of services including: recovery-focused individual and family services; case work and case management support; transition from acute settings to community support; residential rehabilitation services for young people and adults; housing services; respite services; volunteer and mentor programs; programs including programs for people with a mental health illness and intellectual disability; recreational and arts programs and family strengthening programs.

Margaret Grigg is the new General Manager Research, Development and Advocacy at Mind Australia, and will act as a key advisor to the CEO and senior management to ensure effective and highly engaged leadership within the organisation. In a high profile position, Margaret will focus on enhancing Mind's services to support policy, advocacy and community education and develop strategies which contribute to the availability of affordable housing for people with serious mental health challenges. The provision of strategic leadership to the Department's operations is central to this role and Margaret will be required to contribute strongly to the overall strategic direction of Mind.

Previously, Margaret spent over six years at the Victorian Department of Health in a variety of roles. She commenced in 2004 as a Senior Nurse Advisor Mental Health where she was responsible for providing advice to the Victorian Government on mental health nursing issues. In 2007, Margaret progressed to the position of Assistant Director, Access and Metropolitan Performance Branch where she was responsible for the leadership and management of emergency, surgical and critical care programs. Following the 2009 Victorian bushfires, Margaret was seconded to the position of Assistant Director Bushfire Psychosocial Recovery Team. Following the completion of this assignment, Margaret was requested to take on the role of Manager of Rural Health where she was responsible for the performance of 70 rural and regional health services. Margaret was in this role until her appointment at Mind. With a proven track record in senior health leadership positions and significant knowledge regarding mental health trends in policy and service delivery, Margaret will ensure that Mind continues to be at the forefront of mental health service delivery in Australia.

Paul Zanatta is the new General Manager Social Policy and Research at VincentCare.

VincentCare was established by the Society of St Vincent de Paul in Victoria in 2003 to accept responsibility for the Society's services for disadvantaged and vulnerable people including those who are homeless, mentally and physically disabled, aged, and suffering from forms of substance abuse. VincentCare works to provide an extensive range of structured social services, often in partnership with government programs. The organisation operates seven aged care facilities including residential care and a day therapy centre. Disability services operate under the umbrella of VincentCare's Ozanam Enterprises, located in Mornington, and aim to provide training and employment for people with disabilities to assist them in reaching their full potential in the community.

Paul Zanatta is the new General Manager Social Policy and Research and will be responsible for driving a policy and research function that will harmonise research, advocacy and communication activities across all VincentCare programs, with a strategic opportunity to build on the quality of work and expertise. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Paul will bring together the research and advocacy arms of the organisation to better understand the implications of a constantly changing social and government policy agenda.

Paul has worked extensively in mixed clinician and managerial roles in a variety of ambulatory and community settings, most recently at Aged and Community Care Victoria, where his role has encompassed Community Care and Policy since 2009. He spent three years as a Nurse Unit Manager at Austin Health, responsible for operations management; and two years as Nurse Manager at Swan Hill District Hospital. He has spent his entire career working in health and community health and, having worked extensively with vulnerable populations in individual client work, group based programs, health promotion and community capacity building, Paul will undoubtedly contribute to the ongoing growth and development of VincentCare's important work in the Victorian community.

Ian Webb is the new Procurement Manager at the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust.

On 1 March 2010 The Cheltenham & Regional Cemeteries Trust and the Trustees of the Necropolis Springvale were merged to create the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. The Trust now administers Brighton General, Bunurong Memorial Park, Cheltenham Memorial Park, Cheltenham Pioneer, Dandenong Public, Melbourne General, Springvale Botanical and St Kilda cemeteries. As a not for profit organisation the Trust is not funded by government and is responsible for accumulating funds to ensure the perpetual maintenance of the cemeteries it manages.

Ian Webb is the new Procurement Manager at the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, and in this newly created key leadership position, will be responsible for redefining the organisation's procurement framework. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, Ian will be responsible for providing systems, processes and specialist advice to the organisation on procurement and contracts, tendering, purchasing compliance and reporting.

Previously, Ian Webb was with Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific for 11 years, where he first began as an IT Contracts Administrator in 2000 before being promoted to the position of Purchasing Manager in 2001, a role he held until 2007. In 2007, Ian progressed to the position of Procurement Projects Manager, a position he held until his appointment at the Cemeteries Trust. In this role, Ian was responsible for all major procurement projects, ICT commodities, logistics/supply chain commodities and HR commodities. Prior to joining Mercedes-Benz, Ian spent a year at Bayside Technology Solution as an IT recruitment consultant and previous to this he held a number of positions at ANZ over a 10 year period. With a wealth of experience in procurement and contract management, Ian will ensure the development and implementation of contemporary and best-practice procurement procedures at the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust.

Todd Harper is the new Chief Executive Officer at Cancer Council Victoria.

Cancer Council Victoria (CCV) is a non-profit organisation involved in cancer research, patient support, cancer prevention and advocacy. From their Carlton offices in Melbourne, CCV is close to many of Melbourne's public teaching hospitals, universities and medical research institutes. They also advise government and liaise with business and professional groups to help create strategies to fight cancer. CCV maintains a strong public profile and preserves their independence to maximise their ability to reduce the impact of cancer on the community.

Todd Harper is the new Chief Executive Officer at CCV, and will be accountable to the Board for the implementation of the strategic direction of the Council in alignment with its vision, mission and values. Todd will also advocate to government and other sectors to advance cancer control in Victoria, and represent the Council in the public sphere to maintain their highly respected profile in the community.

Todd was previously the CEO of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) for four years, and prior to this was the Executive Director of Quit Victoria and the VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control (VCTC) at CCV for eight years. During his tenure in this position, Todd led both Quit Victoria and the VCTC in the development and execution of numerous health promotion campaigns including the Gangrene and Mouth Cancer campaigns and the 2002 Parents campaign. Todd has presented in many national and international conferences and has worked with WHO and various other overseas organisations to develop tobacco policies and advocacy strategies. From 1995 to 1999 Todd was the Executive Director of the Tasmanian Council on AIDS and related Diseases (TasCARD). With 18 years experience in the health promotion and advocacy field, Todd will bring a fresh and creative perspective to this critical role, and an underlying passion for the vital work performed by Cancer Council Victoria.

Paul Atley is the new Group Sales Manager at National Tiles.

National Tiles was established in 1979 by Managing Director Frank Walker and has rapidly become a market leader in the tile, stone and laminate timber flooring industries. The National Tiles network incorporates 14 state of the art showrooms in Queensland and Victoria, and these design centres are fully equipped to handle all aspects of today's tiling needs. National Tiles is one of Victoria's most successful tile and laminate timber flooring companies, and a market leader in all aspects of today's demanding Retail and Building Industry. It is proud to be Australia's largest 100% family-owned tile company.

Paul Atley is the new Group Sales Manager at National Tiles, and will be responsible for ensuring the sales teams at National Tiles utilise strategic selling and planning techniques whilst further developing significant client relationships with major accounts, assessing market trends, establishing sales strategies and managing new business development opportunities. Coaching, developing and motivating the sales teams and instilling a culture of disciplined sales methodologies and practices within the company will form a key component of his role.

Until recently, Paul was the Sales Director Australia New Zealand for Irwin Industrial Tools. Commencing in June 2005, Paul had full responsibility for the Australian and New Zealand sales teams and all customers, both retail and industrial within the ANZ region. Reporting to the Vice President APAC, Paul was a member of the senior management team and focused on penetrating new product launch execution for the company. Between 2001 and 2005, Paul was the General Manager Sales and Marketing for Waterwerks and prior to this Paul was engaged with Gale Pacific between 1992 and 2001. As an influential and well qualified sales manager with extensive experience in people management, customer account management and strategy planning, Paul is well placed to lead National Tiles' highly motivated sales team to maximum profitability and growth in line with the company vision and values.

Elizabeth Davies is the new Chief Executive Officer at the White Ribbon Foundation.

The White Ribbon Foundation (WRF), established in 2007, is a not-for -profit company that provides a governance structure for the national White Ribbon Campaign and provides a capacity to raise and administer funds to support community awareness activities. The White Ribbon Campaign is linked to a global initiative targeted at raising awareness of the extent, and individual and societal impacts, of violence towards women. The WRF has a long term view to provide the campaign with a sustainable structure for years to come, in recognition that achieving attitude change towards violence requires a long term and high profile commitment to working within communities to engage men and boys.

Elizabeth Davies is the new Chief Executive Officer at the White Ribbon Foundation, and will maintain and grow the White Ribbon Campaign throughout Australia and engage organisations and individuals in the prevention of violence against women. As the new CEO, Elizabeth will provide leadership, strategic direction, and recognise opportunities which will enhance the campaign, create and sustain a valued public profile for the organisation, and positively influence and build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Libby brings to the role deep experience across the health and welfare sectors at a national level through leadership of a number of key organisations and contributions to ministerial and sector-wide advisory committees and boards. As Chief Executive Officer of Family Services Australia from 2001 to 2006, Libby worked closely with 88 member organisations to achieve the highest levels of service delivery across the sector. Prior to this, Libby was National Director of UnitingCare Australia, the national peak Uniting Church body on community service matters. In this role she managed the National Secretariat, built the organisation's profile, lobbied Government and represented Uniting Care Australia in national forums. For the last four years, Libby has worked in a number of advisory, consultancy and interim roles, including Interim Executive Director for Anglicare Australia. With sound knowledge of the issues surrounding violence against women, Elizabeth will provide strong strategic leadership to the foundation and drive the White Ribbon Campaign to the next level of excellence.

Robyn Hunter is the new Chief Operating Officer at MS Australia.

MS Australia strives for a world without multiple sclerosis through quality research and service excellence to people with multiple sclerosis and their carers. The organisation strives to enhance the quality of life of people with MS and reduce the impact of MS on families and carers. MS Australia also aims to maintain and increase its role as a leading not-for-profit organisation and a preferred charity in Australia for community and corporate support.

Robyn Hunter is the new Chief Operating Officer at MS Australia and will lead the delivery of an innovative customer service strategy and drive operational excellence across the organisation's shared services and distribution network. Robyn will lead the organisation's internal shared service functions to ensure strong alignment with organisational outcomes and will play a critical role in collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams to leverage the funding, advocacy and branding strategies to guarantee consistent, timely and relevant service offerings to clients.

Robyn brings 20 years clinical and management experience in the health sector to her role at MS Australia. Previously, she provided a range of consultancy services to Yooralla in her role as Strategy Consultant and was also a Strategic Planning Consultant at Donald Cant Watts Corke. Robyn spent approximately ten years of her career at Medibank Private Limited, with her most recent role being National Manager, Ancillary and Medical Services (2008 to 2010). In this position she was responsible for driving the Medical and Ancillary purchasing strategies and managing provider relations in optimising value to Medibank members. With a strong customer service focus and senior operational leadership experience, Robyn will ensure that MS Australia remains committed to the delivery of service excellence and community engagement as it enters a period of rapid expansion and growth.

Jim O'Dempsey is the new Director Business Improvement and Innovation at the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is a new national agency established to improve the quality and safety of Australia's health services through a modernised national regulatory system for health professionals. The services provided by AHPRA to the National Boards employ best practice approaches to regulation and cover registration functions, the management of a national public register of health practitioners, the receipt of notifications about the conduct of registrants on behalf of the Boards and, subject to decisions by the Boards, responsibility to the Boards for the highest standards of professional investigations and disciplinary prosecutions.

Jim O'Dempsey is the new Director Business Improvement and Innovation at AHPRA, and will ensure that there is a constant flow of new ideas and insights from a wide range of sources and drive innovation in the quality and productivity of AHPRA's services. Focusing on achieving national consistency of service delivery across the policy established by National Boards and the National Law, Jim will manage the interface between Board policy and operational delivery and lead business improvement activities to achieve tangible results for the organisation.

Jim has been with AHPRA since 2010, and was previously the Transitional National Director in charge of leading the establishment of AHPRA's business improvement team. In this role he was charged with the implementation of the new team's corporate governance structure, policies and systems and established committees and strategies. Prior to joining AHPRA, Jim was Executive Officer at the Office of Health Practitioner Registration Boards (OHPRB), taking responsibility for the reorganisation, revitalisation and modernisation of the OHPRB to ensure that operations were consistent with the new legislative scheme. From 1993 to 2002, Jim was Executive Officer at the Queensland Nursing Council. As an experienced executive who takes people with him and builds teams based on communication, trust and strategic initiative, Jim will undoubtedly lead the design and implementation of high impact changes at AHPRA to improve their business systems and processes.

Brad Denham is the new Sales Manager - On Premise (Western Australia) at Foster's Group.

Foster's is a global premium branded drinks company with a portfolio of over 100 brands, operations on five continents and a history stretching back 160 years delivering beer, wine, spirits and ciders to millions of consumers every day and developing innovative new products that will tap consumer trends in the years ahead. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, Foster's employs over 6,000 people and their products are sold in more than 155 countries worldwide, operating as five regional businesses supported by a corporate centre. Their commitment to lead innovation, invest in their brands and maintain the highest quality standards remains steadfast.

Brad Denham is the new Sales Manager - On Premise (Western Australia) and will be responsible for leading the sales team in Western Australia. In this role, Brad will be responsible for ensuring that the national and state business plans are achieved and will also develop, implement and analyse a sales strategy that is aligned to the broader business objectives at Foster's. Brad will focus on growing the group portfolio, identifying and developing new business opportunities and driving profit growth. He will also provide a high level of people leadership and management to the Business Development Managers and their sales teams as they seek to achieve their objectives.

Prior to his appointment, Brad was the State Manager WA, SA and NT for McWilliams Wines, where he focused on maximising the performance, volume and profitability of the company brands within Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. Preceding this, he was a Key Account Manager (WA) for Winesource Australia where he managed the distribution, contact levels, profitability, volume, promotions and pricing for Wholesalers. Brad also held a number of positions with Diageo Australia earlier in his career. As an influential and strategic sales professional with extensive experience in people management, customer account management and strategy planning, Brad is perfectly positioned to ensure that Foster's continues to experience market growth and strength in Western Australia.

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