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NEWS / Congratulations

2012

Andrew Newbold is the new Chair of the Board at SEDA

Established in 2006, Sports Education and Development Australia (SEDA) offers an alternative style of education and training for year 11 and 12 students. SEDA programs foster an engaging environment and offer young people the opportunity to complete their education within the Sport and Recreation and Arts industry whilst forging a pathway to meaningful employment or further study.

Andrew Newbold is the new Chair of the Board at SEDA. Currently the President of the Hawthorn Football Club and Director of the Australian Childhood Foundation, Andrew brings a wealth of experience in senior management and board positions. He also worked as a Development Executive at Origin Energy Limited, before pursuing various personal family business interests. Andrew has a background in law, having worked as a Solicitor, Senior Associate and Partner at Herbert Geer Lawyers.


Alison Amos is the new Chief Executive Officer at Ovarian Cancer Australia

Founded in 2001, Ovarian Cancer Australia is the peak organisation for ovarian cancer in Australia and the country’s only national organisation dedicated to raising awareness of ovarian cancer, delivering support to women and their families affected by the disease, and funding the best ovarian cancer research.

Alison Amos is the new Chief Executive Officer at Ovarian Cancer Australia having formerly been the Manager of BreaCan at Women’s Health Victoria. Alison has 20 years of experience in the research, health and community sectors in roles such as Manager Ambulance Performance at the Department of Health (DOH) and the Manager of Research and Cancer Services Improvement for BreastScreen Victoria. Alison has also run her own business delivering a range of professional development workshops and consultancy services to health and community sectors.


Cynthia Kralik is the new Director, English Language Centre, Monash College at Monash University

Monash University is an energetic and dynamic university committed to quality education, outstanding research and international engagement. A member of Australia’s Group of Eight research intensive universities, it seeks to improve the human condition and is committed to a sustainable future.

Cynthia Kralik is the new Director, Monash University English Language Centre at Monash College. Prior to this appointment, Cynthia was the Director, English Language Development Project at RMIT University, where she was responsible for leading a strategic initiative to address the English language needs of RMIT's students. Cynthia has an extensive background in the international education sector, having held a range of roles including Academic Director and Director of the Language Centre at RMIT Training as well as non-executive director positions within the English language teaching sector.


Angelina Pillai is the new National Manager - Professional Development at the Australian Human Resources Institute

The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) is the only national association in Australia representing human resource and people management professionals. AHRI leads the direction and fosters the growth of the HR profession through actively setting standards and building the capability of the profession.

Angelina Pillai is the new National Manager - Professional Development at AHRI. She is an education management professional with over 15 years in the professional development industry, including her most recent role as Head of Professional Development and Education at the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Australasia. There she was responsible for the development and delivery of the CIPS education and membership strategies across Australasia and for all assessment services in the region. Angelina has extensive experience in the education industry, including as a Sessional Tutor at La Trobe University; Assessment and Development Manager (Academic Services) and Divisional Manager of Australian International Campuses; and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of Business and Law at Central Queensland University.


Professor Jennelle Kyd is the new Vice-Chancellor and Provost at Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Swinburne University of Technology is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community

Professor Jennelle Kyd is the new Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at Swinburne University of Technology. Prior to her appointment at Swinburne, Professor Kyd was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research) and Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) at Central Queensland University. Professor Kyd holds a significant research portfolio in biotechnology, immunology and medical microbiology, and leads an international group working to achieve a vaccine for the prevention of bacterial middle ear infection in children. Professor Kyd is also the Director of the Australian Insititute of Policy and Science and, until taking up her new position, was also Director at the Co-Operative Research Centre for Rail Innovation.


Professor Alec Cameron is the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia is an internationally recognised research-intensive university that combines quality academic staff and state-of-the-art facilities to provide a vibrant student experience.

An internationally-qualified academic who has held leadership positions in both the university and corporate sectors in Australia has been appointed to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) at The University of Western Australia. Professor Alec Cameron has been the driving force behind the Australian School of Business, after being appointed the School's inaugural Dean and overseeing its emergence from the integration of academic units at the University of New South Wales. He was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Resources and Infrastructure) at UNSW. Prior to this role, he held senior corporate positions in the IT and telecommunications industry, including at Sun Microsystems Australia, Alcatel Australia, COMindico, and Telstra. He is currently President of the Australian Business Deans Council.


The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson is the new Director at the Australian War Memorial

The Memorial is a major award-winning cultural institution located in Canberra. It is recognised by its peers and the Australian community as being the benchmark of cultural institutions in Australia. The Memorial is also a museum and an archive, commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australia's Servicemen and women. Through exhibitions, interpretation, educational and public programs, it enhances the understanding of the Australian experience at war and its impact on our society.

Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Warren Snowdon, announced the Hon Dr Brendan Nelson has been appointed as the new Director of the Australian War Memorial. For the past few years, Dr Nelson has been influential in driving the Australian Government's program of commemorations across the Western Front, ensuring Australia's efforts from the First World War are recognised on an international scale. As Australian Ambassador to the European Union (EU), The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Belgium and Luxembourg and former Minister for Defence, Dr Nelson brings with him a breadth of experience.


Carl Phillips is the new Chief Executive Officer at 370° Group

370° group is one of the leading Group Training Organisations in Victoria and Tasmania and also one of the leading trade based Registered Training Organisations in Melbourne. 370° group has consistently supplied highly qualified and skilled apprentices and trainees to industry and currently operates under four divisions - 370° traineeships, NECA Apprenticeships, NECA Skills Centre and tastec group training.

Carl Phillips is the new Chief Executive Officer at 370° Group having previously been acting in the role since June. Prior to this, Carl was the Executive General Manager People at Skilled Group, where he was responsible for leadership of the People function of Australia's largest labour hire organisation. Carl has also held several other leadership roles including Director of Safety and Manager Human Resources - Western Australian Operations at Alcoa of Australia Limited, Senior Advisor Employee Relations at Coles Myer Ltd and National Industrial Officer at the Australian Workers Union.


Sandra Walker is the new Chief Executive Officer at Gippsland Medicare Local

Gippsland Medicare Local is a new, not for profit primary health care organisation, established to coordinate primary health care delivery in Gippsland and tackle local health care needs and service gaps. The Gippsland Medicare Local is part of a nationwide network of Medicare Locals established by the Commonwealth Government as part of the national health reform program.

Sandra Walker is the new Chief Executive Officer at Gippsland Medicare Local, having previously worked in New Zealand as the General Manager Specialist Mental Health Service at the Canterbury District Health Board. In this role, Sandra was responsible for delivering secondary mental health services in the Canterbury district, and managed 1200 staff. Prior to moving to New Zealand, Sandra was the National Business Development Manager at Open Family Australia, the Chief Executive Officer at Goulburn Valley Community Health and General Operations Manager at Mercy Private Hospital. Sandra was originally a Registered Nurse in New Zealand.


Mark Williams is the new Managing Director at GWM Water

Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water (trading as GWMWater) is a government-owned Statutory Authority established on 1 July 2004 under the Water Act 1989. Under the Act, GWMWater must provide, manage, operate and protect water supply and sewerage systems for urban customers including collection, storage, treatment, transfer and distribution functions. GWMWater is also empowered to supply water to rural domestic and stock customers, and provide bulk water to 'supply by agreement' rural customers.

Mark Williams is the new Managing Director at GWM Water, having previously held the position of Executive Manager - Business Performance and Risk from 2004. In his role as Executive Manager - Business Performance and Risk Mark was responsible for overseeing the development of the multiyear water plan, coordinating the development of the annual corporate plan, preparation of the annual financial and regulatory statements, and working with the Regulation and Assurance Group to ensure the reliability of the water industry reports and that the risks of the water and wastewater business were clearly understood and managed. Mark was the General Manager Business Performance at Grampians Water from 1996 to 2004 prior to the merger with Wimmera Mallee Water to form GWMWater. Prior to joining the water industry in 1996 Mark worked at Ecogen Energy as a Financial Controller/Business Analyst and was a Management Accountant at the Austin Hospital.


Vicki Lahey is the new Executive Director People and Culture at Department of Primary Industries (VIC)

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is responsible for agriculture, fisheries, earth resources, energy and forestry in Victoria. DPI design and deliver government policies and programs that enable productive and competitive primary and energy industries that support Victoria's long term prosperity.

Vicki Lahey is the new Executive Director People and Culture at the Department of Primary Industries (VIC). Prior to this role, Vicky has worked at the Department of Premier and Cabinet as Director, Human Resources where she led an extensive change management program, including the development of a new Human Resources strategy, and a new performance management system. Vicki has an extensive background in management in the State Government sector, having previously held roles including Director People & Culture at the Department of Planning and Community Development, Deputy Director People & Culture at the Department for Victorian Communities and Manage of Human Resources and Employment Relations at the Department of Human Services.


Melanie Oppenheimer is the new Professor of History at Flinders University

Flinders University enjoys a well-justified reputation for its excellence in teaching and research. It has a long-standing commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for all and a proud record of community engagement.

Professor Melanie Oppenheimer is the new Professor of History at Flinders University, having previously held the role of Associate Professor of Australian History at the University of New England. Professor Oppenheimer has an extensive career in Higher Education with roles including Associate Lecturer in 20th century Australian History through to Associate Professor at the University of Western Sydney, Lecturer and Tutor in the Department of Modern History at Macquarie University and a Research Assistant at the University of Sydney.


Angelina Pillai is the new National Manager Professional Development at the Australian Human Resources Institute

The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) is the only national association in Australia representing human resource and people management professionals. AHRI leads the direction and fosters the growth of the HR profession through actively setting standards and building the capability of the profession.

Angelina Pillai is the new National Manager - Professional Development at AHRI. She is an education management professional with over 15 years in the professional development industry, including her most recent role as Head of Professional Development and Education at the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Australasia. There she was responsible for the development and delivery of the CIPS education and membership strategies across Australasia and for all assessment services in the region. Angelina has extensive experience in the education industry, including as a Sessional Tutor at La Trobe University; Assessment and Development Manager (Academic Services) and Divisional Manager of Australian International Campuses; and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of Business and Law at Central Queensland University.


Ceinwen McNeil is the new IELTS Stakeholder Relations Manager at IDP Education

IDP Education is a leading organisation within the international education industry which operates a number of related business lines including; international student placement into educational institutions; English language testing using IELTS; as well as English language training.

Ceinwen McNeil is the new IELTS Stakeholder Relations Manager at IDP Education, having previously worked for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Vic) as Manager, Federalism Strategy and Acting Executive Director of the Intergovernmental Relations Division. Ceinwen has extensive experience in key leadership roles, including as Associate Director Victorian Government at KPMG between 2007 and 2011, and several roles at the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria including Acting Manager International, Principal Policy and Executive Officer and Senior Policy Adviser, Intergovernmental Relations.


Jan Boynton is the new Regional Director, Loddon Mallee Region, Regional Delivery at the Department of Planning and Community Development

The Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) has a central role in managing Victoria’s growth and development and building stronger communities. DPCD facilitates partnerships across Victoria’s government, business and community sectors and coordinate whole-of-government responses to a broad range of economic, social and environmental issues at a local, regional and statewide level.

Jan Boynton is the new Regional Director, Loddon Mallee Region, Regional Delivery at the Department of Planning and Community Development. Jan has extensive experience in the government and public sectors, holding several key executive roles including Chief Executive Officer at Radius Disability Services, Director City Strategy at the City of Greater Bendigo and Regional Director, North West Region at the Department of Natural Resources and Environment. Jan holds a Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning from the University of Melbourne and Company Director’s Course Diploma.


Campbell Davies is the new Marketing and Communications Manager at Greyhound Racing Victoria

Greyhound Racing Victoria is responsible for controlling, promoting, registering greyhounds and people and to carry our research into all aspects of the sport of greyhound racing. Our aim is to effectively manage, promote and develop a vibrant industry to ensure expansion and future wagering growth to maximize opportunities and returns for all participants.

Campbell Davies is the new Marketing and Communications Manager at Greyhound Racing Victoria. Campbell comes to GRV from Nike with more than 14 years’ experience in brand management, strategy development, brand communications and recently worked as Brand Manager for Nike’s efforts in Australia and New Zealand around the 2012 London Olympic Games. During his time at Nike he has gained extensive experience in managing large teams and multiple relationships with external stakeholders at the highest level of sports marketing. He also has experience in digital and social media including the development and execution of the social strategy for Nike’s network of retail stores.


Exciting new appointments at Victoria University of Wellington

For more than a century, the Victoria University of Wellington -Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui has developed a tradition of strong international links in teaching and research and programmes of national significance and international quality.Victoria is committed to providing students with opportunities to acquire, understand and apply disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge, as well as related skills and attitudes, and to enhance their personal development.

Michael Macaulay is one of the new School of Government Academics at the Victoria University of Wellington

Michael Macaulay is one of the new School of Government Academics at the Victoria University of Wellington. Prior to this appointment, Michael was a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg and Professor in Public Management at Teesside University. He has held several roles at Teeside University, including Reader in Governance and Public Ethics, Senior Lecturer (Leadership and Management), Researcher and Research Assistant.

Karl Lofgren is one of the new School of Government Academics at the Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Karl Lofgren is one of the new School of Government Academics at the Victoria University of Wellington, having previously been employed at Roskilde University as Associate Professor and Head of Studies for BA (Politics and Administration) and MSc (Public Administration). Dr Lofgren has worked extensively in the education sector, having held several roles including as a Part-time Lecturer at Blekinge Technical University in Sweden, Assistant Professor at Roskilde University and Senior Lecturer in Political Science at Malmö University.

Jackie Cumming is one of the new School of Government Academics at the Victoria University of Wellington

Jackie Cumming is one of the new School of Government Academics at the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington, having previously been employed at the University as Director of the Health Services Research Centre and as an Associate Professor in the School of Government. Jackie has worked at Victoria University of Wellington in the Health Services Research Centre for almost 20 years and brings extensive health policy and management expertise into the School’s teaching and research programmes.


Martin Edwards is the new Director Information Systems at Health Purchasing Victoria

HPV works in partnership with public hospitals and health services in order to understand their requirements, facilitate large scale tenders and manage common-use contracts on behalf of the state. HPV also takes a lead in identifying and evaluating opportunities for collective procurement and for delivering projects which enhance public health procurement capability.

Martin Edwards is the new Director Information Systems at Health Purchasing Victoria. Prior to this appointment, Martin was the General Manager ICT at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, where he managed three departments, fifty five staff and was responsible for IT, Telecoms and Switchboard. Within the six years in this role, Martin was also the Chief Information Officer and IT Manager. Martin has an extensive career background in IT, including as Senior Systems Engineer at the Shock Entertainment Group, IT Manager at Zomba Records and working at the BBC in London.


Dr Tracey Swift is the new Director Research Management at the University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading and largest university with 41,000 students, nearly 10,000 of who graduate annually in a wide range of professions and fields. It is the only one included in the Times Higher Education top 200 and it is the highest ranked New Zealand University in the QS World University Rankings and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Dr Swift is the new Director Research Management at the University of Auckland, having previously been the Director Research & Innovation Services at the University of South Australia. In this role, Dr Swift was responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring the University's research strategies and policies as well as leading the functions of Research and Innovation Services. Dr Swift has a wealth of experience in research management in the Higher Education sector, having held roles such as Head of Development, Research and Innovation Services at the University of Sheffield, Director Research at the Institute of Social and Ethical Accountability, Deputy Director Sustainability Education at the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry and Research Associate at the University of Sheffield.


Karen McCormick is the new Deputy General Manager, Government & Communications at the Australian Sports Commission

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is a statutory authority within the Australian Government's Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport portfolio. The ASC is Australia's primary national sports administration and advisory agency, and the cornerstone of a wide-ranging sports system. The ASC plays a central leadership role in the development and operation of the Australian sports system, administering and funding innovative sport programs and providing leadership, coordination and support for the sport sector.

Karen McCormick is the new Deputy General Manager, Government & Communications at the Australian Sports Commission. Prior to this appointment, Karen was the Assistant Secretary Communication Branch at the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, where she was responsible for developing and delivering the National Broadband Network Communication program. Karen has held several governmental roles, including Director AQIS Communication at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Director International Communication at the Department of Education, Science and Training; and Director Publishing and Online Communication at the Department of Industry Tourism and Resources.


Paul McGill is the new Deputy National Commander at New Zealand Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is comprised of five regions with around 400 stations, and 9,000 volunteer and paid firefighters spread throughout the country. As well as responding to a wide range of emergency situations, the NZFS is focussed on fire safety and prevention in NZ communities.

Paul McGill is the new Deputy National Commander at New Zealand Fire Service, having previously resided as Director of Operations and Training, a position he has held since 2005. In this role, Paul was responsible for managing the NZFS national operations, fleet, property, equipment and training. Paul has an extensive background in New Zealand Fire, including as Fire Region Manager/Commander, Assistant Area Chief Fire Officer and frontline operational Officer roles. Paul has been recognised for his skill in Fire Service Management as a Member of the City and Guilds of London Institute.


Mary Clarke is the new General Manager - Education Policy at CPA Australia

CPA Australia is one of the world's largest accounting bodies with a membership of more than 139,000 finance, accounting and business professionals across the globe. Core services to members include education, training, technical support and advocacy.

Mary Clarke is the new General Manager - Education Policy at CPA Australia. She was previously the General Manager/Executive Director, Economic Analysis at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, where she was required to shape the future arrangements for the governance and funding of schooling in Victoria. Prior to this, Mary held several roles in state government departments, including Director Economic Policy for the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Assistant Director in the Department of Treasury and Finance. Mary also worked in New Zealand Governmental departments in Manager, Research and Analyst roles.


Exciting new appointments at the University of Otago

Established in 1869, the University of Otago is the oldest university in New Zealand with a total enrolment of about 22,000 students spread over four academic divisions: the Business School, Division of Sciences, Division of Humanities, and Division of Health Sciences. The University of Otago is New Zealand's most research-intensive University.

Professor Elizabeth Rose is the new Professor of Management at the University of Otago

Professor Rose is the new Professor of Management at the University of Otago, having previously been the Professor of International Business at Aalto University School of Business (formerly known as Helsinki School of Economics) in Finland. Professor Rose has extensive international experience in both teaching and research; prior to her professorship in Finland, she was a Senior Research Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington, a Research Affiliate Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland and an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California.

Dr André Everett is the new Professor of Management at the University of Otago

Dr Everett is the new Professor of Management at the University of Otago. Prior to this appointment, Dr Everett was an Associate Professor (from 2007) and Senior Lecturer (from 1998) in that department, and Senior Lecturer (from 1992 to 1998) on the MBA Programme at Otago. Dr Everett has a wealth of international experience including academic roles at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the USA, where he earned his PhD, and visiting positions at universities in China, Chile, Israel, Austria and France.


Shane Walden is the new Manager Parks at Wyndham City Council

Wyndham City Council is a leader in local government in Victoria and is a growing organisation that is well positioned financially, has talented, passionate staff and the desire and capability to achieve great things. The principal areas of population are Werribee and Hoppers Crossing, with substantial growth occurring in Tarneit, Point Cook, Truganina and Wyndham Vale.

Shane Walden is the new Manager Parks at Wyndham City Council. Prior to this appointment, Shane held General Management & Facility Management roles at Transfield Services Pty Ltd, where he was responsible for the maintenance and operations of fifteen services including grounds maintenance. Shane has held several roles in Environmental Maintenance including as Client and Stakeholder Relations, Financial, Quality, OHS, Risk People Management and HR/IR for ten years, and three years as Facility Manager for Telstra Connect.


Exciting new appointments at the Country Fire Authority (CFA)

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest volunteer-based emergency service organisations, providing a diverse range of risk reduction and fire suppression services to minimise the impact of fires and other emergencies on the community. CFA operates across a broad risk environment; including bushfire, complex industrial and structural risks, as well as significant transport, institutional and hazardous materials risk environments.

Alen Slijepcevic is the new Deputy Chief Officer - Capability and Infrastructure

Alen Slijepcevic is the new Deputy Chief Officer - Capability and Infrastructure at the CFA. Prior to this role, Alen held several appointments at the Department of Sustainability and Environment (VIC) including Assistant Chief Officer Capability managing training, equipment, radio communications and fire information systems. Prior to coming to Victoria in May 2005, he performed the role of a State Duty Officer for seven years, coordinating Forestry Tasmania fire fighting activities in single and multi-agency environments and was Manager, Fire Management branch from 2003 to 2005. Some of Alen's key career achievements include the development of the National Fire Behaviour Training Course, as a contributor to the Victorian Bushfire Strategy, with specific responsibility for the workforce and capability elements of the project; performed Agency Commander role during 2009 bushfires, coordinating (with other peers) the fire-fighting efforts which protected the Warburton Valley and Melbourne water catchments.

David Spokes is the new Executive Director Performance and Strategy

David Spokes is the new Executive Director Performance and Strategy at the CFA, having provided change management services to CFA since 2011. Prior to this, David held several roles at the Environment Protection Authority, including Acting Director, Victoria in 2009 and Strategic Change Adviser from 2009 to 2010. David commenced his career as a consultant in social planning and community consultation. He then moved into local government and spent seven years with the City of Melbourne, holding various executive and management positions in community services. After departing City of Melbourne, held a number of General Manager positions at the City of Port Phillip, before becoming the Chief Executive Officer in 2001, a role he held for eight years. David holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Melbourne.

Nigel McCormick is the new Executive Manager, Financial Services

Nigel McCormick is the new Executive Manager, Financial Services at the CFA. He is a seasoned finance executive with significant public sector experience in both Australia and Northern Ireland and a Chartered Accountant with varied financial and strategic experience and a strong commitment to community based and public service organisations. Prior to his appointment at the CFA, Nigel was the General Manager Business Affairs and CFO for Film Victoria. He moved from Northern Ireland in 2010 having held several positions for the government including Head of Development and Infrastructure in the Department of Education 2001-2003, Head of Public Service Reform Unit for the Office of First Minister from 2003 - 2004, Director of Water Reform Unit/Shareholder Unit for the Department for Regional Development between 2004 and 2008 and was the Director of Finance for the Department for Regional Development from 2008 - 2010. Nigel has also been both a member of and significant contributor to Boards and Audit Committees.

Fran Boyd is the new Executive Director People and Culture

Fran Boyd is the new Executive Director People and Culture at the CFA. She was previously the Director People & Culture at the Department of Primary Industries from 2008 and Director Human Resources at the Department of Transport from 2005 to 2008. Fran has extensive experience at a senior level both within Government and the private sector in developing and implementing HR strategy in complex and large organisations. Fran's experience spans all areas of human resource management with particular expertise in implementing structural and cultural change, industrial relations, workforce planning and OH&S. She also has prior experience in leadership in the health sector, as Human Resources Director for MECWA Community Care and Human Resources Director for Australian Home Care Services.


Kate Roffey is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Committee for Melbourne

The Committee for Melbourne is an influential not-for-profit, non partisan, member network that unites Melbourne's leaders and organisations to ensure its economic, social and environmental fabric remains inclusive, progressive and sustainable.

Kate Roffey is the New Chief Executive Officer at the Committee for Melbourne. Prior to this appointment, Kate was the Manager - Melbourne Park Redevelopment & Government Business at Tennis Australia, a position she held since 2008. Kate has an extensive background in sports management, exemplified in several positions including Chief Executive Officer of VicSport between 2004 and 2008; Specialist Adviser Sport, Obesity, Health and the Arts for the Office of the Shadow Minister for Sport, Recreation and Arts; and Executive Manager Student Union at Queensland University of Technology.


Professor John Fraser is the new Dean, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences 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 University has eight faculties, and supports a number of research centres and institutes including two large-scale institutes: the Liggins Institute, and the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.

Professor John Fraser is the new Dean, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland, having held the position as Head of the School of Medical Sciences since 2003. He has worked at the University since 1989, where he began as a Research Fellow in the Department of Immunobiology. Professor Fraser then became a Senior Research Fellow, Molecular Medicine and subsequently Associate Professor, before holding a Professorial role for eleven years. Professor Fraser has also worked as a Postdoctoral and Research Fellow at Harvard University.


Professor Margaret Jones is the new Director of Research and Innovation 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. The university has around 19,000 undergraduate students, 6,000 postgraduate students, and more than 400 courses.

Margaret Jones is the new Director of Research and Innovation at Edith Cowan University. Margaret spent 10 years at Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research (PHIMR) working with Professor Evan Simpson and being promoted through the ranks and appointed as a prestigious NHMRC RD Wright Fellow in 2003. In 2010 Margaret's husband was headhunted to take on a senior role in the Middle East and Margaret subsequently established herself as a consultant. This proved very successful and Margaret has served on the panel of a research grant funding body, conducted research on the Middle East for Western Australian universities and State Trade Office, and written grant applications. In 2010 she was appointed as an adjunct professor at Griffith University and in 2012 as an adjunct professor at Murdoch University (Aust) in Dubai.


Charles Tustin is the new Director, Monash Institute of Graduate Research (MIGR) 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.

Charles Tustin is the new Director, Monash Institute of Graduate Research at Monash University. Prior to this role, Charles was Director of Graduate Research Services (GRS) at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Born and educated in South Africa, Charles's initial appointment at Otago in 1994 was as a Senior Lecturer in human resources management and organisational behaviour. Following that he spent nearly five years as Otago's Deputy Director of Human Resources. Charles has been instrumental in the growth and positioning of GRS at Otago, implementing initiatives such as administrative and information technology systems to better manage the increasing number of PhD candidates and scholarship applicants; the introduction of training workshops for supervisors of graduate research candidates; successfully seeking and obtaining grant funds from the University to support candidates in various ways; the development of numerous policies and handbooks; and the introduction of various functions and activities to foster the development of a sense of community amongst a large population of graduate research candidates.


Craig Lloyd is the new Chief Information Officer at the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board

The Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board (MFB) is a statutory authority of 2100 staff within the Department of Justice, accountable to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. It functions under the Metropolitan Fire Brigades Act (1958) to ensure prevention, preparedness, response and recovery services against fire and other emergency situations in the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire District.

Craig Lloyd is the new Chief Information Officer at the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board. Prior to this appointment, Craig was the General Manager, State Operations Centre for Ambulance WA from 2011. Craig's background in emergency planning spans the public and private sectors in both Australia and the United Kingdom. He was for a period a Police Officer in London, before moving into more IT dedicated roles. He has since held senior IT and CIO positions with Victoria Police, Rural Ambulance Victoria and the Great Western Ambulance Service in the United Kingdom. Craig's more recent experience has been in general management and policy roles in the public service and emergency services sector.


Vinka Zupanovic is the new Human Resources Regional Manager, Victoria/Tasmania at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service

The Blood Service is a national organisation with revenue of $460m and 3,300 staff and 2000 volunteers working in over 100 static and mobile sites. The Blood Service collects approximately 1 million donations each year and annually provides over 3 million units of blood and blood products to meet the quality and sufficiency needs of all Australians. The Blood Service also provides a wide range of reference testing and tissue related services, transfusion medicine expertise and actively participates in research and development.

Vinka Zupanovich is the new Regional Human Resources Manager, Victoria/Tasmania at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Prior to this role, Vinka was the Director, Human Resources Operations at the Department of Transport (VIC) from 2010 and Human Resources Manager - Executive Services from 2008 to 2010 at Department of Human Services. Her strong human resources background is also reflected in experience held with the Western Australian Departments of Justice, Productivity and Labour Relations and Legal Aid. Vinka holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and Master of Industrial Relations from the University of Western Australia.


Exciting new appointments at Beaconhills College

Beaconhills has a population of more than 3000 students across three sites - in Toomuc Valley Road Pakenham, Kangan Drive Berwick and the Little Beacons Learning Centre in Pakenham. Beaconhills is a Preparatory to Year 12 independent school with an attached Early Learning and Childcare Centre, providing a quality education in a low fee-paying, Christian, co-educational environment in the Pakenham-Berwick growth corridor. Beaconhills is committed to providing a challenging, enriching and collaborative learning community, which empowers each individual to nurture their talents and develop as deep reflective thinkers and responsible citizens. The College is organised into sub-schools for Childcare/Early Learning, Junior, Middle, Year 9 and Senior Schools.

Janine Kuster is the new Head of Communications and Marketing

Janine Kuster is the new Head of Communication and Marketing at Beaconhills College. Most recently, Janine has spent the past four years working on the development of the NEST online pension scheme in the UK. When fully implemented, it is expected to serve up to 8 million low income workers. At NEST Janine was involved in the development of the Distribution, Marketing, Product and Customer Experience strategies and the design and build of the website. Prior to this Janine held a number of positions at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) between 1999 and 2005. Commencing as the Publicity and Promotions Officer in 1999 for the Faculty of Science, Janine progressed to Marketing Services Manager for the University's Marketing and Communication Unit. Janine holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from Bond University.

Penny Reed is the new Head of Human Resources

Penny Reed is the new Human Resources at Beaconhills College. She was previously the General Manager HR - Supply Chain & International Beer at Fosters, a position she held since 2010. Penny's earlier career was in the Retail Sector and prior to joining Fosters Penny was the National Training and Development Manager at Kmart. Prior to this Penny held senior HR positions at AURL Foodworks and Pacific Brands. Penny states she holds a Bachelor of Business (Retail Management) from Victoria University of Technology; a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations/Human Resource from the Victorian University of Technology; a Masters in Human Resource Management from Monash University and is currently completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology - Monash University.


Exciting new appointments at Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust

The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust has been established and is made up of professionally remunerated trust members and Ms Sue Renkin has been appointed by the Government as the Chairperson. The Trust has an enhanced statutory role, including a leadership role to assist the other cemetery trusts. The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust offers a full range of first-class services that enable a positive and fulfilling experience for their clients.

Gary Minihan is the new Finance Manager

Gary Minihan is the new Finance Manager at Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. Gary commenced with Brighton Grammar School in 1998 as Finance and Administration Manager, where he remained until his recent appointment. Throughout this time, Gary has the responsibilities of preparing end of year accounts for the school and subsidiaries, preparing strategic plans, annual budgets, statutory returns as required, as well as monthly management accounts for the Finance Committee. Prior to joining Brighton Grammar School, Gary was employed at National Mutual Financial Services as a Planning Analyst from 1996 till 1998. Previous to this, he held a number of other positions at National Mutual Life Association over a 10 year period. Gary states that he holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) from Monash University, and is a Certified Practising Accountant.

Vince Salvatore is the new General Manager, Finance and Business Services

Vince Salvatore is the new General Manager, Finance and Business Services at Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. Until recently, he was the Group Commercial Manager at Oceanis Australia, the Asia- Pacific largest owner and operator of aquaria attractions. Commencing in 2009, Vince was a senior member of the executive management team and was responsible for the management of all commercial and financial activities of the Group. Prior to this Vince held various senior finance roles across both listed and unlisted organisations including a number of hotels groups, Strike Entertainment, the RACV Club, and Entertainment Development Group.


Andrew Giddy is the new Chief Executive Officer at the North Melbourne Institute of TAFE

NMIT is a leading Australian TAFE institute based in the northern region of Melbourne, which offers a broad range of innovative Higher Education programs and hands on TAFE training.

Andrew Giddy is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE. Prior to his appointment at NMIT, Andrew was the Chief Executive Officer at Nucleus Network Limited, a clinical research, development and education business, a position he held since 2005. He has also worked for The Boston Consulting Group, where he was responsible for leadership of client projects, and held senior several positions in Switzerland for F Hoffman-La Roche AG including Head of Clinical Operations.


Peter Walton is the new Chief Executive Officer at Infoxchange

Infoxchange Australia is a not-for-profit community organisation based in Melbourne, Victoria with a mission to create social justice and opportunity by empowering people through access to information technology and enabling the exchange of information and ideas.

Peter Walton is the new Chief Executive Officer at Infoxchange. Prior to this role, Peter was the Director, Programs at Save the Children Australia, where he was responsible for leading the overall development, implementation and management of Save the Children's programs. He has an extensive background in leadership in the not-for-profit sector, having held positions including Acting Chief Executive Officer of ChildFund Australia, the Mekong Regional Representative for ChildFund in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, and Country Director, Vietnam. He has undertaken work in over 40 countries, including being based in Hanoi for seven years, where he was awarded the Medal for Peace and Friendship for his work around poverty alleviation and economic development. Peter has also been a senior consultant and business development advisor for Marie Stopes and IDP Australia.


Stan Krpan is the new Chief Executive Officer at Sustainability Victoria

Sustainability Victoria (SV) is an agency of the Victorian Government that was created in 2005 by bringing EcoRecycle Victoria and the Sustainable Energy Authority Victoria together into one organisation. Sustainability Victoria has a legislative mandate to facilitate and promote environmental sustainability in the use of resources.

Stan Krpan is the new Chief Executive Officer at Sustainability Victoria, having previously held the position of General Manager, Governance. He has held senior executive roles in government as the Acting Executive Director of WorkSafe Victoria - Victoria's Health and Safety regulator and was the head of WorkSafe's enforcement division for 5 years. In 2010 he undertook a review of EPA's compliance and enforcement role which now underpins EPA's 5 year strategy. He also lead the review of SV's strategic direction in 2011. Stan has also led major reforms of WorkSafe's approach to regulation, enforcement and prosecution. A lawyer by training, Stan has practised in private, community and government settings. He has undertaken Australia's most significant OHS prosecutions including the Supreme Court prosecution of Esso Australia Ltd arising from the Longford explosion in 1998, Leighton Contractors in relation to the collapse of Corio Bridge and the successful defence of a High Court constitutional challenge to Victoria's jurisdiction in OHS. Stan also guest lectures in post-graduate regulatory courses at Monash and Melbourne Universities.


Paul Stathis is the new Director Business Services, School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research. With outstanding performance in international rankings, the University is at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

Paul Stathis is the new Director Business Services at Melbourne University's School of Engineering. He previously the Director of Commercial Services in the International Division at Swinburne University, where he had responsibility for budgeting, strategic and operational planning, risk management, government grants, revenue projections, debtors and business systems. Between 2002 and 2004 Paul was the Commercial Manager, International at La Trobe University. Prior to this Paul spent 10 months as a Business Consultant for the Department of Human Services (Red Cross Victoria) where he developed services funding models for submission to Department of Treasury and performed a five-year trend analysis of government and non-government health agencies across Victoria (financial ratios, cash flow position, funding position). Paul's earlier career was in finance and business roles at Deakin Prime, JJB Group Pty Ltd and Melbourne Water Corporation.


Hayden Cater is the new Director, Workforce Health Safety and Wellbeing at Southern Health

Southern Health provides health care across south eastern Melbourne, uniquely integrating in one organisation all primary, secondary and tertiary health services, as well as world-renowned research and teaching facilities.

Hayden Cater is the new Director, Workforce Health Safety and Wellbeing at Southern Health. Prior to this appointment, Hayden was the Health Safety and Wellbeing Manager at the Department of Human Services where he was responsible for engaging, leading and influencing the Department to achieve better health and safety outcomes for employees by building workforce capability. He has extensive experience in workplace health and safety since 1991, holding several key roles including OHS Manager at the Department of Primary Industries, Program Manager, Health and Safety Regulation at the Department of Natural Resources and Environment and Training and Development Manager at the National Safety Council of Australia.


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