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NEWS / Congratulations

2015

Jo Fisher Executive would like to publicly congratulate some of the successful candidates that we have recently placed.

Dawn Griffiths is the new Organisational Development Manager at Regis Aged Care.

Dawn Griffiths is the new Organisational Development Manager at Regis Aged Care. Dawn joins Regis after most recently working on a short term project at Asahi Beverages, where she was tasked with building a Leadership Development Strategy and reviewing and making recommendations on the Onboarding Experience. Prior to this role, Dawn was Leadership Development Manager at Sportsbet and Organisational Development Consultant, Global Shared Business Services at MMG. In these roles she worked with business leaders in the development of their leadership skills to attract, on-board, engage, retain and develop employees in the delivery of business strategy. Earlier in her career Dawn held roles at Carlton & United Breweries, Mercer and Marsh: London & New York.


Danny Rischin is the new Director, Medical Oncology at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC)

Danny Rischin has recently been appointed as the new Director, Medical Oncology at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Preceding this, Professor Danny was the Co-Director of the Division of Cancer Medicine and Head of the Department of Medical Oncology at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Danny holds an academic appointment as Professor of Medicine at The University of Melbourne and in 2011 was appointed as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Danny graduated from Monash University and completed his internal medicine and medical oncology training in Melbourne and Toronto. Danny was Chair of the ANZGOG RAC from 2002 until 2011 and has been an executive member of ANZGOG since its inception.


Brian Le has recently been appointed as Director, Palliative Care at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC)

Brian Le is the new Director Palliative Care at The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Associate Professor Brian Le is a palliative care physician, and prior to this appointment was the head of the Department of Palliative and Supportive Care at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Brian is primarily a clinician, working in inpatient, hospital consultation and community settings in the public and private hospital setting. He is the site principal investigator for a number of sponsored and cooperative clinical trials, as well as research in past areas such as palliative care consultation and early integration. Brian achieved his medical degree at the University of Melbourne and secured a position at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as an intern and advanced trainee, before going on to complete a Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne. He has worked at various hospitals and health providers including Melbourne City Mission, Caritas Christi Hospice, St Vincent’s Health, Geelong Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Brian is currently Chairperson of the Advanced Training Committee – Palliative Medicine at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Board Director at Palliative Care Victoria.


Professor Wendy Larner is the new Provost at the Victoria University of Wellington

Professor Wendy Larner is the new Provost at the Victoria University of Wellington. Preceding this position, Wendy was the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol, where she was responsible for the overall academic, operational and financial performance of the Faculty. In addition, she was accountable for academic appointments, appraisal and progression processes, and delivered on major faculty initiatives including capital investment projects and Growth Plans in the School of Law and the School of Economic, Finance and Management, resulting in an increase in the overall number of post-graduate and international students. Wendy also sat on a range of institution wide committees, such as the University Planning and Resources Committee, University Library Strategy Group and University Personnel Committee. Prior to this, Wendy was the Faculty Research Director at the University of Bristol. In this position, Wendy initiated the university wide seminar series that gave rise to the engaged University Strategy, and served on the high level working groups that established the Bristol Doctoral College and the University’s Internationalisation strategy. In addition, she also led a change in research culture and aspirations during a period of sustained student growth, by increasing level of interdisciplinary work conducted by social scientists and overseeing a marked improvement in overall social science research performance.


Brendan Kelly is the new Deputy Principal / Head of The Ridgeway Campus at Ivanhoe Grammar School

Brendan Kelly is the new Deputy Principal / Head of The Ridgeway Campus at Ivanhoe Grammar School. Preceding this appointment, Brendan was the Senior School Principal at Kristin School, where his primary responsibilities included, promoting Kristin's Core Values, maintaining the Special Character of the Senior School, provide inspiring educational leadership, foster a learning environment of Excellence and managing the daily operation of the Senior School. In this position, some of Brendan’s key initiatives included raising achievement levels in the national qualification of NCEA through robust data analysis strategies and data-driven curriculum reforms, as well as successfully promoting among staff and students a dual pathway model of curriculum success, ensuring high expectations in both IB Diploma and NCEA. Previously, Brendan has held titles such as Campus Principal, The Springfield College, Brisbane, Acting Head of College at Forest Lake College as well as Deputy/Associate Principal at Paraparaumu College, Wellington. From these positions, Brendan has gained significant experience in a wide range of teaching and educational leadership roles in New Zealand and Australia, and has developed a strong understanding of both local and international educational environments, relevant legislation and educational guidelines, as well as possesses extensive experience in independent schooling.



Lizzie Gillam is the new Regional Manager, Northern Territory for the National Disability Insurance Agency

Lizzie Gillam is the new Regional Manager - Northern Territory at The National Disability Insurance Agency. Preceding this appointment, Lizzie was employed at the Department of Human Service since 2001, where she managed the remote services portfolio, delivered face-to-face services within the service zone, engaged with the community within the Service Zone and at the State level with specific servicing partners, and acted as Service Leader Representative on various national committees. Prior to this, Lizzie was Region Manager Top End at the Department of Human Services, where she was accountable for managing seven Remote Service Centres, and managed key stakeholder relationships with the Welfare Rights Network. In addition, Lizzie has assumed multiple other roles at the Department of Human services, such as Service Leader Northern Australia, Director Remote Servicing, Region Manager Central Australia, Senior Social Worker NT Emergency Response, and Senior Social Worker Katherine and Alice Springs. In these roles, she was responsible for the delivery of best practice services to remote regions, community engagement, and region representation. Lizzie commenced her APS employment with the Department of Social Security in 1998.



Anthea Spinks is the new Associate Director, People Partnerships at Oxfam

Anthea Spinks has recently been appointed as Associate Director, Program Partnerships at Oxfam Australia. Anthea has been working in a cross cultural environment for the past 15 years and brings advanced skills in collaboration, communication and performance with diverse audiences. She is a competent media spokesperson and she has engaged with community members, local and national governments as well as other development partners demonstrating influence and trust. Prior to this appointment Anthea was Head, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs for World Vision Australia where she was responsible for leading the development and implementation of a strategy to deliver key team and organisational objectives. Moreover, as a member of the International Program Unit, lead and deliver on department wide strategies including through major organisational change periods. Preceding this appointment she held the title of Senior Policy Advisor, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs for World Vision Australia where she was responsible for direct networking and engagement with key stakeholders including the Australian Government and other national governments. Furthermore, From February 2007 to October 2008 this role also included being a deployable member of the World Vision International Global Rapid Response Team which involved deploying and supporting humanitarian operations and regional projects. Anthea has also held positions with RedR Australia, World Vision Mozambique and the Australian Council of Social Services.



Robert Konoroth is the new Business Manager at Korowa Anglican Girls School

Robert is the new Business Manager at Korowa Anglican Girls School. Preceding this position, Rob was the Business Manager at Mentone Girls’ Grammar School where he was accountable for financial planning, annual budgets and forecasts, legal and contract negotiations, property maintenance and capital project budgets, and reporting and administration. He was also involved with an array of committees and teams, such as being member of the Strategic Management Team, Chair of Workplace Relations Consultative Committee and Chair of Workplace Health & Safety Committee. Prior to this, Rob was the Business Manager for St James College where his responsibilities included providing leadership and direction to the administrative, accounting and facilities maintenance staff. He also prepared presented financial reports to the Finance Committee and School Board, and submitted tenders and applications for government capital grants. Earlier in his career, Rob assumed various accounting and company secretary roles within the private sector including Company Secretary and Financial Controller at South Independent Liquor Groups Australia, Company Director for EBIT Accounting, Financial Controller at Strang Stevedoring, and Accountant at Kline Shipping.


Tania Angelini is the new Chief Communications Officer for The Royal Women’s Hospital

Tania Angelini has been appointed as the new Chief Communications Officer for The Royal Women’s Hospital. Tania is a senior communications and marketing professional with over ten years’ experience as a leader in the health, government, and higher education sectors. She has a background in corporate communications, media relations, digital media, and stakeholder management. Prior to this appointment, Tania was the founding Communications Director at policy think tank, the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University for three years. She played a major role in the establishment of the Institute, led the development and implementation of the Mitchell vision, brand and influencing strategy, launched the website and social media strategy and was critical in positioning the Mitchell Institute as an important contributor to the national debate on education and health policy. Prior to this, Tania was Head, Corporate Communications at the Department of Health, where she oversaw strategic communications, branding, corporate channels, staff engagement, advertising and media buying, corporate publishing, and internal and digital communications. She also worked directly with health sector partners to support the funding and delivery of social marketing and public health campaigns. Between 2003 to 2010, Tania was employed at the Department of Human Services as Communications Manager at the Better Health Channel and Manager, Internal Communications.


Janet Fletcher is the new University Librarian for Victoria University of Wellington

Janet Fletcher has recently been appointed as the new University Librarian for Victoria University of Wellington (VUW). Janet has worked as a senior member of the library staff at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) for the past nine years. The combination of the Director positions – previously in Information Resources and currently in Information Services has provided Janet with a significant breadth and depth of experience in all aspects of library management. Within these roles Janet provided extensive strategic management of resources and exceptional leadership responsibilities. Over the years Janet has established a wealth of experience in providing innovative library services with an excellent record in staff management and a strong focus on customer service. Furthermore, she is also a member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Academic and Research Libraries' Standing Committee. Prior to joining UNSW Janet held the title of Manager, Information Access at Macquarie University Library, Sydney, and Network Services Librarian & Manager Reference Services at Southern Cross University Library, Lismore.


Mark Dempsey is the new Sales Manager, MSBG & Field at Origin Energy Limited

Mark Dempsey has been appointed as the new Sales Manager, MSBG & Field for Origin Energy Limited. Mark is a senior leader with financial, analytical and strategic planning expertise with strong coaching skills and a proven ability to lead large teams. Prior to this appointment Mark was on secondment as Project Manager/Retail SME at Telstra Digital, where he was responsible for building business cases and benefits profiles for Digital First retail and global contact centre projects, as well as product owning and leading the deployment and change management programs for the Retail Advisor App and My Account Masquerade. Preceding this, Mark was Store Leader at Telstra and was responsible for the largest Telstra store including a team of up to 92 team members. Here, he designed and implemented an on boarding and in store induction process, designed and implemented a team member succession plan and increased Net Promoter System scores. In addition, he also acted as Area General Manager on several occasions when necessary. From 2002 to 2012, Mark was employed at Bunnings, most recently as Complex Manager where he had full profit and loss accountability and as Operations Manager and Coordinator from 2005 to 2008.

Natasha Levy is the new Executive Manager, Marketing and Communications at Vic Health

Natasha Levy has recently been appointed as the Executive Manager, Marketing and Communications for VicHealth. Natasha was previously the Director, Communications & Client Marketing for BreastScreen Victoria where she reported directly to the Chief Executive Officer and was a member of the Senior Executive team. In this role, she developed and executed evidence based integrated marketing and communication strategies, leading the organisation to meet its performance targets of women having a breast screen for the first time in its 21 year history. Prior to this appointment she held the titles of Head of Consulting and Head of Health for Fenton Communications. In this position her responsibilities included managing the delivery of major client campaigns and projects across the business, and for developing and marketing the health practice area. She had direct management of a team of three senior account managers, and overall responsibility for workflow of the Melbourne team of five additional consultants. Preceding these appointments Natasha was the Corporate Communications Manager for MYOB where she was accountable for successful development and delivery of global internal communications, and investor communications relating to company results. In this position she handled the successful execution of MYOB’s investor relations strategy including development and delivery of communications to all stakeholders including shareholders, staff, media and Board according to ASX regulations.


Cynthia Lahiff is the new Chief Finance Officer for the Department of Education and Training, Victoria

Cynthia has recently been appointed as the new Chief Finance Officer at the Department of Education and Training, Victoria. Cynthia has fifteen years’ experience as a senior executive and has led financial management functions in large and complex organisations and has managed budgets, resources and risks. She has extensive experience of working in partnership with government departments and agencies and she is able to build effective relationships and share the vision and strategic priorities of her organisation. Preceding this appointment Cynthia was the Director, Finance and Administration for Melbourne Metropolitan Rail Authority where she was responsible for providing assurance of compliance with processes and procedures through an internal audit function. Previously she was the Director, Corporate/Strategic Services for the Independent Broad Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC). In her position at IBAC, Cynthia utilised a thorough understanding of the Corporate Services requirements of a regulatory agency and much of her work was in embedding and establishing structure, values, needs and expectations of a new agency. Prior to this appointment Cynthia held titles including Acting Chief Executive Officer at VicTrack and General Manager Finance and Administration at City West Water.



Ian Sheppard is the new Head of Mathematics at Geelong College

Ian Sheppard has recently been appointed as the Head of Mathematics at Geelong College. Preceding this appointment Ian was based in Perth as Head of Mathematics at Wesley College. Beginning in 2009 Ian was successful in leading change within the faculty consistent with the school’s teaching and learning principles through careful development of the Department’s culture supporting an atmosphere of conversation and collaboration, broadening the assessment tools available to staff and students, embedding excellent practice into the school curriculum and providing opportunities for professional development. Previously Ian was a Content Developer for HOTmaths, and has also held roles as Coordinator Mathematics and Information Technology at the Australian Science and Mathematics School, WA DET Curriculum Writer Syllabus Directorate and Mathematics Education Consultant, Australia United States Services in Education. Ian’s work is based on his foundation as a mathematics educator (30 years) at Marbury School, a democratic school in the Adelaide Hills. In 2014 Ian was invited to present a showcase of practice session at the National Connections and Continuity conference in Canberra.


Mark Loveard is the new Chief Operating Officer for Victoria University of Wellington

Mark Loveard has recently been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer for Victoria University of Wellington. Mark has a strong track record of working hand in hand with Chief Executive Officers to successfully create and execute transformational strategies in the aviation, telecommunication, electricity and financial service industries. Prior to this appointment Mark was the Chief Financial Officer & GM Shared Services at Airways New Zealand where he was responsible for leading a 60+ strong division to delivers strategy, finance, HR, IT, legal, property and procurement services to the Board, Executive team and Airways business units. Prior to this appointment he was the Executive Director, Transformation Programme for Airways Corporation of New Zealand where he established and inspired a cross-functional team to design and implement a radical strategy which has transformed Airways business. Moreover, preceding this appointment he was the Chief Financial Officer for Airways. Furthermore, Mark has also held the title of Programme Director for Telecom NZ where he led an outsourcing programme comprising of a team of 30 and established his own private consulting company in 2004 called Strategy2Results whereby he was the Programme Director for several years.


Rebecca Rushton is the new Associate Director, Workforce Strategy at Australian Catholic University

Rebecca is the new Associate Director, Workforce Strategy at Australian Catholic University where she is responsible for developing and implementing workforce strategy including workforce planning, performance, reward, diversity and Indigenous employment. She also leads the HR business partnering team and is responsible for HR communication. Preceding this appointment, Rebecca was the Director of HR Strategy, Projects & Reward at the University of Sydney, which saw her develop and drive the implementation of the University's first people and workplace strategy and lead the implementation of the University's gender diversity strategy. Previously, Rebecca was employed by KPMG as the Head of People Strategy & Planning and Head of Change Management. She also spent a number of years in senior HR roles at Allens Linklaters in Sydney and Perth.


George Cozaris is the new Executive Director – Information Management and Technology at the Royal Women’s Hospital

George Cozaris has been appointed as the Executive Director – Information Management and Technology at the Royal Women’s Hospital. Prior to this appointment George was the Chief Information Officer & Director, Information Technology Services at Austin Health where he was responsible for the strategic direction for all aspects of IT services. George also assumed the title of Acting Executive Director, Infrastructure and Commercial Services at Austin Health when required, responsible for an operating expenditure of $100M, capital expenditure of $300M, revenue of $10M and 350 staff. Preceding this appointment George was the Chief Information Officer & Director, Information Technology Services at Austin Health where his responsibilities included defining and establishing resource plans based on utilisation and optimisation, focusing on structure, process, procedures, task assignment, cost benefit analysis, skills inventories and team building. Prior to George’s employment commencement with Austin Health he held several roles with Alfred Health over a 7 year period including Acting Chief Information Officer & Director Information Technology Services.


Daryn Deiley is the new Chief Operating Officer at Fred Hollows Foundation

Daryn is the new Chief Operating Officer at Fred Hollows Foundation. Daryn has over 30 years of experience providing strategic leadership and performance improvement to complex businesses. Before joining Fred Hollows, Daryn was Group Operations Manager at ATOM Supply and Bishop Brothers and prior to this he held a number of senior leadership roles at General Electric Healthcare and Wesfarmers (Australia) across the ANZ and Asia Pacific regions. He brings strong skills in financial leadership, performance improvement and enhanced reporting and operational metrics. In his role as a management consultant at PoleVault Performance, he successfully built a new management team and structure to help deliver improved operational outcomes, and rapidly delivered a series of strong business improvement projects including technology refreshes, warehouse management implementations, inventory improvements and pricing improvements which now delivers significant of additional profit every month. Preceding this, Daryn was the General Manager Commercial Excellence Asia Pacific at GE Healthcare. In this role, Daryn successfully garnered excellent buy-in from key regional leaders and functional teams across Asia Pacific, consequentially resulting in global leadership in a number of key areas such as SalesForce.com, channel management development program, competency model implementation, solution selling, variable compensation plan process and administration. With a long and successful career across many disciplines including sales, operations, information technology, finance and human resources, Daryn brings a wealth of experience to the Fred Hollows Foundation.


Brett Walters is the new Manager Sustainability at The City of Port Phillip

Brett Walters is the new Manager Sustainability at The City of Port Phillip. Preceding this position, Brett was the Manager, Engineering & Sustainability at Monash University, where he was responsible for policy development and was accountable for defining and delivering Engineering and Sustainability strategy and programs across the Monash University asset base. Furthermore, whilst in this position, Brett was a member of Divisional Executive Management Team and had the capacity to influence strategies regarding investment decisions for a property portfolio valued in excess of $2billion. Prior to this position, Brett was the Manager, Environmental Sustainability at Monash University. In this position, Brett’s role entailed leading a highly skilled multidisciplinary team of 8 staff, and was responsible for giving advice and making decisions for the university in relation to sustainable development, strategic policy and process development, environmental performance measurement and reporting as well as the management of a program of environmental interventions in existing buildings - $12million over 5 years. Preceding this, Brett was employed by Monash as their Manager or Risk, Compliance, Safety & Environment, which was a Division-wide role across six Victorian Campuses in which he identified and maintained Legal compliance issues for Facilities and Services Division for all operational areas. A key achievement of Brett’s in this position included developing a comprehensive Risk Identification and Management process for Facilities and Services Division.


Katy Haire is the new Deputy Secretary, Early Childhood and School Education Group at the Department of Education and Training (DET)

Katy Haire has recently been appointed as the new Deputy Secretary, Early Childhood and School Education Group for the Department of Education and Training (DET) (Victorian State Government). Having worked at a senior level in Victorian government departments for 10 years, Katy has been responsible for managing significant sections and divisions whilst directing numerous complex policy, administrative and organisational matters. Katy brings to the position extensive senior policy advice and development coupled with a demonstrated track record in an operational setting. Preceding this appointment Katy was Deputy Secretary, Service Design and Operations with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, where she was responsible for the oversight of four operational divisions and central service design, operational policy and implementation functions. Prior to this, Katy held the similar role in what was formerly the Department of Human Services (DHS) from May 2014. Also at DHS, Katy assumed Deputy Secretary Community and Executive Services where she provided executive support and key ministerial liaison functions for the Department and reported to four separate ministers.


Andrew Davies is the new General Manager, Medical Indemnity for the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA

Andrew Davies has recently been appointed as the new General Manager, Medical Indemnity for the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA). Andrew is an innovative executive with 20 years’ experience in operational leadership, performance improvement and change management. Andrew is passionate about continuing a career leading improvement in the health sector. Andrew is a Mechanical Engineer who started his career as a Six Sigma Black Belt specialist. He spent a number of years consulting on improvement programmes throughout Asia Pacific before moving into financial services with NAB. At NAB he held roles such as Head of Business Efficiency & Quality (Corporate Centre), and Head of NextGen, Serv Co division. Andrews desire to move into the Health sector led him to take an opportunity in New Zealand with Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) where he was the General Manager of the Adults Healthcare Services Group (HSG). As the General Manager Andrew was accountable for the HSG strategic direction, annual plan and operational management including full P&L accountability. Under Andrews' leadership the Adults HSG achieved significant improvements in both the acute and elective patient pathways with reductions in acute access wait time and surgical wait lists.


Sharon Kelsey is the new Director, Corporate Services at the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC)

Sharon Kelsey has been appointed as the new Director, Corporate Services at IBAC. Sharon is a senior executive with unique exposure to workplace cultures, practices and behaviours and has a range of board affiliations. Preceding this appointment Sharon was the Chief Executive Officer for Glenelg Shire Council where she partnered with the Mayor and Council to deliver the 4 year Council Plan 2009-13 and aided Council to engage, develop and finalise the Council Plan 2013-17 for the new council cycle. Moreover, Sharon formerly held the titles of Board Member and Secretary for Great South Coast Group where she provided advice to formally establish the Group as a Company and provided strategic governance and policy advice to the Board. Prior to these appointments Sharon was the Director, City Management for the City of Mitcham, South Australia. As an Executive Director she was responsible for assisting the Council to create opportunities, manage challenges, whilst developing strong relationships and work strategically with stakeholders to position Council in the best interests of its community. Prior to this she was a Board Member for the Local Government Association Workers Compensation Scheme where she provided strategic direction to ensure the ongoing strong performance of the Scheme for and on behalf of the Local Government Association (LGA). Sharon has also been a Member of the State Steering Committee Community Floodsafe and Zone Emergency Management Committee. Furthermore she held the title of Director Environment and Legal Services for the City of Mitcham where she successfully directed a diverse portfolio of corporate and regulatory services.


Rod Apostol is the new Manager, Business Technology at the City of Port Phillip

Rod has recently been appointed as the new Manager Business Technology at the City of Port Phillip. Preceding this, Rod was employed by the City of Port Phillip as the Operations Lead where he was responsible for reviewing the financial management of the department, consolidating spending and delivering savings back to the organisation. In addition, he also developed roadmaps for technology refreshers, prompted innovative solutions for service delivery and ensured the alignment of Business Technology to organisational outcomes and strategies. Prior to this, Rod was the Chief Information Officer at Central Highlands Water, where he was accountable for ICT remediation of stalled initiatives, reviewing infrastructure and disaster recovery environments and execution of strategic direction for long term sustainability as well as knowledge management strategy, staff buy-in to centralised document management and digitisation program. Furthermore, Rod also held the title of Chief Information Officer at Greater Shepparton City Council for 11 years. Here, Rod project managed the delivery of information services through development and implementation of a five year Information Systems Strategic Plan, and delivered 23 projects ($2.8 mil) within budget, 12 months ahead of schedule. In addition, he was also in charge of establishing a shared information technology department between Greater Shepparton City Council and Strathbogie Shire Council, developing a regional IT disaster recovery and business continuity centre which facilitated opportunities for both Councils to meet operational and strategic requirements.


Richard Mullaly is the new Interim Chief Executive Officer at Eastern Medical Primary Health Network

Richard Mullaly has recently been appointed as the Interim Chief Executive Officer for Eastern Medical Primary Health Network. In this position Richard is tasked with merging three Medicare Local entities into the newly formed Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN). He was appointed given his prior experience in merging the operations of 10 health practitioner boards in Victoria as part of the start-up of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Richard started his career as a Perfusionist at the Royal Children’s Hospital before moving into health management where his roles have included General Manager, Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and Chief Executive Officer, Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria.The EMPHN welcomes such a highly experienced and strategic health sector executive to their business at this critical time. Richard will work with the permanent CEO, when he/she is appointed, to ensure smooth hand over and seamless business flow as EMPHN moves through this exciting phase.


Eddie Gibbons is the new Director, Business Services at Victorian Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health

Eddie Gibbons has recently been appointed as the new Director, Business Services for Victorian Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO). Eddie possesses extensive experience in complex and diverse organisations, including senior leadership positions within public sector and non-government environments. This experience has provided him with opportunities to consolidate and develop a broad range of management and leadership skills at both the operational and strategic level. Preceding this appointment Eddie was the Director, Corporate Services for Orbost Regional Health where he was a key member of the health service’s Executive Team, and had regular periods as acting chief executive. Here, he was responsible for assisting with the delivery of the service’s overall strategy, driving the organisation’s performance and providing strategic direction as well as operational oversight and expertise around various corporate and service delivery areas. Prior to this appointment Eddie held multiple titles with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria, most recently as the Assistant Director, Corporate Development. This position is one of the two senior leadership positions with the Corporate Development Branch and a senior leadership role within the broader DPC and portfolio agencies. Preceding this appointment he was the Manager, Planning, Reporting & Governance where he was responsible for leading various aspects of DPC's corporate services. Furthermore, Eddie has also held the position of Manager, Quality and Risk with Baptcare were he was a respected and effective member of the Senior Management Team and executive member of Board sub-committees.


Paul Robertson is the new Manager Health and Safety at The City Of Port Phillip

Paul Robertson is the new Manager Health and Safety at the City of Port Phillip. Prior to this appointment Paul was an independent Work Health and Safety consultant, whereby he provided organisations with expert advice on the governance, management and technical aspects of health and safety. Preceding this appointment Paul was the Manager, Health and Safety for KPMG which is one of the largest professional service firms in the world. In this position Paul was responsible for providing WHS and OHS knowledge to client organisations and identifying opportunities to improve organisations systems and processes, whilst liaising with stakeholders on matters of health and safety governance. Prior to this appointment he was the Health and Safety Systems Development Manager for Fonterra where he had a senior role providing expert advice, coaching and support to the National H&S Managers, and supporting the GM of H&S on strategy and policy. Paul also worked for a few months with Fonterra Brands (Tip Top) Limited as a National Health and Safety Manager. Here, he had a generalist H&S management role providing coaching and support for the senior executive team, reporting to the GM of Human Resources, and working with senior managers to develop strategies and initiatives. Moreover he also held the title of National Safety & Wellbeing Manager (NZ) for Lion Nathan National Foods for three years, commencing in 2009, where he supported the senior leadership team and led 1,500 employees


Georgina Johnston is the new Design Manager Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust

Georgina Johnston is the new Design Manager for Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. Preceding this appointment Georgina was a Project Manager for Austin Health where she appointed and managed consultants whilst overseeing the overall design process. The role included communicating with stakeholders to ensure projects were efficiently delivered and complied with Austin Health’s standards and policies. Georgina was responsible for managing the project's budget and program. She liaised with relevant stakeholders to address community needs and coordinated architectural and consultant’s documentation for all design stages. Prior to this appointment Georgina was a Project Architect for Y2 Architecture where she was responsible for writing reports and preparing architectural drawings for feasibility studies, master plans, schematic design, design development and construction documentation stages to submit for approval by government departments. Furthermore Georgina assumed multiple titles with Trethowan Architecture and Interior Design, firstly as a Graduate Architect in 2006 – 2009 before becoming a Registered Architect in 2009. As an architect Georgina prepared site analysis and design responses for sketch designs and town planning applications. This role also included coordinating architectural and consultant documentation for tender and construction.


Shweta Babbar is the new Manager Library and Learning Centres at Glen Eira City Council

Shweta Babbar is the new Manager Library and Learning Centres for the Glen Eira City Council. Shweta is a Customer Service and Project Management Professional with senior management experience handling large teams within corporate and local government sector. She’s highly motivated, approachable and decisive with outstanding people management skills and a proven ability to balance competing staff and customer demands. Preceding this appointment she was the Customer Service Manager with City of Yarra. Here she was responsible for developing, implementing & monitoring customer service strategy and operations delivery across all channels and three centres, whilst simultaneously delivering on key digital projects for the organisation. Prior to this appointment she was with GE as Associate Vice President Operations where she assumed responsibility for the Management of a diverse, multi-disciplinary team of 300 + employees spread across 30 different cities and 80+ vendors with the key objective of designing segmented strategies for treatment optimization in a complex Financial Servicing environment. Moreover she also held the title of Manager Compliance, Quality & Service Excellence with GE for several years.


Mark Petty is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

Mark Petty has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Mark is a Senior Health Executive with consistent success in driving service innovation whilst delivering outstanding financial and operational results. He was previously the Executive Director, Strategy Quality and Service Redesign for Austin Health where he led health strategic planning, clinical governance, performance reporting, accreditation and service development initiatives. Preceding this appointment he was the Acting Chief Executive Officer for Gippsland Southern Health Service where he provided leadership to the organisation and assumed accountability for the overall operational planning and service delivery. Furthermore, Mark also previously assumed the role of Acting Manager Business Intelligence Unit with the Victorian Department of Health where he was tasked to lead the strategic analysis, modeling, benchmarking and reporting of health service activity, performance and outcomes.


Craig Robertson is the new Deputy Secretary, Higher Education and Skills Group at the Department of Education and Training

Craig Robertson is the new Deputy Secretary, Higher Education and Skills Group at the Department of Education and Training. Preceding this appointment, Craig was the Head of Division (SES Band 2), Skills Policy at The Department of Industry (now Education and Training). In this position, Craig designed and delivered new arrangements for the support of Australian apprentices through new contracted services, program redesign and ICT investment directed at improving completion rates of apprenticeships, as well as developed and introduced the Unique Student Identifier for all VET students and streamlined national arrangements and bodies supporting the VET system. Previously, Craig was the Head of Division, Skills Connect at Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education where he led the formation of Skills Connect division which provides coordinated program delivery and services to support skilling of the Australian Workforce and led the reform of national arrangement for Australian Apprenticeships. In addition, he also established the new approach to co-funding of employers to train their workforce (the National Workforce Development Program), oversaw the operation of the Foundation skills programs and managed the trade recognition policy and processes for migrants and prospective migrants. Moreover, Craig has also held titles such as Group Manager, Schools Funding Taskforce as well as Group Manager, Schools Funding and Infrastructure at the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.


Joe Barberis is the new Director Business Development at ZOOs Victoria

Joe Barberis is the new Director of Business Development at Zoos Victoria. In this role Joe has been given a specific focus on growing revenue streams to maintain and improve the three key Victorian zoos at Melbourne, Werribee and Healesville, and to support Zoos Victoria's core objective of Fighting Extinction. Joe is also a Non-Executive Director at City Pharmacies Limited Group (PNG) where he supports the CEO in growing and developing CPL’s retail businesses to benefit shareholders, customers and PNG’s social and economic infrastructure. Preceding this, Joe was the Commercial Director at Pepkor South East Asia, overseeing the acquisition of the “Postie” retail business in NZ, including due diligence, acquisition, ownership transition and integration into Pepkor, as well as nurturing Pepkor's emerging businesses. Joe has also held the role of Managing Director at Harris Scarfe Australia Pty Ltd, where he guided the business through a difficult and highly competitive retail environment, putting in place the foundations for a sustainable business.


Marianne Warren is the new Chief Executive Officer at Mansfield District Hospital

Marianne Warren has recently been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer at Mansfield District Hospital. Marianne has extensive experience in the Health and Aged Care Sector and has just completed a contracts as the General Manager at Griffith Base Hospital NSW. Preceding this, Marianne has also extensive experience in aged care. Marianne was the Regional Manager, Murray River and Riverina Region, United Protestant Association (UPA)v located at Albury. During her time with UPA she was her key achievements included the successful purchase of the Howlong, Holbrook and Jindera Hostels from Greater Hume Shire Council. She also planned and managed the building of a new hostel in Wagga Wagga and was responsible for significant community services growth in both Wagga Wagga and Albury.


Simon Wrigley is the new Executive Director Business Services at MIND Australia

Simon Wrigley is the new Executive Director Business Services at MIND Australia. Simon is a highly qualified and experienced finance executive with an extensive strategic and operational leadership background in major financial institutions. Previously, Simon was the Chief Operating Officer at Cash Resources Australia where he was responsible for managing and continuously improving the national operations for client management processes, all risk and compliance procedures, management reporting and HR processes and frameworks. Prior to this appointment he was a Strategy Development Consultant with ME Bank on a short term contract to formulate and document a business development strategy for the Commercial Business to present to the Board. Moreover, Simon has held several executive roles in ANZ Banking Group, including Head of Sales and Distribution in the Pacific Retail business, multiple national roles in Business and Commercial Banking, and Chief of Staff to the Group’s Chief Operating Officer.


Mark Dixon is the new Chief Executive Officer at Wodonga TAFE

Mark Dixon has recently been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for Wodonga Institute of TAFE. Mark is a senior executive with over 30 years’ experience as a leader, educator and supply chain professional. Preceding this appointed Mark assumed the role of Director Logistics and Sustainment for the Defence Materiel Organisation where he oversaw a $600m annual sustainment expenditure, whilst leading inventory reform and performance reporting. Prior to this appointment Mark was a Commanding Officer for the Australian Army where he focussed on training delivery reform, innovation, development and instruction. Mark has previously worked throughout Europe and the US and served on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Bronwyn Lawman is the new Director Clinical Practice at MIND Australia

Bronwyn Lawman is new Director, Clinical Practise at MIND Australia. Prior to this appointment, Bronwyn was the Operations Director at Peninsula Health Mental Health Service. In this position, Bronwyn’s responsibilities included directing all operations, which was comprised of complaints management, quality and accreditation processes, management of carer roles within the organisation and the oversight of 400 staff. In addition, Bronwyn also managed a $41 Million dollar budget and led the development of region wide peer worker project as part of the Peninsula Model and Mental Health Alliance. Previously, Bronwyn was employed as Manager; Adult Mental Health Triage & Emergency Department Response at Eastern Health, Victoria, where she was accountable for operational management/leadership of 24 hour triage response, and was developed an innovative Police/Triage model for management of Police initiated mental health presentations in the community. In addition, Bronwyn was also employed by Eastern Health as the Box Hill CATT/Consultation Liaison Manager. In this role, her key achievements included setting up the Consultation Liaison nursing service and delivery of a service wide review and report.


Wilson Chong is the new Senior Project Manager at Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust

Wilson Chong is the new Senior Project Manager at Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. Previously, Wilson was the Technical Property Manager / Property Services at Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board, where he was responsible for developing, planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and implementing asset improvement strategies & due diligence for all MFB fire stations. In addition, Wilson also was in charge of stakeholder management and oversaw all leasing matters, including lease negotiation, renewals, market reviews, agreement and contract matters. Preceding this, Wilson was the Asset Manager (Land Acquisition, Redevelopment & Maintenance) at Housing Choices Australia, where he liaised with government officials for funding and development approvals, which included due diligence, feasibility studies & cost & returns analysis. Furthermore, he also advised and led in-house housing team for maintenance issues and repairs. Prior to this, Wilson held the title Project Manager at Brisbane City Council – City Design, where he provided project management services and liaised/advice to building professionals, clients, stakeholders and the general public, as well as was involved of resolving disputes for building related matter and prepared briefing notes for management and advised on Building Acts and Building Codes.


Ignatius Du Preez is the new Manager People and Culture at Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust

Ignatius is the new Manager People and Culture at Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. Prior to this appointment, Ignatius was the HR Advisor/Business Partner at Western Power. In this position, Ignatius was responsible for policy implementation and development, as well as proactively supported the delivery of HR Processes and services to the Works Management Business Unit (720 employee). In order to do so, Ignatius provided guidance, advice, coaching and direction on all aspects of people management to enable increased leadership and employee capability and engagement in line with corporate objectives. Preceding this, Ignatius was the HR Manager at Bravo Groups, where he was accountable for training and development, remuneration management, job grading, position descriptions and payroll. Furthermore, he was also in charge of the development and implementation of strategy, and the overall management of the Human Resource Department which consisted of 1200 employees. In addition, Ignatius has also been employed as the IR Manager at Concor Holdings – Murray & Roberts Group, where his duties included Management of Production, Finances and Human Resources.


Rowena Dudgeon is the new Director Staff Learning and Research at Methodist Ladies College

Rowena Dudgeon is the new Director of Staff Learning and Research at Methodist Ladies College. Rowena has significant experience in the Education Sector, previously employed as Director of Innovative Teaching and Learning and Acting Head of Middle School at Roseville College. In this position, Rowena had substantial delegated authority and was responsible for the learning programs across the College, operational leadership in the area of teaching and learning and the development of the 2013-2020 College Strategic Plan. Furthermore, Rowena was also accountable for researching, advising and briefing the Principal and Executive on contemporary thinking and developments in a wide range of areas. Prior to this experience, Rowena was the Acting Director of Staff Services at Roseville College, where she initiated and implemented Cross Curricular Professional Learning Groups, administered professional learning surveys and staff learning goal surveys and created department based professional learning budgets. Preceding this, Rowena was Director of Academic Care and Learning, where she worked closely with the Heads of Department to align teaching and learning practices across the Senior School.


Ian Kneebone is the new Head of Discipline Clinical Psychology at The University of Technology Sydney

Professor Ian Kneebone is the new Head of Discipline, Clinical Psychology, at The University of Technology Sydney. Ian has an extensive background in Clinical Psychology. He was previously employed as a Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Sydney. In this position, Ian supported professional training in clinical psychology, as well as developed, financed, led, supervised, administered, enacted and disseminated research. Prior to this appointment, Ian was a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Virgin Care NHS UK, where he advised and guided the trust in the provision of psychological services in physical rehabilitation. Moreover, Ian was also responsible for administering and managing the clinical psychology service in physical rehabilitation. Preceding this, Ian was employed as a Senor Clinical Psychologist at Osborne Park Hospital, Western Australia. There he contributed significantly to staff training and development, contributed to policy development as well as managed the operations of the department.


Pauline Farrell is the new Director, Educational Leadership and Student Experience at Swinburne University of Technology

Pauline Farrell has been appointed as the new Director, Educational Leadership and Student Experience at Swinburne University of Technology. Prior to this appointment Pauline was the Executive Manager, Blended eLearning Solutions at the Box Hill Institute Group where she was responsible for up to sixty staff members across four multi-disciplined teams. Previously she also held the titles of Learning Design Technology Manager for a year before becoming the Learning Resource Development Acting Centre Manager for the Box Hill Institute Group. Moreover Pauline was a member of the BHI-G Leadership Team which guides the direction of teaching and learning and aligns all current projects to the Institute’s strategic plan and performance targets. In addition, preceding her commencement with the Box Hill Institute Group Pauline was the Director and Owner of e-How Learning Solutions where she was responsible for learning development project management, resource development, eLearning and eBusiness strategy for various clients and previously was a Teaching Centre Manager at Melbourne Polytechnic (NMIT).


Steve Turner is the new Associate Director - Learning and Teaching at UWS College

Steve Turner has recently been appointed as UWS College’s new Associate Director of Learning and Teaching. Steve is a senior executive with unique experience in change management, business acumen, executive management, education and training, aviation, government and IT sales and marketing. Prior to this appointment Steve held multiple titles with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), most recently as Senior Researcher – Advanced Technology. Previously he was the National Manager, Safety Education where he was responsible for the management and academic direction of CASA staff, education facilities, operations and services of the Safety Education Branch.


David Coltman is the new Executive Director, Pathways & Vocational Education at Swinburne University of Technology

David Coltman is the new Executive Director, Pathways & Vocational Education at Swinburne University of Technology. David has widespread experience in the education sector and has leadership and operational management experience in both the public and private sectors. Preceding this appointment David held the role of Executive Director Services at Homesglen Institute where he was responsible for enabling and supporting the effective delivery and development of core business services, and ensuring the commercial objectives of the Institute delivered a sector leading student experience. Prior to this appointment David was the Executive Director, Student and Community Engagement at Unitec Institute of Technology where he led a team of 250 staff members. Moreover, he was a member of Unitec’s Academic Board and represented the Institute on a number of external bodies. Furthermore in 2006 David was the Group Manager, Partnerships and Community Programmes with Auckland Regional Council for two years.


Rachel Cooper is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Institute of Public Administration Australia

Rachel Cooper is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Institute of Public Administration Australia, Victoria. Preceding this, Rachel was employed as the General Manager City Services at the City of Holdfast Bay. In this role, her key responsibilities included providing strategic leadership to business units within the City Services division, comprising of aspects such as Stakeholder Relations & Community Engagement and Community Development. Furthermore, Rachel strengthened department culture and developed the leadership program to enhance emotional intelligence and self-awareness. Previously, Rachel was the Chief Executive Officer at Institute of Public Administration Australia, South Australia, where she provided strategic leadership to the Board and staff and was responsible for ensuring IPAA’s financial sustainability, by driving revenue and monitoring cost control. Rachel has also held the title, Chief Executive Officer at Australian Festival for Young People.


James Burroughes is the new Director International at Unitec Institute of Technology

James Burroughes is the new Director International at Unitec Institute of Technology. Prior to this appointment, James was the Senior Manager, Recruitment and Sourcing at WESTPAC NZ LTD, where he led the function through transformational change; designing and delivering a new operating model and focus on AML compliance requirements. Most notably, in this role James worked with a team of 4 recruiters to fill over 1800 roles in 18 months. Preceding this, James was employed by Westpac as the Learning Programme Development Lead, where he refined and revised the Westpac NZ Employee Performance Management processes. Moreover, James has also worked as the OD and Engagement Manager – Group Functions, at Fonterra Cooperative Group Limited, where his responsibilities included designing and delivering a capability framework for various teams, as well as supporting the implementation of a workforce planning framework at a BU / lead team level and helping to drive employee engagement levels through the development of simple, easy to use tools.


Suzanne Kuys is the new Professor and Head of Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University

Suzanne Kuys has been appointed as the new Professor and Head of Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University. Suzanne is a highly experienced clinician and researcher with extensive experience in both the health and education sectors. Prior to this appointment Suzanne was the Deputy Head, School of Physiotherapy whilst simultaneously acting as the Head of School at Australian Catholic University. Suzanne is a registered Physiotherapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and has a vast array of professional and community affiliations, being a member of Australian Physiotherapy Association. Preceding this appointment Suzanne was a Principle Research Fellow for Cardiothoracic at Griffith University and Allied Health Research Collaborative and a Research Fellow for Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland and Princess Alexandra Hospital. Moreover Suzanne has also worked as an academic within the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Griffith University from 2004 to 2008, coordinating and teaching the neurological and ageing physiotherapy curriculum.


Angela Paladino is the new Director, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Business and Economics at University of Melbourne

Angela Paladino is the new Director, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Melbourne. Angela has extensive experience within the education sector with a longstanding commitment to quality teaching and research at The University of Melbourne. She has received twelve university as well as nationally and internationally competitive teaching awards. Preceding this appointment she was the Associate Professor of Marketing and the Theme Leader of People and Values for the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute. Angela is also an Editorial Review Board member of the Journal of Marketing Education, The Journal of Product Innovation Management, as well as the Journal for the Advancement for Marketing Education. Moreover she is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Product Innovation Management and a regular track and session chair in education for the Academy of Marketing Science.


Gerard Foley is the new Principal at Ivanhoe Grammar School

Gerard Foley is the new Principal at Ivanhoe Grammar School. Gerard has already gained experience and insight into the role, as preceding this appointment, he was the Acting Principal at Ivanhoe Grammar School, where he reported directly to the Board of Governors, and was responsible for the strategic and operational oversight of the whole school, which included 2100 students, 330 staff and a $50million turnover. Previously, Gerard was the Deputy Principal at Ivanhoe Grammar School, where he was accountable for the direction and oversight of academic programs and co-curricular activities for Years 7 – 12 at The Ridgeway Campus (1100 students) and The Plenty Campus (500 students). In this position, a number of his initiatives, such as the introduction of the Three Year Senior Studies Program, have successfully improved academic performance and expectations at both campuses. Furthermore, Gerard has also held the position Head of The Ridgeway Campus at Ivanhoe Grammar School, where his duties included the strategic and operational oversight of the campus. Furthermore, he was also a member of The Principal’s Executive Leadership Team.


John Frare is the new Deputy Headmaster – Cocurricular at Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie)

John Frare is the new Deputy Headmaster - Co-Curricular, at Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie). John was previously the Director Co-Curriculum (Executive Member) at St Ignatius' College, Riverview. In this position, John was responsible for the co-curriculum program at the College which includes over 20 sports and 16 activities. In this role, he was required to oversee the appointments of all Coaches, Masters In Charge, Staff and Student participation in all aspects of the program. After being educated at Parramatta Marist Brothers in Sydney, NSW, he completed his undergraduate studies at Sydney University and more recently has completed his Masters of Educational Leadership through ACU. John has extensive experience across a range of schools. Outside of the educational environment, John was a professional Rugby League player from 1992-1999. He has also held the position of NRL Strength and Conditioner and has extensive experience in professional sports management. John is married with 3 young children age, 6, 5 & 3.5


Victoria Atkinson is the new Group General Manager, Clinical Governance / Chief Medical Officer at St Vincent’s Health Australia

Victoria Atkinson has recently been appointed as Group General Manager of Clinical Governance and Chief Medical Officer at St Vincent’s Health Australia. Victoria has a strong background as a FRACS cardiothoracic surgeon in both the public and private hospital system and holds a Masters of Health Management encompassing clinical governance. Preceding this appointment Victoria was the Director of Medical Governance at the Royal Melbourne Hospital where she was successful in establishing Australia’s first indigenous internship program. Prior to this, Victoria was the Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She has also committed herself as an Infant and Child Safety Advocate and author, publishing ‘The Safety Bubble; A practical guide to keeping children safe and sound.


Zara Hamon is the new Manager, Industry Engagement Programs at Monash University

Zara Hamon has recently been appointed as Manager, Industry Engagement Programs at Monash University. Zara has experience in both the public and private sectors in Australia and England over the past 20 years. Prior to this engagement Zara was Manager, Enterprise Relationships at RMIT University, being responsible for strategy, staff and budget management. Preceding this appointment Zara was the Head of Business Grants and Projects for Finance South East (FSE) in the UK where she was responsible to the CEO for budgets, project delivery and developing new revenue streams. Zara previously worked as the Principal State Development Officer for the Department of State Development, Queensland Government.


Sarah Noel is the new Manager Organisation Development at Mount Alexander Shire Council

Sarah Noel has been appointed as Mount Alexander Shire Council’s new Manager of Organisation Development. Sarah is a CAHRI certified Human Resource professional with ten years of experience in change management, compliance, issues management and workforce planning. Sarah has spent the last four years as the Chief Operations Officer at Role Affinity where she had direct management of the organisations finances, the consultants, contractors and suppliers to ensure organisational objectives were met. Preceding her appointment at Role Affinity, Sarah was employed with North-Vic Constructions as their Consultant Human Resource Manager where she was responsible for the introduction of Human Resource policy framework and procedures.


Anthea Harris is the new Lead Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Planning Lead at the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Anthea Harris is the new Lead Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Planning Lead, at The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. Prior to this appointment, Anthea was the Chief Executive Officer at Climate Change Authority, where she conducted reviews of Australia’s major climate change policies, including the Renewable Energy Target and the Carbon Farming Initiative (now the Direct Action policy.) Preceding this, Anthea was employed as the Chief Advisor at The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, where her responsibilities included co-leading the Carbon Markets Division in the Department (around 80 staff), which was responsible for all market-based climate change policies and strategic advice on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, Anthea was employed as the Assistant Secretary at The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.


Ellie Fossey is the new Professor/Associate Professor and Head, Department of Occupational Therapy at Monash University

Ellie Fossey has been appointed as the new Professor and Head, Department of Occupational Therapy, at Monash University. Ellie has an extensive background in the education sector, most recently as an Associate Professor and Postgraduate Courses Co-ordinator in the Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Allied Health, at La Trobe University. Furthermore, Ellie’s career spans Occupational Therapy teaching, research and practice in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She is also an Honorary Fellow in the University of Melbourne’s Department of Psychiatry – North Western Mental Health.


Mark Fidge is the new Chief Executive Officer at South West Institute of TAFE

Mark Fidge has recently been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer at South West TAFE. Before this appointment, Mark was the Acting CEO of South West Institute of TAFE and simultaneously was the Executive Manager, Corporate Services (Chief Financial Officer). Here Mark was responsible for liaising with staff and student to establish training needs, as well as was responsible for the oversight of all financial budgeting, reporting and statutory requirements. Prior to these positions, Mark was the Finance Manager at the South West Institute of TAFE where he supervised the institutes payroll officer, managed the annual budgets process and also lead and managed the Finance team. Preceding this Mark was employed as the Financial Accountant at NOVA100 PTYLTD where he provided month end and annual financial accounts to management, as well as prepared weekly, quarterly and annual cash flows.


David Young is the new Head, School of Science and Engineering at University of Sunshine Coast

David has recently been employed as the new Head, School of Science and Engineering, at The University of Sunshine Coast. David has an extensive background in the Education Sector, previously employed as the Professor of Chemistry and Head, School of Science, at Monash University Malaysia. Furthermore, whilst at Monash University Malaysia, David also was the Interim Head of the School of Arts and Social Sciences. Prior to this, David also held the position of Dean in the Graduate Studies and Research Office at The Universiti Brunei Darussalam, as well was the Professor of Inorganic Chemistry & Associate Professor of Chemistry.


Amanda Achterberg is the new Executive Director, Teaching and Learning at Chisholm Institute of TAFE

Amanda Achterberg is the new Executive Director, Teaching and Learning, at Chisholm Institute of TAFE. Preceding this position, Amanda was the Director, Vocational Education (Quality), at Victoria University. Here Amanda held responsibilities such as leading and developing vocational education management capability in the Colleges of Business, Engineering, Sport and Law, as well as provided innovative leadership in the development of vocational course products. Prior to this position, Amanda was the Senior Advisor (Educational Innovation) at the centre for Collaborative Learning and Teaching at Victoria University, where she developed engaging and sustainable curriculum design and provided support for Colleges and teaching staff in the ongoing delivery of innovative educational courses. In addition, Amanda also scoped and redeveloped learning spaces in Broadmeadows, Sunbury and Altona Meadows. Furthermore, Amanda was previously employed as the Associate Dean, Learning, Teaching and Students, in the Faculty of Workforce Development at Victoria University.


Stelvio Vido is the new Chief Executive Officer at Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre

Stelvio has recently been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer at Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre. Prior to this appointment, Stelvio was the Executive General Manager, Projects and Business Development, as well as Executive General Manager, Strategic and Support Services, at RDNS. Whilst working at RDNS, Stelvio led successful bids to secure new contracts in Australia and New Zealand. He was also responsible for significant progress in developing RDNS’ telehealth capability, through leadership of innovative (and award winning) use of videoconferencing technology. Previously, he was employed as the Director, Community Development, at The City of Yarra, where he carried responsibilities for all of the Council’s human services, recreation and leisure services, arts and culture, community amenity, food safety and parking management. Preceding this, Stelvio was a Management Consultant at World Competitive Practices.


Glenn Ockerby is the new Director, Corporate Strategy and Performance at Metropolitan Fire and Emergency

Glenn Ockerby is the new Director, Corporate Strategy and Performance, at Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board, prior to his appointment Glenn was the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Risk Management Institution of Australasia. In this role he improved service delivery to members, the operating model, systems and processes and built the platform for the successful National Conference. Previously he was the Executive Director, Corporate Strategy and Business Performance Management at the Victorian Workcover Authority. In this role he led the development of two five year corporate strategies, that set a clear vision and case for change with the organisation achieving the strategic targets and maintaining industry leadership nationally. Glenn was also a Director at KPMG Australia and National Practice Leader in Business Performance Management.


David Glasson is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Victorian Metropolitan Alliance

David Glasson is the new Chief Executive Officer at Victorian Metropolitan Alliance. David has extensive experience in the finance sector, previously employed as the Chief Operating Officer/Company Secretary at General Practice Education and Training (GPET). In this role he led the organisation as acting CEO during periods of change as well as redesigned financial reporting platforms. Prior to this position, David was the Chief Financial Officer at General Practice Education and Training (GPET), where he was responsible for governance, compliance and financial monitoring, and was also in charge of management and finance reports and budgets. Previous to his work at General Practice Education and Training (GPET), David was also the financial controller at Rural Funds Management.


Leanne Mulcahy is the new General Manager Corporate at Moira Shire Council

Leanne Mulcahy has recently been appointed as the General Manger Corporate, At Moira Shire Council. Prior to this, Leanne was the Chief Executive Officer at Murray Dairy, where she implemented a successful organisational change program which directly aligned with the Boards strategic direction, as well as relaunched the effective Young Dairy Network program. Preceding this, Leanne also held the position of Director of Development and Planning at Swan Hill Rural City Council. In her time in this position, Leanne initiated an operational review of the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement which resulted in improved systems and organisational efficiencies, as well as secured a sponsorship through Local Government Victoria for participation in the LG Pro Executive Leadership Program.


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