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Board Moves May 12-17 2016

Peter Cockcroft has resigned as a director of Kairiki Energy.   Steven Wood has resigned as a joint company secretary of WHL Energy.  

Shark Mitigation Systems climbs Techboard ladder

Listed companies have made up a strong contingent of this fortnight's hottest startups and tech companies, with the top five spots all taken by ASX-listed or soon-to-be listed companies.

Smith-Gander retains Broadspectrum chair

Spanish infrastructure giant Ferrovial has begun overhauling the Broadspectrum board as its takeover of the detention centre operator nears completion, with Diane Smith-Gander to remain as chair.

Shark Mitigation Systems debuts

A local company using high-tech camouflage to protect swimmers from shark attacks has made a strong debut on the ASX.

Board Moves May 6-11 2016

Castillo Copper has appointed Nicole Fernandes as a non-executive director and Tim Slate as its joint company secretary. Jack James has resigned as a non-executive director of the company.  

Ronald McDonald House Perth appoints new board member

Denise Cheir has been appointed to the board of Ronald McDonald House Perth. Ms Cheir is also general manager public relations at Crown Perth.

Future Generation Global appoints CEO

Louise Walsh has been appointed as the chief executive officer of Future Generation Global. Ms Walsh previously held the role of joint chief executive officer at the company.

University Club of Western Australia appoints new chair of advisory board

Mark Paganin has been appointed as chair to the advisory board of the University Club of Western Australia. Mr Paganin replaces Tony J Howarth who was the University Club's inaugural chair.

Ashurst appoints new partner

Stuart James has been appointed partner in Resources & Utilities team of Ashurst in Perth.

Board Moves May 3-5 2016

Stewart Butel will retire as the managing director of Wesfarmers Resources at the end of July. Mr Butel has been associated with Wesfarmers since 2000.

Derek Meates joins KPMG in Perth

KPMG’s global uranium commodity expert Derek Meates has joined KPMG in Perth.

Management changes at Plymouth Minerals

Plymouth Minerals has appointed John Sanders as technical manager and Robert Jewson as its business development manager.

Construction tenders and contracts summary - May 4

Balcatta-based PS Structures has won a $28.5 million contract for expansion work at Churchlands Senior High School due to be completed in 2018.

Curtin appoints Asia Business Centre director

Curtin University has appointed Richard Francis director of its Asia Business Centre.

TSH chair and board members

Australian Institute of Management WA chief executive Gary Martin has been elected chair of the Telethon Speech & Hearing Centre For Children WA Board for a three year term.

Mannolini resigns

Macquarie Capital executive director Justin Mannolini has left the company after three years in the role.

New Partner for Cor Cordis

Cor Cordis has appointed Jeremy Nipps as a partner in its Perth office. Mr Nipps joined the firm in December as an associate director.

Edison Property appoints new director

Edison Property has appointed Alan Mijacika director, commercial and industrial. Mr Mijacika was formerly a commercial executive for Preston Realestate Group.

DownUnder GeoSolutions appoints chief operating officer

Perth-based geosciences company DownUnder GeoSolutions has appointed Christopher Davin chief operating officer.

Four public sector resignations

Department of Transport director-general Reece Waldock is set to retire in July. Mr Waldock was appointed the inaugural chief executive of the Public Transport Authority of WA in 2003.

Board Moves May 2 2016

Taejin Kim has resigned as a non-executive director of Stargroup. Mr Kim had joined the board of Stargroup in 2015.  

Board Moves April 28-29 2016

Strategic Minerals Corporation managing director Walter Martin has passed away. Mr Martin had been involved with the company since 1991.  

Board Moves April 27-28 2016

David Putnam has resigned as interim chief executive officer of Western Mining Network. Mr Putnam has served as interim CEO since the past nine months.  

Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee appoints four new committee members

Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee has appointed four new committee members, namely Merle Carter, Patrick Churnside, Bruce Smith and Lindsay Dean.

SWDC CEO to retire in July

South West Development Commission chief executive officer, Don Punch, has announced his retirement. Mr Punch will be departing on July 1, 2016, after nearly 18 years with SWDC.

New YACWA CEO

The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia has appointed Ross Wortham chief executive officer. Mr Wortham started with YACWA in January as director, policy and advocacy.

Williams Volunteering WA CEO

Volunteering WA has appointed Tina Williams chief executive officer. Ms Williams was previously the marketing and development manager for the Women and Infants Research Foundation.

Board Moves April 21-22 2016

Robert S Middlemas has resigned as non-executive director of Elemental Minerals, after 6 years with board both as a non-executive director and previously as a non-executive chairman.

Malone joins NBN Co

iiNet founder Michael Malone has been appointed to the board of NBN Co.

Daubney new SWDC deputy chair

The South West Development Commission has appointed Sue Daubney as deputy chair to replace former Busselton Mayor Ian Stubbs who left the board after stepping down from his role on the council.

Wellard appoints Wade COO

Wellard has appointed Brendan Wade chief operating officer. Mr Wade left Landmark last year, after serving as its livestock manager in Queensland and northern New South Wales.

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Rayney sad his wife's killer is still free

Acquitted murder suspect Lloyd Rayney has spoken of his sadness that his wife's killer is still at large, rather than the relief he feels at being cleared of killing her himself.

Leighton/Georgiou consortium wins Gateway works

A consortium led by Leighton Contractors and Georgiou Group has been chosen by the state government to deliver its $1 billion-plus Gateway WA project.