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UDIA WA appoints new CEO

Allison Hailes has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Urban Development Institute of Australia WA. Ms Hailes will commence in the role of CEO from mid-April.

New unit to boost WA agriculture overseas

Rob Delane has been appointed as a director to establish and lead a special agriculture unit within the Department of State Development.

Water Corporation – Appointments

David Rowe and Nicole Lockwood have been appointed directors of Water Corporation, while Michael Hollett has replaced Tony Iannello as deputy chair.

Former Perth Concert Hall GM appointed at The Bridgewater Hall

Former Perth Concert Hall general manager Andrew Bolt has been appointed as chief executive officer of The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

GHD appoints new CEO

Ashley Wright has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of GHD. Mr Wright will be taking over from Ian Shepherd on his retirement at the end of March 2016.

Asterisk appoints security consultant

Peter Della has been appointed as security consultant of Asterisk Information Security.

Board Moves Feb 29, 2016 - March 2, 2016

Brian J Rear has resigned as a director of Horseshoe Metals.  

Pritchard Francis – Appointment

Mike Rathbone has been appointed as the project director Pritchard Francis’ transport team. Mr Rathbone was most recently section manager, transport for Jacobs Engineering.

Maraldo leaves Ngarda for Rusca

Shane Maraldo has stepped down as chief executive of indigenous contractor Ngarda Civil & Mining after two years.

Perth Energy appoints new CEO

Andrew Rowe has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Perth Energy.

Curtin University appoints new deputy vice-chancellor research

Chris Moran has been appointed as Curtin University’s new deputy vice-chancellor, research commencing his role in August 2016.

IRDI Legal - Appointment

Catie Robins has been appointed as precedent/practice support lawyer to the corporate and commercial practice of IRDI Legal. Over the course of her career, Ms Robins has worked as a lawyer in private

Trade posts to build food export opportunities for WA

Natalie Tan and Guruprasad Hegde have been appointed as trade officers at Western Australian trade and investment offices, to build food export opportunities for WA, in Singapore and Mumbai, respectiv

Board Moves Feb 23-26 2016

James Mactier has been appointed to the board of Regis Resources as a non-executive director.

Marshall McKenna to Gilbert + Tobin

Marshall McKenna has been appointed a partner at Gilbert + Tobin. Mr McKenna will join the firm’s Perth office in its energy and resources litigation practice on June 1, 2016.

The 500 Club appoints new CEO

Jenny Allen has been appointed as the chief executive of The 500 Club.

New leadership appointment at Baptistcare

Amanda Vivian has been appointed as chief support services officer at Baptistcare. She was previously chief governance and risk officer at the company.

Swan River Sailing - appointment

Andy Fethers has been appointed as an executive officer at Swan River Sailing. Mr Fethers is a former board member of Swan River Sailing and has a strong sailing background.

Bethanie appoints chief financial officer

Samantha Drury has been appointed as the chief financial officer of Bethanie.

New pres for WAFarmers

Tony York has been elected president of WAFarmers at the organisation’s annual conference, replacing Dale Park who had reached the end of the maximum number of terms as president.

Blackburne appoints general manager – developments

Jarrad Sizer has been appointed as general manager – developments at Blackburne Property Group. Mr Sizer was previously the company’s director of developments.

Board Moves Feb 17-22 2016

Ardiden has appointed Bradley Boyle as executive director and Michael Stares as general manager – Canadian operations. Mr Boyle was formerly a managing director of Triton Minerals.

Tony George to leave St Stephen’s

Tony George has been appointed as headmaster of The King’s School in Sydney.

Impact Board appoints Minderoo executive

Felicity Gooding has been appointed as a non-executive director on the board of Impact Minerals. Ms Gooding is the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of the Minderoo Group.

YACWA CEO to step down

Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia chief executive Craig Comrie is resigning to take up a new position as head of partnerships at the Foundation for Young Australians.

Murcia Pestell Hillard appoints new director

Mark Burchnall has been appointed as a director of Murcia Pestell Hillard. Mr Burchnall has been practicing in the corporate and commercial team of Murcia Pestell Hillard since 2013.

iWebGate appoints executive chairman

James Tsiolis has been appointed as executive chairman of iWebGate. Mr Tsiolis was previously a non-executive director of the company.

Board Moves - Feb 15-16 2016

Nawal Silfani has resigned as a company secretary of Caltex.  

Hood leaves Minderoo

Minderoo Group chief investment officer Aaron Hood has resigned from the company to take up a new position at a Melbourne-based private equity firm.

Bentleys appoints new tax director

Ross Prosper has been promoted to the position of tax director for Bentleys, Perth. Mr Prosper has been a director at the company since April 2013.

Accenture appoints digital lead

Sumit Sharma has been appointed as digital lead at Accenture. Previously he served as general manager and ANZ Energy industry leader at CSC Australia.



Morning Headlines

Union settles with BGC over case of the concrete pour

State govt starts legal action against Uber

Legal action is being taken against ride-share company Uber for not having the appropriate licence to operate in Western Australia.

Vale Shane Gherbaz

Former stockbroker and the founding managing director of Euroz, Shane Gherbaz, has passed away after a battle with illness.

Brierty bags $300m contract

Brierty and three Aboriginal contracting firms have won a $300 million contract with Rio Tinto to complete mining and civil works on a project in the Pilbara.

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Labor MP to retire

Australia's first indigenous female MP is set to stand down from the West Australian parliament after being vilified as a "toxic coconut".

Wesfarmers coal sale a concern: Barnett

The foreign ownership of Western Australia's two coal miners raises concerns about the long-term security of the state's power supplies, Premier Colin Barnett says.

Coles, Bunnings lift sales by 8%

Coles and Bunnings were the top first-quarter perfomers among Wesfarmers' retail businesses, with the Perth-based conglomerate also reporting weak performances by its Target and Kmart divisions.

UGL in talks with DTZ on takeover offer

Diversified business services firm UGL Limited is in talks with London-based DTZ Holdings about a possible takeover bid for DTZ.