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Board Moves - Feb 11-12 2016

Brad Lingo has been appointed as a non-executive director of Oilex.

Cirrus Networks appoints new managing director

Matthew Sullivan has been appointed as the new managing director of Cirrus Networks. Mr Sullivan has been a non-executive director of Cirrus since November 2014.

Ramelius Resources appoints COO

Duncan Coutts has been appointed as the chief operating officer of Ramelius Resources. Mr Coutts is a mining engineer with experience in both open pit and underground mining in Western Australia.

Board Moves – Feb 9-10 2016

Tony Chong has been appointed as non-executive chairman of TV2U Worldwide. Mr Chong is a corporate and tax lawyer and also serves as the lead partner of Lavan Legal’s corporate services group.  

Corrs promotes 11 lawyers to special counsel

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has promoted 11 of its exceptional lawyers to special counsel. In addition to the 11 new special counsels, 22 Corrs lawyers were are also promoted to senior associate.

Curtin University appoints new deputy vice-chancellor international

Seth Kunin has been appointed as the new deputy vice-chancellor, international at Curtin University, effective April 2016.

Safe Work Australia appoints new chair

Diane Smith-Gander has been appointed as the chairwoman of Safe Work Australia.

Board Moves - Feb 5-8 2016

Aleator Energy has appointed Brydie McKee as its chief executive officer and Angus Parker as chief technology officer.

Heritage Council appoints new chairwoman

Anne Arnold has been appointed as the new chairwoman of Heritage Council of WA. Ms Arnold has been a member of the Council for more than eight years. She is also a director at Landgate.

Paul joins Navitas and Programmed

Former Federal Department of Education and Training secretary Lisa Paul has been appointed as a non-executive director of Perth-based companies Navitas and Programmed Maintenance Services.

New CEO for City of Fremantle

Philip St John has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the City of Fremantle. He replaces current CEO Graeme Mackenzie.

Board Moves – Feb 3-4 2016

Michael Walters has resigned as a non-executive director of Shaw River Manganese.  

Rocky Bay appoints communications manager

Rachel Horton has been appointed as the communications manager of Rocky Bay. Prior to this, Ms Horton headed up the Perth operation of the marketing agency Reagent.

AAMEG appoints new chairman

Tim Carstens has been appointed as new chairman of Australia-Africa Minerals & Energy Group (AAMEG).

Clayton Utz board appointment

Clayton Utz partner and Perth office corporate practice group leader Mark Paganin has been appopinted to the company’s national board effective January 1.

Axia Corporate Property appoints leasing executive

Matthew Bancroft has been appointed as sales and leasing executive at Axia Corporate Property.

Board Moves – February 1-2 2016

Michael Fry has been appointed as company secretary of Globe Metals & Mining.

New State Commissioner of Girl Guides WA takes office

The new state commissioner of Girl Guides WA Linda Elezovich has recently taken office.

Kott Gunning promotes four lawyers

Four lawyers, namely Alison Brooks, Henrik Eklund, Ken Grunder and Ann Spencer, have been made associates at Kott Gunning Lawyers.

Lavan Legal appoints special counsel

Cinzia Donald has been appointed as a special counsel in the litigation and dispute resolution team of Lavan Legal.

Allion Legal – new management structure

Michael Swift has been appointed as principal in charge of the Perth office of Allion Legal. Mr Swift has resumed the duties previously held by Philip Lucas as managing principal of the firm.

Board Moves - Jan 26-29 2016

Yan Lui has resigned from his positions of chief executive officer and Trinidad general manager at Range Resources. Mr Liu will remain on the board of director as a non-executive director.  

Westaway takes consultant role

Westaway Executive Search has appointed Warren Westaway as a principal consultant. He joins his son, founding director Ryan Westaway at the company.

Two new solicitors at HHG Legal Group

Alexandra Turner and Amy James have recently joined the HHG Legal Group as dispute resolution solicitor and family law solicitor, respectively.

New group marketing manager at Perth Mint

Paul Cavanagh has been appointed as group manager of the new marketing services team at Gold Corporation, the operator of The Perth Mint.

Board Moves - Week ending January 25

Jonathan Murray has been appointed as a non-executive director of Vietnam Industrial Investments.

Orthocell tops Techboard ranking

Regenerative medicine group Orthocell has topped Techboard’s first startup and tech company ranking for the year, following news it had been granted a US patent for its ‘cell factory’ product.

Pilbara Development Commission appoints a new director

Chris Le Serve has been appointed as director economic development, land and infrastructure at the Pilbara Development Commission.

Lateral Aspect appoints communications strategist

Lily Butler has been appointed as communications strategist at Lateral Aspect Advertising & Branding.

Perth Theatre Trust appoints new chairman

Morgan Solomon has been appointed as the new chairman of the Perth Theatre Trust.

Leigh Robb to leave PICA

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts curator Leigh Robb has resigned to take up the newly formed position of curator of contemporary art at the Art Gallery of South Australia next month.



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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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.

Rinehart comments an 'insult': Swan

Treasurer Wayne Swan has slammed mining magnate Gina Rinehart for insulting Australian workers after she called for a cut to the minimum wage and accused people of being jealous of the wealthy.

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.