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Pioneer Credit appoints chief risk officer

Tony Bird has been appointed as the inaugural chief risk officer of Pioneer Credit, commencing February 2.

State Government appoints another magistrate

Evan Shackleton has been appointed as a Magistrate of the Magistrates Court of Western Australia.

ASCO appoints new GM

Carey Marshall has been appointed as general manager of ASCO Group’s local subsidiary ASCO Transport & Logistics (formerly Bonnie Rock Transport).

Gooding Partners appoints a new Partner

Brett Beaver has been appointed as Partner in Taxation and Business Services at Gooding Partners.

Mareterram appoints CFO and company secretary

Richard Duncan has been appointed as chief financial officer and company secretary of Mareterram and is expected to start with the company in late March 2016.

New CEO for Lifeline WA

Lorna MacGregor has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Lifeline WA. Ms MacGregor is highly regarded in the mental health sector.

RSM – Senior appointments

RSM has appointed Con Paoliello as Managing Partner – Perth and Nadine Marke as Principal – Corporate Finance.

HLB Mann Judd Appoints New Partner

Brad McVeigh has been appointed as a partner in the Corporate & Audit Services division of HLB Mann Judd.

Second Edith Cowan University Professorial Research Fellow appointed

Anne Azza Aly has been appointed as the second Edith Cowan University Professorial Research Fellow.

Business Women Australia appoints a new director

Lyn Hawkins has been appointed as a director of Business Women Australia.

New President for WA division of AICD

Frank Cooper has been selected as the new president of the West Australian Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), effective February 1, 2016.

Atlas deal slashes debt

Ailing iron ore miner Atlas Iron has done a deal with the majority of its lenders, who have agreed to a plan to cancel $US132 million ($183 million) of debt in exchange for equity in the junior export

New chief executive for Brightwater Care Group

Brightwater Care Group has appointed Jennifer Lawrence as its new chief executive officer.

Pointerra appoints non-executive director

Graham Griffiths has been appointed as a non-executive director of Pointerra.

Strandline Resources appoints new managing director

Tom Eadie has been appointed as the new managing director of Strandline Resources. His appointment takes place from January 1, 2016.

St John of God Health Care appoints new board member

Michael Levitt has been appointed to the board of St John of God Health Care. Dr Levitt is a leading Western Australian colorectal surgeon.

Foley in a first for CBRE

Kate Foley has moved into the position of senior negotiator in CBRE’s metropolitan investments properties team after five years as a licenced valuer for the firm.

Readify bolsters its WA team

Readify, the software development, data and design powerhouse, has strengthened its WA team and moved to new offices in Perth’s CBD, after signing a number of significant WA contracts in the last 12 m

Keep Australia Beautiful Council elects new chair

Respected Shire of Gingin councillor Michael Aspinall has been appointed chair of the Keep Australia Beautiful Council of WA for three years from January 1, 2016.

Alarm bell on traditional Chinese medicines

Researchers at Curtin University, Murdoch University and the University of Adelaide have found high rates of adulteration, substitution and mislabelling of traditional Chinese medicines.

Pilbara Development Commission announces board changes

Chris Cottier has been appointed deputy chair of the Pilbara Development Commission board for a term expiring April 2017.

Perth International Arts Festival appoints new board member

Adrian Fini has been appointed to the board of director of the Perth International Arts Festival.

New Chair for WAFIC

Kim Chance has been elected to chair the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC), replacing Arno Verboon.

Rhodes Scholar-At-Large 2016 winner announced

Ilona Quahe, a Law/Economics graduate from The University of Western Australia has won one of three prestigious Australia-at-Large Rhodes Scholarships for 2016.

Iluka Resources announces board changes

Wayne Osborn will be retiring as a director of Iluka Resources effective from the close of the 2016 annual general meeting scheduled for May 2016.

Coral scientist to join Curtin University

Zoe Richards, an upcoming scientist who has exposed a biological treasure trove in the Bonaparte Archipelago and discovered several species of coral, will be joining Curtin University in July, 2016.

New director of sales for Crown Perth Hotels

Crown Perth has appointed Fiona Pascoe as the new director of sales for Crown Perth Hotels. Ms Pascoe has decades of global experience in the hotels and hospitality fields.

Swimming WA appoints new director

Tim Andrew has been appointed as the new director of Swimming WA, following the departure of Kerrynne Batten.

Mincor Resources announces CEO succession

The long-serving managing director of Mincor Resources, David Moore, has indicated his desire to step down from day-to-day management and move to the position of deputy chairman from March 1, 2016.

ACA elects new president

John Flecker, chief executive of Brookfield Multiplex Australasia and India, has been elected as the new president of the Australian Constructors Association (ACA).

Westpac Institutional Bank appoints Head of Institution Bank, WA

Caroline Chan has been appointed to the role of Head of Institution Bank, Western Australia at Westpac Institutional Bank.



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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.