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Jenny Allen to step down from the board of Youth Focus

Not-for-profit organisation Youth Focus has announced that its chief executive Jenny Allen will leave her position at the end of this year.

David Airey retires as REIWA President, two new councillors elected

David Airey has retired as the president of Real Estate Institute of WA (REIWA) after serving the maximum 12 years proscribed in REIWA’s constitution.

Urban Development Institute of Australia announces new president

Rhys Kelly has been appointed as 23rd president of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) in Western Australia.

Cannings Purple appoints account manager in its investor relations team

Michael Cairnduff has been appointed as account manager in Canning Purple’s investor relations team.

Challenge Pumps appoints new director and shareholder

Paul Jeffery has been appointed as a new director of Engineering and shareholder at Challenge Pumps. Mr Jeffery will be responsible for Product Development, Engineering Support and Product Quality.

Athans & Taylor appoints new directors

Alan Thomas and Mark De Luca have been appointed as directors of Athans & Taylor Balcatta.

Cedar Woods appoints independent non-executive director

Valerie Davies has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Cedar Woods Properties. Ms Davies is on the boards of Amalgamated Holdings Ltd as well as HBF Health Fund and Tourism WA.

Nine Perth appoints new managing director

Ray Wardrop has been appointed as managing director of Nine Entertainment Perth.

DLA Piper appoints employment partner in Perth

Leanne Nickels has been appointed as a partner in DLA Piper Perth. Ms Nickels is a highly respected employment lawyer. Prior to joining DLA Piper she was a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright.

Carbon buys GLC Business Solutions

Accounting, consulting and insurance broking firm Carbon Business Group has acquired Bibra Lake-based GLC Business Services for an undisclosed sum.

Search for next City of Fremantle CEO underway

The search for the next City of Fremantle chief executive officer has begun with current CEO Graeme Mackenzie announcing his intention to retire next year after more than forty years of service in the

Quadrant Energy appoints Chief Financial Officer

Ian Purdy has been appointed as the inaugural chief financial officer of Quadrant Energy. Mr Purdy will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company.

New manager at Emission Assessments

Paul Myers-Allen has been appointed manager of Emission Assessments’ land, water and infrastructure division.

Raine & Horne appoints new WA state manager

Former US Navy intelligence adviser, real estate specialist and corporate executive, Craig Abbott has been appointed as Raine & Horne Commercial's new general manager for Western Australia.

Clyde & Co appoints a special counsel in its Perth office

Nicholas Beech has been appointed as a special counsel at Clyde & Co Perth. In doing so, the firm further strengthened its national occupational health & safety practice (OH&S).

WA Deaf Society appoints new board members and CEO

Mark Gummer has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of WA Deaf Society Inc. Mr Gummer was previously the CEO of HeartKids WA.

The law society of Western Australia elects new president

Elizabeth Needham has been elected as President of the The Law Society of Western Australia until December 31, 2015.

Borrello Graham appoints special counsel

Hendrik Van Aswegen has been appointed as special counsel at the boutique law firm Borrello Graham Lawyers. Mr Van Aswegen specialises in property and planning and commercial and administrative law.

Netball WA appoints new board member

Julie Beeck has been appointed to the board of Netball WA.

New Appointments to Cancer Australia Advisory Council

Minister for Health Sussan Ley has announced the appointment of a renewed membership of the Cancer Australia Advisory Council. The appointments to the Advisory Council are for a three-year term.

WAFIC CEO appointed to lead FRDC

Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) Chief Executive Officer John Harrison has been appointed as a director at Federal Government’s Fisheries Research Development Corporation (FRDC).

Allion Legal appoints senior corporate/resources lawyer

Jeremy Wilkin has been appointed as Senior Associate to Allion Legal’s Perth office Corporate/Resources practice.

Appointment – Member of the Remuneration Tribunal

Ewen Crouch AM has been appointed as a member of the Remuneration Tribunal for a period of five years by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC.

Edith Cowan University appoints Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International)

Professor Simon Ridings has been appointed as Deputy Vice Chancellor (International) at Edith Cowan University in order to expand the University’s international operations.

Cardinal Resources appoints two new non-executive directors

Mark Thomas and Simon Jackson have been appointed as non-executive directors of Cardinal Resources Limited.

Pritchard Francis makes key appointments

John Crabtree has been appointed to the board of Pritchard Francis as an advisor. Mr Crabtree has extensive experience as an equity principal and senior design architect.

HWL Ebsworth appoints a new partner

Michael Hollingdale has been appointed as a partner within the Infrastructure and Major Projects team at HWL Ebsworth in Perth. Mr Hollingdale was a partner at Allens from 2004 to 2015.

John King joins Minter Ellison

Specialist oil and gas lawyer John King has been appointed as a senior legal consultant at Minter Ellison Perth.

SWDC adds new board members

Tania Jackson and Ed Valom have been appointed to the board of management of the South West Development Commission.

NWQ Capital Management appoints Managing Director

Stuart McClure has been appointed as managing director of NWQ Capital Management.

Wrays appoints internationally experienced lawyer to its IP team in Perth

Adrian Huber has been appointed to the IP team of Wrays’ Perth.



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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.