ANZ bolsters Perth presence

THE ANZ’s top institutional banking executive in Australia believes Asian investors will increasingly provide the growth capital sought by local mining companies.

Comings and Goings

A-Cap Resources

On the move

McGrathNicol expands Perth team

McKinnon joins Programmed board

Maintenance services and staffing group Programmed has appointed former Austal Ships and Fleetwood Corporation managing director Robert McKinnon as a non-executive director.

On the move

Prendiville joins Tourism WAPeter Prendiville has been appointed for a two-year term as a commissioner of the board of Tourism WA, following Dixie Marshall’s resignation in May.

VDM officially appoints Broad as CEO

Engineering and construction company VDM Group has completed a review of its operations and confirmed Andrew Broad as the permanent successor to Ken Perry as chief executive, effective immediately.

MacTiernan joins EMC Solar board

Perth-based EMC Solar has appointed Alannah MacTiernan to its board of directors after acquiring interests in clean energy firms HAC Australia and Clear Energy.

On the move

Netscher to head Gindalbie MetalsIron ore miner Gindalbie Metals has appointed non-executive director Tim Netscher as managing director and chief executive officer to replace Garrett Dixon.


Warburton to lead sheep councilAgricultural and Food Minister Terry Redman plans to establish a WA Sheep Industry Leadership Council, nominating Kojonup farmer Rob Warburton as chair.

Perry retires as VDM Group boss

Ken Perry has stepped down as chief executive of VDM Group, to pursue non-executive opportunities, after just more than a year in charge of the construction, contracting and consulting company.

On the move

GESB recruits Langoulant, NanceJohn Langoulant has been appointed as chairman of GESB, WA’s largest superannuation fund.

Richard Court to chair IOH

Former premier Richard Court will chair the Iron Ore Holdings board from next year, the company has announced today.

Management changes at Perron Group

Unlisted Perth company Perron Group has announced a series of management changes which will see chief executive officer Ian Armstrong appointed deputy chair.

Don Bailey to chair Cleveland Mining

Australian gold company Cleveland Mining has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange today and announced former Rio Tinto executive Don Bailey has been appointed chairman.


New directors for Perth FestivalSeven Group executive director Ryan Stokes (pictured) has been appointed to the Perth International Arts Festival board and the UWA Senate has reappointed Michael Smith

Howarth steps down from Bank of Qld

Tony Howarth has resigned as Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Queensland's Board of Directors.

Kalaf to chair Art Gallery board

Management consultant, Fiona Kalaf has been appointed the the new chairperson for the board of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and treasury official Brian Roche has also been appointed to the board.

Pickard new Shell Australia chair

Shell Australia has announced Perth-based Ann Pickard as its new chairman of the Shell companies in Australia.

Golden West reach native title deal

Golden West Resources has announced it has reached an in-principle native title agreement for its Wiluna West project.

Exec, board changes at Wesfarmers

The appointment of leading commercial lawyer Paul Meadows to Wesfarmers executive team has had a ripple affect across the top of the conglomerate, at both board and management level.

Perry new VDM Group chief executive

VDM Group has today appointed former Brandrill managing director Ken Perry as its chief executive, taking over from Jim Van Der Meer who will retain his executive director position.