MACA appoints new CEO

Former Downer executive Mike Sutton has been appointed as MACA chief executive after Chris Tuckwell announced he would be stepping down from the role, following an 11-year stint. MACA has also appointed Chris Sutherland to its board as a non-executive director.

New start at JacMac

Law firm Jackson McDonald has announced a raft of leadership changes, including a new chair, board members and partners, along with new branding as it seeks to refresh its market profile.

Paladin appoints new CEO

Ian Purdy will replace Scott Sullivan as the new chief executive of Paladin Energy, following the uranium miner's major board upheaval two months ago.

Worley appoints new CEO

Andrew Wood has retired as chief executive of engineering giant Worley and been replaced by the company’s chief operating officer, Chris Ashton, in a move that has surprised the markets.

National honours for 76 Western Australians

The late Eric Lumsden, Jahna Cedar and Christine Simpson Stokes are among 76 prominent Western Australians to be awarded Australia Day honours this year.

Hollett to leave Water Corp

Water Corporation chairman Mike Hollett has tendered his resignation, citing business and family interests, just two months after being reappointed to the role. Deputy chair David Lock will act in the role until a permanent chair is appointed.

Advisers compete on 733 deals

Azure Capital, Canaccord Genuity and DLA Piper were among the most active advisers on corporate finance deals in 2019.

Veronica Theriault jailed for fraud

A business consultant who worked extensively in Perth has been jailed for nearly two years after she faked her credentials to secure a job as chief information officer for the South Australian government.

Fund managers offer strategy options

With uncertainty surrounding global share markets, Business News has taken a close look at the strategies of six Perth-based fund managers.

IMF makes $141m Euro acquisition

IMF Bentham has struck an agreement to acquire Omni Bridgeway for up to €87.5 million ($A141 million), which will be a tie-up of two of the biggest players in the litigation funding industry.

Alcoa appoints new Australia president

Alcoa has confirmed the appointment of former Rio Tinto executive Michael Gollschewski as the new vice-president of the company’s Australian operations and as president of Alcoa of Australia.

PwC extends full-service offering

SPECIAL REPORT: Accounting firms are widening their services into new areas as they seek a competitive edge.

Empowerment, confidence vital for success in business

Business News’s inaugural Food for Thought breakfast brought together some of WA’s best female business minds to discuss issues ranging from inequity to ongoing workplace challenges.

Another Wesfarmers payroll failure stings 6,000 workers for $15m

Less than a week after Bunnings admitted to underpaying workers due to payroll error, a second Wesfarmers division has said it discovered a payroll mistake, which has left around 6,000 workers underpaid to a total of $15 million.

Bankwest appoints new MD

Bankwest has announced the appointment of Sinead Taylor as the first female to lead the organisation in its 124-year history.

Howarth to leave Wesfarmers, Power to join Strike

Two prominent Perth company directors have been involved in board moves today, with Nev Power to join Strike Energy and Wesfarmers announcing that Tony Howarth will step down.

WA directors in $21m of share trades

Another flurry of substantial share transactions from directors of Perth-based ASX-listed companies have occurred recently following the release of annual results, with David Singleton, Elizabeth Gaines and Rodney Leonard among those involved in the largest deals.

Qantas chief Joyce Australia's top-paid CEO

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce was Australia's highest-paid chief executive last year, according to a survey based on 'realised' pay, which also ranked Saracen Mineral Holdings managing director Raleigh Finlayson in the top 10.

WA directors in multi-million dollar share trades

Directors of several Perth-based ASX-listed companies have undertaken substantial share transactions in the past fortnight, with Peter Bradford, Peter Cook and John Welborn among those taking advantage of the trading window after the release of their annual results.

Unemployment for WA geos reaches six-year low

Employment opportunities for geoscientists in Western Australia are improving, but it is not the best state in Australia for job prospects, according to the latest data from the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

Women CFOs increase as chief executives drop

The number of women in executive leadership positions across Australia’s largest listed companies is slowly increasing according to a new report, with Emeco Holdings, Wesfarmers and South32 the top performers for Western Australia.