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Burges set to depart WALGA

WA Local Government Association chief executive Ricky Burges is set to step down next year, after nearly two decades at the helm.

Wood & Grieve acquired by Stantec

Wood & Grieve Engineers is set to be acquired by international company Stantec, nearly 60 years after the Perth-based company was established.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way

Lawyer Michael Hollingdale’s career has taken a new turn after being asked to help wealthy families with their estate planning.

WA secures $126m for training

The state government has signed up for the Commonwealth’s vocational training fund, which will provide up to $126 million in matched funding for a planned incentive scheme to boost apprenticeships and traineeships.

Lexvoco and Dovetail join the legal disrupters

The WA market is continuing to attract new providers of alternative legal services.

Executives perform for $38.7m share

Twenty local executives acquired $38 million of shares at no cost over the past 3 months, research by Business News has found.

PKF, Hall Chadwick reposition in WA

SPECIAL REPORT: Accounting firms in WA, from mid-tier players to the 'big four', are positioning to benefit from stronger economic and commercial activity.

Mixed results on gender equity

SPECIAL REPORT: Gender equity is a key goal for major accounting firms but their track record is varied, especially in WA.

Shifting local alliances

SPECIAL REPORT: Business News has been tracking changes among WA’s accounting firms for 25 years, including seminal events like the collapse of Andersen and the break-up of the old PKF practice.

JacMac launches secondment arm

Law firm Jackson McDonald has launched a branded secondment service in response to growing demand from clients and lawyers for more flexible working arrangements.

Supreme Court rules on broken soap dish

It may seem a trivial matter, but a recent Court of Appeal ruling on who was responsible for maintaining the shower recess in a $1,700 per week rental property should be of keen interest to many landlords and insurers.

Deloitte wins Ellenbrook contract

Deloitte has won a state government contract to prepare a business case for the Morley to Ellenbrook rail line, to be undertaken in parallel with another study looking at route options.

PwC acquires PPB

PwC Australia has completed a deal to acquire key partners and staff from PPB Advisory, bolstering the firm’s corporate restructuring and deals business, as well as partners and staff from Litmus Grou

Kalaf set to join APM

New APM chief executive Michael Anghie has bolstered his team by recruiting Youth Focus chief executive Fiona Kalaf to take a newly created role with the human services company.

Quinlan named new chief justice

Peter Quinlan has been appointed Western Australia's 14th chief justice of the Supreme Court, effective August 13.

Gerard Daniels appoints CEO

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels has updated its leadership structure, with the appointment of Alison Gaines as chief executive and the recruitment of Steve Scudamore as chairman of its advisory board.

Diverse businesses deliver social impact

Companies as diverse as multinational Konica Minolta and local startup Kirrikin are operating as both for-profit and for-purpose businesses.

McCusker to chair Law Access

Former governor and practising barrister Malcolm McCusker has been appointed chairman of Law Access, following the retirement of founding director Adam Ebell.

Deloitte revenue hits $2bn

Professional services company Deloitte has recorded a 15 per cent rise in national revenue for the 2018 financial year, including improved activity in Western Australia after four tough years.

Engineering exec joins Gallagher

Engineering and resources sector executive Simon High has taken a new role as Western Australia area director at international insurance broker Gallagher.

SHR to merge with Livingstones

Perth-based Strategic Human Resources has agreed to a merger of equals with Brisbane employment company Livingstones.

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