Board gender diversity closer to AICD target

Today’s appointment by Independence Group of its first female board member has taken it off the list of ASX200 companies lacking female representation on their boards, although four other Western Australian businesses remain among those still to adopt gender diversity at board level.

Harrier Human Capital buys Oceans Group

Perth-based recruitment consultancy Harrier Human Capital has acquired an executive search organisation based in Sydney for an undisclosed sum.

Perry brings interim solution

Experienced business manager and director Ken Perry is bringing a new venture to the Perth market, after becoming a director of Executive Interim Management.

Deloitte recruits Perth oil and gas leader

Professional services firm Deloitte has snared its second senior recruit from Accenture's Perth office, hiring Bernadette Cullinane as its national oil and gas practice leader.

HLB Mann Judd grows with Sovereign buy

The wealth management division of HLB Mann Judd’s Perth office has expanded with the acquisition of local financial advisory firm Sovereign Plus for an undisclosed sum.

Call for change to liability law

An industry representative body wants the state government to make it easier for small businesses to tender for contracts.

Broadspectrum wins $236m WA court security contract

The state government has officially hired Broadspectrum to provide security and custodial services to Western Australia from next year, under a $235.8 million contract previously held by Serco.

Cleartech taps recycling opportunity

Waste management companies in Perth are enjoying more demand for their services, but face continuing challenges finding markets.

Split scores in Samsung, Duro court battle

The head contractor on the Roy Hill project has won two out of five determinations in the latest instalment in its legal dispute with sub-contractor Duro Felguera today, but Samsung C&T was still told to pay Duro $12 million out of more than $60 million that had been sought.

Deloitte grows WA energy, resources practice

Professional services firm Deloitte has bolstered its energy and resources practice in Western Australia with two new appointments.

Business brokers jostle for market lead

SPECIAL REPORT: Perth’s major business brokers are adapting their strategies to deal with a changing buyer profile and a general softening of prices.

Dowell on cusp of breakthrough opportunity

Perth leadership and strategy consultant Kia Dowell has become the first Australian to be selected for a global mentoring program she hopes will help propel her business to international markets.

National law firms head west

Interstate law firms are leading a wave of restructuring in the WA market, with big shifts in the ranking of lawyers in the BNiQ Search Engine.

US law firms to continue Bell Group saga

The state government has muscled up for the renewal of legal battles over the $1.7 billion Bell Group dispute, appointing a US law firm that promotes itself as being tougher and scarier than its peers to handle the matter.

Mills Oakley expands WA practice

National law firm Mills Oakley has substantially expanded its Perth practice with the recruitment of partners Julian Atkinson and David McKenna, whose previous firm Jarman McKenna has entered merger discussions with Sparke Helmore Lawyers.

Neo in Asic undertaking

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has agreed to an enforceable undertaking with local financial planner Neo Financial Solutions, after surveillance of the business raised concerns about risk management and compliance frameworks.

Asian connection brings Stephenson Mansell west

Executive coaching, mentoring, and leadership development firm Stephenson Mansell Group will use its recent foray into Asia to bolster business following its decision to open an office in Western Australia. 

Accountant faces fraud charges

Accountant Neil Anthony Alessandrino has been released on bail after presenting to the Magistrates Court today on 65 charges of fraud or stealing as director or officer of a company.

G+T expands partnership, moves from West Perth

Corporate law firm Gilbert + Tobin has continued its counter-cyclical growth drive, recruiting former Macquarie Capital executive Justin Mannolini as its third new partner this year.

Otsana sets up shop in Israel

West Perth-based advisory firm Otsana Capital has established an office in Israel to work closer with startups in the region seeking a presence on the ASX.

CEO lunch with Tony Howarth

With five decades of experience in the banking and corporate sectors, there was no shortage of issues to be discussed when Tony Howarth sat down to lunch with Business News at the newly reopened Julio’s restaurant.