Jim Freemantle

Rait to chair MDA

Julian Rait will chair medical indemnity service provider Medical Defence Australia, which will result from the merger of WA-based MDA National and SA-based Medical Insurance Group Australia.

Perry chairs Stirling Capital

Russel Perry has been appointed non-executive chairman of property development and investment group Stirling Capital.

Robson, McGinty highlight Queen's Birthday honours

Alan Robson, Jim McGinty and Jim Freemantle are among the Western Australian luminaries to receive honours as part of this year’s Queen’s Birthday awards.

The real Freemantle

Swan River Trust and Liquor Commission chair Jim Freemantle says he isn’t anti development.

Freemantle hopes high

Jim Freemantle, the architect of the Western Australia’s new liquor laws, takes the helm of the newly established Liquor Commission on Monday with the aim of delivering quicker outcomes, reducing costs for applicants and breathing life into Perth.

Coles, Woolies liquor stores may miss out

The Liquor Stores Association of WA has crafted a compromise reform proposal that would allow independent stores to trade on Sundays but would maintain restrictions on chain stores owned by Coles Myer and Woolworths.

Changing of Home guard

THE two top positions at Home Building Society are due to change this year, with long-serving chairman Bernard Wright announcing that he would retire.

Service proves to be lifeblood

SERVICE is the lifeblood of non-bank financial institutions, says Home Building Society general manager Jim Freemantle.