Lock chairs WAMIA
David Lock has been appointed as chairman of the WA Meat Industry Authority, replacing Kerry McAuliffe, who has stepped down after more than a decade in the position. Mr Lock is chief executive officer of the Craig Mostyn Group.
Hill top man at Port Hedland
Ian Hill has been appointed as acting chief executive officer for the Town of Port Hedland council following the resignation of Paul Martin. Mr Hill was previously the director of community and economic development at the City of Mandurah and CEO for the Shire of Albany.
New board for KDC
Board member and Warmun community chief executive officer Ralph Addis has been appointed as chairman of the Kimberley Development Commission following the resignation of Patrick Dodson. Shire of Halls Creek president Sciona Browne has been appointed as deputy chairman. Shire of Broome councillor Eunice Yu, Halls Creek school teacher Doreen Green, Kimberley grower Robert Boshammer and Willie Creek Pearls managing director Robert Banfield have also been appointed as board members following the retirement of Tom Vinnicombe and Michael Caplehorn.
Tucak opens Perth practice
Director Michael Tucak has opened the Perth office of arts and entertainment legal firm Creative Legal. Mr Tucak is the company founder and will divide his time between Perth and Melbourne.
Hales to Minter WA
Law firm Minter Ellison has appointed Michael Hales as a senior legal consultant and partner designate in the Perth office. He is a former partner of UK firm Nabarro LLP and specialises in commercial dispute resolution and international arbitration.
Ellett joins Allion Legal
Fiona Ellett has been appointed as a senior associate in the resources practice of West Perth law firm Allion Legal. She was previously a senior associate at Arnold & Porter in London and prior to that, was a solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Perth.
Partner promotions at Norton
Law firm Norton Rose has promoted corporate advisory lawyer Jehann Mendis and corporate real estate lawyer Michael McKee to partners in the Perth office.
Moore to APP
Professional services, property and infrastructure consultancy APP Corporation has appointed David Moore as project director, infrastructure. He was the senior project/construction manager for the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore.
New Sunday Times editor
Newspaper publisher News Ltd has appointed Melvin Mansell to the newly created position of state editorial director of SA, WA and NT. Sam Weir will replace him as editor of Adelaide’s The Advertiser and Christopher Dore will replace Mr Weir as editor of the Sunday Times and PerthNow.
Cannings Purple snares Jordan
Recently renamed WA public and investor relations firm Cannings Purple has appointed Ray Jordan as senior adviser, specialising in financial services. He is wine editor at the West Australian newspaper and was previously head of corporate affairs at HBOS Australia and BankWest.