Bourke to AGCMajor operating subsidiary of AusGroup, AGC Industries, has appointed Michael Bourke as executive general manager - operations. Mr Bourke joined the construction and fabrication company in October 2012 as acting general manager - fabrication. He has worked in the construction and resource industry in Australia and internationally and was most recently Nomad Buildings Solutions' managing director. Last week, AGC was awarded additional fabrication work to the value of about $20 million on the Chevron-operated Gorgon project, taking the total contract value to more than $70 million.Kift joins Yirra YaakinNot-for-profit Aboriginal arts organisation Yirra Yaakin Theatre has appointed Peter Kift as general manager. Mr Kift is currently the president of Kulcha - multicultural arts of WA and replaces outgoing general manager Dickon Oxenburgh. Mr Kift has extensive experience as an accountant and manager and 30 years' experience in the not-for-profit, private, government and community sectors. He will officially take the position on February 18.RSM promotes PatersonWA accounting firm RSM Bird Cameron has appointed Ross Paterson as a principal. Mr Paterson was previously a senior manager at the firm, and is based in the Fremantle office providing business advisory and taxation advice to small and mediumsized business owners. He also oversees the management of the firm's Esperance office.Ashton up at instituteChartered accountant and company director Mel Ashton has been appointed 2013 deputy president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia in WA. Mr Ashton was admitted as a member of the institute in 1984 and was appointed to the board in 2009. He will assist the 2013 president, Tim Gullifer.New at PhoenixFormer Bathurst Resources chief financial officer and company secretary Tim Manners has been appointed chief financial officer at exploration company Phoenix Gold. Mining engineer Grant Haywood has been appointed as general manager - projects and has held similar management roles with Saracen Gold Mines and Norton Gold Fields. Ian Copeland has been promoted from geology manager to general manager - exploration and Steven Jones has been appointed as a dedicated resource geology manager.
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