Clough appoints Spence CLOUGH Ltd has appointed former Woodside Petroleum Ltd executive Keith Spence as an independent non-executive director. Mr Spence, who has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, will begin with Clough on August 1. London makes switch to Victoria GEOFFREY London will leave his position as WA state architect at the end of the year, taking on the equivalent position in Victoria. Professor London, who will start as Victorian state architect in July, replaces John Denton, who held the position since 2005. Wesfarmers chairman to step down AFTER six years at the helm, Wesfarmers chairman Trevor Eastwood (pictured) will retire from the position in November. Board member Bob Every, who is deputy chairman and non-executive director of Iluka Resources Ltd, has been announced as his successor. Hammond to head Dampier port HORIZON Power chairman and senior government advisor Brendan Hammond has been appointed chairman of the Dampier Port Authority. Mr Hammond will replace Peter West, who has been appointed chair of the Albany Port Authority. Brown to head GRD Minproc GRD Ltd has promoted Malcolm Brown to chief executive of its subsidiary GRD Minproc. Mr Brown, who has been with GRD Minproc for 20 years, has held the position of chief operating officer since 2005. Noordhoek to step down as CEO CHIEF executive of engineering company RCR Tomlinson Ltd John Noordhoek will step down from the role, taking on his former role within the company as chief operating officer. Apollo lands two Apollo Minerals Limited has appointed Michael Drew as director and chief operating officer, and Roderick Smith as an adviser to the board. Mr Drew was previously chief financial officer of Precious Metals Australia Limited (now Windimurra Vanadium Limited). For 18 years Mr Smith was the chief executive of Windimurra Vanadium Limited and has overseen the initiation and development of five mines in WA. Fashion festival team Perth Fashion Festival has appointed a new director and general manager, along with a new public relations and marketing team for the 2008 event. Tony Sage has been appointed festival director. Mr Sage is currently executive director of Cape Lambert Iron Ore and chairman of the Perth Glory. Freda Phillips has been appointed as the festival’s general manager. Ms Phillips was previously marketing and promotions manager of Boans and Myer. Hudson consultants Hudson Global Resources has appointed Louise Cons (top left) to the HR team, Claire Cresswell (top right) as a supply chain consultant, Adam Timperley as a consultant in the technical and engineering practice, and Eva Zellman a consultant for career management, assessment and development. Adecco Group changes The Adecco Group Australia has appointed Simon Gallagher chief financial officer Australia and NZ. Mark Hall has been appointed managing director of TAD, the group’s technical and engineering division. Mr Gallagher joined Adecco as CFO South Africa in 2005 following three years at Poplar Harca as finance and treasury manager. Mr Hall was previously automotive national manager for Skilled Group. Carter to ANZ ANZ has appointed Megan Carter to its West Perth business centre as a relationship manager. Ms Carter previously held positions at BankWest and Netfin. PwC moves Derrick Vickers has been added to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Perth partnership. Mr Vickers has more than 10 years’ business regeneration and insolvency experience. Darryl Daisley, Shane Devitt and Peter Lurie have been appointed executive directors. Price to Crosslands Melissa Price has been appointed vice-president legal and business development. Ms Price joins Crosslands after six years with grains industry organisation Co-operative Bulk Handling Group, most recently as business development manager. Tin’s new Cooper Partners role Cooper Partners has promoted April Tin to manager. Ms Tin has more than six years’ experience providing taxation services to large private and corporate groups and emerging public companies. Yeomans to Emerson Stewart Newly listed engineering and project management group, Emerson Stewart, has appointed Peter Yeomans as project delivery manager. Mr Yeomans was previously an executive at Coffey Projects and has more than 28 years’ experience in the engineering and project management industry. Devitt new RAS president Royal Agricultural Society of WA council member, Tony Devitt, has replaced Ivan Solomon to become the society’s 60th president. The 2008 recipient of the Jack Mann Memorial Medal for service to the wine industry, Mr Devitt currently devotes his time to the family business, Ashbrook Estate Wines. ACE expands ACE Insurance Ltd has appointed David Johnstone as property, energy and utilities underwriting manager WA. Mr Johnstone, an associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London, joins the company from ACE European Group Ltd in the UK. New start for Davis James Davis has established a specialist strategy and competitive intelligence consultancy firm, Leighton Davis & Partners. Mr Davis previously held positions with News Limited and Intierra Resource Intelligence Ltd, and in addition to managing Leighton Davis & Partners is currently serving as REIWA’s commercial director. HASSELL promotions HASSELL has promoted Dirk Collins and Anthony McEwan as non-equity principals and Chris Melson as an equity principal. Mack and Co postings Christopher Roos (far left) has been admitted as a partner and will join the practice’s corporate tax and business services division. Simon Fermanis has been appointed principal of the practice’s audit and corporate services division. Freehills appointments Melanie Cave and Justin Little have been appointed to the Freehills’ partnership in Perth in the areas of water and waste infrastructure and mining resources.