20/02/2013 - 00:11


20/02/2013 - 00:11


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Diehm is Geraldton chief

Ken Diehm has been appointed chief executive officer of the City of Greater Geraldton from April, to replace outgoing CEO Tony Brun, who completes his contract in June. Mr Diehm will move from his position as director Townsville Water and Waste at Townsville City Council in Queensland.

New COOs at Macmahon

Engineering and construction contractor Macmahon Holdings has appointed Fraser Ramsay as chief operating officer - surface mining and infrastructure services, and Nick Cernotta as chief operating officer - underground, engineering. Mr Ramsay has been with Macmahon since 2005, most recently as executive general manager surface mining. Mr Cernotta was most recently director of operations at Barrick Gold, and prior to that was chief executive officer of GBF Underground Mining Company.

Vogel joins AFG

Mortgage broker AFG has appointed Jaime Vogel to the newly-created position of chief technology officer. Mr Vogel is a former executive manager at Commonwealth Bank, where he was responsible for the CommSec wholesale and advisory services systems and infrastructure.

Kean joins AGC

AusGroup subsidiary and construction and fabrication company AGC Industries has appointed Joe Kean as general manager - operations. Mr Kean was previously head of projects and engineering at Anglo American Coal in Brisbane and prior to that was at Barrick Gold in Canada.

Hughes chief at MG Corp

Indigenous organisation MG Corporation has appointed John Hughes as chief executive officer, to replace Craig Bonney who resigned after less than two months in the job to take up an employment offer in the Pilbara. Mr Hughes started at MG Corp last week, having previously worked at Indigenous Business Australia as a senior commercial lawyer.

Malcolm Lease Equity director

Neil Malcolm has been appointed as an associate director at commercial real estate agency Lease Equity. Mr Malcolm has been with the company for seven years, conducting sales, leasing and marketing campaigns.

Versace at Police & Nurses

Police & Nurses Mutual Banking has appointed Tony Versace as manager, broker services. Mr Versace was previously state manager WA, SA and NT at ING Direct and state manager, third party banking WA at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Colliers grows commercial

Colliers International has appointed Tom Smilovitis as manager, industrial and suburban for the real estate management - commercial division, a newly-created role to manage the agency’s industrial and suburban property management portfolio. Mr Smilovitis was previously shopping centre manager at Metway Real Estate. Marise Guest, who has previously worked at the Perth City Link Rail Alliance and the Perth Diocesan Trustees, has been appointed as business manager in the same division.

CBH’s Craig to Gafta

CBH Group general manager marketing & trading Jason Craig has been appointed to the Grain and Feed Trade Association council as one of its 12 councillors. Gafta is an international trade association based in London that offers arbitration and mediation for trade transactions, standard contracts, a register of approved superintendents and analysts, and training courses.

Sharpe to Nextgen

Data services provider Nextgen Networks has appointed Amanda Sharpe as an account manager. Ms Sharpe has over 15 years of experience within the industry.

Moore promoted at APP

Professional services, property and infrastructure consultancy APP Corporation has appointed David Moore as manager WA, infrastructure. Mr Moore joined APP last year as project director, infrastructure.

Carthy joins Accenture

Paul Carthy has been appointed as technology consulting lead for WA at business consultancy Accenture. Mr Carthy was most recently digital infrastructure regional manager - MENA for Halliburton, in Dubai.


In the News

Arts Minister Simon Crean has named the new philanthropy and social investment agency for the cultural sector Creative Partnerships Australia. The agency, headed by Melbourne-based Fiona Menzies, replaces the Australia Business Arts Foundation and Artsupport Australia.

Wrays Lawyers director David Stewart is the only Western Australian to be listed in the 2013 WTR1000, the World Trademark Review's list of top 1000 trademark professionals in the world.



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