Costanzo joins Titan
Titan ICT Consultants has appointed Ron Costanzo as general manager of its IT consulting division. Mr Costanzo has more than 25 years' IT experience in the WA market, most recently as national opportunity manager at ASG.
New managers at Many Rivers
Many Rivers Microfinance has appointed Charles Nyemba as WA state manager, based in Perth, and Bridget Centenera as national development manager, based in Sydney, to replace outgoing national development manager David Bagheri, who has resigned and is moving to New York for a business opportunity. Mr Nyemba was previously the company’s field officer in Karratha, and has prior banking and commercial experience. Many Rivers is a not-for-profit organisation that supports aspiring business owners with microenterprise development support and access to finance.
Zhang to Vend Property
Real estate firm Vend Property has appointed Jean Zhang as trust accountant.
Ms Zhang was previously an auditor with KPMG China, and has property and commercial trust accounting experience with Macro Capital, BNP Paribas and Statestreet.
Boshard up at Woods Bagot
Architecture and design firm Woods Bagot has promoted Grant Boshard to principal in the Perth office. Mr Boshard moved to Perth in 2010 when he was appointed as the firm’s Perth studio leader.
Prior to that he spent 11 years in the Middle East, including as project director of Dubai’s Saadiyat Beach Resort.
New staff at Questus
Chris Forbes has been appointed as development manager at ASX-listed funds and investment company Questus. Mr Forbes has previously held senior roles with Park Royal Group and Gavin Construction. Maclane Johnson has joined as investment property sales consultant.
PGA re-elects Gillam
Rob Gillam has defeated Kimberley pastoralist Ruth Webb-Smith to be elected as president of the Pastoralists and Graziers Association for a sixth term. This was the first contested election held by the association in over 30 years. Mr Gillam said that under his leadership the PGA would address several key issues over the next year, including securing a stronger tenure for pastoral leaseholders, establishing a fair and more equitable system to determine pastoral rents, reversing the government’s decision to remove the Native Title Respondent Funding Scheme, repealing the GM Free Crop Areas Act, and ensuring construction of the James Point private port started.