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Appointments August 16, 2019

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Appointments August 16, 2019

Our weekly appointments wrap includes David Gainer, Andrew Hammond, Len Kosova, Phil Thick, Derek Hays, Warren Hallam, Dan Foo, Thomas Currin, Tim Roach, Richard Franklin, Shaun Day, Rowena Roberts, Mark Wilde, Simon Harcombe, Steve Elias, Simon Brown, Bryan Ting and Jerome Mohen

David Gainer has been officially welcomed by Governor Kim Beazley as the new US Consul General in Perth for a three-year diplomatic posting. Mr Gainer has served in public affairs roles in Cambodia, India, the Czech Republic and Turkey, as well as working at the US Consulate in Melbourne and serving as deputy director for the US state department’s affairs in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island. He replaces Rachel Cooke in the role.

Local Government Minister David Templeman has announced Andrew Hammond will be the new City of Perth chair commissioner and Len Kosova will be a commissioner, after the resignation of Eric Lumsden this past month. Mr Hammond has served as a City of Perth commissioner since March 2018 and prior to that was the chief executive of the City of Rockingham for ten years. Mr Kosova has held senior roles within the Cities of Wanneroo, Gosnells, Swan, the Shire of Mundaring and was the chief executive of the City of Vincent.

Phil Thick has been appointed chair of the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA board, replacing current chair Helen Cook whose four year term as chairperson ends on September 1. Mr Thick is head of Tianqi Lithium Australia and chair of Perth Symphony Orchestra. Janet Holmes à Court who has served as deputy chair of the board since its incorporation in 2010 will also come to the end of her ten year term as a founding director in September.

Architecture and planning practice Hames Sharley has promoted Derek Hays as national design forum leader. Mr Hays has worked for the company for nearly 20 years and has worked on commercial, health, education, retail and residential projects. He has been involved in significant WA projects including 100 St George’s Terrace, the 240 St George’s Terrace upgrade, Forrest Chase redevelopment, and a STEAM building for St Stephen’s School.

Warren Hallam has been appointed managing director of Millennium Minerals, succeeding Peter Cash, who has been with Millennium for four-and-a-half years. Mr Hallam has previously worked with Metals X Limited and Western Mining Corporation, and holds a Master of Science from the WA School of Mines, a Bachelor of Applied Science from Ballarat University and a Graduate Diploma in Business. Chairperson Greg Bittar said Mr Hallam would lead a strategic review to fulfill the full value of Millenium’s Nullagine project.

TNG Limited has appointed Dan Foo as project director, overseeing the delivery schedule, front-end engineering and design, and implementation of the Mount Peake vanadium-titanium-iron project in the Northern Territory. Mr Foo was previously chief executive of Endeavour Energy Corporation, and had previously worked with Doric Group, UGL Limited and Chalco Australia.

Southwest Technologies' Thomas Currin has been appointed technical advisor to Anson Resources. Mr Currin has been consulting for Anson for the past four months. He formerly worked for lithium producer FMC Corporation for 12 years and has been involved in the construction of five lithium carbonate pilot plants worldwide.

Senior Australian Taxation Office official Tim Roach has been appointed as the new director of executive education at Edith Cowan University’s School of Business and Law. Mr Roach will deliver leadership, project management and entrepreneurship programs in flexible formats for professionals. He previously worked as the ATO’s assistant commissioner.

SUDA Pharmaceuticals has hired Richard Franklin as project director for the company’s development of a new oro-mucosal therapy. Dr Franklin has worked in senior roles with Glaxo, Wyeth, Sterling Winthrop and most recently Shire Pharmaceuticals, where he was a research fellow and head of new production innovation (small molecules). He is credited with filing over 40 patents on potential new drugs.

Salt Lake Potash has made several executive appointments. Chartered accountant Shaun Day will be the chief financial officer. Mr Day was most recently Northern Star Resources chief financial officer. Rowena Roberts is joining the team as director people, culture, heritage and community. Ms Roberts has worked at Fortescue Metals Group, the Water Corporation and Sinosteel in areas including people, culture and community relations. Mark Wilde has been appointed as director sales and marketing. He was most recently global sales director of Tessenderlo Group.

RSM has made five senior appointments. Simon Harcombe and Steve Elias have been announced as R&D tax principals, Simon Brown will be a business advisory principal, Bryan Ting is joining assurance and advisory as principal and Jerome Mohen will be a restructuring and recovery principal. 

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