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Appointments December 13, 2019

12/12/2019 - 17:04


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Our weekly appointments wrap includes Ian Hill, Sandra Eades, Joanne Farrell, Fiona Wood, Diane Jurgens, Ben Wessely, Kalea Haran, Melissa Perry, Pia Turcinov, Monish Paul, Claire Poll, Sharon Brown, Daniel Harvey, and Drew Hamilton.

Appointments December 13, 2019

Our weekly appointments wrap includes Sandra Eades, Joanne Farrell, Fiona Wood, Diane Jurgens, Ben Wessely, Kalea Haran, Melissa Perry, Pia Turcinov, Monish PaulClaire Poll, Sharon Brown, Daniel Harvey, and Drew Hamilton.

Sandra Eades has been appointed dean of the Curtin Medical School, commencing March 2020. Ms Eades joins Curtin from the University of Melbourne where she held the role of associate dean indigenous and professor at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Ms Eades is a Noongar woman and is understood to be Australia’s first indigenous dean to a medical school.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations has welcomed Joanne Farrell to its board of directors. Ms Farrell recently retired as Rio Tinto group executive health, safety and environment and managing director Australia. She brings regional understandings to the role having grown up in Esperance and working in country towns. 

Fiona Wood has been appointed to the National Science and Technology Council. Named Australian of the Year in 2005, Professor Wood is director of the Burns Service of Western Australia and co-founder of the Fiona Wood Foundation. She is a non-executive director of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and an ambassador to The Fathering Project.

BHP chief technology officer Diane Jurgens will leave BHP in early 2020. Ms Jurgens has decided to move back to the United States and pursue other opportunities and be closer to her family. She joined the company in 2015 and was appointed to her current role in February 2016. Vice president of technology global transformation Rag Udd has been appointed acting chief technology officer, effective December 14.    

Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines has appointed Ben Wessely as general manager. Mr Wessely has been in the mining and metal processing industry for over 30 years. He most recently worked at  Newmont Goldcorp as mine optimisation manager at the Merian mine in Suriname and the Boddington gold mine as senior manager mining. 

Private girls school Penrhos College has appointed Kalea Haran as principal, commencing in 2021. Ms Haran is the head of secondary school at the Australian International School in Singapore and previously worked as assistant principal for the Harris City Academy Crystal Palace. She is replacing outgoing principal Meg Melville who has held the role since 2010. 

Melissa Perry and Pia Turcinov have joined the Landgate board. Ms Perry is the Communicare chief executive, Jobs Australia chair and director and Settlement Council of Australia treasurer and director. Ms Turcinov is the director and co-founder of Strategic Global Pathways and a barrister and solicitor of the WA Supreme Court. Both new appointees will commence a three year term on January 1, 2020. Monish Paul has been reappointed for a three year term and Claire Poll will complete her third and final term at the end of December 2019. 

The Australian Information Industry Association has announced Sharon Brown will be state council chair for WA in 2020 and KPMG head of markets WA and general manager public sector Geoff Harben and Amristar director and co-founder Daniel Harvey will be deputies. Ms Brown is managing director of ICT, sales and management consultancy Sharon Brown and Associates and an adjunct associate professor in the School of Computer and Security Science at Edith  Cowan University. 

Cyber Security company Asterisk Information Security has appointed Drew Hamilton as a security consultant in the testing team. Mr Hamilton previously worked as senior systems engineer at Notre Dame University for ten years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and an MBA.


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