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Appointments December 20, 2019

19/12/2019 - 13:53

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Our weekly appointment wrap includes Jeff Howard, Warwick Lynch, Aaron Morey, Stuart Gale, Lee-Anne de Bruin, David Hochwald-Jones, David Simpson, Sarah O'Shea, Simon Leunig, David Lock, Stuart Gula, Mark O'Brien, Michelle Shafizadeh, Sharryn Jackson, Greg Joyce, Llewellyn Jones, Steven Burns, Sasha Sari, Cal Doran and Amy Lee.

Appointments December 20, 2019

Our weekly appointment wrap includes Jeff Howard, Warwick Lynch, Aaron Morey, Stuart Gale, Lee-Anne de Bruin, David Hochwald-Jones, David Simpson, Sarah O'Shea, Simon Leunig, David Lock, Stuart Gula, Mark O'Brien, Michelle Shafizadeh, Sharryn Jackson, Greg Joyce, Llewellyn Jones, Steven Burns, Sasha Sari, Cal Doran and Amy Lee.

Jeff Howard has been appointed chief financial officer of Seven West Media, replacing Warwick Lynch, who had served in the role since 2014. Mr Howard previously served as CFO of HT&E, and has experience as director with RBS Global Banking and Markets and ABN AMRO. Prior to that, he spent nine years with KPMG. In a statement, managing director and chief executive James Warburton said Mr Howard’s experience with ASX listed markets made him an ideal successor to Mr Lynch. He commences in the role in January.

Aaron Morey will replace Rick Newnham as chief economist at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA in January. Mr Morey previously served as principal economic and commercial advisor to Treasurer Ben Wyatt and before that as an economist with the Productivity Commission. Mr Newnham started his role as project principal with Wesfarmers in July.

Stuart Gale has joined Resolute as chief financial officer, effective as of January. Mr Gale comes into the role having spent nine years with Fortescue Metals Group, responsible for funding, risk and treasury functions. Prior to that, he worked in executive positions with Wesfarmers. He will replace Lee-Anne de Bruin, who joined Resolute in 2017 and was credited with playing a key role in the company’s successful London Stock Exchange listing.

Summit Homes Group has appointed David Hochwald-Jones as chief executive, replacing outgoing managing director David Simpson, son of founder John Simpson. He comes to the role having served as group general manager of WA Country Builders, and has held management positions with Rural Building Company, Housing Industry Association, Hampton York Homes, Oswald Homes and Residential Attitudes. Mr Simpson will leave his role to focus his attention on the family portfolio.

Sarah O’Shea has been appointed director of Curtin University’s National Centre for Student Equity and Higher Education. She comes into the role having previously worked at the University of Wollongong, and has received $3 million in competitive research funding in the past decade. She will replace Sue Trinidad in the role in January.

Curtin University has also appointed Simon Leunig as pro vice-chancellor and president of Curtin Malaysia. Mr Leunig is currently associate deputy international vice-chancellor and ASEAN dean, and will assume the new role in January.

David Lock will join Cannings Purple as special counsel, departing as managing director and chief executive of ASX-listed seafood distributor Sea Harvest Australia. During the 2010s, Mr Lock has served as chair of Australian Pork, the WA Meat Industry Authority and the Food Industry Association of WA, and is currently the chair of Odeum Produce and Sea Harvest Australia.

Stuart Gula has joined Regis Resources as chief operating officer. Since 2012, he was worked with Sihayo Gold across Australia and Indonesia, and was director of SLSG Investments. He has also held executive positions with Europe-based metals and mining company Nyrstar, as well as PT Bumi Sukesesindo, Minerals and Metals Group, Sino Gold and IAMGOLD.

Mark O’Brien has been appointed to the board of St John of God Health Care. A recipient of the 2002 Hunt and Hunt award for healthcare leadership as well as the 2016 Queensland President’s award by the Australian College of Health Service Management, Mr O’Brien graduated from the University of Queensland, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Oxford University. He will commence his role in January.

Moore Stephens Perth has appointed Michelle Shafizadeh as partner, bringing the accounting and advisory firm’s leadership team to 13 partners. Ms Shafizadeh was previously assistant auditor general, and before that a director with William Buck and an audit and assurance partner with BDO.

Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston has replaced outgoing Workcover WA chairperson Greg Joyce with Sharryn Jackson, following the completion of Mr Joyce’s fifth term. Ms Jackson will serve in the role for a three-year term. Llewellyn Jones has also been appointed to WorkCover’s board, Victoria Wilmot has been reappointed, with Steven Burns departing his position on the board.

Cal Doran and Amy Lee will join HopgoodGanim Lawyers as senior associate and associate, respectively. Mr Doran comes to the role as an experienced dispute resolution practitioner, while Ms Lee brings experience with corporate law to the role. The two will be based in the firm's Perth office from 2020.

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