Our weekly appointments wrap includes David Hillyard, Lanie Chopping, Bruce Fielding, John Cowdell and Tim Harrison.
David Hillyard is retiring as commissioner for Consumer Protection after four years in the role. Before becoming commissioner, Mr Hillyard worked in senior management roles at the agency where he was responsible for the regulation of retail, service industries, motor vehicle sales and repair industries and the incorporated association and charity sectors. Former Department of the Premier and Cabinet of WA deputy director public sector reform Lanie Chopping has been appointed interim commissioner.
Hospitality and brewing group Triple-1-Three has appointed Bruce Fielding to its board of directors. Mr Fielding was the founder director of brewery Pirate Life before it was sold to international brewer AB InBev. He has also worked as managing director at professional services firm Nexia Perth and now runs his own advisory business consulting in the mining, transport, IT, financial services and property investment sectors called Sarion Advisory. Triple-1-Three’s board now consists of five members.
John Cowdell has been made chair of the Heritage Council of WA. An existing member of the council, Mr Cowdell will lead the council for the next three years. He was a politician until 2005 and previously the president of the Legislative Council of Western Australia and the National Heritage Trust of WA. Erika Techera, a UWA academic specialising in heritage and environmental law, has been appointed as a new member to the council.
Oro Verde has announced Tim Harrison will be project manager for the Makuutu Rare Earths project. For the past five years, Mr Harrison has managed process development for Clean TeQ’s Sunrise nickel-cobalt-scandium project. He has previously worked for Bechtel, BHP, Fluor, Ivanhoe Australia and WMC Resources.