Our weekly appointment wrap-up includes Donna Carrington, Gary Smith, Chris Kopec, Meredith McClements, John Gardner, John Goodlad, David Flanagan, Erica Smyth, Carmen Lawrence, John Chandler, Luke Smith, Jock Clough, Larry Madin, Jozsef Patarica, Melanie Leydin, Michelle De Ronchi, Brad Kobus, Karen Haynes, and Warren Linnell.
Donna Carrington will join HBF as its new chief financial officer. She has been a partner at Deloitte since 2011, and has held senior advisory roles at both EY and Andersen. Ms Carrington is expected to join in September, until which point Warren Linnell will remain as CFO.
Gary Smith will replace David Flanagan as chairman and president of the senate at Murdoch University. Having retired as a partner of KPMG in June, Mr Smith currently co-chairs Reconciliation WA, holds a directorship with the WA Aboriginal Leadership Institute, and had previously worked as a founding director of the Committee for Perth. In a statement, the university said Mr Smith's extensive experience and global networks would steer the school’s agenda.
The City of Perth has named Chris Kopec as its third new general manager. Currently an employee of the city, Mr Kopec will take on the infrastructure and operations alliance portfolio. Chief executive Murray Jorgensen said Mr Kopec’s appointment was an exciting development for the city and that he was pleased he took up the opportunity.
The WA Cricket Foundation has welcomed Meredith McClements, John Gardner and John Goodlad to its board. The three bring a diverse array of experience across the private and public sectors to their positions, with WACF chair Bob Every saying in a statement they would help the foundation achieve its vision to enrich, support and inspire WA.
Erica Smyth, Carmen Lawrence, John Chandler and Luke Smith will join Jock Clough and Larry Madin as directors of the University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute external advisory board. Mr Clough has also been elected chairman. Vice-chancellor Dawn Freshwater said she was looking forward to the new members guiding the Oceans Institute as it implements its research vision.
Jozsef Patarica has been appointed chief operating officer of Tiger Resources. His experience spans three continents, with his most recent COO role being with Mineral Deposits. Prior to that, he was a managing director of Bassari Resources. Tiger’s managing director Caroline Keats said Mr Patarica was an accomplished mining professional, and that the company looks forward to working with him as it continues to improve its copper project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Roto-Gro International has announced Melanie Leydin as its new chief financial officer. With more than 25 years of experience in accounting and more than 18 years of experience with ASX-listed companies, executive chairperson Michael Carli said the company looked forward to drawing on her wealth of knowledge and experience.
Michelle De Ronchi has been named the inaugural chief executive of Oryx Communities. Ms De Ronchi has more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership, and was most recently CEO of St Ives Home Care and Enrich Living Services.
Karen Haynes has resigned as chief financial officer of Threat Protect Australia. Brad Kobus, a chartered accountant with more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, will take over from her effective August 1.