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Appointments July 4, 2019

04/07/2019 - 15:37

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Our weekly appointment wrap includes Rick Newnham, Brendan Acott, Tyron Hayes, Danny Murphy, Cameron Syme, Kristy Ryan, Paul Martin, Kenn Donohoe, Helen Sarcich, Nick Houldsworth, Matthew Read, Gary Thomas, Lucy Mengler, Rachel Horton, Richard Lilly, Lauren Haygarth, Donna Marsh, Peta Rapson, Stephanie Driscoll, Maree Ferguson, Susan Oldmeadow-Hall, Danny Olsen, Mark Giuffre, Timothy John, Melissa Reid, Jackson Wheeler, Daniel Butler, Tamara Arapovic, Garry Zacher, and Tamica D'Uva.

Appointments July 4, 2019

Our weekly appointment wrap includes Rick Newnham, Brendan Acott, Tyron Hayes, Danny Murphy, Cameron Syme, Kristy Ryan, Paul Martin, Kenn Donohoe, Helen Sarcich, Nick Houldsworth, Matthew Read, Gary Thomas, Lucy Mengler, Rachel Horton, Richard Lilly, Lauren Haygarth, Donna Marsh, Peta RapsonStephanie Driscoll, Maree Ferguson, Susan Oldmeadow-Hall, Danny Olsen, Mark Giuffre, Timothy John, Melissa Reid, Jackson Wheeler, Daniel Butler, Tamara Arapovic, Garry Zacher, and Tamica D'Uva.

Rick Newnham has left his role as chief economist of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA to join Wesfarmers. Mr Newnham had been in the role for two-and-a-half years, and had previously worked as an advisor to CEDA and Shell Australia. In a statement, Mr Newnham said he was thrilled to join Wesfarmers, and that it had been an honour to be part of an advocacy agenda for the WA business community.

Brendan Acott has moved from the role of chief operating officer to managing director of LWP Group, following the merger of LWP Property Group and PRM Property Group. With senior executive experience with Aspen Group and PRM Property Group, Mr Acott will replace Danny Murphy in the role, who will become executive chairman.

Garry Zacher has joined the award-winning Great Southern Distillery as chief operating officer, overseeing Great Southern Distilling Company, Margaret River Distilling Company and Riverglen Chalets. Mr Zacher steps into the role having worked for Cadbury Schweppes, Austal Ships and Vesco Foods. Business founder Cameron Syme said in a statement that the appointment of a COO was overdue, and that Garry would be a great asset going forward.

Former Curtin University chief marketing officer Tyron Hayes has formed Growth Generators, a marketing consultancy group. Mr Hayes worked with Curtin University for eight years, and was recognised for his efforts as CMO with the AMI Marketing Team of the Year award in 2017.

Kristy Ryan has been promoted from general manager of finance and administration to chief financial officer of Braemar Presbyterian Care. Ms Ryan has spent five years with the not-for-profit organisation, and chief executive Wayne Belcher said he was delighted to have Ms Ryan step into the role.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has appointed Paul Martin as chief executive, to replace outgoing Kenn Donohoe. Mr Martin currently serves as CEO of the Shire of York, and has previously served as CEO of the Town of Port Hedland and deputy CEO of the Shire of Broome. Deputy CEO and director of community services Helen Sarcich will serve in the role on acting basis.

Nick Houldsworth has been appointed WA environment market leader of GHD. Mr Houldsworth has 22 years of experience in the sector, and had most recently authored a resource efficiency category for the latest infrastructure sustainability rating tool on behalf of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia.

Neometals has appointed Matthew Read as general manager of lithium projects. Mr Read has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, and has held roles with Tianqi Lithium Australia, BHP and Roy Hill. Managing director Chris Reed said in a statement that Mr Read’s experience would be invaluable to the company.

Grondal Bruining has announced that Gary Thomas will become managing principal and Lucy Mengler will be promoted to associate. Mr Thomas has more than 20 years of experience across energy and resources, health and agribusiness, while Ms Mengler brings experience with commercial litigation and disputes involving mining law, contractual interpretation and consumer law.

WA Police and Community Youth Centres has appointed Rachel Horton as executive manager of marketing, communications and fundraising. WA PCYC chief executive David van Ooran said in a statement that he welcomed Ms Horton’s appointment, and that it would enable the organisation to fulfil its mission of helping WA children reach their potential.

Richard Lilly has joined Allens’ disputes and investigations practice in Perth. Head of Perth practice Gerard Woods said that growing the disputes and investigations arm was part of the firm’s national strategy, and that Mr Lilly would help grow market share for the firm.

Stephanie Driscoll and Maree Ferguson have been promoted to partner at Hall & Wilcox. Lauren Haygarth has been appointed special counsel, while Donna Marsh and Peta Rapson have been appointed senior associate.

BDO has appointed 28 new partners and 27 new associate directors across Australia. In Perth, Susan Oldmeadow-Hall and Danny Olsen will become partner, and Mark Giuffre, Timothy John, Melissa Reid and Jackson Wheeler will become associate director.

Lavan has announced the promotions of Tamica D'Uva to partner and Daniel Butler to special counsel, as well as the appointment of Tamara Arapovic as senior associate.

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