Our weekly appointments wrap includes Rob McKenzie, Alison Kelly, Tamara Hunter, Amanda Forrester, Huong Le Thu, Tina Chinery and Richard Evans.
Barrister and solicitor Rob McKenzie has been appointed as chair of the Perron Institute board. Mr McKenzie, who joined the board in March, has replaced Emeritus Professor Alan Robson who served as chair for five years. Mr McKenzie is co-managing partner of McKenzie Moncrieff and counsel at Blackwall Legal LLP. Prior to joining McKenzie Moncrieff, he was a partner of Clayton Utz and its predecessor firms for 22 years, and a partner and board member of WA law firm Jackson McDonald. He is a chair of Source Certain International and a director of the Australian Institute of Neuro-rehabilitation and of Keystart Loans.
Alison Kelly will be chief executive at Therapy Focus. Ms Kelly joins the organisation after working as the chief executive of Directions Disability Support Services in Western Australia. Ms Kelly started her career as an occupational therapist, working in Broome, the United Kingdom and Perth. She also held teaching roles at Curtin University.
Tamara Hunter is joining Monash IVF Group, after the company acquired PIVET Medical Centre last week. Dr Hunter is a gynaecologist. She recently founded women’s health centre WOOM in 2020, which provides evidence-based medicine and holistic lifestyle support. Prior to becoming a doctor, she worked as an exercise physiologist and corporate health consultant.
Amanda Forrester has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court. Ms Forrester has more than 25 years’ legal experience and was appointed a Senior Counsel in 2016. She was a senior state prosecutor at the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia for ten years before moving interstate to be a Crown Prosecutor at the Office of Public Prosecutions Victoria. Ms Forrester returned to WA in 2011 to senior roles at the ODPP before becoming the first woman to take the top job in 2017. She was reappointed in April 2022.
Perth USAsia Centre has welcomed Huong LE THU as its principal policy fellow. Dr LE THU has more than 15 years of experience working in academia and think tanks across the Indo-Pacific: in National Chengchi University in Taiwan, ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore, and Australian National University in Australia. She joins the centre from her role at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
St John of God Health Care has appointed Tina Chinery as chief executive of St John of God Subiaco Hospital. Ms Chinery is currently Chief Executive Officer – Cairns Hinterland Hospital and Health Service and has many years’ experience within the Western Australia health care system where she has held senior roles across acute care, public health and the age care sector.
Richard Evans will be general manager at the Perth International Jazz Festival. Mr Evans has been based in New York for the past two decades working in roles including as the strategic development, events and media director of Kim Heirston Art Advisory. Starting his career as a lawyer, he went on to become the co-founder and proprietor of the legendary Greenwich Jazz Club and International Players Clubs in Perth, publisher of Revelation Magazine, and founder and organiser of the Indian Summer Music Festival & Conference.