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Appointments June 21, 2019

20/06/2019 - 16:00


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Appointments June 21, 2019

Our weekly appointment wrap includes Chris Sutherland, Alan Cransberg, Bennie Ng, Glenn Thompson, Paul Boyatzis, Steve Clifford, Rob Heaslop, Dean Will, James Durrant, Basil Hanna, Bronwyn Barnes, Richard Watson, Rob Bransby, Michele Dolin, Stephen Kelly, Crawford Taylor, Craig Reimer, Paul Kreppold, and Peter Hedley.

Chris Sutherland will step down as managing director of Programmed and will be succeeded by Glenn Thompson. Formerly an ASX-listed company, Programmed is now a subsidiary of Japan-based PERSOL Holdings. Mr Thompson will be based in Melbourne for this role.

UWA alum and former advisor to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Bennie Ng has been appointed chief executive of the Australian Medical Association WA. Most recently, Dr Ng has worked with HealthScope Group in Melbourne, Victoria. His predecessor, Paul Boyatzis, will retire, having served for 31 years in the position.

Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan has announced Alan Cransberg will be appointed deputy chairperson of the Peel Development Commission board. With past experience as chairman and managing director of Alcoa Australia as well as having been president of Alcoa Global Refining, Ms MacTiernan said Mr Cransberg’s experience would assist Peel’s opportunities in export driven industries.

Steve Clifford will move into the newly created role of chief executive at Thrive by Five, a Minderoo Foundation initiative. Previously, Mr Clifford had held leadership roles with not-for-profits, including Save the Children Australia, Doxa and Whitelion, relocating to Perth for his current role. In a statement, Nicola Forrest called Steve a talented individual motivated to drive lasting change.

Rob Heaslop will become regional exploration manager at Inca Minerals. Having served on Inca’s technical advisory panel, Mr Heaslop brings a broad array of experience to the job, having worked in both senior and managerial roles. In a statement, Inca managing director Jonathan West commended Mr Heaslop for his ability to acquire projects with tier-1 potential.

Mincor has appointed Dean Will as its chief operation officer. Having worked for the company between 2002 and 2011 as chief mining engineer, Mr Will was previously a director at Metals X. In a statement, managing director David Southam lauded Mr Will for his experience with the company as well as his ability to deliver operational improvement and readiness.

James Durrant will join Perth-based Canyon Resources as project development manager for the company’s minim martap bauxite project in Cameroon. Previously, Mr Durrant had worked at Danakali, leading technical, social and environmental studies. Complimenting his experience across jurisdictions in sub-Saharan Africa, the company said that Mr Durrant would bring highly relevant and recent industry experience to the role.

Basil Hanna has confirmed he will retire from his role as chief executive of Parkerville Children and Youth Care this coming November. Mr Hanna has held the role for 15 years, in which time he helped introduce child advocacy centres across Australia. Speaking of his time with the organisation, Mr Hanna said he “loved the challenge and the success of being the face of such a wonderful organisation.”

Minister for Energy Bill Johnston has announced Bronwyn Barnes and Richard Watson will join Synergy’s board, along with the reappointment of Rob Bransby and Michele Dolin. Appointed for two-year terms each, Mr Johnston said that Ms Barnes and Mr Watson will bring corporate governance and economic forecasting expertise to the board.

Stephen Kelly has been appointed WA regional manager for Rabobank, replacing the outgoing Crawford Taylor, who has moved to a national position with the bank. Mr Kelly has worked with the bank since 1991, and was praised by group executive Marcel van Doremaele for his role in developing its presence in the state during that time.

TNG has announced the appointment of three Perth-based professionals at the Mount Peake vanadium-titanium-iron project in the Northern Territory; Peter Hedley as project manager, Craig Reimer as project execution consultant and Paul Kreppold as project implementation consultant. Managing director Paul Burton said the three would add “further depth, experience and capability to the company’s expanding project development team.”


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