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Appointments October 30, 2020

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Our weekly appointments wrap includes Daniel Heredia, Stephen Smith, Cheryl Edwardes, Tricia Murray, Ashley Wiese, Tress Walmsley, Dharjinder Rooprai, Taj Singh, Emily Young and Matthew Zilko.

Appointments October 30, 2020

Our weekly appointments wrap includes Daniel Heredia, Stephen Smith, Cheryl EdwardesTricia Murray, Ashley Wiese, Tress Walmsley, Dharjinder Rooprai, Taj Singh, Emily Young and Matthew Zilko.

Daniel Heredia has joined HBF as executive general manager health services. Previously the deputy chief executive and director of medical services at Nedlands-based Hollywood Private Hospital, Dr Heredia’s newly-created role will include leading the clinical direction of HBF. He is a member of the WA Country Health Services Board and is chair of the registration committee of the Medical Board of Australia.

Stephen Smith will be a member of a new industry advisory committee to help guide the implementation of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020. Professor Smith is chair of the advisory board at the University of Western Australian Public Policy Institute, the UWA Defence and Security Committee, and Sapien Cyber. He was a federal member for Perth for the Labor Party and served as defence minister.

HHG Legal Group has appointed Cheryl Edwardes as honorary special counsel, focusing on pro bono work and the promotion of the firm’s charitable arm, HHG Giving Back. Ms Edwardes was a corporate lawyer before she moved into politics and later became the first female attorney general of Western Australia. She retired from politics in 2005 and has since held a number of board positions including as the chair of Nuheara and Vimy Resources, as well as advising on strategic communications at FTI Consulting.

Disability services organisation Rocky Bay has appointed Tricia Murray to its board. Ms Murray is the chief executive of Wanslea Early Learning and Development. She has a background as a social worker and coordinator for organisations including Red Cross, Presbyterian Social Services and Barnados NSW, and was executive manager at Anglicare WA for a decade before starting her role at Wanslea.

Grain Industry Association of Western Australia has welcomed Ashley Wiese as chair and Tress Walmsley as deputy chair. Mr Wiese owns and manages a family farming operation in Narrogin. After beginning his career as an accountant, Mr Wiese moved to the family farm to pursue his passion of growing food. Ms Walmsley has been the chief executive of national cereal breeding business InterGrain since 2012.

Bethesda Health Care has appointed Dharjinder Rooprai and Taj Singh as medical directors to guide the establishment of its new mental health service Bethesda Clinic Cockburn. Dr Rooprai is the head of psychiatry at Armadale Mental Health Service and Dr Singh is the founder of Murdoch Psychiatry and will continue to work in the practice. Both will continue in their roles while working part-time at Bethesda.

Emily Young has been promoted to deputy executive director at the Property Council of Australia WA Division. Ms Young is relocating from Melbourne, where she has spent the last two years as the senior policy and communications adviser at the council’s Victorian branch. Before joining the council, Ms Young worked as an independent consultant, advising clients on communications, PR strategy and event management.

Matthew Zilko has been appointed parliamentary inspector of the Corruption and Crime Commission for a five year term. Mr Zilko is a litigator who has appeared as counsel in trials in Western Australian courts, the Federal Court and the High Court. He has previously been a commissioner of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, is an arbitrator and mediator, and chairs the Legal Practice Board.  

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