Companies make summer leadership changes

05/01/2022 - 15:52

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ASX-listed Mineral Commodities and Alterra have made changes to their boards, while new leaders have been appointed at Good Sammy Enterprises and Pan Pacific Perth.

Companies make summer leadership changes
Jeremy Aniere has recently returned to lead Pan Pacific Perth.

ASX-listed Mineral Commodities and Alterra have made changes to their boards, while new leaders have been appointed at Good Sammy Enterprises and Pan Pacific Perth over the holidays. 

Alterra board member Mark Clements has been appointed chair of the company’s board, replacing John McGlue.

Mr Clements is on the board of several ASX-listed companies, including Emerald Resources and MSM Corporation International.

He is the founder of Balion Corporate Services, which offers contract company secretarial, financial accounting and directorship services.

Alterra also announced Pendulum Capital director Greg Harvey had joined the company’s board.

Pendulum Capital is associated with Penagri Holdings, which acquired a 17.42 per cent stake in Alterra in May 2021.

In July 2021, Alterra hired Pendulum Capital to manage the next stage of Alterra’s South West avocado project.

Meanwhile, Mineral Commodities has confirmed chair David Baker has resigned for “personal reasons”, after 14 months in the role.

The former Strike Energy managing director went from non-executive director to non-executive chair of MRC in October 2020, around the same time executive chair Mark Caruso elected to step down amid criminal charges, including two counts of common assault.

Mr Caruso has pleaded not guilty to the charges, with a trial scheduled for next month.

Five months later, the company confirmed it had sacked Mr Caruso in a statement to the ASX, claiming the board’s relationship with him had become “untenable”.

Mr Caruso had worked for the mineral sands project developer for more than two decades before the relationship breakdown culminated in his sacking.

Mr Baker will be replaced in an interim capacity by board member and recent acting chief executive Russell Tipper.

The company also appointed chief executive Jacob Deysel to the board.

In the not-for-profit sector, Good Sammy Enterprises announced Kane Blackman as its new chief executive.

Mr Blackman’s most recent role was as the senior executive responsible for strategy, customer and stakeholder engagement and governance for the Insurance Commission of Western Australia.

He has experience in the health and disability sectors as a board member at Therapy Focus, the state government’s Future Health Research and Innovation Fund and a member of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability. He is deputy chair of national advocacy organisation Rare Voices Australia and the Angelman Syndrome Association Australia.

Former Good Sammy Enterprises chief executive Melanie Kiely is joining disability services organisation MSWA.  

Pan Pacific Perth managing director Rob Weeden has moved to Sydney for a new role at The Fullerton Hotels & Resorts and has been replaced by Jeremy Aniere.

Mr Aniere brings more than 20 years’ hotel experience back to Perth after working at several international chains.

He most recently worked as vice-president operations at Accor Group, overseeing 23 properties in greater China.

Prior to this, he worked in general manager and area general manager positions across China for Accor Group and senior positions for Hyatt Group and Shangri-La Group in Australia, the US, the Philippines, Indonesia and Hong Kong.

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