Prendiville chairs Tourism WA
Tourism Western Australia deputy chairman Peter Prendiville will replace Kate Lamont as chairman when her term expires at the end of the month. Mr Prendiville is the proprietor of Sandalford Wines. Little Creatures Brewing founder Howard Cearns will take on the role of deputy chairman. New board appointees include Discover Australia Holidays group managing director Nathan Harding, Wesfarmers director Diane Smith-Gander and Emirates divisional senior vice president, commercial operations worldwide, Richard Vaughan. Utilities, infrastructure and mining contractor UEA Group chairman Trish Ridsdale has left the board after five years’ service.
Craig new chairman at Forge
Forge Group has announced that boss Peter Hutchinson will be replaced by former Woodside executive David Craig as non-executive chairman. Mr Craig has been a non-executive director at Forge since March last year and is also non-executive chairman of Southern Hemisphere Mining and Gunson Resources. Mr Hutchinson will remain as managing director until former UGL Resources chief executive David Simpson commences in the role from July 9. “The board recognised early last year the need to reweight from one of non-independent founding executive directors to a majority of independent directors,” Mr Hutchinson said. The appointment of David Craig as an independent non-executive chairman “reflects the culmination of that process”.
Queen’s honours for Martin, Butler
WA chief justice Wayne Martin has been awarded the highest accolade of Companion in the Order of Australia in the diamond jubilee year of Queen Elizabeth II this year. Naturalist, author and conservation consultant Harry Butler has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia as part of the 2012 Queen’s Birthday honours. Dr Butler is a consultant to Chevron for its $43 billion Gorgon LNG project on Barrow Island. Broome pearl business Limneys owner Bill Reed has been honoured with a medal in the general division.
Baldwin joins Bellzone
West African metals explorer Bellzone Mining has appointed Glenn Baldwin as chief executive officer, from September 3. Mr Baldwin is chief executive officer of Consolidated Minerals, and prior to that was chief operating officer. He has also previously held senior management roles at Gold Fields, Ivanhoe Nickel & Platinum and Southern Era Diamonds. Outgoing CEO Nik Zuks will remain with Bellzone as a director and a major shareholder.