Australia Day awardsWesfarmers chief executive Richard Goyder leads a list of distinguished Western Australian business and arts figures recognised in the annual Australia Day honours.Mr Goyder was one of three recipients of the officer in the general division of the Order of Australia, for distinguished service to business through executive roles and through the promotion of corporate sponsorship of the arts and indigenous programs.McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation founding director Ralph Martins was recognised for his decades of work in developing early diagnosis and treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, while QC Christine Wheeler was honoured for her distinguished service to the judiciary and mentoring efforts. Fogarty Foundation co-founder Anne Fogarty was recognised as a member in the general division of the Order of Australia for services in education, alongside building veteran John Doust, University of Western Australia mesothelioma researcher Bruce Robinson, former Ngala chairman Russell Hawkins, and Southern Cross Electrical Engineering chairman Frank Tomasi.Former Black Swan Theatre Company chief executive officer Duncan Ord was recognised for his services to the performing arts with a medal in the general division of the Order of Australia, as were mining veteran Douglas Daws and Venues West chairman Graham Partridge.McNulty takes lead at DeloitteDeloitte has become the second of the big four accounting firms, after PwC, to have a change of Western Australian leadership this year. Its Perth consulting partner, Michael McNulty, will become WA managing partner, replacing Keith Jones, who will retire on May 31 after holding the position for almost 15 years. Mr McNulty has led Deloitte’s Perth consulting practice for five years and focuses on the energy and resources sector.KBR executive drives Main RoadsMain Roads WA has appointed Stephen Troughton as managing director. Mr Troughton was previously based in Queensland as market sector manager, facilities, for Kellogg Brown and Root. Before that, he was chief operating officer at MCD Australia and resident director at Atkins in the UK. He replaces Menno Henneveld, who has retired after 12 years at the helm.
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