People Moves 29 June, 2018

Friday, 29 June, 2018 - 15:25

Boston leaves arts chamber:

Henry Boston will step down as executive director of The Chamber of Arts and Culture WA in October. Mr  Boston was the inaugural executive for the chamber, and commenced in the role in July 2013. The chamber, which is the peak body for arts and culture in WA, was founded in 2010.


Goerke appointed chairman:

Former senior partner of law firm Jackson McDonald, Graham Goerke, has been appointed chairman of state government agency VenuesWest. Mr  Goerke, a current director of the agency, is due to commence on July 1. Paralympian and Order of Australia Medal winner Priya Cooper has also been picked as a director.


Bengtsson joins Bhagwan:

Bhagwan Marine has announced Peter Bengtsson will be appointed chief operating officer, his tenure beginning in August. His expertise in larger platform supply vessels and anchor handling tug supply are set to improve logistics and supply. Bengtsson’s time with shipper GAC Group brings diverse international management experience to the business.


New CEO for WA Police and Community Youth Centres :

David van Ooran has been appointed chief executive of not-for-profit group Police and Community Youth Centres, taking over from Jock Gillespie. Previously the CEO of RSPCA, Mr  Van Ooran has experience in public service and not-for-profit organisations. He is set to begin in August.


Deloitte expands WA partners:

Deloitte has added four partners to its Western Australian team. Jacqui Peachey, Antoinette Quinlan, Lauren Jones and Paul Snowden have each been promoted to partner. Ms  Jones and Ms  Quinlan both work in the firm’s tax practice. Mr  Snowden is part of the consulting team. Ms  Peachey is a tax expert within the Deloitte Private practice.


Thunder promoted at Property Council:

The Property Council of Australia has appointed Emma Thunder deputy executive director of the WA division. Ms  Thunder joined the organisation in February this year, as strategic policy and communications advisor. She previously worked in the Department of Planning, and served in two one-year stints as policy adviser to former planning ministers John Day and Donna Faragher.


Anderson joins Jirsch Sutherland

Insolvency firm Jirsch Sutherland has hired Gary Anderson as business director of their Western Australian division, WA Insolvency Solutions. Mr  Anderson has over 35 years’ experience starting his own insolvency firm in 1996 which later merged with HB Mann Judd in 2013.


Ledger announced as new Town of Claremont CEO:

Liz Ledger has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Town of Claremont. Ms  Ledger has worked in local government for over 25 years and has been interim CEO for the Town of Claremont since the retirement of CEO Stephen Goode in June 2017.


CEO of Water Corporation resigns:

Water Corporation’s Sue Murphy has resigned as chief executive officer. Ms  Murphy was appointed as CEO in 2008 and has played a key role in Western Australia’s water sustainability.


Tomasi announced as new managing partner at Moore Stephens WA:

David Tomasi will be stepping into the role of Managing Partner at Moore Stephens WA. Mr  Tomasi has over 32 years’ experience in public practice. He will take over the role from long-standing CEO Michael Bennett.


Palmerston Association:

Palmerston Association has announced that Julie Wager has resigned as chair. Ms Wager was appointed to this position in 2009. Current vice chairman Alan Ferris will transition to the role of chairman. CEO Sheila McHale has also stepped down to pursue consultancy and leadership opportunities.


Tan leading Bentley’s new division:

Singapore-born Evelyn Tan will be head of a new corporate finance division for Bentleys, moving after a seven year period with rival BDO. With more than 20 years of experience in both Singapore and Australia, she aims to improve the range of advisory services Bentleys provides.


Legal appointments:

The state government has appointed Jennifer Smith as a judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. Ms  Smith is currently senior commissioner and acting president of the WA Industrial Relations Commission.

HBA Legal has recruited medical malpractice lawyer Andrew Lu as a partner. Mr  Lu was most recently manager, professional development at the Law Society of Western Australia. He is a former partner of Jarman McKenna.

Grondal Bruining has recruited Gary Thomas as a principal. Mr  Thomas was previously a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright. Special counsel Yvonne Jansen has been promoted to principal.


Katana Asset Management Appoints Damen Purcell:

Perth-based Katana Asset Management and Sydney-based Insync Fund Managers have jointly announced the senior appointment of Damen Purcell to lead the distribution of their funds in the Australian Market. He has over 20 years’ experience in the industry with Colonial First State, JANA Investment Advisers and Ausbil Dexia.