People Moves July 18 2016

Tuesday, 19 July, 2016 - 18:07

Lavan Legal has appointed Claire Petersen as a partner in its reconstruction, recovery and insolvency team. Carmen Boothman, Vince Bradley, Benn Wallace, Matthew Wilson, and Jennifer Woodford have been appointed associates.


Commercial real estate firm CBRE has appointed Jack Divitini as manager in its Perth advisory and transaction services, industrial and logistics team. Mr Divitini was previously a sales and leasing consultant at Raine & Horne Commercial, which he joined as commercial assistant in 2013.

Colliers International has promoted Ben Tana to director, metropolitan sales and leasing. The firm has also appointed Daniel Crotty as director, residential sales and strata management, Erwin Edlinger as director, development consulting and agency, Joanna Davey as director, marketing and business development, and Jennifer Wong as director, valuations.


Outgoing Black Swan State Theatre Company artistic director Kate Cherry has been appointed director and chief executive of the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Ms Cherry has served as artistic director and co-chief executive of Black Swan since 2008 and leaves the company at the end of the current theatre season.


Baptistcare chief executive Lucy Morris will resign from her position at the end of July. Rev. Morris has served in the role since 2008. Previously she was chief executive of Community Vision for six years, prior to which she spent more than six years as director, community services for Mercycare.

Katrina Banks-Smith has been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. A former parter of Herbert Smith Freehills, and head of HSF’s Perth litigation team from 2007 to 2009, recently Ms Banks-Smith has practised as a barrister in Francis Burt Chambers. She was appointed a senior counsel in 2013.

Supreme Court of Western Australia judge Michael Buss has succeeded the retiring Carmel McClure as president of the Court of Appeal. He has served as a judge of the Supreme and Appeal courts since 2006. Supreme Court judge Robert Mitchell has been appointed to the Court of Appeal. Raelene Johnston and Adam Hills-Wright have been appointed as magistrates of the Magistrates and Children’s courts of Western Australia.


Engineering firm GHD has appointed two new Perth-based senior leaders. Sheldon Krahe has replaced Craig Walkemeyer as manager, Western Australia. Mr Walkemeyer moves into the role of Australian market leader, energy and resources. Mr Krahe joined GHD as Australian market leader, property and buildings at the beginning of last year.


Citadel-MAGNUS has appointed Anthony Fisk an associate director in the corporate reputation advisory team of its Perth office. Mr Fisk served as head of communications at iiNet from 2010 to 2015, and has since then served in strategic communications roles at Western Power and Murdoch University.


Engineering consultancy firm Pritchard Francis has appointed David Sidie manager, Northern Territory. Mr Sidie joined Pritchard Francis last year as civil project leader in the company's Broome office. In that role he oversaw the delivery of $20 million worth of water and wastewater projects across the Kimberley region.


Broad Construction Services has recruited Ron Bullen in the role of manager, fit-out and refurbishments Western Australia. Mr Bullen was previously divisional manager, interior design and fit-out for Welshpool-based construction company CPD Group. He spent 19 years with InSite Commercial Interiors, leaving as managing director in 2013.


ASG Group has appointed Basil Lenzo as general manager, WA. Mr Lenzo was the former founder and managing director of Datacom Systems WA before its acquisition by Datacom Group. He replaces Rob Eskinazi, who has moved into a Melbourne-based role.


Michael Panegyres has been appointed a partner in Allion Partners' Perth property practice. Mr Panegyres joined the firm in 2008 after five years at Blake Dawson (now Ashurst).


EON Foundation has appointed Anjie Brook as general manager. Ms Brook recently served as principal policy advisor, education for the Minister Peter Collier. A former teacher, since 2004 she has held a series of senior consultant roles for the Department of Education.


HWL Ebsworth has appointed Sam Dundas as a partner in its Perth litigation team. Mr Dundas was previously an executive counsel at Herbert Smith Freehills in its Perth and Melbourne offices, following almost three years in London with Clifford Chance.