NYFL gets new CEO
Roebourne-based indigenous organisation Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation (NYFL) has appointed Bruce Jorgensen as its new chief executive, to replace the retiring Evan Maloney. Mr Jorgensen joined the company a year ago as group general manager. In this role he was involved in NYFL’s recent acquisition of a cleaning and garden contract with Dampier Salt.
Before joining NYFL, Mr Jorgensen was project director at NWSM Building Group. He has years of experience in the mining construction industry in the Pilbara and Kimberley.
Mr Maloney steps down after a decade at the helm of NYFL but will be retained by the company in an advisory capacity.
Over the past decade, NYFL has contributed $30 million in services to its 1,400 members through health, education, training, traditional culture, arts and other programs. Its business interests include a tyre store, the Whim Creek Hotel (which it operates as a 50:50 joint venture with the Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation), and cafes in Roebourne, Karratha and South Hedland.
Gaffney joins Lavan
Lavan Legal has appointed Franklin Gaffney as special counsel, employee relations and native title. Mr Gaffney joins the firm after almost four years as a director of PBC Consultancy Services, during which time he also served as chief executive of Kuruma Marthudunera Aboriginal Corporation. He also has previous experience as chief executive of East Kimberley indigenous organisation, MG Corporation.
Trowbridge leads drones
Balcatta-based drone manufacturer ScientificAerospace has appointed Geoff Trowbridge as chief executive. He replaces Richard Pace in the role, with Mr Pace stepping into the new role of marketing director. Mr Trowbridge has experience in the tech, resources, and construction sectors, with senior roles at companies including Bightpath Network, Lornwest, Ajilon, and AVI.
Two appointments at McKinley Plowman
McKinley Plowman has appointed Ian Gath as the new head of its superannuation and audit division. Mr Gath was previously managing director of Gath Consulting, and before that worked with Barrington Partners. Tana Gislingham has been appointed marketing and communications manager, following similar roles at Grant Thornton and Wrays.
Change at top of Swimming WA
Swimming WA has elected Louis Van Aardt president, replacing Jeanette Bailey who steps down after 12 years in the role. Mr Van Aardt has served on the organisation’s board for four years, and is managing director of LVA Legal. He also sits on the board of The Global Good Foundation.
There have been five new appointments to the University of Western Australia Business School ambassadorial council’s Perth chapter. EY partner Catherine Choate, Hollywood Private Hospital chief executive Peter Mott, Rio Tinto director, strategic partnerships Alan Smith, Woodside chief financial officer Lawrie Tremaine, and Regis Resources non-executive director James Mactier have all been appointed as new members of the council.
St John of God Health Care group chief executive Michael Stanford has been appointed to the board of the Chamber of Arts and Culture Western Australia as a selected member. Fremantle Arts Centre director Jim Cathcart, Wesfarmers Arts manager Helen Carroll, and Country Arts WA chief executive Paul MacPhail were elected to the board, while Shane Colquhoun, Amber Hasler, Michael Tucak and Amy Barrett-Lennard were re-elected. The four new members replace the out-going Jane King, Pilar Kasat, Jenny Simpson, and Russell Gibbs.
Margaret River – Busselton Tourism Association chief executive Pip Close has been appointed to the board of the South West Development Commission. Ms Close replaces the outgoing board member Louis Evans in the role. Existing members Ernie Kay and Brian Piesse have been reappointed to the board for additional terms.