Kerry Stoke’s Australian Capital Equity has appointed James McMahon chief operating officer. Mr McMahon left his previous position as commissioner of the WA Department of Corrective Services in April this year, having served in the role since 2013. He has sat on the SAS Resources Trust Board since 2008, the Australian War Memorial Board since October 2015, and was recently appointed to the St John of God Health Care Board and the investment advisory group committee for RSL WA. Mr McMahon is a former director of the West Coast Eagles Football Club, where he also served as deputy chairman. He is a 24-year army veteran, including time as a commander of Australia’s elite SAS Regiment, and more recently has been a business executive, management consultant and company director. Mr McMahon’s past private sector roles include five years as chief operating officer for Azure Capital. In early 2012, he became managing director of Azure-backed consulting startup Chauvel Group.
CSA Global has appointed Paul Harley non-executive director, following the resignation of Brenton Siviour, who had served the company for the past two decades. Mr Harley is a Partner and head of the Perth resources and energy practice at HopgoodGanim Lawyers. He has been involved in the resources and energy industries in Australia throughout his career having worked at international firms, regulatory bodies and as a principal in niche firm Hunt & Humphry which recently merged with HopgoodGanim.
Professor Bill Carroll has been elected President of the World Federation of Neurology during the 23rd World Congress of Neurology, held in Kyoto Japan last month. Professor Carroll, a neurologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and multiple sclerosis clinician and researcher at the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, has been recognised for decades as a leader in the field of MS treatment and research. Currently, Professor Carroll is a Multiple Sclerosis WA board director, and chair of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia international research review board. Previous appointments include chair of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia research management council, member board of Multiple Sclerosis Australia, president of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists and president of the XVIII World Congress of Neurology in 2005.
The Port Hedland Industries Council has appointed John Verbeek executive director. Mr Verbeek is currently chair of The Business Centre Pilbara, and has served on the board of the Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the past eight years. He has held senior economic development roles with the City of Karratha and Pilbara Development Commission.
The Australian Property Institute has appointed Mike Rowe WA state chair for a two-year term. Mr Rowe is currently executive director, commercial at Realmark and specialises in industrial and large-format retail. He has headed the agency’s commercial division since 2014. Before joining the firm, he was with Burgess Rawson for more than seven years.
Grant Thornton has recruited Anika Reside as a manager in its Perth specialist tax advisory team. She will focus on GST in her role with the firm. Ms Reside was previously a senior analyst, indirect tax at Deloitte, prior to which she was cost centre superintendent at Cliffs Natural Resources’ laboratory in Koolyanobbing.
The state government has appointed new chairs to the Gascoyne and Peel Development Commissions. Paddi Creevey, City of Mandurah mayor from 2005 to 2013, has replaced outgoing Peel chair Paul Fitzpatrick. Former WA minister for the Gascoyne, Tom Stephens, has been appointed Gascoyne Development Commission's interim chair, while the government finds a permanent replacement for the retiring Anthony Beard.
The federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has appointed former Business News chief executive Charlie Gunningham a commercialisation adviser. In his new role Mr Gunningham, along with the two existing commercialisation advisers in Western Australia, will assist innovative WA businesses commercialise their products through the Accelerate Commercialisation program. Mr Gunningham was founder of successful online startup aussiehome.com in 1999.
Perth consultancy firm OGS Group has recruited Paola Webb. Ms Webb has more than two decades of experience in quality management services, and was previously quality and HSEQ manager for INPEX. She led the quality and business improvement teams at AusGroup from 2009 to 2011, and was group manager for quality at Clough from 2005 to 2009.
St John of God Health Care has appointed Michael Hogan as chief executive, Midland Public Hospital. Mr Hogan has acted in the role since August, after serving as deputy chief executive since October last year. He was previously the Melbourne-based chief executive of St John of God Pathology, before its sale to Clinical Labs in 2016.