Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - November, 2011
Mirvac Group Chairman James MacKenzie has announced the appointment of John Peters and Marina Darling to the company’s Board as non-executive directors.
Mrs Darling has extensive experience in commercial, legal and corporate advisory positions. She is currently Managing Director of Caponero Group and a non-executive director of Argo Investments Limited and Southern Cross Media Group Limited.
Mr MacKenzie has 35 years in property design, project management and property management and development. This includes 14 years with Lend Lease where he was Queensland Manager of Lend Lease Development and Director, Lend Lease Commercial.
BHP Billiton announces senior executive changes
BHP Billiton has announced changes to its senior executive team, with Alex Vanselow, Group Executive and Chief Financial Officer, retiring from his position as of the end of February, 2012.
NBN Co appoints COO
The National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has announced the appointment of Ralph Steffens as the company’s first Chief Operation Officer (COO).
Ex-News Ltd executive denies wrongdoing
Malcolm Colless, a long serving senior executive with News Ltd, has slammed the “outrageous” claims that he attempted to influence a senator’s vote with promises of favourable media coverage.
Paladin's pay cuts avoids spill
Despite a voluntary 25 per cent cut to Paladin Energy’s chief executive John Borshoff, nearly 17 per cent of the company’s shareholders voted against the uranium miner’s remuneration report at its annual general meeting.
Virgin's board hits shareholder turbulence
Shareholders have staged a protest at Virgin Australia’s AGM after 16 per cent of votes were cast against the remuneration report, despite the company climbing out of a $68 million loss last financial year and returning to profit in the first quarter.
ANZ CEO to chair Bankers Association
ANZ CEO Mike Smith has been announced as the Chairman of the Australian Bankers Association (ABA), with Citi’s Stephen Roberts as Deputy Chairman.
MTAA announces new appointments
MTAA has announced a range of Board and Executive appointments aimed at expanding the fund’s skill base and continuing the fund’s policies of transparency, accountability and best practice in governance.
Westpac’s CEO Gail Kelly has announced a new orgainsational structure for the banking group, aimed at accelerating the next phase of its growth strategy.
Fusion on the hunt as Roberts steps down
Fusion Retail Brands is once again on the hunt for a new chief executive after Kevin Roberts announced he will depart the role for family reasons.
Nigel Williams appointed ANZ risk officer
ANZ has announced Nigel Williams as the company's chief risk officer and new member of the ANZ Management Board, reporting directly to ANZ's CEO Mike Smith.
Sir Henry to step down from Fonterra
Dairy giant Fonterra's long serving Chairman Sir Henry van der Heyden has announced his intentions to step down from the position at the Co-operative's next AGM.
OMD promotes executive team
Media and communications specialist OMD has announced it has promoted three senior executives to the company's national team.
Cabcharge faces spill after no vote
Cabcharge has been forced to review its executive remuneration packages or face a board spill after shareholders refused the board's offering at the company's AGM.
MLC announces restructure
MLC has announced a restructure of its financial advice business, with Greg Miller stepping down from the position of general manager, MLC Advice Solutions to move to general manager, MLC Direct.
AFR headhunts The Australian's strategic business director
The Australian Financial Review has hired The Australian’s strategic business director Simon Smith, forming part of the The Australian calls an ‘audacious headhunting spree’.
Midwinter announces executive reshuffle
Financial services group Midwinter has announced an executive restructuring after Executive Director Matthew Esler announcer he will be stepping down from the role.
Devonport announced as Toll's new CFO
Grant Devonport has been announced as Toll’s new Chief Financial Officer, after acting in the role since September.
Queensland film to explain executive safety obligations
The Queensland Government has released a new online film to help executive officers better understand their obligations under the state’s new health and safety laws.
Croudace starts Coffey role
Mark Croudace has taken the position as Group Executive of Coffey Environments, after moving from Group Executive Business Development.
QR National to amend executive goals
Freight haulage giant QR National is looking to make alterations to its compensation terms in a bid to make it easier for their executives to hit targets in an increasingly difficult haulage environment following extensive flooding earlier this year.