The City of Perth is looking for a new CEO following the retirement of  Frank Edwards after a decade in the position.

Mr Edwards will finish with the City in September.

The City has more than 600 employees, a $166 million annual budget and assets of $840 million.  The new CEO will be paid a total annual remuneration of up to $327,034.

The Australian Government is looking to fill the new position of Australian Small Business Commissioner.

Internet Service Provider Internode’s founder Simon Hackett has announced he will step down from his executive duties to assume a seat the board of the company’s new owner, iiNet.

Renowned financial journalist and media entrepreneur Alan Kohler has stepped down from his position of Chair of the Board of Melbourne University Publishing. Former Provost and Executive of the University of Melbourne, Professor Peter McPhee, will replace Mr Kohler.

James MacKenzie has announced he will stand down from the role of chairman of Pacific Brands after serving four years in the role.  

International management specialist BlockRock has announced the appointment of Justin Arter as the company’s new Country Head of its Australian operations.

Two of Hastie Group’s non-executive directors have stepped down from their positions after the group spirals into liquidation.

Former South Australian Premier, Mike Rann, has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Lower Carbon Australia.

Australian cancer treatment company,  Prima Biomed,  has announced its CEO Martin Rogers, will step down from August 31, but will remain on the board as a non-executive director. Mr Rogers has been in the position for four and a half years.

Monash University Council has extended the term of the current Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Edward Byrne until the end of 2017.


University Chancellor, and Chair of the Monash University Council, Dr Alan Finkel said that since commencing in mid-2009 Professor Byrne had introduced and led a range of significant initiatives and strategies that had strengthened and advanced Monash University both nationally and internationally.


“Perhaps the most recent example of his record of success is the establishment of the Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School in Suzhou, China. The finalisation of the agreement with the Chinese Government in April marked the first time an Australian university has been granted a licence to operate in China.”


Under Professor Byrne’s guidance the University cemented in February a first-of-its-kind alliance with the University of Warwick. The partnership aims to produce global graduates, and will allow the universities to jointly undertake research that will address problems that have proved too big for any one institution to address.


Professor Byrne was a founding director of the Melbourne Neuromuscular Research Unit and the Centre for Neuroscience in 1993. He was made Professor of Experimental Neurology at the University of Melbourne in 2001. He first came to Monash University as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, a role he held from 2003 until 2007.

Professor Byrne was then appointed the Vice Provost (Health) at University College London. He held that position until he became Monash University’s eighth Vice-Chancellor in 2009.

One of the Victorian Water industry’s most experienced and well-regarded leaders has been appointed Managing Director of Western Water, Board Chairman Terry Larkins has announced.

Cougar Energy has announced that its CEO, Dr Len Walker, will step down from his position, but will remain as the company’s Executive Director.

The Chief Executive of Boral, Mark Selway, has stepped down, effective immediately, after two years in the position.  Ross Batstone, currently Division Managing Director Boral Building Products, has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer while a successor to Mr Selway is recruited.

Qantas has announced an extensive restructuring of its airlines business, with changes made to its executive team as it enters the next phase of its five-year transformation plan launched last year.

The South Australian Government has announced Peter Nolan as the newly appointed Director of the Sustainable Industries Education Centre (SIEC).

Billabong has announced the appointment of Launa Inman as the company’s new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, effective this week.

Airservices Australia has announced that its long serving Chief Executive Officer, Greg Russell, has tendered his resignation.

The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of John Wylie AM as the new President of the Library Borad of Victoria.

The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of Chris Chesterfield as the Chief Executive Officer of the newly established Office of Living Victoria (OLV).

Mirabela Nickel has promised it will review its executive pay packages after its Annual General Meeting saw just over 40 per cent of proxies voted against the company’s proposed remuneration package.

The Board of Coalworks has urged the company’s shareholders to reject Whitehaven Coal’s takeover offer, describing the move as ‘inadequate and opportunistic and that it significantly undervalues’ the company.

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