Archived News for Executives and Senior Management - August, 2012
The Chairman of the Australia Post Board, David Mortimer AO, has stepped down from the Board having served since 2001, including the past six years as Chairman.
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy said Mr Mortimer has overseen significant changes at Australia Post during his time as Chairman, including the growth in eCommerce and digital communication, a marked increase in parcel volumes, and declining volumes of traditional letters.
“Under Mr Mortimer’s leadership, Australia Post has adapted to the pressures of a rapidly changing environment and come through the difficulties of the Global Financial Crisis as a stronger, more resilient organisation.
CIO Index strengthens from weak base
The Chief Investment Officer Index released by the Financial Services Council (FSC) shows CIO sentiment is improving, but remains weak.
Hunt on for NSW Trains CEOs
The NSW Government is looking to appoint Chief Executive Officers for its new agencies, NSW Trains and Sydney Trains.
Study highlights increase in computer-related pain
Office workers from all professions are experiencing unprecedented levels of neck, back, shoulder and arm pain as an unintended consequence of the paperless office, according to new University of Sydney research.
More men want flexible hours
A report published by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) has found that men increasingly want flexible working hours to support their roles as fathers, carers and engaged volunteers in their communities.
URS appoints new Capital Projects director
Engineering and construction group URS Australia has announced the appointment of Geoff Pereira as the new Director of Capital Projects, with responsibility for overseeing mining and mine infrastructure projects for the company’s Western Australian operations.
Rawlins steps down from NBN Co
National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) Chief Information Officer Claire Rawlins has announced she has stepped down to take up a position at IT group Oracle.
The Trust Company appoints new CFO
Independent trustee company, The Trust Company (TRU), has announced the appointment of Shailendra Singh as the company's new Chief Financial Officer.
WA announces key Western Power appointments
The Western Australian Government has approved the appointment of Alan Mulgrew as the new Chairman of the Western Power Board.
Workers would rather quit than deal with issues
An alarming 46 per cent of Australian workers would rather quit their job than contend with a workplace issue, according to suicide prevention group R U OK?
Australians a gloomy bunch finds report
“On reflection, it’s not surprising that Australian employees are in a pessimistic state as there have been lay-offs occurring across a range of industries over the past few years as well as a strong focus on the weak global economy in our current affairs,” Ms Brown said.
Morphet steps down from Pacific Brands
Pacific Brands has confirmed that Sue Morphet will step down from her role as Chief Executive Officer, to be replaced by John Pollaers at the beginning of September.
Victoria appoints VRGF CEO
The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of Serge Sardo as the Chief Executive Officer of the newly established Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF).
Buckley to step down from FFA
The Football Federation of Australia (FFA) has confirmed that Chief Executive Officer, Ben Buckley, has announced he will step down from his role at the conclusion of negotiations of the FFA’s new broadcast deal in about two months.
Upton takes the creative reins at STC
The Sydney Theatre Company has announced the appointment of Andrew Upton as the group's new Artistic Director, a role he has previously shared with wife Cate Blanchet.
Hackett joins iiNet Board
iiNet has announced the appointment of Simon Hackett as the company’s new Non-executive Director, effective immediately.
Lloyd-Hurwitz named new Mirvac CEO
Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz has been announced as Mirvac’s new Chief Operation Officer following the announcement that Nick Collishaw would be stepping down from the role of CEO and Managing Director as of 31 October.
Logan named new AFS chief
The Australian Financial Services Group (AFS) has announced the appointment of Alan Logan as its new Chief Executive.
Government to promote women in leadership
Despite the breakdown of traditional barriers in the workplace, many women are increasingly encountering structural barriers that prevent them from entering management positions, a Women in Leadership Forum has heard.
CEFC Board appointments made
The Federal Government has confirmed the appointment of Jillian Broadbent as the chair of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) Board for a five-year term. Also announced were the appointments of Michael Carapiet, Ian Moor, Anna Karbek and Andrew Stock as the inaugural members of the Board.
Government seeks Moorebank facility board
The Federal Government has announced the process of appointing a board for the Government Business Enterprise to oversee the private sector delivery of the new freight handling facility at Sydney’s Moorebank has begun and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.