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 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.

The National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has announced the appointment of Ralph Steffens as the company’s first Chief Operation Officer (COO).

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.

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.

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 Mike Smith has been announced as the Chairman of the Australian Bankers Association (ABA), with Citi’s Stephen Roberts as Deputy Chairman.

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 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.

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.

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.

Media and communications specialist OMD has announced it has promoted three senior executives to the company's national team.

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 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.

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’.

Financial services group Midwinter has announced an executive restructuring after Executive Director Matthew Esler announcer he will be stepping down from the role.

Grant Devonport has been announced as Toll’s new Chief Financial Officer, after acting in the role since September.

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.

Mark Croudace has taken the position as Group Executive of Coffey Environments, after moving from Group Executive Business Development.

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.

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