Dr Bates Gill, formerly Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.


Dr Gates, who will succeed Professor Geoffrey Garrett,  is a distinguished think tank leader with strong policy links in the United States, Asia and Europe. His previous positions include serving as Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and as inaugural Director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, both in Washington DC.

The Victorian Government has announced the reappointment of Llew Vale as chairman of Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) for another two years.

Jetstar has announced the appointment of Barathan Pasupathi as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company’s Asia brand.

Mining exploration company Mindax has announced the appointment of Loh Kgai Mun as the company’s new director.

Myer has announced the retirement of Tom Flood from the company’s Board of Directors.

BlueScope Steel has announced a major reorganisation that will establish two businesses to focus on growth in the global pre-engineered building market and building products market.

News Limited chief executive Kim Williams has received the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association’s third annual ASTRA Pioneer Award.

Kate Carnell will step down from as chief executive of the Australian Food and Grocery Council to take head up anti-depression charity Beyond Blue.

Telstra has announced that long serving CEO Bruce Akhurst will leave the company in May after 15 years of service.

Banking and finance law specialist Ros Grady has been appointed as the inaugural Chief Executive of the Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR), a consortium of leading Australian and international universities and research centres. She will take up her appointment on March 19.

Research conducted by the University of Sydney’s Business School has found that executives are increasingly relying on a multitude of smart technology to assist them in their daily work.

The Federal Government has announced it will host a new Business Advisory Forum, with CEO’s from the nation’s largest companies joining state, territory and Federal leaders to advise on deregulation.

Optus’ parent company SingTel has announced a ‘bold organisation’ restructuring in an attempt to capture emerging opportunities.

Aurecon has appointed Neil Proud as the company’s new Ports Leader to lead the company’s bulk handing ports design capability into the shipping container and general cargo market sectors.

Emerging ISP Exetel has announced the appointment of the company’s co-founder, Steve Waddington, to the role of Chief Operating Officer, after the passing of the company’s founder and CEO John Linton.

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has called on companies to improve the disclosure of their remuneration arrangements for their directors and executives.

ANZ has announced appointments to the senior leadership team for its combined Global Institutional and Asia Pacific Europe and America (APEA) Division, reporting to Divisional CEO Alex Thursby.

The Chairman of ANZ, John Morschel, has announced the appointment of Paula Dwyer to the company’s Board of Directors.

Suncorp Chairman Ziggy Switkowski has announced the appointment of Doug McTaggart and Michael Cameron as the company’s new non-executive directors following the resignation of Paula Dwyer.

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