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May 13, 2022

Rebekah Cheney speaking at ALC Forum

Biography Rebekah Cheney is the Climate Governance lead for Deloitte Climate & Sustainability advising C-Suite and Non-Executive Board Directors on the intersection between economic strategy and the application of the World Economic Forum Climate Governance Principles. Rebekah sits on the Steering Committee for the Climate Governance Initiative in Australia hosted by the Australian Institute of […]

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May 13, 2022

A golden opportunity

This year will be critical for Queensland’s waste management and resource recovery sector. Dr Georgina Davis, the new Chief Executive Officer of WRIQ, explains. There are several important programs of work underway by the Queensland Government. The commencement of the levy efficacy review and Waste Strategy review is imminent, with these items to be completed by 30 June […]

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May 13, 2022

APCO CEO Brooke Donnelly steps down

Brooke Donnelly, APCO Chief Executive Officer has announced her intention to step down after five years in the role. Donnelly said it was the right time for a new challenge. She will leave APCO at the end of July 2022 and assist with the transition to a new CEO in the interim. Under Donnelly’s leadership, […]

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May 13, 2022

Queensland Rail confirms new CEO

Queensland Rail has appointed Kat Stapleton to lead the long-established Queensland transport organisation. The announcement follows the resignation of Queensland Rail’s former Chief Executive Officer Nick Easy last year. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey confirmed Stapleton, who was Queensland Rail’s Chief Financial Officer, has been endorsed as the incoming CEO. “Kat is a […]

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May 13, 2022

Former paramedic finds calling driving quads in the west

“I was never destined to be a truck driver. I came from an academic family that expected me to do medicine or law,” said Natalie Kascak, while driving a quad road train down the Great Northern Highway in WA. She was bound for the Wonmunna Mine, to pick up 110 tonne of iron ore. Following […]

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May 13, 2022

Ritchies Transport names Michele Kernahan as CEO

Ritchies Transport Limited, a New Zealand transport operator with an 87-year heritage, today announced the appointment of Michele Kernahan as its chief executive officer. Kernahan brings more than two decades of senior management experience in the manufacturing, transportation and infrastructure industries to Ritchies. She has spent the majority of her career at Fletcher Building Limited, […]

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May 13, 2022

Joint leaders appoint inaugural optometry research chair in WA

The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Lions Eye Institute (LEI) have appointed Professor Allison McKendrick as the inaugural Chair in Optometry Research. The new endowed position brings Western Australia a step closer to cementing its position as a global leader in the research and treatment of vision challenges. McKendrick, a world leader in clinical […]

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May 13, 2022

Sanitary paper product giant appoints youngest, first female MD

Kimberly-Clark – the parent company behind Huggies, Kleenex, Viva, U By Kotex, Poise and Depend – has appointed Belinda Driscoll as managing director for Australia and New Zealand. She is the youngest and first female managing director for the company in ANZ in almost 100 years.  Driscoll joined Kimberly-Clark as a senior marketing director in […]

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May 13, 2022

First female CEO for minerals body

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) and member companies have appointed Rebecca Tomkinson as its new chief executive officer. Tomkinson, who has been CEO of the Royal Flying Doctor Service for more than four years, was selected by the CME Advisory Board after an extensive recruitment process. CME president Fiona Hick […]

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