Recent Appointments

Rick Ede is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Chisholm Institute

Dr Rick Ede has been appointed Chief Executive Officer at the Chisholm Institute. As the previous Chief Executive of Unitec Institute of Technology and Metro Group chairperson, Rick has been responsible for significant transformation to the organisation, committing Unitec to its aspiration of being a world-class, world-scale Institute of Technology that is an agent of … Continued

Ms Anna Masters is the new Principal at Sacre Coeur

Ms Anna Masters is the new Principal at Sacre Coeur.  Anna has gained experience during her career as an educational leader and consultant in Australia. As a result of this she has led the teaching of NSW and Victorian endorsed courses, the IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.  Prior to her appointment with Sacre Coeur … Continued

Lance Emerson is the new Chief Executive Officer Victorian Agency for Health Information at the Department of Health and Human Services

Dr Lance Emerson is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI) at the Department of Health and Human Services. Lance has a background in primary healthcare and quality improvement, has worked in senior Government positions, as a private consultant and as CEO of several national member-based health organisations.  Lance’s … Continued

Shawn Walker is the new Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at Charles Sturt University

Shawn Walker is the new Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at Charles Sturt University. Shawn has over 12 years’ experience working within the Australian higher education sector across marketing, student recruitment, admissions, business development and customer experience. Prior to this he was the Director, Sales and Customer Experience for La Trobe University and was … Continued

Dr Michael Fotheringham is the new Executive Director at the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

Dr Michael Fotheringham is the new Executive Director at the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). Michael is a research and policy development specialist with demonstrable experience in areas including public health, housing and the elderly, and supported accommodation for people with disabilities. Michael offers expertise in building research programs and policy agendas with … Continued

Ellen Flint is the new Executive Director, People and Culture at Melbourne Health

Ellen Flint is the new Executive Director, People and Culture at Melbourne Health. Ellen is an experienced senior Human Resources executive having worked for over 20 years in Human Resources, Organisational Development and Industrial Relations. Prior to her appointment at Melbourne Health, Ellen held the position of General Manager People, Development and Diversity at Benetas. … Continued

Sean Jespersen is the new Chief Medical Officer at Barwon Health

Sean Jespersen is the new Chief Medical Officer at Barwon Health. With a specialist registration in psychiatry and medical administration Sean has supplemented his clinical experience with the completion of his RACMA fellowship at the end of 2016. Sean was previously appointed as the Director of Medical Services at the Hepburn Health Service and was … Continued

Diane Hindmarsh is the new Clinical Business Data Manager at St Vincent’s Health Australia

Diane Hindmarsh is the new Clinical Business Data Manager at St Vincent’s Health Australia. A lead analyst, with experience in hospitals, state government and the wider health care industry, Diane has extensive expertise in clinical research, epidemiology, statistical data analysis and modelling. In her previous role of Manager, Health and Performance at the NSW Cancer … Continued

Peter Faulkner is the new Chief Executive Officer at Bendigo Health Care Group

Peter Faulkner is the new Chief Executive Officer at Bendigo Health Care Group. Prior to his appointment to the full time position, Peter was fulfilling the role of Acting Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Bendigo Hospital Project. Within this role Peter managed implementation of recommendations from the IBAC Operation Liverpool report. Peter … Continued

Sue Karzis is the new Chief Executive Officer at State Schools Relief

Sue Karzis is the new Chief Executive Officer at State Schools Relief. Sue is a values-driven leader and educator with over ten years’ experience in senior roles. She was most recently the Associate Director, Student Services with Monash College leading a team across all student services, including Monash English, Foundation Year and Diplomas across multiple sites. … Continued

Rudi Marquez is the new Head of School, Physical and Chemical Sciences at the University of Canterbury

Rudi Marquez is the new Head of School, Physical and Chemical Sciences at the University of Canterbury. Rudi is an experienced higher education leader where in his previous role he was employed at the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) as the Head of the Department of Chemistry and the Chair of the Faculty of Science leading … Continued

Jason Calvert is the new Head of Quality and Evaluation at Save the Children

Jason Calvert is the new Head of Quality and Evaluation at Save The Children. Jason is an experienced evaluation specialist in the international development sector and previously led the development of monitoring and evaluation with PricewaterhouseCoopers UK (PwC). Jason was responsible for building a team of staff from scratch to 11 people, with an average … Continued

Rachel Cooper is the new General Manager, Commercial and Public Engagement at Federation Square

Rachel Cooper is the new General Manager, Commercial and Public Engagement at Federation Square. Rachel has over 15 years executive experience across strategy, brand and marketing management and stakeholder engagement and has been instrumental in leading organisations to achieve measurable results in growth and efficiency, through a combination of strategic vision, creative problem solving and strong … Continued

Jeroen Van Der Heijden is the new Professor and Chair of Regulatory Practice at Victoria University of Wellington

Jeroen Van Der Heijden is the new Professor and Chair of Regulatory Practice at Victoria University of Wellington. With previous appointments at the ANU, the University of Amsterdam and Wageningen University, Jeroen’s teaching and research exploits are in the areas of regulation and governance, policy and law with a specific interest in regulatory practice and … Continued

Matt Opie is the new Defence Industry Director at the University of South Australia

Matt Opie is the new Defence Industry Director at the University of South Australia. Matt has over 25 years’ experience as a program and business manager within defence and high technology industries. Matt was previously the Head of Industry Engagement at Saab for ten years, where he was responsible for the development and delivery of … Continued

Michael Perusco is the new Chief Executive Officer at Berry Street

Michael Perusco is the new Chief Executive Officer at Berry Street. Michael has over nine years’ experience at Chief Executive level with a background in leading organisations to maximise the quality of the services they provide, and their influence on government policy and sustainability. Michael was previously appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Community Housing … Continued

Peter Green is the new Head of Operations and Service Development at On the Line Australia

Peter Green is the new Head of Operations and Service Development at On the Line Australia. Peter previously spent close to 14 years at Medibank and has extensive experience in service operations, contact centre management and IT transformation. Peter is a seasoned leader in customer service, operations support and general management in complex environments. As … Continued

Sue White is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Queen Elizabeth Centre

Sue White is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Queen Elizabeth Centre. Sue is an outcome focused health sector leader with over 12 years of experience in health executive leadership, particular change agendas, influencing and implementing strategies and efficient operations management. Sue was previously responsible for strategic and operational leadership of a variety of … Continued

Chris Knapp is the new Professor and Chair of Architecture at Western Sydney University

Chris Knapp is the new Professor and Chair of Architecture at Western Sydney University in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, where he will lead the formation of a new professional program in architecture. In his prior teaching engagement, Chris joined Bond University in 2011 at the inception of the school of architecture there. … Continued

Kate MacRae is the new Chief Executive Officer at Able Australia

Kate MacRae is the new Chief Executive Officer at Able Australia. Kate previously worked in a number of leadership roles within Monash Health since joining in 2007. Kate’s most recent roles at Monash Health previously included being appointed the Chief Allied Health Officer and the General Manager Clinical Services overseeing a combined workforce of over … Continued

Craig Fraser is the new Chief Executive Officer at South West Healthcare (SWH)

Craig Fraser is the new Chief Executive Officer at South West Healthcare (SWH). Craig has been employed with SWH since March 2004 and was most recently undertaking the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer for the organisation. Craig’s substantive role with SWH was that of Director of Primary and Community Services. Commencing in April 2008, … Continued

Cathie Ireland is the new Head of Junior Secondary School at the Methodist Ladies College

Cathie Ireland is the new Head of Junior Secondary School at the Methodist Ladies College. A highly qualified Educator with experience across a variety of Educational settings, systems and services, Cathie was previously the Head of Primary School – Turner House at Firbank Grammar. Within her Head of Primary School role, Cathie was responsible for … Continued

Brenda Holt is the new Principal at St Hilda’s College

Brenda Holt is the new Principal at St Hilda’s College. Brenda has been an educational professional for over 25 years across secondary and tertiary institutions with her previous position being the Deputy Director, Program Development and Innovation at Monash College since 2016. Brenda has achieved success in the development, implementation and delivery of global, foundation … Continued

Melanie Saba is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators

Melanie Saba is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA). With a successful career across both the health and education sectors, Melanie brings almost a decade of CEO experience, most recently with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. She has contributed to the development of policy at both national … Continued

Sue Wilkinson is the new Chief Executive Officer of the City of Darebin

Sue Wilkinson is the new Chief Executive Officer of the City of Darebin. Sue brings 27 years’ experience in the local and state government sector. Sue has extensive senior leadership experience across broad portfolios at organisations such as Colac Otway Shire, City of Monash and City of Port Phillip. Sue has a significant record of … Continued

Fiona Lynch is the new Chief Executive Officer at Bayley House

Fiona Lynch is the new Chief Executive Officer at Bayley House. Originally commencing her career as a community health nurse, Fiona has assumed executive roles in the management of health and community services, educational institutions and government departments. With a strong track record in in positioning an organisation by raising standards and driving performance, she … Continued

Catherine Morely-Nelson is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Wimmera Health Care Group

Catherine Morely-Nelson is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Wimmera Health Care Group. Most recently the Chief Executive Officer at Rural Northwest Health (RNH), Catherine brings a breadth of experience in the aged and community care sectors and a passion for making a positive difference to people’s lives. At RNH, she provided strategic and … Continued

Mary Harney is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Mary Harney is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. In the last 15 years Mary has held executive positions in the commercial, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, public health and agricultural sectors. The majority of these roles were newly created positions and Mary was the inaugural appointment in highly regulated environments. This … Continued

Shane Crowe is the new Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery at Western Health

Shane Crowe is the new Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery at Western Health. Shane is an experienced health leader who has fulfilled a number of executive, senior clinical, project management and general management roles across his career. Shane was most recently acting as the Chief Nursing Officer at Austin Health where he was responsible for … Continued

Andrew Watt is the new Principal at Emanuel School

Andrew Watt is the new Principal at Emanuel School. Andrew has over 22 years of experience in senior roles in education, with 17 of those years in significant senior executive positions. Andrew was previously the Deputy Principal at Wenona School, an independent non-denominational day and boarding school for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 based … Continued

Christian W Probst is the new Director High Tech Transdisciplinary Research Network at Unitec Institute of Technology commencing in early 2018

Christian W Probst is the new Director High Tech Transdisciplinary Research Network at Unitec Institute of Technology commencing in early 2018. Christian was appointed an Associate Professor in 2008, and comes from a position as the Head of Section for Cyber Security at the Department for Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technical University … Continued

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