A new Australian Research Council (ARC) The committee was formed and is chaired by Curtin University Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research Professor Chris Moran. The committee, formed by the acting Minister of Education Stuart Robertprovide advice to the Director General of the ARC so that its research programs align with government priorities.
In total, there are 10 committee members, two of whom are ex-officio representatives from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. Other members come from academia and industry, including the chairman of Science and Technology Australia, Professor Marc Hutchinson and Director of Professor ARC Center of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology Michael Simmons.
Tasmanian Prime Minister Pierre Gutwein resigned on Monday after serving for just over two years. Mr. Gutwein is also stepping down as MP for Bass. Before becoming prime minister in 2020, Mr Gutwein served as treasurer from 2014.
Mr Gutwein thanked the Tasmanian people and his staff, but said it was time for him to put his family first.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the 46th Prime Minister of Tasmania, however now is the time for me to move on and take care of other things in my life,” said Mr. Gutwein.
“The past two years have delivered unforeseen challenges, as we navigated through COVID-19 and focused on rebuilding a stronger Tasmania. During this time, I’ve rightly focused on everyone’s family and now I want to spend some time focusing on myself.
Tasmania’s new Premier and outgoing Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff takes the role after being elected leader of the unopposed Liberal Party of Tasmania. Mr Rockliff had been Deputy Leader of the Tasmanian Liberals since 2006, a role which will now be filled by Michael Fergusonwho was also elected unopposed.
The new part-time Managing Director of Advanced Fiber Cluster Geelong (AFCG) is David Buchanan who has been the chief executive of the Australian Steel Association for the past two years. Mr. Buchanan has over 30 years of international trade and manufacturing experience, including at diversified trading companies Mitsui and Toyota Tsusho. This includes 14 years as General Manager of Metallurgical Operations at Toyota Tsuho to support Toyota Motor manufacturing.
Mr. Buchanan replaces Jennifer Conley who becomes chief executive of the partner organisation, the Geelong Manufacturing Council, after three years at the helm of the AFCG. The cluster is a group of advanced fiber and composite manufacturing and innovation companies centered around Deakin University and Geelong.
The Australian Technology Network of Universities, a representative body, has launched its Industry Advisory Committee which focuses on supporting the ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation and makes recommendations to address skills challenges.
All seven members of the panel are former Labor MPs Simon Creanformer Coalition parliamentarian Wyatt RoyChief Scientific Professor of Defense Tanya MonroProfessor Emeritus of the Port of Newcastle Roy GreenIndustry Super Deputy General Manager Matthew Lindenchief executive of the Technology Council of Australia Kate Pounderand Managing Director of the Australian Industry Group Innes Willox.
Following the death of David Irvinthe government has appointed an experienced former civil servant Bruce Miller to fill the vacant post of Chairman of the Foreign Investment Review Board. Mr Miller will serve a five-year term, adding more than 30 years working for the Commonwealth. The council is responsible for advising the treasurer and the government on foreign investment policy.
Notably, Mr. Miller served as Australia’s former Ambassador to Japan between 2011 and 2017, as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade between 2016 and 2017 and Director General of the Office of National Assessments in 2017. Since 2018, Mr. Miller served on the Board of Directors of TAL Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company.
A number of appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal were made, including the new Vice President michelle mischin, nine senior members, nine members, and promotion or extension of the terms of 26 other members. Mr Mischin was a Liberal member of the Western Australian Legislative Council between 2006 and 2021.
Attorney General Senator Michaelia Cash said that these appointments would help to cope with the significant increase in workload, particularly in the Migration and Refugees Division and the National Disability Insurance Scheme Division.
The eSafety Commissioner has appointed 24 Australians aged 13 to 24 to the new Youth Online Safety Advisory Council. The council will advise the government on its online experiences that will help shape policy and program.
The federal government has appointed Leanne Heywood and Timothy Longstaff as non-executive directors of Snowy Hydro for a three-year term. In the meantime, the mandates of non-executive director Scott Mitchell has been renewed.
Ms. Heywood brings mining industry experience and currently sits on the board of chemical company Allkem, wood fiber company Midway and Quickstep Holdings. Mr. Longstaff has approximately 25 years of experience in investment banking and currently sits on the boards of poultry company Inghams Group, mining services provider Perenti Group, the George Institute for Global Health and the Government’s Takeovers Panel. .
ICT company Fujitsu has promoted the general manager of Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Graeme Beardsell as Executive Vice President and General Manager for Asia-Pacific. He will retain the role of Managing Director of Fujitsu ANZ in addition to his new regional responsibilities. Mr. Beardsell joined Fujitsu ANZ as Managing Director in November 2020 after 30 years of experience at IBM, cloud computing company Salesforce, business data company Experian and cyber services company Akamai.
The Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) has reappointed its vice-chairman and full-time state/territory member for the next two years. James Cox. Mr. Cox began his tenure with the AER as a State/Territory member in 2013 and became its Vice-Chair in 2020. He also served on the Independent Tariff and Regulatory Tribunal between 1996 and 2013 , and held positions in the Reserve Bank and the Prime Minister and Cabinet Department.
Reappointed for a further year are two part-time members of the Australian Competition Tribunal, Dr Darryn Abraham and teacher Kevin Davis. Both members have held their positions since 2011 and have long academic careers in finance and economics.
The DeepTech incubator Cicada Innovations has found its new technology manager in Hebbat Manhy. Ms. Manhy brings over 20 years of experience working with DeepTechs. She is stepping down as head of KPMG’s transformation program for medtech, life sciences and healthcare.
After more than eight years in the role and nearly 20 years with the company, Toyota Australia’s Chief Information Officer Ellis Brover left. He is replaced by the Managing Director wayne gabrielwho spent more than 22 years in the business.
Fleet management and leasing company SG Fleet non-executive director Graham Maloney left his position after more than eight years. Mr Maloney also served as chairman of the audit, risk and compliance committee, which will now be filled by a non-executive director Edwin Jankelowitz.
Fintech company DomaCom has appointed a new President, CEO and Director. The new president is former Liberal party leader Dr. John Hewsonthe new general manager is John Elkovichand the new director is Angela Williams.
Mable, an online disability and elderly car support platform, has appointed Jay Nawaz as the new product manager. Mr. Nawaz joins Mable from enterprise software company MYOB where he was responsible for products and platforms.
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