JFE would like to publicly congratulate some of the successful candidates that we have recently placed.
Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Swinburne University of Technology is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community
Professor Jennelle Kyd is the new Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at Swinburne University of Technology. Prior to her appointment at Swinburne, Professor Kyd was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research) and Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) at Central Queensland University. Professor Kyd holds a significant research portfolio in biotechnology, immunology and medical microbiology, and leads an international group working to achieve a vaccine for the prevention of bacterial middle ear infection in children. Professor Kyd is also the Director of the Australian Insititute of Policy and Science and, until taking up her new position, was also Director at the Co-Operative Research Centre for Rail Innovation.
The University of Western Australia is an internationally recognised research-intensive university that combines quality academic staff and state-of-the-art facilities to provide a vibrant student experience.
An internationally-qualified academic who has held leadership positions in both the university and corporate sectors in Australia has been appointed to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) at The University of Western Australia. Professor Alec Cameron has been the driving force behind the Australian School of Business, after being appointed the School's inaugural Dean and overseeing its emergence from the integration of academic units at the University of New South Wales. He was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Resources and Infrastructure) at UNSW. Prior to this role, he held senior corporate positions in the IT and telecommunications industry, including at Sun Microsystems Australia, Alcatel Australia, COMindico, and Telstra. He is currently President of the Australian Business Deans Council.
The Memorial is a major award-winning cultural institution located in Canberra. It is recognised by its peers and the Australian community as being the benchmark of cultural institutions in Australia. The Memorial is also a museum and an archive, commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australia's Servicemen and women. Through exhibitions, interpretation, educational and public programs, it enhances the understanding of the Australian experience at war and its impact on our society.
Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Warren Snowdon, announced the Hon Dr Brendan Nelson has been appointed as the new Director of the Australian War Memorial. For the past few years, Dr Nelson has been influential in driving the Australian Government's program of commemorations across the Western Front, ensuring Australia's efforts from the First World War are recognised on an international scale. As Australian Ambassador to the European Union (EU), The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Belgium and Luxembourg and former Minister for Defence, Dr Nelson brings with him a breadth of experience.
370° group is one of the leading Group Training Organisations in Victoria and Tasmania and also one of the leading trade based Registered Training Organisations in Melbourne. 370° group has consistently supplied highly qualified and skilled apprentices and trainees to industry and currently operates under four divisions - 370° traineeships, NECA Apprenticeships, NECA Skills Centre and tastec group training.
Carl Phillips is the new Chief Executive Officer at 370° Group having previously been acting in the role since June. Prior to this, Carl was the Executive General Manager People at Skilled Group, where he was responsible for leadership of the People function of Australia's largest labour hire organisation. Carl has also held several other leadership roles including Director of Safety and Manager Human Resources - Western Australian Operations at Alcoa of Australia Limited, Senior Advisor Employee Relations at Coles Myer Ltd and National Industrial Officer at the Australian Workers Union.
Gippsland Medicare Local is a new, not for profit primary health care organisation, established to coordinate primary health care delivery in Gippsland and tackle local health care needs and service gaps. The Gippsland Medicare Local is part of a nationwide network of Medicare Locals established by the Commonwealth Government as part of the national health reform program.
Sandra Walker is the new Chief Executive Officer at Gippsland Medicare Local, having previously worked in New Zealand as the General Manager Specialist Mental Health Service at the Canterbury District Health Board. In this role, Sandra was responsible for delivering secondary mental health services in the Canterbury district, and managed 1200 staff. Prior to moving to New Zealand, Sandra was the National Business Development Manager at Open Family Australia, the Chief Executive Officer at Goulburn Valley Community Health and General Operations Manager at Mercy Private Hospital. Sandra was originally a Registered Nurse in New Zealand.
Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water (trading as GWMWater) is a government-owned Statutory Authority established on 1 July 2004 under the Water Act 1989. Under the Act, GWMWater must provide, manage, operate and protect water supply and sewerage systems for urban customers including collection, storage, treatment, transfer and distribution functions. GWMWater is also empowered to supply water to rural domestic and stock customers, and provide bulk water to 'supply by agreement' rural customers.
Mark Williams is the new Managing Director at GWM Water, having previously held the position of Executive Manager - Business Performance and Risk from 2004. In his role as Executive Manager - Business Performance and Risk Mark was responsible for overseeing the development of the multiyear water plan, coordinating the development of the annual corporate plan, preparation of the annual financial and regulatory statements, and working with the Regulation and Assurance Group to ensure the reliability of the water industry reports and that the risks of the water and wastewater business were clearly understood and managed. Mark was the General Manager Business Performance at Grampians Water from 1996 to 2004 prior to the merger with Wimmera Mallee Water to form GWMWater. Prior to joining the water industry in 1996 Mark worked at Ecogen Energy as a Financial Controller/Business Analyst and was a Management Accountant at the Austin Hospital.
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is responsible for agriculture, fisheries, earth resources, energy and forestry in Victoria. DPI design and deliver government policies and programs that enable productive and competitive primary and energy industries that support Victoria's long term prosperity.
Vicki Lahey is the new Executive Director People and Culture at the Department of Primary Industries (VIC). Prior to this role, Vicky has worked at the Department of Premier and Cabinet as Director, Human Resources where she led an extensive change management program, including the development of a new Human Resources strategy, and a new performance management system. Vicki has an extensive background in management in the State Government sector, having previously held roles including Director People & Culture at the Department of Planning and Community Development, Deputy Director People & Culture at the Department for Victorian Communities and Manage of Human Resources and Employment Relations at the Department of Human Services.
HPV works in partnership with public hospitals and health services in order to understand their requirements, facilitate large scale tenders and manage common-use contracts on behalf of the state. HPV also takes a lead in identifying and evaluating opportunities for collective procurement and for delivering projects which enhance public health procurement capability.
Martin Edwards is the new Director Information Systems at Health Purchasing Victoria. Prior to this appointment, Martin was the General Manager ICT at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, where he managed three departments, fifty five staff and was responsible for IT, Telecoms and Switchboard. Within the six years in this role, Martin was also the Chief Information Officer and IT Manager. Martin has an extensive career background in IT, including as Senior Systems Engineer at the Shock Entertainment Group, IT Manager at Zomba Records and working at the BBC in London.
The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading and largest university with 41,000 students, nearly 10,000 of who graduate annually in a wide range of professions and fields. It is the only one included in the Times Higher Education top 200 and it is the highest ranked New Zealand University in the QS World University Rankings and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Dr Swift is the new Director Research Management at the University of Auckland, having previously been the Director Research & Innovation Services at the University of South Australia. In this role, Dr Swift was responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring the University's research strategies and policies as well as leading the functions of Research and Innovation Services. Dr Swift has a wealth of experience in research management in the Higher Education sector, having held roles such as Head of Development, Research and Innovation Services at the University of Sheffield, Director Research at the Institute of Social and Ethical Accountability, Deputy Director Sustainability Education at the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry and Research Associate at the University of Sheffield.
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is a statutory authority within the Australian Government's Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport portfolio. The ASC is Australia's primary national sports administration and advisory agency, and the cornerstone of a wide-ranging sports system. The ASC plays a central leadership role in the development and operation of the Australian sports system, administering and funding innovative sport programs and providing leadership, coordination and support for the sport sector.
Karen McCormick is the new Deputy General Manager, Government & Communications at the Australian Sports Commission. Prior to this appointment, Karen was the Assistant Secretary Communication Branch at the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, where she was responsible for developing and delivering the National Broadband Network Communication program. Karen has held several governmental roles, including Director AQIS Communication at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Director International Communication at the Department of Education, Science and Training; and Director Publishing and Online Communication at the Department of Industry Tourism and Resources.
The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is comprised of five regions with around 400 stations, and 9,000 volunteer and paid firefighters spread throughout the country. As well as responding to a wide range of emergency situations, the NZFS is focussed on fire safety and prevention in NZ communities.
Paul McGill is the new Deputy National Commander at New Zealand Fire Service, having previously resided as Director of Operations and Training, a position he has held since 2005. In this role, Paul was responsible for managing the NZFS national operations, fleet, property, equipment and training. Paul has an extensive background in New Zealand Fire, including as Fire Region Manager/Commander, Assistant Area Chief Fire Officer and frontline operational Officer roles. Paul has been recognised for his skill in Fire Service Management as a Member of the City and Guilds of London Institute.
CPA Australia is one of the world's largest accounting bodies with a membership of more than 139,000 finance, accounting and business professionals across the globe. Core services to members include education, training, technical support and advocacy.
Mary Clarke is the new General Manager - Education Policy at CPA Australia. She was previously the General Manager/Executive Director, Economic Analysis at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, where she was required to shape the future arrangements for the governance and funding of schooling in Victoria. Prior to this, Mary held several roles in state government departments, including Director Economic Policy for the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Assistant Director in the Department of Treasury and Finance. Mary also worked in New Zealand Governmental departments in Manager, Research and Analyst roles.
Established in 1869, the University of Otago is the oldest university in New Zealand with a total enrolment of about 22,000 students spread over four academic divisions: the Business School, Division of Sciences, Division of Humanities, and Division of Health Sciences. The University of Otago is New Zealand's most research-intensive University.
Professor Elizabeth Rose is the new Professor of Management at the University of Otago
Professor Rose is the new Professor of Management at the University of Otago, having previously been the Professor of International Business at Aalto University School of Business (formerly known as Helsinki School of Economics) in Finland. Professor Rose has extensive international experience in both teaching and research; prior to her professorship in Finland, she was a Senior Research Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington, a Research Affiliate Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland and an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California.
Dr André Everett is the new Professor of Management at the University of Otago
Dr Everett is the new Professor of Management at the University of Otago. Prior to this appointment, Dr Everett was an Associate Professor (from 2007) and Senior Lecturer (from 1998) in that department, and Senior Lecturer (from 1992 to 1998) on the MBA Programme at Otago. Dr Everett has a wealth of international experience including academic roles at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the USA, where he earned his PhD, and visiting positions at universities in China, Chile, Israel, Austria and France.
Wyndham City Council is a leader in local government in Victoria and is a growing organisation that is well positioned financially, has talented, passionate staff and the desire and capability to achieve great things. The principal areas of population are Werribee and Hoppers Crossing, with substantial growth occurring in Tarneit, Point Cook, Truganina and Wyndham Vale.
Shane Walden is the new Manager Parks at Wyndham City Council. Prior to this appointment, Shane held General Management & Facility Management roles at Transfield Services Pty Ltd, where he was responsible for the maintenance and operations of fifteen services including grounds maintenance. Shane has held several roles in Environmental Maintenance including as Client and Stakeholder Relations, Financial, Quality, OHS, Risk People Management and HR/IR for ten years, and three years as Facility Manager for Telstra Connect.