Who’s who and who’s moving in the PSMerit Commissioner reappointed
Annwyn Godwin has been reappointed as the Merit Protection Commissioner for a further five-year term.
The role of Merit Protection Commissioner is covered by the Merit and Transparency Guidelines, which do not require a selection process when an incumbent is reappointed.
The original appointment was based on a competitive merit process and the latest term will take effect from 25 January.
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Two new part-time commissioners have been appointed to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).
Justice John Middleton and Justice Nye Perram have both been appointed for a period of three years.
They replace Justice Susan Kenny who has served as a standing part-time commissioner since 2003 and will join part-time Commissioner Justice Berna Collier.
The ALRC said part-time Commissioners provided guidance to the Commission in identifying the major issues involved in a particular inquiry, advice in the research and consultation effort and contributed to the process of formulating final recommendations for legal reform.
Brett Aldam has been appointed Australia’s next High Commissioner to Tonga.
Mr Aldam has previously served as the Australian High Commissioner to the Republic of Kiribati along with posts in Nairobi and Suva.
He is expected to take up his appointment in February, replacing Thomas Roth.
Top ABC vacancy
The Director of Television at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has announced his intention to step down.
Kim Dalton has served in the role for seven years and is expected to leave in mid-February.
The ABC will begin a search for a new head of its television networks immediately and said it hoped to make an appointment early this year.
O’Brien to Classification Board
Lesley O’Brien has been appointed Director of the Classification Board for three years from 1 January 2013.
Ms O’Brien has been Deputy Director since January 2011 and replaces Donald McDonald whose term expires 31 December 2012.
Ms O’Brien has been a senior executive at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, most recently as General Manager of ABC Publishing.
Davis to ADB
Former Director-General of AusAID, Bruce Davis has been appointed Vice-President, Administration and Corporate Management at the Asian Development Bank.
Mr Davis is currently Australia’s Ambassador to Ireland.
Brumby to Reform Council
Former Premier of Victoria, John Brumby has been appointed chair of the COAG Reform Council for the next three years.
Mr Brumby takes over from Paul McClintock who has led the Council since its establishment in 2006.
The COAG Reform Council comprises a Chairman, Deputy Chairman, four Councillors and an Executive Councillor and its role is to assist the Council of Australian Governments with its reform agenda.
Mr Brumby will take up the position in January 2013.
New faces at NBN Co.
Alison Lansley has joined the board of NBN Co Limited, and Terrence Francis has been reappointed.
Ms Lansley is a corporate lawyer and company director and her three-year appointment began on 7 December.
With Ms Lansley on board, the gender composition of the NBN Co will reach 44 per cent female.
Both appointments are for three years.
AIMS sends Rogers West
Dr Stephen Rogers has been appointed Science and Business Leader for the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences’ in Western Australia.
Dr Rogers was previously Chief Executive and Managing Director of two Cooperative Research Centres and before that was with the CSIRO as Principal Research Scientist.
Mackie to product group
Kathleen Mackie is to chair the new Product Stewardship Advisory Group, set up to work on reducing the environmental, health and safety impacts of manufactured groups and provide independent advice to the Government.
Ms Mackie and nine other members, Jeff Angel, Rebecca Brown, Dr Peter Burn, Philip Casey, John Gertsakis, Karen Gomez, Russ Martin, Rose Read and Val Southam, have been appointed for three years.
Edition 344, 15 January 2013