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John Conde has been reappointed President of the Remuneration Tribunal for a further five years.
Mr Conde was appointed as a member of the tribunal from 1998 to 2003 and re-appointed in 2003 and 2008. He has been President of the tribunal since 2003.
His latest appointment will take effect from June 25.
Commissioner to Myanmar
Mark Wood has been appointed to the new position of Trade Commissioner in Yangon, Myanmar.
Mr Wood is currently the Trade Commissioner in Austrade’s Bangkok office, which has covered the Myanmar market since October 2012.
He has previously served in South Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand.
Mr Wood is expected to take up his appointment in May 2013, establishing a permanent Austrade office to promote trade, investment and education links.
New Chair for Medibank
Elizabeth Alexander has been appointed Chair of the Medibank Private Limited Board.
Ms Alexander is currently the Director of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority and Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, chairing the Finance Committee.
Her three-year appointment has commenced and she replaces Paul McClintock, who has served on the Board since 2007 as a director and Chair.
In Previous EditionsFisher to counter terrorism
Bill Fisher has been appointed Australia's next Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism.
Mr Fisher, from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is the fifth Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism. He will be based in Canberra and replaces Bill Paterson.
The position was established in March 2003 to assist in coordinating and promoting Australia's international counter-terrorism efforts.
White to Nepal
Glenn White has been appointed Australia's next Ambassador to Nepal.
Mr White is Director of Counter-Terrorism Cooperation in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and has served as Ambassador to Jordan, Deputy Head of Mission in Baghdad and Riyadh and as a Senior Civilian Monitor in the Peace Monitoring Group in Bougainville.
He is expected to take up his appointment in April 2013, replacing Susan Grace.
Burrows to Cambodia
Alison Burrows has been appointed Australia's next Ambassador to Cambodia.
Ms Burrows is currently Assistant Secretary, North Asia Investment and Services at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
She has previously served in Brussels, Manila, Suva and Rome.
Ms Burrows is expected to take up her appointment in April 2013, replacing Penny Richards.
Paterson to Korea
Bill Paterson has been appointed Australia's next Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (ROK) with non-resident accreditation to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Mongolia.
Mr Paterson is First Assistant Secretary, International Security with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and until recently, Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism. He has served as Ambassador to Thailand and been posted to Tokyo, Washington, Vienna, Baghdad and Dhaka.
He was also Chief of Staff to the former Minister for Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer.
Mr Paterson is expected to take up his appointment in April 2013, replacing Sam Gerovich.
Health Group named
Membership of the new Immigration Health Advisory Group (IHAG) to replace the former Detention Health Advisory Group (DeHAG) at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has been announced.
The new body will be chaired by former Defence Force medical officer Dr Paul Alexander and include among its membership Professor Louise Newman, Dr Gillian Singleton, Adjunct Associate Professor Amanda Gordon, Associate Professor Karen Zwi, Sandy Eagar, Dr Choong-Siew Yong, Jorge Aroche and Caz Coleman.
DIAC’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Paul Douglas and the Department of Health and Ageing’s Dr Bernie Towler are advisers to the Group with Justine Jones from the
Commonwealth Ombudsman’s Office an observer.
Edition 353, 19 March 2013