Independent News For The Australian Public Service
Edition Number 417. Updated Tuesday, 08 July 2014

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Senior Appointments

Wilkins to head financial taskforce

The Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department, Roger Wilkins has been appointed President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) until 30 June 2015.

FATF is the international standard-setting body for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing.

Mr Wilkins has served as FATF's Vice-President since 1 July 2013.

Film school reappoints Levy

Sandra Levy (pictured) has been reappointed Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) for a further year.

Minister for Arts, Senator George Brandis said that under her leadership, the School had introduced new strategies and partnerships to better connect with, and reflect the needs of, the screen and broadcasting industries at its industry-standard facilities.

"Ms Levy has also been instrumental in the creation of the Television Unit and established the successful AFTRS Open program," he said.


New faces for Tourism Australia board

Andrew Fairley, Anna Guillan and Tony South have been appointed to the Tourism Australia Board of Directors, effect on 1 July 2014 for a period of three years.

Tourism Australia Chair Geoff Dixon said he welcomed the three "senior and well respected" industry figures to the Board.

Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb thanked retiring members Janet Whiting, Terri Janke and Didier Elzinga for their significant contribution.


Experts join Financial Reporting Council

Graeme Mitchell, David Nicol and Bill Edge have been appointed to the Financial Reporting Council as part-time members.

Mr Nicol, appointed until 7 March 2017, is currently Under-Treasurer of the ACT and Chair of the Heads of Treasuries Accounting and Reporting Advisory Committee, while Mr Edge will represent the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia on the Council until 28 July 2019..

Mr Mitchell, appointed until 28 February 2019, is currently the Chairperson of the New Zealand External Reporting Board and will assist to maintain harmonisation between Australia and New Zealand's financial reporting frameworks.

From previous editions

Two for War Memorial Council

Leslie Carlyon and Jillian Segal have been appointed to the Council of the Australian War Memorial.

Mr Carlyon is a former journalist and the acclaimed author of Gallipoli and The Great War, and is also a former member of the Council, serving two terms from 2006-2012.

Ms Segal is Deputy Chancellor of the University of New South Wales, and a member of the Sydney Advisory Council of the Centre for Social Impact.

Both appointments are on a part-time basis for a period of three years.


Neal to manage Future Fund

David Neal has been appointed Managing Director of the Future Fund.

Mr Neal has served as the Chief Investment Officer of the Future Fund since July 2007.

He will take up his new role on 4 August 2014 and until then Paul Mann, Chief Financial Officer, will continue as acting Managing Director.

Mr Neal's promotion will open up the position of Chief Investment Officer and a process to appoint a new CIO will commence immediately.


Carmody for Veterans' Affairs

Shane Carmody has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Veterans' Affairs, effective Monday 16 June 2014.

Mr Carmody has previously been Deputy President of the Repatriation Commission and Deputy Chair of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission.

Mr Carmody's replacement at the Repatriation Commission and Military Rehabilitation Compensation Commission is expected to be announced soon.


New member for NCA board

Terry Weber has been appointed as a part time non-executive member of the Board of the National Capital Authority (NCA).

Mr Weber is Federal Government Lead Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, providing financial management and property management service delivery models for the Australian Government.

The National Capital Authority manages the national estate on behalf of the Australian Government, and administers the Government's interest and role in the strategic planning, promotion, development and enhancement of Canberra as the national capital.

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