Ex-integrity boss heads for the hills: Exec and board appointments

Former integrity commissioner Nikola Stepanov heads to Toowoomba, a tourism group gets a new GM, AustAg announces a new CFO and more

Nov 04, 2022, updated Nov 04, 2022
Former Integrity Commissioner Nikola Stepanov is heading to Toowoomba. Picture: AAP

Former Integrity Commissioner Nikola Stepanov is heading to Toowoomba. Picture: AAP

Stepanov heads to Toowoomba

Nikola Stepanov, the former Queensland integrity commissioner, has started as Toowoomba Council’s general manager of planning and development and inhouse counsel.

Stepanov said she would continue her work in human rights, bioethics, and health law in her private time. This included as a board member of The ALIVE National Centre and as Adjunct Professor, Division of Tropical Health & Medicine, James Cook University as well as a Steering Committee Member of Qld Health Ethics and Law.

Stepanov controversially resigned as integrity commissioner over concerns of interference in her office.

QTIC gets a GM

Melanie Anderson has been appointed as general manager of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council.

Anderson was previously the chief executive of Noosa Tourism where she delivered “innovative” projects and marketing campaigns.

IAQ finds a CEO

The Infrastructure Association of Queensland has appointed Louise Van Ristell as its chief executive officer.

It follows the resignation earlier this year of Priscilla Radice.

Van Ristell was previously the CEO of the Traffic Management Association of Australia.

AustAg gets new CFO

Australian Agricultural Company has appointed Glen Steedman as its chief financial officer.

Steedman was most recently the general manager of airports, property and procurement at Virgin. He has also worked at Pacific National and LendLease.

He is expected to start at AustAg in the first quarter of 2023.

Byrne to lead Anteotech

Anteotech has appointed Katrina Byrne as chief operating officer while Dr Charlie Huang would become chief innovation officer.

The company would also start the search for a chief marketing officer.

The changes reflect the company’s shift from R&D to a market-led, sales driven company.

Byrne started with the company in July and previously worked at Boeing and Airbus Australia.

Bowen’s alternate

Bowen Coking Coal has appointed Stephen Downs as an alternate director. He was nominated by non-executive director Matt Lattimore.

Downs was made a director of MetRes in 2021 and has been a chief operating officer at the Millenium mine since February.

Bradley quits Star

Former Queensland Under Treasurer Gerard Bradley has resigned from the board of Star Group.

Bradley had announced his intention to resign earlier this year after revelations from the Bell inquiry in NSW relating to allegations of money laundering at the Sydney casino.

He also resigned his position as chair of Queensland Treasury Corp earlier this year.

Jones gets Tritium role

Aaron Jones has been appointed as Tritium’s vice president of sales for APAC and the Middle East.

The promotion followed nine months as the company’s director of sales for Australia and New Zealand.

Before that, he was at Boeing as business integration manager.

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