Appointments: Nunan hands over Shell to Wake

Changes at the top of Shell’s Australian operations, a new trade commissioner for the Pacific, CS Energy taps its CFO and more

Mar 31, 2023, updated Mar 31, 2023
Shell's Tony Nunan is off to London.

Shell's Tony Nunan is off to London.

Nunan shifts to London

Cecile Wake will take over as chair of Shell Australia with the incumbent Tony Nunan moving to the job of chief of staff of corporate relations. He will report to Shell chief executive Wael Sawan and be based in London.

Nunan’s role will be to support the delivery of the company’s strategic agenda.

He had been the chair of the Australian business for three years. Before that he headed QGC in Brisbane.

New trade commissioner

The State Government has appointed Leata Alaimoana as trade commissioner for Pacific region and lead the Government’s strategy for the region.

That would focus on key export partners across Melanesia and Polynesia including Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga and Somoa.

She will be based in Brisbane.

CS Energy taps CFO

CS Energy has announced that is chief financial officer Andrew Varvari has been appointed as CS Energy’s Acting Chief Executive Officer. Varvari has been with the company for a decade and was considered a values-driven leader with more than 18 years’ experience in senior executive roles in the energy, resources and utilities industries.

His appointment to the acting role follows the recent resignation of CEO Andrew Bills who left to become CEO of SA Power Networks.

A recruitment process is underway for a permanent CEO of CS Energy.

Banditt heads for Wellcamp

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport has appointed of Kellie Banditt as its general manager.

Before joining the executive team, Banditt held various senior leadership roles at Australian airports and was the training manager at Bonza for eight months.

Qld Hydro appoints project director

Queensland Hydro has appointed a new project director for the Borumba pumped hydro project, Leah McKenzie.

The company said McKenzie brought more than 18 years’ experience in project planning and project management, having worked on major infrastructure projects across south-east Queensland.

She takes over from Christopher Gwynne, who has accepted the role of Head of Strategy and Planning at Queensland Hydro.

Mayer’s journey to Employment

Andrea Mayer is the new executive director head of corporate at the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

Her employment journey in Queensland started pushing room service trolleys on Hayman Island. Later she joined Brisbane City Council, then Building Queensland and Economic Development Queensland.

She also worked in State Development.

In a LinkedIn post, Mayer said she was one of the first Hungarian scholarship recipients from the George Soros’s Open Society Foundation.

Megaport gets one, loses another

Megaport has appointed Michael Reid as chief executive and revealed another executive, chief financial officer Sean Cassidy, had resigned.

Reid comes from Cisco subsidiary ThousandEyes where he was chief revenue officer.

Swyftx departure

Jordan Divertie has announced he is leaving Swyftx.

He had been the senior tech recruiter at the crytocurrency exchange based in Brisbane.




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