Exec appointments: Screen Qld gets a new boss

Screen Queensland has a new boss and Star Entertainment has continued its board renewal while Ballymore Resources moves its chair and Sayona calls for new blood. All this and more in this week’s executive and board appointments.

Jul 07, 2023, updated Jul 07, 2023
Screen Queensland chief executive Jacqui Feeney (photo supplied)

Screen Queensland chief executive Jacqui Feeney (photo supplied)

New film boss

Screen Queensland has announced Jacqui Feeney as its new chief executive. Feeney has more than 25 years of experience in global media and entertainment, including executive leadership roles with Fox Networks Group, National Geographic and the independent sector.

Screen Queensland chair Roslyn Atkinson said Feeney would steer the organisation through the implementation of an ambitious 2023–25 strategic plan, focused on further expanding the local screen industry while harnessing global interest in Queensland as a production destination of choice.

Star renewal continues

Star Entertainment has appointed Peter Hodgson as a non-executive director.

He is currently chair of Judo Bank, a director of Platum Partners and a member of the University of Melbourne’s Trinity College investment management committee. He is also on the advisory board of Drummond Capital Partners.

He has also held executive roles with ANZ and Myer Family Investments.

True North adds a director

The newly formed True North Copper has appointed Jane Seawright as a director.

She is currently the chair of TAFE Queensland and a board member of Racing Queensland as well as Netball Australia, Queensland Capacity Network and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.

Jorss steps aside for Greville

Ballymore Resources said it had appointed Andrew Greville as chair, replacing Nick Jorss.

Greville has been on the board since December 2021 and is a qualified mining engineer.

He has also worked at Xstrata and Pechiney as well as BHP.

Jorss, who is also a major shareholder in Ballymore, would remain on the board as a director.

QIC promotes Mulholland

The Queensland Investment Corporation has promoted Patrick Mulholland to partner of its Global Infrastructure division.

Mulholland was previously a senior principal.

New Magistrates

Four new Magistrates have been appointed to the Magistrates Court and will sit in regional and north Queensland for the next 3 years.

The new appointees, Mary Buchanan, Leanne Scoines and Michael Holohan, will be sworn in on 10 July, and Michael Dalton, will be sworn in on 24 July.

PPK promotes Fenton

Commercialisation company PPK has promoted Marc Fenton to chief executive.

Fenton was previously chief operating officer before that chief information officer.

He also held roles with Rio Tinto and Aust Ag.

Sayona calls for new blood

Lithium company Sayona is recruiting additions to its board, including a new chair.

One director, Paul Crawford, has previously announced his retirement and at least two independent directors would be appointed this year.

The renewal is part of the company’s governance strategy.

Crime Stoppers’ new CEO

Crime Stoppers has appointed David Hansen as its chief executive.

He was previously acting state manager.

Butler to lead council

The Smart Energy Council has appointed Terri Butler as its president.

Butler was previously the Federal MP for Griffith.

Uni welcomes deputy VC

The University of the Sunshine Coast has welcomed new deputy vice chancellor Professor Michael Wilmore.

The uni said Wilmore had a background in humanities and social sciences and had held similar roles at universities in Australia and the UK.

He was most recently the interim deputy vice chancellor at the University of New England.

New Hydro GM

The Government owned Queensland Hydro has appointed David Watts as Executive General Manager, Commercial. 👋

The organisation said Watts would bring significant international experience in senior project and corporate leadership roles spanning almost 30 years, including major infrastructure projects such as Darling Downs Power Station, Ottawa Light Rail, Inland Rail and Cross River Rail.
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