Appointments: Fennelly stakes out new ground

Paul Fennelly heads to Criterion, Impedimed gets a new board while Cairns gets a new mayor and more in this week’s executive and board appointments.

Nov 24, 2023, updated Nov 24, 2023
Paul Fennelly has found a new home

Paul Fennelly has found a new home

Fennelly heads to Criterion

One time Queensland co-ordinator general and Bravus executive Paul Fennelly has announced he was now managing director of Criterion Corporate Advisory.

Bravus said Fennelly was still engaged by the company.

Fennelly’s LinkedIn profile shows that he has moved from his position as head of corporate and government affairs to a part time business adviser.

QMines loses Kidston

QMines has revealed that chair Simon Kidston has resigned from the board.

He did so to focus on other business interests.

Andrew Sparke will move into the executive chair role.

Clean out at Impedimed

The clean out at Impedimed has continued with managing director Rick Valencia standing down. He will be replaced by interim CEO Parmjot Bains.

Tim Cruikshank has also resigned as chief financial officer. His job will be assumed in an interim measure by chair McGregor Grant which will mean he would be an executive chair.

Director Michael Seiden has also resigned after only joining the board in July.

Manning quits at Cairns

A second mayor has announced his resignation. Following on from the decision by the Sunshine Coast’s Mark Jamieson to not seek re-election, Cairns mayor Bob Manning has resigned.

Manning had been mayor since 2012.

Cr Terry James was voted in as mayor. He has been on the council for 20 years, 11 years as deputy mayor.

King gets St Leo’s chair

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane has appointed journalist and author Madonna King as chair of St Leo’s Council.
She had been deputy chair of St Leo’s – the one of only two all-male residential university colleges in Australia – for the past two years.
Professor Justin Cooper-White, executive dean (interim) of the UQ Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and IT, has been appointed deputy chair.
There were two new appointments to the council, to fill vacancies left by outgoing chair Daryl Hanley and Robert Falzon.
Mr Edward Goodwin KC, a former resident of St Leo’s, will join the council, along with Ann Rebgetz, principal of St James College in Brisbane.

Flecker changes Outback seats

Isa Rodeo Limited – Mount Isa Mines Rodeo & the Road to Rodeo Series chief executive Natalie Flecker has been appointed chair of the Outback Queensland Tourism Association board, having previously served as deputy chair.

She replaces Blackall-Tambo Regional Council Mayor Andrew Martin, who has taken on the role of deputy chair. Joining the board for the first time as its south west region representative is Corey Richards, from the Eromanga Natural History Museum. The association also thanked Meryl Eddie for her  commitment to the board and the Outback region.

Willoughby on board with CFB

Shannon Willoughby has joined the board of the Committee for Brisbane.

She is currently executive director of government partnerships and policy in the office of the vice chancellor at the University of Queensland.

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Peters joins council board

The Advanced Materials and Battery Council has appointed Jeremy Peters to the board.

Peters is a general manager at Vecco Group and previously worked for Lendlease.

Townsville Enterprise’s new director

Townsville Enterprise has appointed Peter Duffy as a director.

Duffy is a senior partner at law firm Wilson Ryan Grose. He has previously been on the organisation’s finance and risk committee and has 30 years of experience in commercial law.

His seat on the committee table has been filled by Allison McKay.








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