Recent Appointments

A selection of our recent appointments. As many of our searches in the private sector are confidential they are not listed below.

January 2018

Fintona School for Girls’ has appointed Ms Rachael Falloon as their next Principal and will commence with the School on 1 January 2018. Currently, Rachael is the Deputy Principal at Camberwell Grammar School, a position she has held for the past seven years and prior to that, she held a number of senior school positions.

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March 2017

Firbank Grammar School have announced the appointment of their new Principal, Ms Jenny Williams.

Jenny holds a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma of Education and was previously the Principal at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School in Wellington, a position she held since 2008. Prior to this, Jenny was the Principal at All Saints College,...

November 2016

The University of Adelaide has appointed a new Dean of the Adelaide Business School, to provide strategic leadership for business education and research in the State.

The new Dean is Professor Mark Gabbott, an internationally regarded marketing expert who has held senior positions at Macquarie University over the past eight years,...

October 2016

Jane Booth has been annnounced as the new Executive Director, People, Talent and Culture at the University of South Australia.

Jane joins UniSA from SA Health where she was Executive Director of People, Health and Culture and prior to that, she led a broad portfolio of responsibilities for Adeliade City Council. As General Manager City...

September 2016

Dionne Higgins, a senior executive with success in leading significant business transformation within the education and media sectors globally, has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President at RMIT University.

With an impressive career spanning many years of senior experience, Dionne has most recently been based in...

August 2016

Professor Romy Lawson has been appointed by Murdoch University for the key position of Deputy Vice Chancellor – Education.

Professor Lawson has been actively involved in teaching and learning development in higher education for over 20 years in both the UK and Australia. She was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at...

August 2016

Professor Lyn Karstadt has been appointed the Deputy Vice Chancellor – International of Murdoch University and with more than 20 years' experience of leadership roles in higher education in Australia and the UK, Professor Karstadt has the strong international profile needed to advance Murdoch University’s presence in the region. Prior to this...

June 2016

On Monday 6 June 2016, Dr Nicole Archard was welcomed as Loreto College Marryatville’s new Principal.

Dr Archard joins Loreto after having spent time in a leading role at the Wenona School as the Dean of Academic Studies.

Dr Archard brings years of leadership excellence to the College, having also taught at and held pastoral,...

March 2016

SA Health’s new Chief Transformation Officer has been appointed.

Vickie Kaminski will join SA Health in March and will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Transforming Health team.

Vickie has more than 35 years’ experience in the Canadian health care system and is the President and Chief Executive of the...

December 2015

Professor Eeva Leinonen joined Murdoch University as Vice Chancellor in April 2016, after three years of service as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Wollongong.

Professor Leinonen has an academic background in linguistics and psychology and has extensive experience in higher education in the United Kingdom, Europe...

August 2015

Ravenswood School for Girls, a leading independent girls’ school in Sydney, has announced the appointment of Mrs Anne Johnstone to the position of Principal from the commencement of 2016. Anne is currently Principal of Seymour College in Adelaide, South Australia.

Prior to her appointment as Principal of Seymour College, Anne held a...

July 2015

Anthony McClaran has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the independent statutory authority that regulates and assures the quality of Australia’s large, diverse and complex higher education sector.

Since October 2009, Anthony has been Chief Executive of the UK’s...

July 2015

SA Ambulance has announced the appointment of Mr Jason Killens as their next Chief Executive Officer. The service provides emergency, non-emergency, rescue ambulance services and support services across the state. Jason is currently Executive Director of Operations with the London Ambulance Service in the UK.

Jason joined the LAS when he...

July 2015

Louise Anderson has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Louise joins the Court following two years as Registrar with the Social Security Appeals Tribunal. She also spent five years as Deputy Registrar for the Federal Court of Australia under Chief Justice Michael Black and CEO Warwick Soden, and nine...

July 2015

Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton commenced his appointment as the 22nd Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police on 1 July 2015.

Graham first joined Victoria Police in December 2009 after accepting a position on the Victoria Police Executive. In 2012 he was appointed to the position of Deputy Commissioner, Specialist Operations. In this role...

July 2015

His Honour Judge Peter Couzens has been appointed as the head of the Adult Parole Board.

Judge Couzens has more than 40 years’ legal experience and was appointed a Judge of the County Court and President of the Children’s Court in 2013. His legal career includes 23 years as magistrate in Melbourne and regional Victoria and 14 years as a...

June 2015

Dr Loren Miller was appointed as RMIT University’s Vice-President Strategy and Governance in June 2015.

Dr Miller provides leadership to and management of the RMIT Secretariat, Chancellery, Business Analytics and Planning and Global Quality, Regulation and Compliance Group.

Prior to joining RMIT, Dr Miller was a specialist...

June 2015

Rob Wood has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Melbourne Polytechnic, commencing his role on 8 June 2015. Mr Wood comes to this role from his previous position of Acting Deputy Secretary, Higher Education and Skills Group, in the Victorian government.

This appointment recognises Mr Wood’s deep experience in the field of...

June 2015

John Calleja has been appointed the new Managing Director of Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW). John had been Interim Managing Director for the last six months and was GMW’s Chief Financial Officer for the past four years. He joined GMW in 2011 with considerable financial and general management experience obtained in senior positions in...

June 2015

Peter has over 25 years’ experience in public and private sector management with significant leadership experience in complex environments including government, utilities, and the health sector.

He was most recently CEO of Gippsland Medicare Local. Prior to this he held senior executive positions in the Gippsland region, with Latrobe...

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