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Corporate Ladder: your weekly guide to executive appointments

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In this weekly column, InDaily tracks the movements of those driving South Australia’s public and private sectors in industries including energy and performing arts.

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Multidisciplinary accounting firm Bartley Partners has appointed Arthur Salamon as tax and business services partner.

Arthur Salamon

Salamon is a chartered accountant with specialist taxation qualifications and more than 20 years’ experience consulting to small and medium businesses, super funds and investors on state-based and Commonwealth tax matters.

He has previously worked in second-tier firms as well as in big four accounting firms in Australia and in the UK. 

Meanwhile Clutch Consulting has appointed Peter Khoury as executive chairman to lead the growth and diversification of the business.

Managing director of Khoury Consulting for the past five years, Khoury has held senior roles across the energy and utility sectors, including leading the capture and execution of ElectraNet’s Bungala Solar Power Project in Port Augusta.

Peter Khoury

He spent two years as managing partner of BDO before moving to electricity transmission specialist ElectraNet.

Khoury has also helped shape the Adelaide Central Market as audit and risk committee chairman, where he remains board director.

Executive steals limelight

The State Theatre Company South Australia has announced Julian Hobba as its new executive director.

Originally from South Australia, Hobba has worked in a range of theatre and arts roles, including as executive director for the West Australian independent performing arts space The Blue Room Theatre and as company manager for Victoria’s Malthouse Theatre.

Hobba said he hoped to bring transformative and engaging works of art to the state, particularly to regional audiences.

He joins artistic director Mitchell Butel in the executive arm of the STCSA.

Julian Hobba

Butel said as the industry faced difficult times he was “thrilled” to have someone by his side to help “navigate the waters ahead with skill and grace and with a deep love for theatre”.

Julian Hobba will officially join the company in mid-May.

New face to expand fit brand

Adelaide fitness clothing label Ryderwear has appointed Meghann Reeves as head of brand. The newly created role is among a number of recently developed positions as the South Australian company continues to expand its offerings, despite the coronavirus.

Reeves will lead the brand’s digital campaigns in a bid to increase awareness and expand influencer relationships.

Reeves has led a number of businesses in their communications strategies, most recently as head of marketing and communications for the group behind OTR – Peregrine Corporation.

Former premier jumps into SANFL role

Rob Kerin

Former Premier of South Australia Rob Kerin has replaced another former Liberal premier John Olsen as South Australian Football Commission chair.

Olsen served in the position for a decade but did not seek a further term.

Kerin also replaced Olsen as SA premier, serving from 2001 to 2002. Kerin was also leader of the opposition from 2002 to 2006. He has since held a number of senior positions in the state’s primary industries as well as on AFL boards.

Kerin will lead the state’s governing body for the next three years, joining six other elected members and two appointed members.

If your company has a significant coming or going in its ranks that you want to share, please let us know by emailing Jessica Bassano at jbassano@solsticemedia.com.au for consideration in this column.

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