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Corporate Ladder: your weekly guide to executive appointments

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In this week’s executive appointments column, InDaily tracks the movements of those driving South Australia’s public and private sectors in industries including mining and cyber security. Who’s who on the Corporate Ladder? Read on.

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South Australia’s Poochera Halloysite-Kaolin mining project has appointed Joe Ranford as operations director and project manager, following his role with the company as a non-executive director.

Ranford will lead the company from the completion of its feasibility study and submission to the beginning of mining operations.

He has previously held senior management roles with domestic and international mining companies, most recently as COO for Canadian-based company Nordic Gold.

Ranford also managed the operational and technical aspects for Terramin Australia’s Angas Zinc Mine, in South Australia.

State government appointments

Grant Stevens. Photo: Tony Lewis/InDaily

Phillip Broderick has been appointed to the office of Magistrate and Magistrate of the Youth Court of South Australia on an auxiliary basis.

Meanwhile SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens and Deputy Commissioner Linda Williams will remain in their roles for a further three years.

SA cyber security board

Kim Scott

The Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre at Lot 14 will be open from July 1 with a board which brings together experts in defence, government affairs, cyber security and information technology.

Libby Day

The board will be chaired Kim Scott, who also leads the South Australia’s Defence Innovation Partnership.

Scott has worked across defence technology, electronic and land systems markets for more than 30 years – including as principal director and founder of Adelaide-based defence consulting business Three As One Consulting.

Michelle Price

Scott is joined on the board by healthcare specialist Libby Day, cyber security firm CyberCX CSO Alastair MacGibbon, CEO of AustCyber Michelle Price, and co-founder of support services business Hatch Creations Geoff Rohrsheim.

Media movements

After 12 years as general manager of marketing and circulation for News Corp, Dan Demaria has been named national director of content planning.

Before landing at News Corp the Adelaide-based media mainstay was head of strategic marketing for Thoroughbred Racing SA.

Josh Fanning

Meanwhile at Solstice Media, CityMag co-founder and producer Josh Fanning is stepping away from the masthead to join Adelaide marketing and communications company KWP.

In his role with KWP, Fanning will work across areas including social media, advertising and marketing technology.

Property mogul to lead ACMA

Property mogul Theo Maras has been announced as chairperson and board member of the Adelaide Central Market Authority (ACMA).

Theo Maras Photo: Tony Lewis / InDaily

Maras will help the Adelaide City Council select the remainder of the authority.

He replaces outgoing chair Nick Begakis, who remains on a number of other boards including as chair of Renew Adelaide and Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation.   

Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor said Maras had been successful in the role due to his “highly-regarded business acumen, depth of experience and ability to lead.”

“The next three years are an incredibly important time for the world-renowned Adelaide Central Market as the city recovers from the impacts of COVID-19 and there’s no doubt Theo Maras is the right person to lead during this time,” Verschoor said.

“Theo has the right skills to guide ACMA through this uniquely challenging period, as well as when construction commences on the neighbouring Central Market Arcade redevelopment.”

New CEO adds to corporate landscape

Amanda Grocock.

Former Rundle Mall Management Authority general manager Amanda Grocock has been named Master Landscapers of South Australia CEO.In an announced released this morning, the MLSA says Grocock brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for industry development to the organisation. It says the boutique business and marketing agency owner and chair of a not-for-profit board has a unique perspective on how to position, promote and attract engagement, which puts the MLSA and its members in good stead.

Corporate Ladder is part of our weekly Business Insights edition, which is brought to you by BDO.

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