Corporate Ladder: your weekly guide to executive appointments in South Australia

South Australia’s premier executive appointments column tracking the movements of those driving the state’s public and private sectors. Plus, the latest executive recruitment opportunities.

Dec 04, 2023, updated Dec 08, 2023

Jackie McArthur

Transport behemoth appoints new non-executive Director

Kelsian Group Limited has appointed Jackie McArthur as its independent non-executive Director effective from January 15, 2024.

McArthur is currently on the Board of Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd and Qube Holdings Ltd. She was previously a non-executive director of Ingham’s Group Ltd, Tassal Group Ltd, InvoCare Ltd and Blackmores Ltd.

Kelsian Group Limited, formerly known as SeaLink Travel Group, operates transport services in Australia, the United Kingdom and Singapore.

Valentin Corchado

Experienced chef joins Adelaide hotel

TRYP by Wyndham Pulteney Street Adelaide has hired Valentin Corchado as the new Director of Food and Beverage.

Corchado has over 20 years of experience in senior executive positions in the international hotel and luxury resort business in Europe, Southeast Asia and the Pacific region.

This includes having the role of Resort Operations Manager at Hilton Hotels Resorts in Fiji, General Manager and Franchisee at Quest World Square and Quest on Dixon Darling Harbour, Director of Food and Beverage at Radisson and Food and Beverage Manager at SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited in Darwin.

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Leah Cassidy

Sport SA head re-appointed

The Sport SA Board has re-appointed its CEO Leah Cassidy for a further two years following the conclusion of her current contract.

Cassidy has more than 25 years of experience working in sport and recreation, education management and human services in Australia, Hong Kong and Turkey. She joined Sport SA as CEO in 2018.

Mike Schecter, Sally Underwood and John Holland have also joined the Board. Schecter is the former Director at the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing, Underwood is currently with the Drug and Alcohol Foundation and previously the Australian Sports Commission and John Holland is the former President of Dragan Boat SA.

David Turvey

Experienced geologist joins Power Minerals Limited

Lithium exploration and development company Power Minerals Limited has announced that David Turvey has been appointed Project Manager for Rincon Salar at the company’s Salta Lithium Project in Argentina.

Turvey is a geologist with more than 35 years of experience in the Australian and Asian mining industries. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.

Dr Paul Kitto

Resolutions Minerals Director Resigns

Resolution Minerals Ltd has announced the resignation of Non-Executive Director Dr Paul Kitto, effective November 27, 2023.

Dr Kitto has more than 30 years of experience in the Australasian and African mining industry.

He previously held the positions of Technical Director at Meteoric Resources NL, Non-Executive Technical Director at Peako Limited and Non-Executive Director at Tietto Minerals Limited.

Gill Duck

Business school announces new President

The Adelaide Business School’s MBA Alumni Network at the University of Adelaide has announced the appointment of Gill Duck as its new President.

Duck is currently a lecturer of Executive Education at the University of Adelaide and a Director at Duck Pond Solutions, which is a business management consultancy company.

Julian Budden

New Head of Risk at KeyInvest

Julian Budden has joined KeyInvest Ltd as Head of Risk, where he will take responsibility for the organisation’s risk and governance functions.

Budden worked at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank for more than 17 years in several roles including senior manager. Prior to this, he was the Securitisation and Structured Debt Manager at Heritage Bank.

KeyInvest is a specialist financial services provider located in Gawler Place.

Gina Norman

RAA Travel General Manager joins peak travel business body

The General Manager of RAA Travel Gina Norman has been appointed to the Australian Travel Industry Association’s (ATIA) Advisory Committee.

Norman previously worked as Chief Performance Officer at Bedford Group, Area Leader and General Manager ST NT at Flight Centre Travel Group and Area Leader at Escape Travel.

ATIA is the peak body for travel businesses in Australia.

Mark Pivovaroff

UDIA announces new President

The South Australian chapter of the Urban Development Institute (UDIA) of Australia has elected Mark Pivovaroff as its new President.

Pivovaroff is the Development Director at Cedar Woods and previously worked as General Manager at Lend Lease, among other roles.

Shaun Bowden from Lanser, Stuart Headland from Villawood Properties and Brian Virgo from Walker Corporation also joined the Executive Council.

Elizabeth Jilbert

Arts guru joins Education Department

Elizabeth Jilbert has been appointed to the position of Senior Project Officer, Funding and Strategic Grants at the Department of Education.

Jilbert has previously held the positions of Grants Coordinator and Project Support Coordinator at the City of Adelaide, Events and Landing Pad Coordinator at the Defence Teaming Centre Inc, Event Coordinator at Carnival Australia and Independent Venues and Programs Hub Producer at Fringe World Festival, among other roles.

Emma Poland

Limestone Coast Local Health Network appoints new CEO

The Limestone Coast Local Health Network (LHN) has appointed Emma Poland as its new CEO.

Poland is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Albury Wodonga Health and is set to start her new role in mid-January 2024.

She has over 17 years of experience in the health and education sectors and recently led the cross-border health service as Hospital Commander for Incident Management during the height of the COVID-19 response.

Poland has also worked in a range of roles at Calvary Health Care and St Andrews Hospital.

LHN falls under the umbrella of SA Health and manages the delivery of public hospital services and other community-based health services in the Limestone Coast, which includes the towns of Bordertown, Mount Gambier, Naracoorte and Robe.

Yari McCall

Lynch Meyer Lawyers appoints new partner

Yari McCall has joined the Lynch Meyer Lawyers’ Partnership as head of property.

McCall has worked at Norman Waterhouse in several roles for the past 17 years.

Lynch Meyer Lawyers is located on Flinders Street and specialises in commercial law.





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