The National Council of the AICD has appointed John A Hall, MBA, FAICD as its new chief executive effective January 29.
He replaces Ian Dunlop. Before joining the AICD, John Hall was managing director and CEO of Austraclear Limited, the owner and operator of the Central Securities Depository to the Australian money markets. Austraclear employs 85 staff and has a revenue of $21 million with annual profits of $2.7 million. Austraclear developed its own sophisticated software system to enable ownership of securities held in its system to be transferred on a real-time delivery versus payment basis by connecting more than 600 market participants and their banks. Austraclear provides software systems to the Reserve Banks of Australia and New Zealand. Austraclear merged with the Sydney Futures Exchange in December. He has had extensive experience in working with professional associations including executive director Carpet Manufacturers' Federation of Australia (1976-1984) and as executive director (1984-1995) International Banks and Securities Association of Australia (formerly the Australian Merchant Bankers' Association).
He is a past president of the Society of Association Executives. He is also a director and former chairman of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. John Hall is married with two daughters, lives in Sydney and is a keen golfer, sailor and tennis player.
Other AICD staff changes:
Ian Mackay, former NSW division manager has joined the national office as manager, business process re-engineering to lead the implementation of the AICD's e-business strategy. Julie Curran has been appointed manager of the NSW Division. She was previously deputy NSW division manager. Angela Downs has been appointed as manager, South Australia Division. She was previously deputy to Steve Larkins who has left AICD to join the private sector. John Arbouw, editor of Company Director journal, has also now assumed the role of AICD communications co-ordinator. George Passas, AICD company secretary, legal and business administration has decided to rejoin the private sector after five years with the Institute.
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