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Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce luncheon
at the Adelaide Hilton
1 Ben Dugan (DLA Phillips Fox); Richard Angove
(Skycity); Ruth Blenkiron (UniSA) and Justin Hinora
2 Con Theordoroulakas (City of Marion); Adrian
Sykes (City of Charles Sturt); Peter Fisher (Norman
Waterhouse) and Oliver Pfeuller (City of Marion).
3 John Dalcollo, Milind Kumar and Brenton Scroop
(Panugerm); Geoff Henstock (SA Water); Mark Teicher
4 Sheridan Catt (Ceefa Consulting); Rebecca Goodman
(Foundation Daw Park); Mabel Tam and Lisa Goodchild
(Norman Waterhouse); Julia Smethurst (City of Marion).
Family Business conference and awards night at
the Sebel Playford.
5 Nick, Elias and George Demourtzidis (Trio Hinging Pty
6 Lowen Partridge (Peartree Marketing) with Cherida
7 James Orchard (Accru Harris Orchard); Will Taylor and
Kent Aughey (FBA).
8 Sarah Tucker (Community Choices); Annette Bonnett
(HLB Mann) and Rebekah McCaul (Alexandrina Cheese
WorkCover has a new CEO.
Rob Thomson from New South
Wales comes to the controversial
post after a long recruitment process
following the resignation of current
chief executive Julia Davison.
Mr Thomson has extensive
leadership experience in the insurance
industry and workers compensation
schemes. His most recent role as gen-
eral manager Workers Compensation
Division for WorkCover New South
Wales saw him take a lead role in the
financial turnaround of their scheme.
National Australia Bank has boosted
its Adelaide Financial Markets Dealing
Team, adding three new team members
to help local businesses manage their
interest rate, foreign exchange and
Charles Burfield joins as an
associate director, Corporate and
Institutional Markets to support the
FX and rates risk management needs
of large corporate and institutional
An Adelaide local, Mr Burfield has
over 10 years financial markets experi-
ence working with the world s largest
financial institutions in Australia and
Richard Copper joins from the
UK as an associate director, Business
Markets and Ger McCormack also
joins as a treasury specialist, focusing
on foreign exchange.
Adelaide-based commercial law firm
Kelly & Co. has boosted its banking and
finance expertise with the appointment
of Kenton Steicke as a partner.
Mr Steicke joins Kelly & Co. having
worked for several years in the bank-
ing and finance teams at Mallesons
Stephen Jaques, Norton Rose and
Mr Steicke recently assisted
with the financing of the Victorian
desalination project, the largest public
private partnership in the world last
year, and several local clients have
already expressed an interest in taking
advantage of this experience.
Adelaide Benevolent Society has
appointed South Australian executives
Gary Storkey and Jane Pickering to
its management committee.
Mr Storkey recently retired as head
of HomeStart Finance, of which he
was founding chief executive in 1989,
and Ms Pickering is executive director
of Domiciliary Care SA.
ABS Chief Executive Jonathan
Lardner said Mr Storkey and Ms
Pickering would bring new depth to
the committee, which is overseeing an
expanded building program.
South Australia s
Centre (DTC) has a
new chief executive officer.
Chris Burns appoint-
ment to the position was
announced this week and
follows the departure of
Phil de Courcey.
The Teaming Centre was
established in 1996 as an
initiative to assist Defence
companies, especially small
to medium enterprises, to
become more competitive
in the market for Defence
projects and services.
Its underlying principle
is "collaborate to be
Mr Burns joins the
Defence SA where he was
director, Land -- Business
DTC chairman Jim
Whalley said Mr Burns had
substantial experience in
"In that (previous) role
Chris had a significant
involvement in South
Australia s Defence
liaising with and represent-
ing the State Government to
interstate and international
interacting with State
and Federal government
departments and other
"His role has provided
him with a unique insight
into the Defence Teaming
Centre and its member-
ship," Mr Whalley said.
"Chris spent many
years in the Australian
Army, rising to the rank of
"During this time Chris
served as director of
operations, Army, and was
responsible for the strategic
level planning and deploy-
ment of all Australian
Army forces serving in
operations across the
globe," he said.
"Chris also served as the
Australian Defence attaché
to the Philippines for three
years, as well as running
his own small business as a
consultant to the Australian
Government and the
Department of Defence."
Last year DTC took sev-
eral steps to raise the profile
of member organisations,
including the publication
and distribution of the
first edition of SA Defence
Business to more than 1400
readers, increasing the
profile of member compa-
nies, disseminating market
intelligence and providing
a voice to the SA Defence
It also distributed a
Capability Catalogue at
the Defence and Industry
Conference in June 2009.
Burns for Defence
Chris Burns at a Defence function
earlier this year.
From left: Ger McCormack, Kenton Steicke and Gary Storkey.
From left: Rob Thomson, Charles Burfield and Richard Copper.
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