JOBS NEWS: Moving and shaking the industry in this week’s edition of Jobs News includes several new appointments by joint studio Plus Architecture, a new Managing Director and COO for ARM Architecture, a third Director for ASPECT Melbourne Studios, and more…
Equal appointments between men and women as Plus Architecture expands its practice
More Architecture announced a series of promotions and appointments at its studios in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane during its 25th year in business.
The six appointments have an equal balance of gender representation, Director Patrick Przeradzki says inclusivity has been at the core of the company’s recruiting, compensation, advancement, mentoring and promotion processes for many years.
Mr. Przeradzki said, “Driven by a passionate workforce of over 200 creatives from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, we maintain an ongoing commitment to providing our clients with a diverse range of design talent and expertise. .
The award-winning practice provides master planning and city building services, multi-residential, commercial and mixed-use developments, and is currently developing its transport, infrastructure, health and wellness sectors.
Candice Ng, an architect with 12 years’ experience with the firm, has been promoted to Principal Architect in the firm’s Melbourne studio. She has worked part-time while balancing her motherhood with her career as an architect, and completed key projects in areas such as the mixed-use 600 Collins, multi-residential Galleria, and VicUrban Logis commercial industrial park over the past of the past decade at the studio.
“It’s not always easy to find a workplace in this industry with such inclusive policies to help you thrive, especially while I was balancing motherhood,” Ms Ng said.
The studio “has helped me through this stage of my career with valuable training, mentorship opportunities, and flexible work arrangements that include part-time work. Being part of this practice has been a truly rewarding professional experience in my career.
Jonathon Ng was promoted to Senior Partner in Perth, following growth in Western Australia since the firm opened its studio in Perth in 2017. Mr. Ng has 15 years of experience delivering projects in the sectors for mixed and multi-residential use, including more recently at Hillam Architects.
Kim Ling, Nicholas Putrasia and Giordana Vizzari were promoted to associate, also at the Perth studio.
Ms. Lin is an interior designer with over 10 years of experience in multi-residential interior design projects, luxury single-family homes, retail and commercial, and institutional interior design. Mr. Putrasia has 10 years of experience in architecture (with a large part of time at ??Kerry Hill Architects), leading multidisciplinary teams through the design process, managing client expectations, project time and budget. Ms. Vizzari has over eight years of industry experience across a wide range of projects, and has previously worked for Sharley Hames.
In Brisbane, Anthony Tai was hired in the role of partner. He was previously at Buchan Groupand also worked for Hassel and Cottee Parker Architects. Mr. Tai has experience in retail, mixed-use, multi-residential, general planning and commercial projects.
Lucy Carruthers joins ARM Architecture as Managing Director and COO
Lucy Carruthers joined the management team of ??ARM Architecture as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. With 30 years of experience in various industries, her most recent role was at Aurecon.
Third director for ASPECT Studios Melbourne
ASPECT Studios named Jasmine Ong as director of his Melbourne studio, alongside other directors Kirsten Bauer and Matthew Mackay. Ms. Ong is National Director and Secretary General of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, and has over 20 years of experience in design, studio management and business leadership. She has led projects in Australia, the UK, the Middle East and China.
She said: “I hope my experience over two decades will be useful and I look forward to building on the studio’s success with Kirsten Bauer and Matt Mackay.”
New director for Architectus
Strategic Planner Tim Moore was appointed as the new director of Architect, joining its national planning and development team. With over 25 years of planning experience spanning rural, suburban, downtown and CBD settings, Mr. Moore has consulted with public and private sector clients on urban design and project management, as well as strategic planning. He was also a member of the Eastern Sydney Joint Regional Planning Committee since its creation in 2009.
Supply Chain Logistics Provider Qube
Ben Prat started as Director of Corporate Affairs at Qubea national supply chain logistics provider.
The senior corporate affairs executive has nearly 20 years of experience in managing corporate affairs, government relations and reputational risk. He was previously the General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Sustainability and Community at Energy Infrastructure Company. ABS Group.
Supply Nation’s new CEO, Jodie Taylor, takes the reins from Laura Berry
Jodie Taylor started as new nonprofit CEO Sourcing Nationan organization that aims to grow the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business sector by promoting supplier diversity in Australia.
Ms. Taylor, a descendant of the Warramunga people in the Northern Territory, former ABC journalist and senior executive with experience in government and the corporate sector, joined the organization in March 2020 after running her own consultancy business. She has 20 years of experience in reputation and crisis management, stakeholder engagement, business improvement, corporate affairs and cultural transformation.
She succeeded Laura Berry who held the position for seven years and led the nonprofit from 350 to more than 3,567 Indigenous vendors and 120 to 636 members in the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors.
Co-chair Michael McLeod said, “Jodie’s decades of experience in customer service, leadership and stakeholder management and her clear dedication to the continued success of Supply Nation have positioned her well. His communications, media and marketing skills, as well as his strategic understanding of the business and its future direction, give him a strong foundation to build on and we are delighted with his elevation to this position.”
Ms. Taylor said that since joining the organization, she has seen continued growth in the number of corporate and government members, as well as the number of Aboriginal businesses.
“I very much look forward to leveraging this growth as we transition to a new business environment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and working with our stakeholders to realize our vision of a thriving Indigenous business sector, dynamic and sustainable.
New general manager for the manufacturer of “green” batteries
European manufacturer of “green” sodium-ion batteries Altris AB named Martin Anderlin as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1, 2022. Mr. Anderlind joins the company after working as a developer of lithium-ion batteries Northvolt.
The world leader in sodium-ion technology manufactures batteries from durable, inexpensive and abundant materials (iron, air, salt and wood). Sodium-based batteries are energy-dense, non-flammable, more environmentally friendly and even cheaper than lithium-ion batteries.
Torbjörn SternsjoChairman of the Board of Altris AB, said the appointment was important for the development of the company:
“Sodium-ion battery technology is a huge business opportunity and we strongly believe that Altris has enormous potential, with its advanced technology, to capture a large share of the global market. To be successful, it is absolutely crucial for Altris to have the right CEO at the helm to lead and grow the team. Martin’s experience and skill in business make him absolutely perfect [for] the role.”
Mr Anderlind said the European car industry has “fully embraced electrification”, but sodium-ion batteries are “the next missing piece of the puzzle needed to further accelerate the energy transition”.
“These batteries are not only a safer, longer lasting, cheaper and greener alternative – but they [can] also be made from almost unlimited and readily available raw materials.
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