Three key appointments have been made at APSCo Australia as the focus for the organisation remains on supporting members through labour hire legislation. Julie Mills, managing director and Richard Fischer, APSCo Australia President, have announced the appointment of general manager, Mark James; finance and administration officer, Derek Nelson; and events and administration officer, Kara Willoughby. The appointments are reflective of the enthusiasm in the professional staffing sector with the commencement of the New Year.
“It is an exciting time for APSCo Australia,” says Julie Mills.
“Each of these new team members bring a wealth of experience in their relevant fields. With a strong management team led by Stacey Nelson, a public policy and media program supported by the APSCo Global infrastructure, and membership growth continuing at a steady pace, the Association’s 2017 momentum is continuing on an upward trajectory,” she added.
Labour Hire legislation and regulations are now at different stages of confirmation in at least three jurisdictions and the Association’s attention remains focussed on creating the essential support, information and resources to ensure APSCo Australia members are informed and supported through the various stages.
APSCo Australia has also responded to South Australia’s draft regulations and acknowledged the robust consultation process that jurisdiction has undertaken. The public policy team have now turned their attention to reviewing and responding to the Queensland draft regulations released late last week. The Association’s key agenda is to encourage consistency of process for national and international companies.
“With Victoria still to release their draft regulations, ACT to release the outcomes of their inquiry and elections looming in many jurisdictions and nationally, I suspect the next 12 months will be a business challenge that will keep APSCo Australia’s public policy program high on the agenda,” Mills concluded.