Paul Birch Chief Executive Officer, Willie Creek Pearls

Willie Creek Pearls has appointed Paul Birch as their new Chief Executive Officer. Paul has been with Willie Creek Pearls Broome as General & Commercial Manager and Pearling Master for the past seven years. “I am honoured to have been approached to take on this role for the Banfield family and all of my colleagues. We are privileged to have incredible people working at Willie Creek Pearls, engaging in such a unique and broad range of industries in some of the most amazing places in Western Australia. It will be exciting to lead and continue to work with the whole team into our future," Mr Birch said on his appointment.

Jason Waters Chief Executive Officer, The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Waters as its new CEO, effective 26 April 2022. Mr Waters will become the fourth CEO since the organisation was established by the Gold Corporation Act in 1987 and only the 15th leader since The Perth Mint opened in 1899. His appointment follows an extensive search by the Board that canvassed internal and external candidates. Mr Waters is an engaging CEO with more than 30 years’ experience in the Western Australian energy sector, having led Government Trading Enterprises Synergy and Verve Energy. “I am honoured to be given the opportunity to lead this 123-year-old global leader in the precious metals sector and a valued and trusted Western Australian employer and partner of choice,” Mr Waters said.

Jeremy Aniere General Manager, Pan Pacific Perth

Pan Pacific Perth is delighted to welcome Jeremy Aniere as General Manager. The appointment comes at a pivotal time in the hotel’s development and in Western Australia’s hospitality industry. Bringing over 20 years of hotel experience, Perth-born Jeremy has returned to his hometown to lead Perth’s largest CBD hotel. Mr. Aniere was most recently Vice President Operations, Greater China overseeing 23 properties for Accor Group. Prior to this, Aniere held General Manager and Area General Manager positions across China for Accor Group, as well as senior positions for Hyatt Group and Shangri-La Group in countries including Australia, the United States of America, the Philippines, Indonesia and Hong Kong. “I am thrilled to be returning to Perth and joining a great team in a hotel that enjoys such a memorable history; and for a brand that is firmly established in Australia’s key cities. I look forward to contributing to the warm and genuine guest experience that Pan Pacific Perth has become known for, and continuing on the success of my predecessor Rob Weeden," Mr Aniere said.

Anthony Mauro General Manager, Parmelia Hilton Perth

Parmelia Hilton Perth is delighted to announce the appointment of Anthony Mauro as General Manager. Anthony joins Hilton with an extensive hospitality background including an impressive 11 year tenure with Crown, having most recently held the position of General Manager of Crown Metropol Perth & Crown Promenade Perth. Having graduated from the International College of Hotel Management and The Swiss Hotel Association, Anthony is well positioned to lead our Perth based team.

Gwendolyn Goh Senior Sales Manager, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Gwendolyn Goh as Senior Sales Manager. Gwen is responsible for PCEC's Exhibitions and national Promoters account portfolio, including Live Events activation. Additionally, Gwen will support the Director of Sales to manage the sales team to achieve the business overall financial objectives. Gwen has previously worked with Parmelia Hilton Perth, Double Tree by Hilton Perth Northbridge & Waterfront, and Hilton Garden Inn Albany as Cluster Sales Manager. Gwen managed a portfolio of local accounts whilst supporting the delivery of national accounts and she was responsible for growing revenue and market share for the Sales team. Gwen brings with her a wealth of sales and events experience and excellent customer service skills. PCEC looks forward to her contribution to the business.

Liezil Slabbert Senior Sales Manager, The Westin Perth

Liezil Slabbert has been promoted to Senior Sales Manager in the Consumer Operations Department at The Westin Perth. Liezil joined The Westin Perth as part of the pre-opening team in January 2018, and has been integral in driving results enabling the hotel to exceed the banquets budget in 2018 and 2019. In her new role Liezil will be responsible for leading the catering sales team as the Westin Perth reopens and rebuilds.

Daniela Tatonetti Sales and Marketing Manager, Holiday Inn West Perth

Holiday Inn West Perth has appointed a new Sales and Marketing Manager, Daniela Tatonetti. Daniela has a comprehensive background working in hotels, travel and tourism having worked for TFE, Quest, Crown Hotels and independent travel agencies throughout her career. Having extensive experience in business development and management of all market segments, Daniela is a valuable addition to the newly rebranded IHG property in West Perth.

Andrea Diaz Sponsorship Manager – Association and Events, The Association Specialists

The Association Specialists are delighted to introduce Andrea Diaz, Sponsorship Manager for Associations and Events. Andrea has more than 17 years of experience in the events industry as both an Account Manager and a Sponsorship Manager and is part of the Sales and Marketing division of TAS. Andrea has worked across a broad range of industries, including high profile exhibitions and conferences and is a passionate salesperson who continues to build outstanding client relationships. TAS offers standalone sponsorship services for both the Association and Events industries and Andrea is pivotal in the successful delivery of outcomes for TAS clients.