Former minister joins Glentworth

Information and data management firm Glentworth has appointed former cabinet minister Simon Finn and communications and engagement specialist Amanda Newbery to its board of directors.

The appointments form part of the consulting firm's national growth strategy, with founder Neil Glentworth taking up the executive chairman role earlier this year.

Finn brings public policy and business knowledge to the Glentworth board, having been appointed Minister for Government Services, Building Industry and Information and Communication Technology in February 2011. He also served as a Queensland Government MP from 2004 to 2012.

Newbury is founder and managing director of Articulous Communications and has been a weekly panelist on ABC Radio's Hidden Persuaders program for eight years.

US-Australian drug development company, Novogen Limited has announced the appointment of Iain Ross to the board. Ross is a former director of Novogen Limited. He will re-join the board with immediate effect and take on the role of acting chief executive until a permanent appointment is made.

Ross is currently chairman of Premier Veterinary Group, a non-executive director of Amarantus Bioscience Holdings and a non-executive director for ASX-listed companies Anatara Lifesciences Ltd, Benitec Biopharma Ltd and Tissue Therapies Ltd. Previously, he has led and participated in five IPOs on the London and Australian Stock Exchanges and two up-listings to NASDAQ, and has direct experience of M&A transactions in Europe, the US and Pacific Rim.