Carracher joins AOC executive

The president of Volleyball Australia Craig Carracher has been appointed to the executive of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) following the resignation of Russell Withers. He will replace Withers as a member of the AOC Finance Commission and the Audit and Risk Committee and join the board of the Australian Olympic Foundation (AOF) and the AOF Investment Advisory Committee.

Carracher has spent 20 years involved in Australian volleyball on and off the court and played on the Australian Pro Beach Volleyball Tour from 1989.

The businessman has also worked for leading law firms in the US, Australia and Asia, and was a corporate partner at Minter Ellison following senior roles with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Supreme Court NSW.


Orica has appointed Angus Melbourne as group executive and president, Australia Pacific and Indonesia.

Melbourne joins Orica from Schlumberger, a global supplier of technology, project management and information solutions to the oil and gas industry, where he held a number of senior positions over a 25-year career.

During this time he spent four years as president at Schlumberger Artificial Lift, the business division responsible for providing engineering, manufacturing, sales, lease and service of fluid lifting technologies for the upstream petroleum and mining industries.

He also served as vice president at Schlumberger Reservoir Completions Technology which included responsibility for Schlumberger's explosives and perforating products research, development, and manufacturing.