New Appointments

Brandon Shepherd
Brandon Sheppard
Brandon Sheppard has recently moved to Newcastle and has joined Newcastle Office Interiors as Fit Out Senior Project Manager. Brandon has over 25 years experience and has managed a wide range of projects, including multi-million dollar projects in all sectors of the construction industry. He has well-developed
professional skills and is know for his common sense approach to problem solving.
 
 
 
Alex Warian
Alex Warian
Alex Warian has been appointed as Head of Lending and Leasing at Prosperity Advisers Group. Alex previously spent 19 years at Macquarie Bank. There Alex held senior positions, the most recent one being Division Director: Head of Professionals Bank, Business Banking, where he established new standalone segment strategies, setup distribution for a new lending offering as well as promoting and championing insight driven events.
 
 
 
Lauren Hensby
Lauren Hensby
Lauren Hensby has recently been promoted to Marketing Manager for leading GPS Tracking and Fleet Monitoring provider, MyFleet. The team at MyFleet is driven by delivering innovative and purposebuilt designs to the trucking industry. Reflecting MyFleet’s core values, Lauren provides practical and professional strategies with a personal touch.
 
 
 
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Michael Forster
Destination Sydney Surrounds North has appointed Michael Forster as Industry Development Manager. An industry professional with over 15 years’ experience in Hospitality and Tourism, including senior roles with TFE Hotels and The Minor Hotel Group, Michael has recently turned his focus to Regional NSW and has a strong knowledge of the DSSN region. His diverse range of skills complements his passion for the role and will be an asset to regional tourism over coming years.
 
 
 
Joe Kelley
Joe Kelley
Joe Kelley has joined Newcastle Office Interiors in Business Development. He has an extensive customer service and sales background, helping local businesses throughout the Hunter.
Having grown up in Newcastle, Joe has an excellent understanding of the needs of local businesses and is well positioned to help them grow.
 
 
 
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Sandy Hapgood
Sandy Hapgood has joined Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club as the Marina and Assets Manager. Sandy is originally from Queensland and brings extensive marina management experience to NCYC. Relocating to NSW late 2015, she now leads a team delivering customer service, facilities improvement and adapting to the dynamics of commercial property management. Sandy has extensive experience on superyachts and is an active sailor.
John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald now with LINK Newcastle is keen to assist business owners aiming to maximise the value of their business when selling. Bringing over 30 years of business experience to business broking with a diverse management and consulting background. He has owned businesses, and fully understands the issues that
challenge a business owner when they decide to exit. John specialises in agricultural and associated rural and regional businesses.