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New Appointments



Simone Lenihan has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer for Pacific Link. Simone is an experienced executive with a proven capacity to add value through strategy development and business innovation. A Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), Simone has many years’ experience in leadership roles and is a non-executive director of East Gosford Financial Services.
Scott Norrish


Maxim Accounting welcomes back Scott Norrish as a director. Scott started his career with Maxim and learned the ropes for almost a decade. Scott’s return is a valuable addition to the team, he is a Chartered Accountant, business advisor and an expert in selfmanaged superannuation. In his career he has worked with a diverse range of clients over many industry sectors. Scott is passionate about working with business owners to improve profitability and ultimately business value.
James Marshall


James Marshall has joined Centennial Coal in the newly created position of Group Manager Stakeholder Engagement, providing support to the External Affairs department of the company. James has experience working in local government, the not for profit sector and recently as a private consultant in the fields of human services planning, social impact assessment, consultation and facilitation and mediation.
Tim Cotter


Tim Cotter is the new local contact for AusIndustry in the Newcastle regional office. Tim was formerly the Regional Manager for Northern and Central NSW based in Tamworth for the past 7-years, prior to working in the AusIndustry Newcastle office. The AusIndustry Regional Managers provide business assistance for the Central Coast, Hunter and North Coast of NSW.
Michelle Faithfull


Michelle Faithfull has joined PRDnationwide Newcastle and Lake Macquarie as Sales Administration Manager. Michelle has over 25 years’ experience in management, operations, marketing and business development across a broad range of industries including HR & recruitment, education, legal, shipping, emergency services and travel. Having been a business owner of a major shipping company for ten years, Michelle brings a wealth of all round knowledge to the PRD team.
Natalie Gillam


Natalie Gillam has been appointed as the Assistant Regional Manager, for AusIndustry, based in the Newcastle regional office. Natalie moves from the NSW State office in Sydney to take up the role, herself a former Novacastrian. The AusIndustry Regional Managers provide business assistance for the Central Coast, Hunter and North Coast of NSW.