Ebony Sayers, who has spent the past 7 years working in the travel industry, has joined the Alliance team and is charged with coordinating the planning and mobilisation of their NSW employees. Ebony is very passionate about helping local people achieve their employment goals.
CKDS Architecture’s Senior Associate Murray Wood has been selected to Hunter Chapter Committee which represents a wide spread of expertise in both public and private sectors within the region’s industry. With a career spanning 30 years, Murray believes it is important for architects to be represented on the committee to inspire and drive fresh ideas and help create change for the better.
Jeremy Bath has accepted the role of interim Chief Executive Officer at Newcastle City Council and commenced on 15 May. Many Newcastle and Hunter residents will be familiar with Mr Bath through his previous role as Hunter Water Interim Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that 12-month role, he was a member of Hunter Water’s executive management team for several years.
Dr Peter Mayfield
Dr Peter Mayfield has been appointed Executive Director for Environment, Energy and Resources (EER) at CSIRO. The EER Group spans atmosphere and climate, biodiversity, land and water, solar and alternative energy, coal and gas production research. Based in Newcastle, Dr Mayfield has overseen CSIRO research including more greenhouse effective ways to use fossil fuels, the development and integration of renewable technologies such as solar and wind as well more efficient ways to generate, distribute and use energy.
Luka Pilipovic has joined the Shaw Gidley Newcastle team. Luka joins Shaw Gidley as a Supervisor Insolvency Accountant. With 6+ years insolvency experience in Sydney firms including Hall Chadwick, Luka has varied exposure to both corporate and personal insolvency appointments. Luka holds a Master of Laws, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and admitted to practice as a solicitor in NSW. Luka is also finalising studies towards his CPA.
Brendan Sarroff has joined Starr Partners Maitland as Commercial Sales & Leasing Executive. Brendan has extensive experience in the commercial and industrial property markets, most recently at Mainstreet Commercial in the Sydney metro and Inner West areas, where he held the role of Sales Manager across the commercial and residential divisions. Prior to that Brendan held various commercial roles with PRD Nationwide and Universal Strata Management.
After 12 months championing the National Australia Bank’s regional Commercial Broker division followed by two years leading the Business Banking team in the Hunter Valley from Beresfield to Scone, Senior Banker Craig Barnes has returned to Newcastle Business Banking. Craig has been a NAB representative in the Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Hunter region for 20 years. He will focus on major clients and property development whilst being an active member of the Hunter Business Community.
CKDS Associate, and founder of the Emerging Architects and Graduates Network (EMAGN) in Newcastle, Cherry Parsons has joined the Hunter Future Directions Committee. The committee supports aspiring future leaders in the property industry and aims to guide networking and professional development for young professionals.
A Hunter Valley local with a strong sales background, Kaitlin Petersen joined the Alliance team to initially coordinate the planning and mobilisation of their NSW employees, but has quickly progressed to take on Alliance’s largest employee base in Western Australia. Kaitlin has also been instrumental in facilitating their candidate care program which has been a great success.