NEW APPOINTMENTS

michael king

GREATER BUILDING SOCIETY

Michael King has joined the Greater Building Society as Chief Risk Officer, replacing Scott Morgan who was appointed CEO in late 2014. Michael will lead the Risk, Compliance and Internal Audit teams for the Hunterbased financial institution. He comes well equipped for the role with 35 years of experience. Michael has a Bachelor of Business from Monash, is a CPA and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Candice

EVOKE PROJECTS

Candice Lafforgue has been appointed as Senior Design Consultant at Evoke Projects. Based between Sydney, Central Coast and Newcastle, she will lead the design team and drive growth. Candice has over 12 years of experience in corporate design, both within Australia and internationally, for companies such as Sheldon Commercial Interiors and Accent Office Interiors.
JUSTIN SPROGIS

NEXUS LAW GROUP

Nexus Law Group has welcomed another Consulting Principal to its growing network of senior lawyers with Justin Sprogis, formerly of Gadens Lawyers, joining the team.
Justin brings significant experience in the banking and finance sectors, having worked for Freehills, Clayton Utz and the Commonwealth Bank.
Ross Griffiths

NEWCASTLE PBS

Ross Griffiths has been appointed Director of Newcastle Permanent Building Society. He was chosen for his strong retail banking, finance and risk management experience. In 2014, Ross retired as Group Chief Credit Officer, Group Risk Management after 28 years’ service at a major bank.
Christine Warr

HUNTER TAFE

Christine Warrington has stepped into the role of CEO/Institute Director at Hunter TAFE after the departure of Phil Cox. Christine will take the reins at Hunter TAFE until recruitment is finalised. She brings many years of experience in VET sector leadership positions in TAFE NSW across the state and has held the Deputy CEO/ Institute Director position at Hunter TAFE for eight years.
Andrew Thomas

CREST FINANCIAL SERVICES

Andrew Thomas has joined the adviser team at Crest Financial Services. After completing his degree, he became a para-planner with Crest, and then progressed through the adviser development program at the AMP Horizons Academy, further strengthening his existing understanding of both technical strategies and the emotional needs of clients.