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New appointments

Kelly Chard
Kelly Chard from the Business Services and Tax team at Prosperity Advisers has been promoted to Associate Director. Kelly has been with the firm since 2006 and is currently responsible for a sizeable client portfolio and continues to develop very strong client relationships. She has always mentored team members and assisted with development of others as well as being a strong advocate for the firm, its culture, values and vision.
Ruby Stevens
Crest Financial Services has expanded its services to now include a Newcastle based Accounting practice, with the appointment of Ruby Stevens as Manager and Accountant. Ruby has been with the Crest group for over 4 years.
Cam Macphee
Cam Macphee has been appointed as a non-executive Director of Newcastle Airport. Cam has had extensive aviation, transport and aerospace experience which also included a CEO caretaker role at Newcastle Airport before the current CEO Dr Peter Cock was appointed in 2015. He has consulted to the aviation, tourism and engineering sectors, and also held the role of General Manager Aviation Business Development at Brisbane Airport for more than a decade.
Gordon Whitehead
Gordon Whitehead is the newly appointed ASBAS Coordinator with The Business Centre, delivering the Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS) on behalf of the Federal Government, which provides small business advisory services to the Hunter region. He has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, advertising and emerging technologies, as well as running his own business. Gordon is founder and president of The Lunaticks Society, a group dedicated to promoting digital innovation and local talent.
Mark Ferfolja
Infrastructure firm AECOM has welcomed Associate Director Mark Ferfolja back to their Newcastle office to lead their Buildings & Places group. Mark joins a team of over 100 professionals across offices in Warabrook and Singleton after three years in Christchurch assisting on the post-earthquake rebuild of the city.
Michael Holding
Mitchell Holding has been promoted to Business Development Manager at the National GPS Tracking technology and Fleet Telematics company MyFleet. Mitchell has over four years’ experience in project management. This breadth of knowledge gives him the experience and skill set to successfully maintain MyFleet’s key customer relationships, identify business opportunities, and negotiate and close future business deals.
Paul Delaney
Environmental consultancy, SLR Consulting has appointed civil engineer, Paul Delaney as Technical Discipline Manager in the Civil and Structural Engineering team. Paul has over 30 years’ experience in managing the design development of civil engineering projects in the infrastructure, mining and urban development sectors. Prior to joining SLR, Paul held various senior management and executive level positions with Calibre Consulting, AECOM and WSP PB.
Patrick Hancock
After a number of years as part of the successful team at Crest Financial Services, Patrick Hancock has become a director and equity holder. Patrick enjoys the challenge that the financial planning industry brings, creating opportunities and value for his clients.
Amy Etherton
Amy Etherton has been appointed Tax Director at PwC Newcastle. Amy has over 8 years of experience as a tax advisor and is passionate about providing practical advice and guidance to clients, including small to medium business, large corporates and high net wealth individuals. Amy advises on a broad range of tax issues including tax due diligence assistance, employee incentives, financing, international structuring, mergers & acquisitions, restructures, tax accounting and tax compliance.
John Mujic
John Mujic from the Financial Services group of Prosperity Advisers has been promoted to Associate Financial Adviser. John’s experience covers a wide range of financial strategies such as wealth accumulation, superannuation and retirement planning, tax minimisation, risk and personal insurance. John’s prior experience in a paraplanning role within Prosperity has given him indepth knowledge of investment and insurance products and how to best match these with client needs.