Newcastle Permanent Building Society has announced the appointment of Jeff Eather to the role of Chairman. Jeff is a former CEO of NBN television, has served on the Newcastle Permanent Board since May 2013 and has held roles as Chairman of the Audit committee and as a member of the Corporate Governance & Nominations and Risk Management committees. He is a qualified accountant, a Director of Newcastle Friendly Society and Hunter Water Corporation and Managing Director of the Callaghan Institute.
Rhys Higgins (CFP), who has been financial planning with Crest Financial Services for several years, has become an equity partner with this locally owned firm. Rhys has made this long term commitment as he strongly believes that Crest provides valuable and effective advice outcomes for their clients.
Katie Lawrence has joined the Commercial team at Tony Cant Real Estate Maitland. As a Commercial Property Management Associate, Katie brings to the role a strong background in customer service, management and sales across industrial and mining industries which provides a strong understanding of the factors affecting our industrial sector properties managed.
Elizabeth McDonald has been promoted to a Principal Lawyer at McCabes Lawyers (Newcastle) Pty Ltd. Elizabeth is a senior property lawyer with experience in rural and Crown land, Aboriginal title, water rights, easement and land access negotiations and property disputes. She leads one of the most specialised property law practices in the Hunter Region.
After a long association of over 20 years, Gary Shaw has taken the opportunity to become an equity partner and Director in Crest Financial Services. Gary is also Principal of Crest Accounting Nelson Bay and Crest Accounting Newcastle.