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New appointments

Andrew Hazell
Andrew Hazell has joined BlueZone Group as General Manager Defence and Water Resources and General Manager, Newcastle. Andrew has extensive operations management experience ranging from market analysis, due diligence and acquisitions, to commercial, HR, IR, safety and quality matters. With many years’ experience delivering Hydrographic, Oceanographic and Geophysical systems within Australia and throughout South East Asia, Andrew brings a wealth of experience.
Andrew Thomas2
After 5 years in the Crest team, Andrew Thomas has taken a significant step within Crest Financial Services, to become an equity holder and director of the firm. Andrew has been an integral part of the business, helping transform and expand the firm’s services deeper into financial planning and mortgage broking.
Ben Crockett
Chartered Accountant Ben Crockett has joined Butlers Business and Law. He began his career in 1999, and for the past eight years has been a director at another local accounting firm. He has extensive experience in a broad range of industry sectors providing client specific advice including business tax, income tax, tax structuring for new and existing businesses, CGT, GST, FBT, Small Business Concessions, State Taxes, Self-Managed Superannuation Fund and Trust Structures.
Mark Ash
Charlton Christan College principal Sue Skuthorpe is retiring at the end of this year and is being replaced by Mark Ash. Currently Mark is the Principal of Suncoast Christian College in Queensland. He has been a successful Principal and Deputy Principal for many years in various Christian Schools and brings a wealth of knowledge in improving both academic excellence and teacher performance. Mark’s major interests are in school culture, teaching and learning, and the integration of Christian worldview in curriculum.
Dwight Graham
Lake Macquarie City Council has welcomed Dwight Graham as its first Chief Financial Officer. He will lead Council’s Finance and Administration Team and provide financial advice and support across all levels of the organisation. Dwight was previously CFO of Power and Water Corporation, the Northern Territory’s utility services provider. He also has experience in Victorian Local Government where he held positions at Manager, CFO and Director level.
Chris Stathis
Healing Wave Chiropractic has welcomed Dr Chris Stathis to its team. Chris is now one of 14 Chiropractors who work from Healing Wave’s four practices. He completed his degree at Macquarie University and has worked for the past six years in practices in Sydney, on the Gold Coast and most recently from his own practice on the north coast of NSW. Now settled in Newcastle, he is about to undertake further training in specific chiropractic techniques relating to pregnancy and sports injuries.
Jane Hextell
Jane Hextell has been appointed as Business Development Manager at Newcastle Harness Racing Club. Jane has 28 years’ experience in marketing, communications and event management and will focus on developing marketing initiatives to build the club’s profile, increase race day attendance and sponsorship and pursue non-race day event opportunities.
Brooke Humphries
Brooke Humphries has been promoted to Lake Macquarie City Council’s first Chief Information Officer. Brooke has more than 20 years’ experience in information technology and information management roles in a Local Government environment. This breadth of experience gives her the knowledge and skills to deliver digital services that support the City’s interests as the Council implements its Lake Mac Smart City, Smart Council Digital Economy Strategy.
Jacqui Hemsley
Jacqui Hemsley has been appointed Manager Cultural Services at Lake Macquarie City Council. Jacqui had prior experience at Albury City Council where she was Group Leader – Cultural Services, overseeing visual arts, cultural development, museum and social history, placemaking, public art and library services, including LibraryMuseum, Albury’s award-winning museum, archive and library facility, and the recently opened Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA).
Digital creative agency Headjam has appointed Helen Simmons as Broadcast Designer. Helen began her career in London after graduating from Victoria University and completing an internship at Big Foot Production Studios in the Philippines. After roles with Gorgeous Enterprises and Annex Films, Helen founded The Visual Collective, where she worked with local and international brands including King’s College London, Sportsbet, Nescafe and Barclays Bank.