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New appointments

Ian Doherty
Ian Doherty has been appointed as Executive Manager Trade & Business Development at the Port of Newcastle His responsibilities include trade development, property development, trade analysis and cruise development. Ian joined Port of Newcastle from LINX Cargo Care where he was the National Commercial Manager. Prior to that, Ian was Vice President of Business Development, Marketing and Sales for Koppers Carbon Chemicals.
Peter Masson
The Mutual has appointed Peter Masson as a Business Development Manager. Peter has over four decades of experience in the finance industry - working predominately in the Newcastle region. With Peter’s broad industry and business experience as well as his knowledge of the Newcastle and Hunter region, Peter has a perfect understanding of the needs and challenges facing small to medium business.
John Cleary
TROG Cancer Research has appointed John Cleary to their Board. John was formerly the business manager of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle. He is currently the CEO of the Benhome Aged Care Facility in Maitland. TROG Cancer Research, which has its headquarters in Newcastle, is a global leader in the field of cancer clinical trials research.
Nikki Garrard Rapid Solutions
Rapid Solutions has appointed Nikki Garrard to the role of Manager Strategy, Compliance and Operations – Rapid Training. Nikki has taken the newly created leadership role after spending more than a decade working in the vocational education and training sector (VET). This work included senior management roles in organisations including Forsythes Training where she helped create and manage the company’s Career Institute. Other work included Advanced Careers College and Sarina Russo.
Michael Maffey
Fourwalls Commercial has added Michael Maffey to the Sales & Leasing team. Michael comes with an extensive background in commercial real estate sales & leasing, business coaching and finance. Michael has successfully stamped his name and reputation in the commercial property field (sales and leasing) for the past 7 years in the Maitland, Cessnock & Lower Hunter region.
Rick Di Mecola
Rick Di Mecola has joined Merchant Business Brokers. Rick is one of Newcastle's and the Hunters most experienced business brokers, with over 20 years of experience helping people in the region to successfully buy and sell businesses. Rick has successfully operated his own business broking firm and commenced his successful business broking career under the leadership of past Australian Institute of Business Brokers (AIBB) President and founding member Garth Griffiths.