Stephen Barr has joined the Business Centre Board of Directors. Director of Barr Property and Planning Pty Ltd, Stephen has contributed to the development industry since 1992, and works with clients to combine strategic thinking with practical planning advice. His involvement in affordable housing has guided his vision to encourage businesses to make positive social contributions. Stephen’s knowledge of Newcastle’s local business community and his business ethics make him an important addition to the board.
Robert Routh has commenced as a Director in the Newcastle office of Farrar Gesini Dunn. Robert has over 25 years of experience working in family law. He is a former Registrar of the Family Court of Australian and is a registered Dispute Resolution Practitioner in family law. Robert is experienced in complex family law property matters and has specialist knowledge in relation to bankruptcy and superannuation matters.
Frank Herb has been appointed to the Business Centre Board of Directors. Frank is a seasoned professional manager with over 30 years of experience in the IT arena. Frank’s ability to support transition and change has underpinned many of the successes in his professional life. This year has seen Frank join a major financial institution to manage their IT strategic program, where his personal objective is to introduce new and more flexible approaches to delivering significant IT projects to the organisation.
Victoria Blakeley has commenced as a Senior Solicitor in the Farrar Gesini Dunn’s newly opened Newcastle office. Victoria has worked with the firm as a family lawyer since her admission. Victoria is a trained collaborative law specialist who brings a focus on out of court settlements where possible. Victoria is experienced in complex parenting matters, as well as property and child support matters. Victoria aims to bring a fresh, cooperative approach to family law in the Hunter Region.