Current Committee

2017 Newcastle Business Club Committee

The Newcastle Business Club is able to function only through the hard work and dedication of a volunteer committee.

Holly Martin

Holly Martin

President

The Marketing GP
Owner/Operator

0403 293 880
holly@themarketinggp.com.au

Holly is the owner of local boutique consultancy, The Marketing GP, as well as the General Manager of local business news website Hunter Headline.

Holly has been a Club member since 2002 and Committee Member since 2004. She was the Junior Vice-President and Editor of VISION magazine and undertook a number of marketing and event management tasks for the Club. She is now the 85th President of the Club.

Bernie Garrett

Bernie Garrett

Senior Vice-President

Author | Coach | Speaker

0417 422 058
bernie@foundationleadership.com.au

This is Bernie’s third year on the committee and his first as Senior Vice-President.

Lenore Miller

Lenore Miller

Junior Vice-President

iedex
Employee Engagement, Productivity and Leadership Capability Expert

0410 688 614
lenore@lenoremiller.com.au

 

This is Lenore’s first year on the committee.

Dene Kilpatrick

Dene Kilpatrick

Immediate Past President

Cooks Hill Consulting Group
Principal

4926 7100
denek@cookshillconsulting.com.au

Dene Kilpatrick is a Certified Practicing Accountant with Cooks Hill Consulting Group. He is a trusted sounding board and adviser to small and medium businesses.

This year is his fifth on the Committee as Treasurer and he is the Immediate Past President.

Kris Leck

Kris Leck

Sergeant-At-Arms

Catalyst Project Consulting
Director

4925 2244
Kris.leck@catalystpc.com.au

Kris is the Director of a Project Management firm, Catalyst Project Consulting. His background includes over 18 years in commercial construction and project management.

Kris is also a Director of Renew Newcastle, Director of Newcastle NOW and co-owner of Jimmy Figg’s Bare-knuckle Barber. During 2011 Kris was President and this is his eighth year on the committee.

Anna Bailey

Anna Bailey

Committee Member

Hall & Wilcox
Solicitor

anna.bailey@harriswheeler.com.au

Anna is a Property and Estate Planning Lawyer for Hall & Wilcox. She acts for some of Newcastle’s major institutions including RMS, Port Stephens Council and Hunter Development Corporation as well as businesses, developers and private clients.

Anna enjoys yoga and spending time with the family.

Anna has been on the committee since 2013.

Sonya Hughes

Sonya Hughes

Committee Member

Doyle Partners
Corporate Services

4929 5400
shughes@doylepartners.com.au

Sonya is a born and bred Novocastrian, passionate about this city and the opportunities it provides.

As part of the professional team at Doyle Partners since 2008, Sonya enjoys maintaining strong client relationships, networking and marketing for the firm.  Outside of working life, if you can’t find Sonya in local restaurant, dance class or café, she is studying for her law degree.

Tiron Manning

Tiron Manning

Committee Member

Newcastle Buyer’s Agent
Licensed Real Estate Agent & Principal

0438 502 371
help@newcastlebuyersagent.com.au

Tiron has over nine years experience in the Newcastle real estate industry, acting for both sellers and buyers. He is a Newcastle Buyers Agent, helping people buy a home or an investment property.

Tiron has been a member since 2008, joining the committee since 2011, the President during 2014 and secretary since 2015.

Alyssa Gill

Committee Member

Squib Communications
Founder

0423 628 442
alyssa@squib.com.au

 

This is Alyssa’s second year on the committee.

Sam Matthews

Sam Matthews

Committee Member

Commonwealth Bank
Sales Team Manager, CommBank’s Business Banking Team

0434 413 323
samuel.matthews@cba.com.au

Sam has over 12 years’ experience in the Banking Industry both domestically and in South East Asia. Sam and his family moved back to Newcastle in 2016 and he now leads a team of business bankers who are passionate about helping their clients reach their hopes and dreams.

Sam enjoys cycling, surfing and spending time with his young family.

This is Sam’s first year on the committee.

Clare Ferguson

Committee Member

Monica Clare Recruitment
Business Director

0499 033 130
clare@monicaclare.com.au

 

This is Clare’s first year on the committee.

Steph Jordan

Committee Member

Dalton Partners Real Estate
Sales Consultant

0413 452 297

This is Steph’s first year on the committee.