Current Committee2017 Newcastle Business Club Committee
The Newcastle Business Club is able to function only through the hard work and dedication of a volunteer committee.
The Marketing GP
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.
Immediate Past President
Cooks Hill Consulting Group
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.
Catalyst Project Consulting
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.
Hall & Wilcox
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 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.
Newcastle Buyer’s Agent
Licensed Real Estate Agent & Principal
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.
Sales Team Manager, CommBank’s Business Banking Team
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.