Current Committee2018 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.
Senior Vice President
Craig is the founder and owner of Hunter Signs, a leading manufacturer of Signage, print and display products.
Craig has been a Club member since 2014 and was appointed Senior Vice President in June 2018. Craig is a former Vice President of the Maitland Business chamber, a current Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities and passionate advocate for business and community in the Hunter Region.
Lenore has been a mentor on Newcastle’s Women in Business Program since 2011, Ambassador for Asthma Australia since 2008 and this is her first year on the committee.
Booksmart Accounting Solutions
Director | Head Bookkeeper
Alex gives business owners peace of mind about their bookkeeping. Booksmart Accounting Solutions is a forward-thinking cloud based business, who are passionate about connecting clients with innovative solutions in the accounting and bookkeeping industry.
A successful day for Alex is one where she has introduced a solution to a business owner which will save them time, reduce their business stress, have an ‘Aha!’ moment and shared some of her nerdy number insights with them.
This is Alex’s first year on the committee.
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
Tiron has over 10 years experience in the Newcastle real estate industry. He helps people buy a home or an investment property in the Newcastle & Lake Macquarie Region.
Tiron joined the committee in 2011, became one of the youngest Presidents in 2014 and continues to enjoy being a committee member.
Alyssa’s passion is for bringing brands to life through persuasive and engaging storytelling. Founder and Chief Wordsmith of local boutique content agency, Squib Communications, Alyssa specialises in strategic inbound marketing and customer engagement campaigns through digital marketing, social media and the written word.
Alyssa is the Co-Founder of Newcastle’s Business Book Club, Editor of Hunter Headline and in her second year on the Newcastle Business Club Committee.
This is Alyssa’s second year on the committee.
Sam recently joined his family business, Matthews Jewellers, in 2018. Prior to this he spent 12 years in the corporate world working with the Commonwealth Bank. Sam oversees the four Matthews Jewellers retail jewellery stores at Charlestown Square, Westfield Kotara, Salamander Bay and Singleton.
Sam also enjoys cycling, surfing and spending time with his young family.
This is Sam’s first year on the committee.
Monica Clare Recruitment
Clare is a partner in Monica Clare Recruitment. Her background covers 15 years in the Recruitment sector in both Australia and the UK. She is passionate about making a difference in people’s career choices and supporting businesses to hire the very best talent.
Clare enjoys playing hockey, spending time with family and friends and contributing to the Newcastle community.
This is Clare’s first year on the committee.
Dalton Partners Real Estate
Stephanie is a local Novocastrian who grew up in New Lambton. She studied Business at Newcastle University and worked in the construction industry for seven years before a passion for property prompted a career change to Residential Real Estate Sales.
Stephanie has since been at Dalton Partners New Lambton office where she believes in providing exceptional communication and customer service to her clients.
This is Stephanie’s first year on the committe.