SPONSOR: Carmel Foster, Group Manager Corporate Services -Port Stephens Council
With over 20 years of experience in the private & public sector I have diverse knowledge of the property, local government, banking & finance industries. Graduating in Economics from Sydney University I began as a CBA Business Banking Graduate, moving onto cashflow lending at BNZA and then Account Manager in Professional & Business Banking at Macquarie Bank. Following a sea change I forged a career in local government at Newcastle Council taking on various roles in developing city wide strategies, service delivery models, managing multifaceted projects and more recently property project management. I manage Council commercial property projects from initiation to implementation, coordinating project feasibilities and facilitating sale, redevelopment and acquisition. A rewarding role generating funds to improve facilities, reduce Council's infrastructure backlog and facilitate catalyst projects which benefit the city. A unique opportunity to contribute back to the community.