The Hunter Business Chamber has a renewed mojo, as local business leader Bob Hawes joins the team as CEO.
Well-known local business leader Bob Hawes has taken up the reins at Hunter Business Chamber, stepping into the role of Chief Executive Officer last month.
Hawes has most recently been Interim CEO of Dantia and was previously General Manager at Hunter Development Corporation for more than five years.
Chamber President Jonathan Vandervoort has welcomed Hawes to the role, saying that his in-depth knowledge of the Hunter, his previous advocacy experience across a breadth of business issues and his strong reputation and leadership qualities made him eminently qualified for the role of CEO.
“Bob will work closely with Hunter First members, advising the Board and NSW Business Chamber on issues relating to HBC’s broader membership base while advocating on behalf of all businesses throughout the Hunter to make the Hunter a better place to do business,” he said.
“On behalf of the Board and members here at the Chamber, we would like to extend a warm welcome to Bob. We’re looking forward to working with him to achieve positive outcomes for the business community throughout 2017 and beyond.”