Jeff grew up in Belmont and gained a degree in Civil Engineering from Newcastle University, which took him into the Sydney high-rise construction game via a brief stint with Lend Lease.
He returned to Belmont in the late 1970s to work for and eventually run D.F. McCloy, the building company founded by his father, Don. Throughout the 1980s and ‘90s the business delivered the John Hunter Hospital, Green Point residential development, Jewells Tavern and shopping centre, and the Mattara Hotel.
Jeff has built a reputation as a significant contributor to property development and infrastructure in the Hunter region. In 2008, he was awarded the Hunter Business Chamber Business Person of the Year for his role in the revival of Newcastle’s city centre.
In 2009, Jeff was presented with the City of Newcastle medal in honour of distinguished service to Newcastle and its citizens. Jeff was recognised as an outspoken advocate for bringing development and prosperity to the city. His generous monetary donations, and guidance and support of charities, education and welfare groups, medical research, sports teams and clubs were recognised.
OUR HEAD OFFICE TEAM
BRIAN SWAINEMANAGING DIRECTOR
Brian is the Managing Director of McCloy Group, responsible for the performance of the property assets and future growth across the Group. Having been at the company since 1998, Brian is an effective leader in all facets of the business. Brian is qualified with a Bachelor of Construction Management from the University of Newcastle
PAUL FEHLBERGFINANCIAL CONTROLLER
As Financial Controller, Paul has headed up the Finance area of the Group since he started in 1998. He has had a solid grounding in the manufacturing and contracting industries in and around Newcastle for 20 years prior to joining McCloy Group. Paul is a Fellow of CPA Australia and is qualified with a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Newcastle.
SHANE BOSLEMPROJECT DIRECTOR
Shane is a qualified registered surveyor with a Bachelor of Surveying from the University of Newcastle. Shane’s experience spans the property development industry in a range of roles from field surveyor to development manager. As Project Director, Shane is responsible for the delivery and sales of several residential projects in Lake Macquarie and the Hunter region.
JAMES GOODEPROJECT DIRECTOR
James is a qualified land surveyor with solid experience in the areas of property development and construction. James has worked on a range of infrastructure, construction, urban growth and planning projects in Newcastle, Sydney and London. As Project Director, James holds a principal role in the delivery of the Group’s residential communities.
JON HINESDEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Jon is a qualified civil engineer with over 15 years experience in the engineering and building industry across the disciplines of superintendent, contractor and design consultant. Jon’s dedication to the industry was honoured by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA) in awarding him Young Professional of the Year in 2005.
SAM ROWEDEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Sam is a qualified town planner with tertiary qualifications in Architecture and Urban & Regional Planning. He has an extensive understanding of the NSW planning approval process and the various phases of development delivery. Sam has experience working on a range of large residential developments across the Hunter in planning and development management roles.
LAHNEE O’BRIENMARKETING MANAGER
Lahnee has a rich history in marketing, event management and sponsorships having worked on local, national and international campaigns. Lahnee is responsible for the strategic direction and implantation of the Group’s marketing initiatives, whilst infusing new ideas into the projects. Lahnee is qualified with a Bachelor of Business (Marketing and International Business).
HARRY THOMSONDEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Harry is a qualified Landscape Architect and is currently completing his Masters in Property Development. He has an extensive understanding of urban and environmental design. Harry has experience working on a range residential and public space developments across NSW.
TOM EVANSDEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Tom is qualified with a Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) from the University of Newcastle. Having worked on both Commercial and Residential construction projects Tom exhibits a thorough understanding of Planning and Development approval processes as well as Construction Management. He also has experience in quantity and building surveying.
Since completing her Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at Southern Cross University in 2014, Michelle has gained a broad skill set in financial and management accounting. She is currently completing the CPA Australia program and is also qualified in bookkeeping and information technology.
ROXIE STAFFORDACCOUNTS CLERK
Roxie has over 15 years’ experience in company accounts, giving her a solid foundation for her key role in the Group’s Finance area. She successfully completed her Certificate III in Business Admin and Financial Services and is currently undertaking a Certificate IV in Accounting.
JUDITH WALKOMACCOUNTS CLERK
After successfully running her own business for many years, Judith has joined McCloy Group as Accounts Clerk. She is responsible for managing the accounts payable function of the business. Judith is qualified with a Certificate IV in Book Keeping.
HAYLEY EVANSEXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Hayley is a confident and energetic person who brings professionalism and dedication to every aspect of her role. As Executive Assistant, Hayley provides high-level administrative support across all facets of the business to the Chairman and management team.
Laura’s professionalism and efficiency to manage the front of house is an essential part of the McCloy Group service. Laura is a natural people-person with over 3 years’ administration experience brings passion and dedication to every aspect of her role.