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 DIRECTOR
As Financial Director, 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 BOSLEMSENIOR PROJECT 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 senior development manager. As Senior Project Director, Shane is responsible for the delivery and sales of several residential projects in Lake Macquarie and the Hunter region.
JAMES GOODESENIOR PROJECT DIRECTOR
As a qualified surveyor, James has a solid background in property development and construction. James has worked on a range of infrastructure, construction, urban growth and planning projects in Newcastle, Sydney and London. As Senior Project Director, James holds a principal role in the delivery of the Group’s residential communities.
JON HINESPROJECT DIRECTOR
Jon is a qualified civil engineer with over 16 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 ROWEPROJECT DIRECTOR
As a qualified town planner with tertiary qualifications in Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning Sam has an extensive understanding of the NSW planning approval process and the various phases of development delivery. Sam has worked on a range of large residential developments across the Hunter and New England regions in planning and project director roles.
MICHELLE COLLISONLEGAL COUNSEL
Michelle is a qualified lawyer with a Bachelor of Laws (Hon) and a Bachelor of Science (Forensic) from the University of Newcastle. Michelle has extensive experience in property and development law having acted for private developers, resource companies, government and state owned corporations in the Hunter Valley since 2005.
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 implementation 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 THOMSONPROJECT MANAGER
Harry is a qualified Landscape Architect from the University of NSW. He has also completed his graduate diploma 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.
RYLAN GIBSONDEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Rylan has a broad range of experience having worked on residential and commercial construction sites as a sub foreman as well as government housing initiatives. He is currently undertaking his final year of a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, at The University of Newcastle and assists the Project Directors on residential subdivisions and commercial property projects.
BRYSON COXDEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Bryson comes to McCloy Group currently undertaking his 4th and final year of a Bachelor of Honours in Construction Management at the University of Newcastle. His previous experience in multi-storey residential projects throughout the Hunter and Central Coast has given him a strong grounding to assist Project Directors across both our residential communities and commercial office divisions.
CHRISTIAN SOUTHWARDFINANCE & IT MANAGER
Christian’s experience spans many roles in the finance and IT sector from Financial Controller to Senior Business Analyst. He brings over 15 years’ experience to the team and is core to the group’s finance and IT backbone. Christian is qualified with his Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters of Information Technology from the University of Newcastle, has completed his CPA and is currently working towards a Masters of Business Administration at UON.
GREG MCHARGPROJECT MANAGER
Greg comes with a history in development research and analysis. He started his career as a planning engineer redesigning regional infrastructure then progressed into the property and development industry implementing evidence based research and analysis to investment decisions. As a trained engineer, Greg brings an advantageous perspective to projects.
JADE CURREYSENIOR ACCOUNTANT
Jade is a CPA-accredited and qualified with a Bachelor of Management (Accounting) from the University of Newcastle. Jade’s background as a tax accountant has given her a solid foundation for her key role in the Group’s finance area.
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.
JUDITH WALKOMACCOUNTS CLERK
After successfully running her own business for many years & working as a book keeper, Judith joined McCloy Group as Accounts Clerk. She is responsible for managing the accounts receivable 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 Administration Manager, Hayley provides high-level administrative support across all facets of the business to the management team.
RACHAEL SCOTTEXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Rachael Scott is an experienced Executive Assistant with a demonstrated history of working in the fast paced, hands-on environments her previous Executive Assistant positions include Commercial Real Estate, the Not for Profit space and Motorcycles and Powersports.
KATE DARWENRECEPTION & ACCOUNTS CLERK
Kate has over 20 years’ experience in accounts and administration across property development and real estate sectors, giving her a solid foundation for her key role in the group’s finance area. Her knowledge in office management, book keeping and accounts payable makes her an essential part of front of house management.
JENNIFER MORONEYLAND SALES CONSULTANT
Jennifer is a proven real estate professional with a track record of going the extra mile to ensure a smooth purchase experience for future residents. She has been with the McCloy Group since 2015 and specialises in land sales within the Maitland area. With a prior background as a business owner and extensive administration experience she brings a personable and knowledgeable approach to McCloy Group Sales.
BRIAN POBJELAND SALES CONSULTANT
Brian is an integral part of the McCloy Group sales team with experience in the real estate industry spaning over 20 years. He is both a licenced real estate agent and has completed a Diploma of Business. Having owned his own real estate company, sold off the plan and developed properties as well as a history in Project Home sales and retirement living Brian’s knowledge of the industry is as asset to the group.
ERIN SHARPLAND SALES CONSULTANT
Erin is a licenced Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer with extensive experience in the industry. She possesses a relentless work ethic and strong builder knowledge to ensure purchasers are easily guided through the purchase process. Erin specialised in sales within Port Stephens and has a history working internationally in the Property Management sector and large scale commercial buildings.
FRANK FRASCALAND SALES SUPPORT
Having worked in sales roles for over 50 years and successfully run his own business for 40 years Frank is an asset to the McCloy Group sales team. He provides support to the Land Sales Consultants and is well versed in real estate across the Hunter and Port Stephens regions.