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7 f Automated transactions inMYOB and XERO Personal service backed up with 30 years experience Committed to making your business grow FOR YOUR BUSINESS PROBLEM SOLVING UON appoints Central Coast Interim Executive Dean West Australian craft brewery expands east – locates at Warnervale B U S I N E S S N E W S UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE Vice Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky AO has announced the appointment of Professor Michael Bowyer who will take on the role of Interim Executive Dean (ED) Central Coast. To be formally recruited later this year, the Executive Dean Central Coast is a new role reflecting the University’s strong com- mitment to the Central Coast and the delivery of outstanding educational offer- ings, research and engagement for the region. This role will be a member of the University’s Executive team and will report to me as Vice-Chancellor. A chemist by background, Professor Bowyer is well known for his leadership roles within the College of Engineering, Science and the Environment and the former Faculty of Science. Currently the Assistant Dean Education for the College, he has previously held roles as the Deputy Head of the Faculty of Science, Deputy Head of the School of Environmental Life A GRANT OF $900,000 from the NSW Government’s Regional Job Creation Fund will support Western Australian brew- ery, The Beer Farm Pty Ltd which owns Beerfarm, a brewery at Metricup in the Margaret River Region of WA, to build a new $9 million manufacturing facility at Halloran, near Warnervale. The grant will enable the company to develop the site at 92 Mountain Road to build a brewhouse, manufacturing facility, laboratory and packaging area as well as upgrades to town water connections, sewer mains and digital connectivity. The company acquired the 10.00 ha rural property in August 2020 through agents Ray White Terrigal. Beerfarm Director Craig Thomason said the funding provides an exciting opportunity to bring the Beerfarm brand to NSW, creating 47 full-time jobs over the next two years. Sciences, and Head of the Discipline of Applied Sciences, as well as acting as Head of School in 2019. Professor Bowyer’s long term commit- ment to the Central Coast as a leading researcher and champion for the region makes him ideally positioned to take on this role while the University recruits the substantive position. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Brok Glenn, the outgoing Dean Regional Campuses. Brok has provided outstanding leadership and management across strategy, operations and engage- ment at the Central Coast over many years. His efforts have contributed substantially to the strong presence and networks the University has built in Ourimbah and Gosford. Most recently, Brok was instrumental in leading the development of the Central Coast Clinical School and Research Institute, located at the Gosford hospital site. This CONTINUED ON PAGE 11 was a multi-faceted project underpinned by careful negotiations that Brok expertly guided to completion, one of many such projects over the last years. Professor Bowyer will transition to this new role over the next two weeks to allow a handover of his Assistant Dean respon- sibilities, before commencing as Interim Executive Dean on 1 October. Professor Michael Bowyer Beerfarm Director Craig Thomason Beerfarm’s operation at Metricup inWestern Australia CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW OCTOBER 2021