NEWS - NSW Maritime's first female Regional Manager appointed

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New Regional Manager for Hunter and Northern Inland

NEWS - NSW Maritime's first female Regional Manager appointed
NEWS — NSW Maritime’s first female Regional Manager appointed

NSW Maritime has appointed Sonia McKay to the role of Regional Manager, Hunter and Northern Inland.

NSW Maritime general manager maritime operations, Howard Glenn said McKay started in the role this week.

McKay has worked for NSW Maritime for 22 years in both the Hunter region and in the Sydney Head Office and is the first female Regional Manager at NSW Maritime.

She replaces former Regional Manager, Charlie Dunkley.

"The position was advertised publicly in July and we welcome Sonia to the position following a comprehensive selection process," said Glenn.

"Sonia will have responsibility for 27 staff and will manage the regional boating safety compliance program and customer service centres at Newcastle, Nelson Bay, Tamworth, Dubbo, Tea Gardens, and Forster.

"Sonia’s responsibilities include engaging with boating groups and the broader boating community to ensure their views are heard, and promoting a culture of safe and responsible boating for a region that covers some 400,000km², nearly half the total area of NSW, and a coastline of
approximately 450km," he said.

The Hunter/ Inland region also encompasses many of the large rivers that form the northern NSW section of the Darling Basin including the Castlereagh, Barwon, Lachlan and Darling Rivers, in addition to many smaller tributaries.


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