In February we welcomed Sharni Fillingham to Ben's financial planning team and Amber Withall to Reception. In July we welcomed Matthew Nelson to Paul's accounting team. August sees the arrival of Paola Malferrari and Dewan Brookes to Paul's accounting team and in September we welcomed Kirstie Bianchie to the General Insurance team to provide assistance to Sean. Kirstie has worked with Sean previously and has many years experience in general insurance. She is in the office everyday and will be able to act as a point of contact for clients and colleagues.
The end of August saw the departure of Renee Kenyon. Renee had been with the firm for 8 years and we were very sad to see her go - but we wish her all the best as she utilises her talents helping build a family business. In October, Gieorgia Coles, who's been with us for 3 years, relocates to Gladstone to be reunited with her partner. We wish her all the best and hope she settles well into life there back amongst family and friends. Her last day is Friday 9 October.
Mid-October, Ben Littleton and the PRFA team welcome a new member. His name is Ben Taylor - now, whilst that may cause us some confusion, we look forward to welcoming him to the team.
In other big staff news, in September and October respectively, Tammy Davis and Leisa Dennert celebrate 20 years of working here at Perrier Ryan. As Paul remarked in his announcement to staff marking the milestone, they started with us at a time when the world was quite different - it was before the tragedy of the twin towers, before the GFC ... before i-phones; it was at the start of GST and the beginning of the strongest and longest economic run of double digit growth the country had ever seen. In fact, it was at the start of Perrier Ryan! We thank them for their dedicated service to the firm and importantly to clients. We have enjoyed watching them grow as people and develop professionally over that time. Thank you.