Management & Staff

We are proud to be a company that loves their people and their community

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Management Team

 
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GEOFF BEESLEY

Founder

Geoff has almost 60 years experience in the shipping industry, the majority of which was spent with P&O. In 1997, after parting company with P&O, he saw the opportunity to start his own stevedoring business. He has managed Container and Consolidation depots, shipping agencies as well as stevedoring interests.  His family approach to business has enabled him to build a sustainable, strong company.

Now retired, Geoff still has a passion and dedication to Newcastle Stevedores, and is proud of the legacy he has created.  He still dreams fondly of his many stevedoring adventures, while also enjoying time with his grandchildren and family.

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JAMES GRIFFITHS

General Manager

James Griffiths started with Newcastle Stevedores in 1998 as a Casual Waterside Worker. He has been fortunate enough to experience a wide exposure to the industry during the last 23 years, including roles within Shipping Agencies, Cargo Consolidation Facilities and here at Newcastle Stevedores.  With a calm and measured approach to all he does, James brings strength and compassion to the business.  His love of boats and the water extends to his weekends, where he enjoys sailing Lake Macquarie, and spending time with his wife and children.

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MARK FARNHAM

Operations Manager

Recently joining Newcastle Stevedores in 2020, Mark brings a wealth of experience in the maritime field.  Commencing as a trainee stevedore over 25 years ago, Mark has progressed his career through to managing port facilities.  Mark is extremely experienced with bulk cargo, and is enthusiastic about joining the Newcastle Stevedores team.  A down-to-earth genuine guy, Mark enjoys spending his spare time with family and friends out on the water in Port Stephens.
 

Supervisor Team

 
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Wharf Superintendent

DARREL MADDEN

Darrel Madden has over 40 years experience as a waterside worker, having worked for Patrick and Strang Stevedores prior to commencing with Newcastle Stevedores in 2001. Darrel spent time working as a Grade 5 and 6 foreman, but it wasn't long before his talent and ability moved him up into the superintendent role.  Darrel has an incredible ability to know and remember everything on every job, and often astonishes us all.  He has well earned his position as the chief of general cargo.

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Wharf Superintendent

JEFF HARVEY

Jeff Harvey is one of the Newcastle Stevedores original employees. Prior to Stevedoring Jeff had a very mechanical background. With over 15 years working as a Grade 5 and 6 foreman he moved into the role of Wharf Superintendent.   His previous experience in the trucking industry in both the intra and inter state sector positions him perfectly to expertly managers our large fleet of equipment. 

Office Team

 
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GARY, CLIVE, MEL, TERRI, LIZ & KERRIE

Rosters, OH&S, Training, Human Resources, Accounts, and Workers Comp.

With a number of our Office team having started back in 1997 with Newcastle Stevedores, our team have boat loads of experience in the industry. 

Clive is our experienced and dedicated WHS&E and Training Manager, joining Newcastle Stevedores in 2004. His previous experience includes steelmaking, transport warehousing and distribution, and exposure in the petroleum industry through the Shell Australia distribution network. Along with dry sense of humour, Clive brings a methodical and meticulous approach to all aspects of safety in our organisation.

With over 25 years in the industry, Gary expertly manages staff and navigating the flexibility our EBA offers, assisted by Terri. 

Between Melanie, Elizabeth and Kerrie, with a combined 35 years working for Newcastle Stevedores, all the accounting, payroll, Human Resources and workers comp tasks are expertly and cheerfully covered.  

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Careers at Newcastle Stevedores

 

We heavily invest in training of all our 125 strong personnel, as well as being a foundation member of Hunterlink - our Employee Assistance program.  Our low staff turnover attests to how valued each person is to our business.

If you would like to join our team, feel free to submit an application form below, and we will keep your application on file for our next intake.

Download and complete our Employment Application form, and email with a cover letter to admin@newcastlestevedores.com.au