Proximity promotes record-breaking number of team members

12 September 2021 2 min. read
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Professional services firm Proximity has promoted twenty company members to the next level – the firm’s biggest promotion round in its ten-year history.

“These promotions are a direct response to meeting rising client demand for the practical, multi-disciplinary approach we take to help them solve their challenges. It’s an honour to recognise and reward the outstanding work being done by our team, especially during the pandemic,” said James Dunn, co-founder and a director of Proximity. 

With over 100 advisors and staff working across offices in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, Proximity is one of the country’s larger professional services firms specialised in management consulting, legal, commercial, financial and procurement services.

Proximity promotes record-breaking number of team members

Pictured from left to right: Elisa Meddi, Julie Fox, Jody Blinco, James Suter, Mike Agnew, Vicki Linabury, Ted Bilton, Paulina Rakic, Casidhe Sternbeck-Rutter, Cara Hammerton, Nicole Elliott, Dwayne Currie, Simon Taylor, Caitlin Morgan, Declan Norrie, Irene Ghobreal, John Yoon and Peter DeGraff (not pictured are Gordon Henderson and David Hoitink). 

The firm’s promotion round sees advisors elevated across all major solution areas (consulting, legal and commercial), with six elevated to Senior Advisor level, five to Special Advisor, eight to Expert Advisor, and one to Principal Advisor. 

Dunn said that the promotions reflect the significant professional and personal growth realised by the twenty team members, and further highlighted the important role Career Managers at the consulting firm played in the process. “Career Managers provide consistent support to our people though formal / informal career and wellbeing check-ins.” 

The full list of promoted company members at Proximity: 

Promoted to Principal Advisor

Jody Blinco

Promoted to Expert Advisor

Dwayne Currie
Gordon Henderson
Irene Ghobreal
Julie Fox
Mike Agnew
Peter DeGraaff
Simon Taylor
Ted Bilton 

Promoted to Special Advisor

David Hoitink
James Suter
Nicole Elliott
Paulina Rakic
Vicki Linabury 

Promoted to Senior Advisor

Caitlin Morgan
Cara Hammerton
Casidhe Sternbeck-Rutter
Declan Norrie
Elisa Meddi
John Yoon 

For Melissa Crampton, Proximity’s Group Manager – People, the record-breaking promotion round reflects Proximity’s unwavering focus on their people. “The number of promotions this year speaks volumes to our people-first approach, we operate a cross-functional structure, with no silos, which ultimately allows our staff to explore a wider range of opportunities and gain exposure to experts and new experiences.”