We would like to introduce you to our foundation members who are behind the Shared Work Hub Association :

Patrick Wilde AM
Mr Patrick Wilde AM was admitted as a solicitor in 1966 and has been the Chairman and CEO of the Henry Kendall Group, a property development and investment group since 1976. The group owns commercial, medical, industrial and residential properties throughout NSW. With over 60 years experience in the property development industry the Henry Kendall Group has consistently delivered high quality developments and the company enjoys a reputation of professionalism and integrity. Over the last few years the Group has focused on the technology space and views this as one of the key elements in maximizing the development potential of its existing property assets. At the centre of this is the delivery of an outstanding data centre service, built around resilience, best of breed technology and a high level of customer service to clients.
Patrick is the Chairman of Nexus Smart Hub, an organisation devoted to providing infrastructure and facilities to enable people to work productively remote from central offices. He is a founding member and director of the Shared Work Hubs Association.



Daniel Stiffe
Since completing a Degree in Commerce, Daniel has had a varied career in the finance and property industries. After several years with KPMG in Dublin, Daniel moved to Australia and took up a financial reporting role with GPT. This was followed by a role leading the office finance team, a secondment to a corporate recovery practice and several commercial positions in GPTs Asset Management business.

Daniel is currently the National Director of Flexible Workspaces at GPT, leading GPT’s development and delivery of a range of products and services that enhance workspace flexibility and productivity for GPT’s customers. This includes managing the Space&Co. business which was first launched in 2014 and now encompasses 5 venues.
Space&Co. are passionate about providing our members with a professional and creative environment that helps businesses grow. Their priority is creating a dynamic, innovative culture where for business to thrive. Space&Co. has locations in the Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The high quality office spaces have attracted a network of like minded professionals, entrepreneurs and established businesses.

Karen Bond
Karen & Simon Bond are the founders of NewportNet Coworking, Fast Internet & Flexible Desk Space located in the heart of Newport on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The idea was born in 2012 from Karen & Simon’s love of not only working and living locally but supporting their local small business community so they wanted to offer the same opportunity to other like minded people.
“There are so many people who commute to the city everyday, just to turn on their computers and sit at their desks then drive an hour and half home again. Then there are also those of us lucky enough to work from home but risk getting caught in the isolation and distractions that come with a home office. NewportNet offers an alternative to both scenarios and gives you back your valuable commute time to spend doing the things you love with the people you love ”.

in 2014, Karen was invited to join the board of the newly formed Shared Work Hubs Association to offer her view point from a Coworking venue and to assist in encouraging small & big business, Government and individuals to embrace the changes in technology that facilitate the changes to the Future of Work that enable telecommuting, Coworking & remote working opportunities to the workforce.

Becky Pascoe

With a background in helping optimise businesses including Yahoo!7 and Toyota, Becky has assisted in the establishment of and is the host at Oran Park Smart Work Hub.
Growing up in South West Sydney, Becky spent many years commuting long distances to work so is passionate about the growth of the area and the opportunities that are arising due to the growth.Becky has been a director on the board of The Shared Work Hub Association since its establishment and along with its members, has identified opportunities in working as a unit to promote smart work hubs across Australia to Government departments and corporate organisations.  As host of the Oran Park Smart Work Hub and director of The Shared Work Hub Association, Becky is able to champion the idea of Shared Work Hubs, while assisting in the optimisation of small businesses in a town that she loves.

Meet our Administrator

Sonia has been involved since the commencement of and is the Hub Manager of Nexus Smart Hub. Based on the Central Coast, mid-way between Sydney and Newcastle, the region has a large commuter population. Nexus members are appreciating the benefits of working closer to home, with increased job satisfaction and improved work/life balance; as well as wide variety of small businesses and startups that are utilizing the facilities that Nexus Smart Hub offers. Sonia is the Administrator for The Smart Work Hub Association.