Hunter Young Professionals (HYP) has debuted a new board of fresh and familiar faces with new ideas, innovations, creativity and unique networking opportunities already on the agenda and has announced the first HYP Annual Pass to this year’s planned events.
Now comfortable in his leading role, James Callender from nib Health Funds has continued as President of the HYP Board for 2017 and said there is much for members to look forward to over the next 12 months.
“We’re kicking 2017 off with a bang by announcing our new HYP Annual Pass,” James said.
“This 12 month event pass is designed to deliver direct member value by making it simple for members to attend our popular events and increase the frequency of opportunities for professional development and social networking, as well as offer numerous exclusive benefits.
“HYP members can expect an even higher level of engagement within the HYP community this year.”
The HYP Board underwent a strategic restructure at the end of 2016 in order to attract a diverse and relevant director skillset to deliver the greatest benefits to members.
“To further benefit the HYP community and our upcoming activities, we’ve now broken our board into smaller sub-committees that focus on communications, sponsorship, events and membership,” James said.
“Our sub-committees within our non-executive team give our director’s every opportunity to let their skillsets and talents shine and relay the benefits of that to our community.”
Joining James in the Executive Team and returning for another year at HYP is Hanna Berry from PFK who is Vice President and Lauren Armstrong from Belmont 16s who is now Secretary. Alex Hardy from Prosperity Audit Services has taken on the role of Treasurer for the board.
Andrea Ciotti from Palm & Pine, and Daniel Velich and Akshay Chand from Lambourne Partners have also returned for another year.
Fresh recruits joining the non-executive team include Kian West from Newcastle Mirage and Oasis Social; Chanel Egan from Computer Systems Australia; Alyssa Gill from Squib Communications and Mullen Health; Madeleine Tiedeman from Australian Business Lawyers and Advisors; and Stephanie Miller from Newcastle Jets Football Club.
“We’re kicking off the year’s events at our annual launch party on the 16th of March. In true HYP style, our launch party will be an event like no other and one you’ll definitely want to have on your calendar,” James said.
HYP provides opportunities for young people throughout Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Lower and Upper Hunter to network in a comfortable environment in which they are able to learn new skills, populate their network and enhance their own professional profile in the community. The organisation was originally formed as the Newcastle & Hunter Junior Chamber before being rebranded to Hunter Young Professionals in 2013.
HYP is supported in the Hunter community with sponsors including the University of Newcastle, Mezzanine, Kloster Mini Garage, Greater Bank, Forsythes Business Advisors, Helloworld Hunter Travel Group, JSA Group, McCullough Robertson Lawyers, Hunter Headline and Mezzanine.
IMAGE | This year’s Board of fresh and familiar faces is causing a lot of HYP.
Hunter Young Professionals (HYP) provides opportunities for young people to network in a business environment, gain new management and leadership skills, interact socially together and support the local community so that they can develop as the business leaders of tomorrow.