President’s Welcome


hyp is a dynamic group of young professionals aimed at canvassing new ideas, promoting incisive discussion, and establishing new connections to build a vibrant network for the benefit of the broader Newcastle and Hunter community. All while focusing on relaxed and social networking interactions at fun and interesting locations in Newcastle. 

Hyp has the privilege of sharing knowledge and talents of a diverse array of exceptional professionals and bringing thought provoking and engaging events to our members. 

Hunter Young Professionals is an organisation solely dedicated to advancing Newcastle and the Hunter’s young leaders. We aim to build on the strong foundations our predecessors have laid.  We continue to provide a dynamic forum for all people involved and promote the growth of the connections between our members and our strategic partners.

In 2019, hyp sought to explore the ways in which we and our members could evolve by tracing paths for the endorsement of young professionals. In 2020, our core concept and focus is community. With an increasingly inclusive and varied collection of switched-on professionals amongst our board and member base, we will strive to provide our members with the very best of opportunities to foster new relationships with an active and engaged community.

With a series of exciting speakers that are prominent professionals in Newcastle and various workshops in the works, we look forward to providing our members with exposure to our local business community, access to crucial soft skills development and networking. All of our events are all-inclusive, and open to all young professionals and members of the public in their entirety, irrespective of their experience in either business or networking. 

Regardless of whether you are returning to hyp for the New Year, or just dipping your toes into the professional community for the first time, we look forward to welcoming you along to our events. Our membership is completely free and by signing up it will allow you direct access to hyp updates, which will include all you need to know about upcoming events and opportunities. We aim to never be dull or to disappoint, that’s why our event topics change from month to month and so does our event locations. So, towards the end of the year after coming along to our events, if you gained new connections and experiences in Newcastle, then that is a win in our books. 

We look forward to sharing ideas as we continue to build hyp together, create quality contentions and support our community and members. Feel free to reach out to our board or myself if you have any exciting ideas, opportunities or success stories that you want to share. 

– Kate David, President