President’s Welcome

Lauren Armstrong, President

hyp is a one-of-a-kind community of young people who like discovering new venues, exploring new ideas and meeting all kinds of different people living their purpose.

As a collective, we’re proud advocates of Newcastle and our shared unique lifestyle. From being surrounded by beautiful beaches and a cultural city centre, to the direct access we have to Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley.

As an organisation, we will be continuing to promote our purpose throughout the year, which is to empower Hunter Young Professionals to realise their full potential. Young professionals have a huge impact on industries and organisations locally, we are no longer ‘the future’ we are the present and it is our mission to share the stories of these exceptional individuals.

Each year our members explore a different concept and it is on this annual journey that our members gather at different professional, social and cultural events throughout the Hunter. The concept for 2019 is evolve. This year we are on a journey to discover the ways in which we can encourage young professionals to take their careers to the next level.

We plan to deliver on this concept, and on our mission to develop Hunter Young Professionals so they can contribute significantly to the local business community, through a series of skills development workshops targeted at young professionals of all levels. From graduates and students to management and young leaders.

If this concept excites you, or if you just like hanging out with cool like minded people, sign up for our free membership to keep up to date with what’s happening in our community and for the details of our next gathering. If you spot a board member at an event, make sure you reach out and let us know what you’ve been up to – we thrive on that stuff!

– Lauren Armstrong, President