NSW Newcastle & Hunter network

The AHRI Newcastle & Hunter network’s purpose is to provide relevant professional development for members of AHRI and their guests in the Newcastle region. Network activities are organised each year in response to emerging human resource management trends and issues relevant to the Newcastle region.

Examples of presentation topics have included, ageing population, change management, industrial relations, occupational health and safety, and performance management, just to name a few.


  • Stacey Kelly

Committee members

The Newcastle network is run by AHRI members. They are HR professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to expand the scope of knowledge in this specific HR area of interest.

  • Catherine Deverell
  • James (Jim) Porteus
  • Michelle Crawford
  • Peta Rafty
  • Rebekka Jurisic
  • Tegan Wotton
  • Tony Whale

Types of activities

  • Assisting with the organisation and planning of the professional development calendar
  • Discussing ideas, current trends and developments that are of interest
  • Assisting with access to experts, both practitioners and thought leaders, for presentations and comment
  • Developing research opportunities for recommendation to AHRI national office.


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