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Hunter Newsletter Edition 4 April 2019

Published: 04/04/2019

Edition 4 March 2019

  Hunter Section Newsletter
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia   

Welcome to 2019 Building on the success of 2018, the Hunter Section of CILT-A will again deliver a suite of activities throughout the year. The Section has recently started its own Facebook page “CILTA Hunter Forum” so please visit the sight and like/share to spread the message. Visit:

Previous Hunter Function

The journey the Hunter is on, what has been achieved and what the future holds – and the implications for Logistics and Transport. On 21st February, Scot MacDonald MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, the Central Coast and the Hunter delivered a frank update on the logistics and transport implications of the Government’s plans for the region. This was the first time that we have invoked the ‘Chatham House Rule’ and this allowed for more candid questions and answers. Although it was at the end of his political tenure, Scot provided insights from the Government’s perspective – the most enlightening being on the container terminal in Newcastle. One significant takeaway from this evening was the lack of input into government reviews and plans from Hunter transport and logistics practicioners.

Next Hunter Function

One Voice for the Hunter Regional Priorities The next Hunter Section function will be held on Wednesday 17th April 2019. Richard Anicich AM is the Chair of the Committee for the Hunter and will present on the regional priorities the Committee are taking to the State and Federal politicians. Richard is a non-executive director, commercial lawyer and mediator and has more than 30 years’ experience with Sparke Helmore. The Committee for the Hunter is an independent and non-partisan group that brings together business, industry and community leaders with the common goal of driving growth, prosperity and diversity in the Hunter. The dinner function will be held at The Newcastle Club, 40 Newcomen St, Newcastle, commencing at 6:30pm. Please note the minimum dress standard for men is coat and tie. Pease book by 12th April.

A global perspective - Get to know your Executive: Dr Derek Friday (PhD)

Dr Derek Friday is a Member of CILT-A and has recently joined the CILT-A Hunter Executive. With an impressive resume that includes international logistics management, supply chain consulting and academia, Derek currently lectures on Operations and Supply Chain Management and Project Management at the University of Newcastle. He is also the founder of Trace Africa Logistics and is a Senior Lecturer at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He has previously worked in both Uganda and Kenya and is currently an Online Facilitator at the Australian Institute of Business.

Welcome to the Executive

A warm welcome to Keith Morgan and Derek Friday to the CILT-A Hunter Executive. Keith has a wealth of senior executive transport and logistics experience and Derek brings academic and global logistics perspectives to the committee (see above).

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