This regional office responds to and represents the interests of members throughout the Hunter, Central Coast, New England, Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers regions, providing professional and timely member services, which include:

  • Workplace Relations advice, advocacy and assistance
  • Regional Policy advice, advocacy and representation
  • Regular training courses and seminars on Employee Relations, Occupational Health & Safety and Business Improvement
  • Product Standards and Compliance
  • Quarterly Newsletter "Industry Matters"
  • Networking events

The Regional Office actively participates with other Regional Organisations to promote local manufacturing around the world.


Waste into Resources Seminar

Presentations available here

Retrenched employees - important contacts

Hunter Region
Central Coast Region

Hunter Contacts


Trevor Stuart 
Regional Manager - Hunter, Central Coast & Northern NSW 
0491 080 850

James Thomson
Senior Adviser - Standards and Regulation
0428 424 202

Adrienne Poole 
Office Manager  


David Tiller
Manager - Training Services

Rebecca Hayward
Training Co-ordinator

Amanda Johnston
Training Co-ordinator


Leanne Cruden
National Manager – Workplace Relations

Katie-Maree O'Brien
Senior Adviser - Workplace Relations

Shona d'Arbon
Senior Adviser - Workplace Relations

Kaitlyn Cox
Adviser - Workplace Relations

Dominic Watts
Paralegal – Workplace Relations

Alex Apter
Personal Assistant


Chris Kelleher
Business Advisor - Entrepreneurs' Programme

Suite 1, "Nautilos", 265 Wharf Road
Newcastle NSW 2300