President's Message

Global Leaders with Local Commitment

Nov 12, 2021 | President's Message

Global Leaders with Local Commitment!

For our first luncheon post lockdown, Rod Henderson – Managing Director & CEO, Ampcontrol highlighted to the room how committed the company is to our region and humanity as a whole. 

Growing up in Cessnock, Rod started his career as an electrical apprentice at Alcan Aluminium (Hydro) at Kurri Kurri which then led him to Ampcontrol where his career spans 30 years.

The majority of Rods presentation showcased inspiring projects Ampcontrol has been involved in recently, focusing on diversification, transformation, and particularly growing their Energy sector. 

With policy slow, Rod showed how the industry is taking the lead in changing the way we work and live through their projects. It is from within their employees that some of the best ideas and inspiration come. Regular workshops are held at every level of the business so employees are involved in constantly finding ways to improve. These ideas then come to life through strong partnerships with companies that may specialise in the area of interest. This to me, highlighted where Ampcontrol has found its strength in the international space and that the talent available in our region truly is world-class. 

Closing out his speaker spot, Rod gave advice to any business that success comes by surrounding yourself with a strong leadership team, a great mentor, and by engaging with your employees. 

We are so grateful to have been back face-to-face after lockdown and a huge thank you for helping bring us back goes to our sponsor KPMG. 

Thank you to the clubs’ supporters – Newcastle Herald, oOh! Media and Newcastle Permanent Building Society. Community support is what keeps us going 88 years on.

Sponsorship of the lucky door prizes thanks to Wrapped to you, Newcastle Office Interiors, Premier Team Building, Bespoke Technology IT solutions, oOh! Media and Hunter Headline. Peter Drayton wines and Wrapped to you provided the beautiful speaker gift which was a huge hit.

Matthews Jewellers $100 voucher for our Member Draw. Thank you for your continued support. Vouchers are drawn at each luncheon and can be won by anyone who is a member and attending the lunch. 

Keep an eye out for event photos on our Facebook Page thanks to Martin Sully. Please visit Snapper Studio to check out his work.

Stephanie Jordan | 2021 President