Assembly of Catholic Professionals

Join the ACP...inspire, challenge, gather

The Assembly of Catholic Professional (ACP) provides an opportunity for business women and men to come together to network, share common values and engage with the leaders of the Church in the Newcastle, Maitland and Hunter regions.

The Assembly meets quarterly, over lunch, in a relaxed setting in the Newcastle CBD between noon and 2pm. We provide an environment which encourages discussion about perspectives on a broad range of challenging ideas. Speakers are chosen to inspire us with their unique story and how they relate their work and spiritual life experience to the context of living in our challenging, modern world.

Guest Speakers and Schedule 

The theme this year is The Power of Communality. ACP speakers from a variety of backgrounds and interest areas will inspire, encourage and challenge our thinking.

Dates  Speaker
Thursday, 17 May Providing Possibilities - Lauren Parker, Common Wealth Games Athlete
Thursday, 16 August

Volunteering – The unpaid community workforce
Richard Jones – CEO Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Edward Geschke, Grp Manager AP Eagers, DARA’s Van friends

Thursday, 1 November Protecting our Future – Sustainable Practices

Previous Speakers

Past ACP speakers have engaged and entertained at each event. Learn about our previous speakers.

How do I join?

Learn about membership and join now.


The Assembly of Catholic Professionals will bring together key business, community and Church leaders from the Hunter region. Sponsors will be offered the opportunity to present their products and services to attendees. You will be acknowledged on all promotional material prior to and on the day of the event.

For details, email Fundraising & Donor Relations.

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Thursday, 1 November
Fort Scratchley Function Centre

Protecting our future - The Circular Economy

Samantha Cross

Samantha Cross, is the Director of Cross Connections Consulting, established in 2014 to assist businesses and councils find value in waste and progress circular economy opportunities. Prior to this she spent 22 years working in operational and management roles within a diverse ASX100 listed waste and industrial services company.

Samantha will discuss her experience with “The Circular Economy”.

“We are seeing great interest from communities and businesses who want to join the War on Waste. At a local level, communities can connect, collaborate and demonstrate circular economy initiatives in action which may achieve greater local environmental, economic and social outcomes.”

Contact Us Today

Business and Community Engagement

Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
841 Hunter Street
Newcastle West NSW 2302

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