Hunter Leader | Jan Sinclair

Hunter Leader | Jan Sinclair

Jan Sinclair is an event management and event marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience working within various industries including media, banking and finance, healthcare, not-for-profit and trade fairs. She possesses broad marketing experience and excellent relationship management skills with a specialisation in event management and communications.

Jan recently moved up to the Upper Hunter Valley after living in Sydney for 20 years, to take on her new challenge of promoting and developing events and tourism for the Upper Hunter region. Quite a tree change for Jan and worlds away her previous job running the prestigious Walkley Awards for Journalism.

  • What leadership style do you use?

Collaborative and strong mentorship style

  • How do you define the difference between a Manager and a Leader?

A manager is someone who takes responsibility for their team, providing advice, mentoring and ultimately succession planning.  A leader ‘leads’ their team to success based on their vision for their organisation that feeds into their overall business strategic plan.

  • What tricks do you have to manage your priorities and your time?

Read, reply and dispatch all emails as they hit your desk. Don’t delay responding as they will be forgotten about.

  • What do you believe makes business in the Hunter unique?

Beautiful undulating scenery, community spirit and people who are ‘salt of the earth’.

  • What local businessperson do you find inspiring? 

David Paradice – he may be a multi-millionaire businessman but he has a great community spirit and is a very strong supporter of the region through his generous donations and sponsorships of the arts, events and cultural activities in the area.

Upper Hunter Shire Council

Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.

Upper Hunter Shire is located in the Hunter Region of NSW, approximately 250km north of Sydney. The Shire is predominantly rural and encompasses 8,100km2.


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