The Annual Mayoral Breakfast was held on 3 August 2016 with veteran Australian journalist Leigh Hatcher as the special guest providing an inspirational talk to almost 100 people.
Shenhua staff members Gerry McDonald (Human Resources Manager), Mark Howes (Environment Manager) and Debbie Watson (Community Liaison Officer) accepted the invitation to attend the event along with representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and community organisations, Council, church and mining and associated industries.
Leigh was a well-known journalist spanning a career of four decades in radio, the Seven network and Sky News where many of his stories took him overseas as a political and European correspondent. Leigh went on to describe his battles with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that became a two year journey to recovery. His journey led him to write the sold out book "I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just A Little Unwell".
The Annual Mayoral Breakfast began in the 1990s as a way for the Gunnedah community to network during a time when there was a major economic downturn due to the closing of the abattoir and mining industry. Shenhua was proud to support the Mayoral Breakfast which provides opportunities to mix with local business peers, build on old contacts and establish new relationships.
Pictured are Mark Howes (Shenhua Environment Manager), Debbie Watson (Shenhua Community Liaison Officer), guest speaker Leigh Hatcher and Gunnedah Shire Mayor Owen Hasler.