Hunter Directors on Location: Making Decisions Under Pressure

Fri 22 Nov 2019
10.00am to 4.00pm

(Arrival time: 9.30am)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Noah's on the Beach
Cnr Shortland Esp & Zaara St
Newcastle NSW


Single Members: A$105.00

Gerard Lawson

Chief Inspector, District Inspector, Newcastle City Police District

Gerard currently holds the rank of Chief Inspector attached to Newcastle City Police District with command responsibility for Emergency Management, Operations, Events Management and Road Policing. He joined the NSW Police Force in 1987 during that time has spent 10 years of on-road crash investigation and prosecution for serious road offences; with stated cases in the High Court of Australia. Gerard has been OIC of Critical Incident Investigations involving motor vehicle fatalities during police pursuits and has participated in Management of high-risk incidents including suicide interventions, hostages and armed offenders.

Gerard has held emergency management duties during the Pasha Bulker storms and Newcastle Earthquake and was Planning Commander and Forward Commander for environmental protests including the harbour blockades in Operation Stelway and Tuppin. He has been involved in the development and implementation of what is now known internationally as the ‘Newcastle Solution' to reduce alcohol related violence in the Newcastle CBD.

Recently Gerard was part of the review of the Newcastle Emergency Management Plan and involved in the Implementation team for Newcastle 500 Supercars, during Supercars 2019 he will be a Lead member of the Forward Command IMT for Supercars on race days.

Your invitation to our exclusive Hunter Directors’ on Location at the Supercars 500.

In all high-pressure environments, leaders need to be able to trust their ability to make quick decisions with limited time and information.

At this Directors’ on Location event, we will begin the morning with an intimate, roundtable discussion with Newcastle Police Chief Inspector Gerard Lawson, who will share his insights on making critical decisions under pressure.

Following this, you will have the opportunity to watch the practice races trackside at Noah’s on the Beach with full corporate hospitality.

Members are advised to arrive at the gate by 9.30am to avoid the crowds. Entry to Noah’s will be via Gate 2 on Hunter Street. As this event sold out last year, please RSVP as soon as possible to secure your place.

Places are strictly limited for this event.


Pitcher Partners

Contact details

Claire Bailey
Programs Executive
T. 02 8248 8423