The NYPN Committee

We are all young professionals in one way or another and spend our days working in dynamic and diverse industries.The team is from a wide range of industries which creates many dynamic events to suit everyone. NYPN is a non for profit organisation, which means that the committee give up their spare time due to pure passion for the young professional sector in Tasmania. The committee also love to have a great time (and know how to have a great time) , so we can almost guarantee each event will be one not to miss!


To Find out more about the committee for 2018, Click here.


sarah cannell, president

Marketing Manager | Tourism Northern Tasmania
As a born and bred Tasmanian, I started out as a passionate marketing graduate determined to not leave the island. I wanted to stay to work in a sustainable, growth industry which I believed in and supported.   So there was no question that Tourism Northern Tasmania was exactly where I belonged! I live to advocate for Tasmania not only as a passionate local but also as a particularly excitable marketing manager. Digital Marketing and Partnership Management is where I spend the bulk of my time, but I love that two days are never the same at Tourism Northern Tasmania HQ!

When I’m not sharing the good word of Northern Tasmania, my passions include food & wine, volunteering for my local Rotary Club and hanging out with my golden retrievers. 

Connect with Sarah on Linkedin.

Sarah Wells Northern Young Professionals Network

Sarah wells, committee

Marketing Consultant | Kingthing Marketing

Marketing enthusiast, tourism buff, and lover of life. Sarah joined the award-winning team at Kingthing Marketing in November 2016 and is ready to take on the tourism industry. Marketing is her aim, domination is her game! Sarah was previously the Digital Marketing and Events Officer at Cityprom. 

Outdoors and doing something sporty, drinking wine and hanging out with friends is often what you will find Sarah doing on the weekends. 

Connect with her Sarah on LinkedIn.

David Kewely Northern Young Professional Network

David Kewely, committee

David is a well respected tax accounting professional, with over 8 years of industry experience. David has an background in small business and start-up entities, and has extensive expertise in training new business owners to use business software packages, both mainstream and industry specific, such as Xero, MYOB, Banklink, Reckon and Phoenix. David remains abreast of developing tax policy, specialising in the areas of business structuring, small business concessions, goods and services tax and capital gains tax. Having finishing his bachelor of accounting degree through the University of South Australia back in August of 2011, David went on to complete his Diploma of Chartered Accounting, becoming a certified member of Chartered Accountant Australia & New Zealand back in October of 2013. David has recently completed his Applied Masters of Taxation via correspondence through the University of New South Wale.

Northern Young Professionals Network Kyle Barret

Kyle Barrett, Committee

Kyle is a passioante Launcestonian. Currently working at one of Launceston’s locally owned Telstra stores. Bringing to the board experience in non-for-profit boards, community, governance and financial management. Supporting local groups such as Starting Point Neighbourhood House, Rocherlea Action Group, Friends of Northern Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, Wheels for Work Launceston, Launceston Tornadoes, (Secretary) Neigbourhood Watch Tasmania and (President) of the Rotaract Club of Tamar Valley. While not in the workplace, Kyle spends most of his time hanging out with mates, fundraising for different local causes and advocating on behalf of Launceston. 

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Angela McManamey, Secretary

Team Leader (Teaching Operations), Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania

Angela started working at the University in 2013 as an events project manager, managing the graduation ceremonies both on and off shore. Prior to this, she spent ten years in the small business space in Launceston, in start-ups and general management.

After recently completing her Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2017, she began an exciting new role with the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, enabling her to apply her learnings surrounded by expert academics in her chosen fields.

In her spare time, Angela loves camping with her family in Tasmania’s amazing wilderness, mountain biking, enjoying good food and wine with friends, watching bands and seeing live comedy.