HAYDEN NELTHORPE grew up in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges. Moving to Bendigo in early 2019, Hayden quickly noticed the deep connections people have with one another, their communities and the region. These connections, richer and unique to those he saw in metropolitan areas, inspired Hayden to lend his voice to the LOUD board of management.
Hayden works for Bendigo Health as an aspiring organisational psychologist, as well as a corporate trainer. Hayden delivers regular training to over 4000 employees, on topics such as ‘Transitioning to Leadership’, ‘Emotionally Intelligent Leadership’, ‘Leading Effective Teams’ and a variety of technical and non-technical skills training. Hayden also works closely with Bendigo Health’s Diversity, Access and Inclusion department, and has run successful events and training on topics such as ‘Trans Allyship’ and ‘Challenging Unconscious Bias’.
Hayden’s professional background in Human Resources has given him the ability to understand the varying needs, skills and perspectives that each person has to contribute. As an advocate for LGBTI+ inclusivity, Hayden is passionate about empowering LGBTI+ people to speak with their true voice, and act in theirs and their community’s best interest. As a member of the board, Hayden hopes to bring together Bendigo’s rich LGBTI+ community to create a united, LOUDer voice together.