Australia CHRO Community


Join a powerful network of peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CHROs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs

Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.

Insights

Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CHROs approach similar challenges.

Connections

Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CHROs today.

  1. Boosting workforce resilience for the future of hybrid work
  2. Taking a dynamic approach to critical skills and competencies
  3. Driving consequential accountability for DE&I

Australia CHRO Governing Body


A regional Governing Body leads the Australia CHRO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.

Co-Chairs

Julie Carroll

Serco Asia Pacific
Chief Human Resources Officer

Rebekah Donaldson

Qantas Airways Limited
Executive Manager, People

Helen Fraser

Laing O'Rourke
General Manager, People

Benjamin Morris

Mirvac
Group General Manager, Human Resources

Michelle Phipps

VetPartners
Chief People Ofiicer

Louise Spittle

The Arnott’s Group
Chief People Officer

Duncan Thomas

Bravura Solutions
Chief People Officer

Members

Jane Adams

Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Executive General Manager HR, Technology and Operations

Kate Aitken

Optus
Vice President, Human Resources

Jo Allan

carsales
Chief People Officer

Graham Almond

OceanaGold
EVP, Chief Officer People, Culture & Technology

Deena Amorelli

University of New South Wales
Chief Human Resources Officer

Gitanjali Bhalla

Seven Group Holdings
Group Executive - People, Culture & Safety

Georgia Blackburn

Qantas Airways Limited
Executive Manager People

Carla Bonev

St John of God Health Care
Group Director Workforce

Ronan Carolan

Thales Australia
VP Human Resources

Dharma Chandran

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Chief People Officer

Suzette Corr

Transurban
Group Executive People and Culture

Meaghan Davis

Ampol Australia
Chief People Officer

Ben Davis

Perenti Global Limited
Chief People Officer

Vicky Drakousis

Allianz Australia
Chief Human Resources Officer

Catherine Drury-Fox

GHD
Global Advisory and Business Services People Leader

Peitta Dyball

Yarra Trams
Chief People Officer

David Fitz-Gerald

GSK ANZ
Head of HR, ANZ

Caroline Fleming

Energy Queensland
General Manager Human Resources

Catherine Flynn

CSR Limited
Executive General Manager Human Resources & Safety

Joanne Fox

AGL Energy
Executive General Manager, People & Culture

Lucinda Gemmell

Airservices Australia
Chief People & Culture Officer

Tristram Gray

Kmart Australia
Chief People and Capability Officer

Lisa Green

ASX
Group Executive, Human Resources

Tim Guille

Betfair
Head of People & Culture

Trudie Harriman

Woolworths Group
People Director - Retail Ecosystem

Colleen Harris

Ramsay Health Care Limited
Group Chief People Officer

Rebecca Heredia

NBC Universal
Director, Human Resources, ANZ and International Networks & DTC, APAC

Charmaine Higgins

Ventia
Group Executive People & Capability

Steve Hill

Aware Super
Group Executive, People and Workplace

Amanda Hughes

QBE Insurance
Group Executive, People and Culture

Sally Kincaid

NBN
Chief People and Culture Officer

Amber Kristof

Vocus Communications
Head of People and Culture

Rachael Leshinsky

Miele
HR Director

Roz Lever

Asahi Beverages
Group CHRO

Penny Lovett

The Salvation Army
CHRO

Jo McConnell

AusNet Services
EGM People & Safety

Katie McGrath

Seven West Media
Chief People and Culture Officer

Kelly McKenzie

CBH Group
Chief People Officer

Vanessa Morley

Nine Entertainment Co.
Director Human Resources

Rebecca Nash

AMP
Group Director People

Victoria Pickles

Brambles Australia
Senior Director Human Resources, Asia Pacific

Vikki Pink

Worley
Chief People Officer

Michelle Pombart

George Weston Foods
People and Performance Director

Alin Popescu

Ansell Limited
Head of Human Resources, APAC Commercial

Colin Pritchard

Ericsson Australia
Head of People - Australia and New Zealand

Alicia Purtell

Lion
People & Culture Director - Lion

Nicole Reid

Xero Limited
Chief People Officer

Madelyn Ring

Kraft Heinz Australia
Chief People Officer

Kylie Robinson

Australian Retirement Trust
General Manager – HR

Annie Schmidt

St Vincent's Health Australia
Group Chief People and Culture Officer

Anish Singh

Unilever Australia
Human Resource Director Australia & New Zealand

Kalena Smitham

Canberra Health Service
Executive Group Manager People and Culture

Christine Stasi

IAG
Group Executive, People, Performance & Reputation

Alexandra Taylor

National Australia Bank
Chief People Officer, Business & Private Bank

Louise Tebbutt

Bendigo & Adelaide Bank
Chief People Officer

Jane Thomas

APA Group
Group Executive People Safety & Culture

Jennifer Tiffin

Bunzl ANZ
Human Resources Director, APAC

Amy Walker

Visy
Chief Human Resources Officer

Kris Webb

Coles Group
Chief People Officer

Michelle Williams

The Lottery Corporation
Chief People Officer

Anna Young

Wesfarmers
General Manager, Leadership and Talent

Damian Zahra

Bunnings
General Manager Human Resources

Kathryn van der Merwe

ANZ Bank
Group Executive Talent and Culture

Upcoming Programs


VIRTUAL

8 September 2022 | 1 hour

Australia CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Rethinking Recruiting Effectiveness

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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IN-PERSON

19 October 2022 | an evening

Australia CHRO Inner Circle - Melbourne

Metropolis Events, Melbourne

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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VIRTUAL

1 November 2022 | 1 hour

Australia CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Australia CHRO Virtual Town Hall | Hosted by SAP SuccessFactors

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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