Australia CHRO Community


Join a powerful network of C-level 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 best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

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.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Julie Carroll

Serco Asia Pacific
Chief Human Resources Officer

Helen Fraser

Laing O'Rourke
Director, People

Benjamin Morris

Group General Manager, Human Resources Culture & Capability

Louise Spittle

The Arnott’s Group
Chief People Officer

Duncan Thomas

Bravura Solutions
Chief People Officer

Governing Body Members

Jane Adams

Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Executive General Manager Human Resources (Technology and Operations)

Kate Aitken

Vice President, Human Resources

Deena Amorelli

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Chief People Officer

Alexis Beckwith

The University of Melbourne
Chief People Officer

Gitanjali Bhalla

Seven Group Holdings
Group Executive - People, Culture & Safety

Ronán Carolan

Thales Australia
VP Human Resources

Suzette Corr

Group Executive People and Culture

Natasha Cuthbert

Viva Energy
Chief People Officer

Ben Davis

Perenti Global Limited
Chief People & Sustainability Officer / President Mining Services

Meaghan Davis

Ampol Australia
Chief People Officer

Vicky Drakousis

Allianz Australia
Chief People & Culture Officer

Catherine Drury-Fox

Global Advisory and Business Services People Leader

Peitta Dyball

Yarra Trams
Chief People Officer

David Fitz-Gerald

Head of HR, ANZ

Caroline Fleming

Energy Queensland
General Manager Human Resources

Catherine Flynn

CSR Limited
Executive General Manager Human Resources

Shruti Ganeriwala

Unilever Australia
Head of HR

Lucinda Gemmell

Seven West Media
Chief People & Culture Officer

Tristram Gray

Kmart Australia
Chief People and Capability Officer

Lisa Green

Chief People and Culture Officer

Trudie Harriman

Woolworths Group
People Director - Retail Ecosystem

Colleen Harris

Ramsay Health Care Limited
Group Chief People Officer

Rebecca Heredia

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

Charmaine Higgins

Group Executive People & Capability

Steve Hill

Aware Super
Group Executive, People and Workplace

Merril Hotchkin

Metricon Homes
General Manager – People, Performance and Culture (PPC)

Amanda Hughes

QBE Insurance
Group Chief People Officer

Sally Kincaid

nbn co
Chief People and Culture Officer

Amber Kristof

Chief People Officer

Ferdie Kruger

Peabody Energy

Rachael Leshinsky

HR Director, ANZ

Roz Lever

Asahi Beverages
Group CHRO

Penny Lovett

Executive General Manager People and Culture

Vanessa Morley

Nine Entertainment Co.
Chief People Officer

Rebecca Nash

Chief People Officer

Rebecca Oakley

Wesfarmers Health
Chief People Officer

Victoria Pickles

Vice President Human Resources, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, Turkey & Africa & Global DEI Lead

Vikki Pink

Chief People Officer

Michelle Pombart

George Weston Foods
People and Performance Director

Alin Popescu

Ansell Limited
Head of Human Resources, APAC Commercial

Jamie Preston

Eli Lilly and Company
Associate Vice President HR ANZ & NAPAC

Colin Pritchard

Ericsson Australia
Head of People - Australia and New Zealand

Alicia Purtell

Lion Co
Chief People Officer

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

Compass Group Australia
Executive Director People and Safety

Christine Stasi

Group Executive, People, Performance & Reputation

Alexandra Taylor

Bank of Queensland
Group Executive, Chief People Officer

Melanie Taylor

Senior Vice President Human Resources APAC

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

Kris Webb

Coles Group
Chief People Officer

Michelle Williams

The Lottery Corporation
Chief People Officer

Anna Young

General Manager, Leadership and Succession

Kathryn van der Merwe

Telstra Corporation
Group Executive People, Culture and Communications

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

  1. Developing Next-generation Leaders by Evolving Role Expectations Instead of New Skills/span>
  2. Reshaping a Corporate Culture that Thrives in a Hybrid Environment
  3. Investing in the Right HR Technology to Drive Growth and Meet Business Expectations