Australia CHRO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CHROs in the Australia community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

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

  1. Planning for and shaping the future of work
  2. Becoming the board's leader of human capital
  3. Transforming HR structure and strategy

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.


Julie Carroll

Serco Asia Pacific
Chief Human Resources Officer

Rebekah Donaldson

Qantas Airways Limited
Executive Manager, People

Michelle Phipps

QBE Insurance
General Manager HR AusPac

Louise Spittle

The Arnott’s Group
Chief People Officer

Duncan Thomas

FUJIFILM Business Innovation
Chief People Officer


Jane Adams

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

Kate Aitken

SingTel Optus
Vice President, Human Resources

Jo Allan

Chief People Officer

Graham Almond

EVP, Chief Officer People, Culture & Technology

Steve Arthurson

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
General Manager People

Gitanjali Bhalla

Seven Group Holdings
Group Executive - People, Culture & Safety

Paul Birch

Transdev Australasia
Chief People & Culture, Health & Safety Officer

Johanna Birgersson

Cleanaway Waste Management Limited
Executive General Manager Human Resources

Kylie Bishop

Medibank Private Limited
Executive General Manager, People & Culture

Sue Black

Global HR Director, Energy and Resources

Georgia Blackburn

Qantas Airways Limited
Executive Manager People, Qantas Airlines

Carla Bonev

St John of God Health Care
Group Director Workforce

Dean Brajevic

Monadelphous Group
General Manager Human Resources

Suellen Bruce

Western Health
Executive Director People, Culture & Communications

Marieke Bruinstroop

Head of People & Culture Asia-Pacific & Europe

Ronan Carolan

Thales Australia
VP Human Resources

Suzette Corr

Group Executive People and Culture

Susan Davies

Australia Post
Executive General Manager, People & Culture

Ben Davis

Perenti Global Limited
Chief People Officer

Samara Dobbins

NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
Chief People Officer

Vicky Drakousis

Allianz Australia
Chief Human Resources Officer

Catherine Drury-Fox

GHD Services
Global Digital People & Delivery Transformation Change Leader

Peitta Dyball

Yarra Trams
Chief People Officer

Debra Eckersley

Bank of Queensland
Group Executive - People & Culture

Brigitte Fairbank

NSW Department of Communities and Justice
Executive Director People

David Fitz-Gerald

Head of HR, ANZ

Caroline Fleming

Energy Queensland
General Manager Human Resources

Catherine Flynn

CSR Limited
Executive General Manager Human Resources & Safety

Helen Fraser

Laing O'Rourke
General Manager, Human Capital

Lucinda Gemmell

Airservices Australia
Chief People & Culture Officer

Tristram Gray

Kmart Australia
Chief People and Capability Officer

Lisa Green

Group Executive, Human Resources

Tim Guille

Head of People & Culture

Colleen Harris

Ramsay Health Care Limited
Group Chief People Officer

Jodie Haydon

Chief People Officer

Rebecca Heredia

Director, Human Resources

Steve Hill

Aware Super
Group Executive, People and Workplace

Katie Hodgson

Treasury Wine Estates
Chief People Officer

Al Jury

University of Queensland
Chief Human Resources Officer

Kristie Keast

Bluescope Steel
Chief People Officer

Sally Kincaid

Chief People and Culture Officer

David Klages

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd
Chief People & Culture Officer

Amber Kristof

Vocus Communications
Head of People and Culture

Rachael Leshinsky

HR Director

Penny Lovett

The Salvation Army

Jo McConnell

AusNet Services
EGM People & Safety

Katie McGrath

Seven West Media
Chief People and Culture Officer

Kelly McKenzie

CBH Group
Chief People Officer

Janelle Mellor

Global HR Manager

Alexandre Moreau

Veolia Australia and New Zealand
Chief People & Safety Officer

Vanessa Morley

Nine Entertainment Co.
Director Human Resources

Benjamin Morris

Group General Manager, Human Resources

Rebecca Nash

Group Director People

Rebecca Oakley

Executive General Manager - People & Corporate Affairs

Alin Popescu

Head of Human Resources, APAC Commercial

Adele Preston

Country Road
General Manager, People

Colin Pritchard

Head of People - Australia and New Zealand

Alicia Purtell

People & Culture Director - Lion

Nicole Reid

Xero Limited
Chief People Officer

Kylie Robinson

General Manager – HR

Mari Ruiz

Melbourne Airport
Executive People Experience

Lynnette Sarno

Macquarie Group
Global Head of Human Resources

Anish Singh

Unilever Australia
Human Resource Director Australia & New Zealand

Christine Stasi

Group Executive, People, Performance & Reputation

Kristen Sweeney

Sydney Airport Corporation
General Manager, Human Resources

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

Human Resources Director, APAC

Sam Toppenberg

Group Director, People and Culture

Amy Walker

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kris Webb

Coles Group
Chief People Officer

Michelle Williams

Chief People Officer

Damian Zahra

General Manager Human Resources

Kathryn van der Merwe

ANZ Bank
Group Executive Talent and Culture

Upcoming Programs

Virtual Programs

12 October 2021

Australia CHRO Virtual Boardroom

Creating a Digital Workplace That Works for Everyone

An intimate and interactive conversation framed around a hot topic or priority.

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20 October 2021

Australia CHRO Virtual Boardroom

Talent Scarcity – A strategic priority for HR Leaders

An intimate and interactive conversation framed around a hot topic or priority.

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23 - 24 November 2021

Australia CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led, half-day virtual program with new connections and actionable insights.

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