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. 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, Human Capital

Benjamin Morris

Mirvac
Group General Manager, Human Resources

Louise Spittle

The Arnott’s Group
Chief People Officer

Duncan Thomas

FUJIFILM Business Innovation
Chief People Officer

Members

Jane Adams

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

Kate Aitken

SingTel Optus
Vice President, Human Resources

Jo Allan

carsales
Chief People Officer

Graham Almond

OceanaGold
EVP, Chief Officer People, Culture & Technology

Steve Arthurson

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries
General Manager People

Gitanjali Bhalla

Seven Group Holdings
Group Executive - People, Culture & Safety

Johanna Birgersson

Cleanaway Waste Management Limited
Executive General Manager Human Resources

Kylie Bishop

Medibank Private Limited
Executive General Manager, People & Culture

Georgia Blackburn

Qantas Airways Limited
Executive Manager People

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

GenesisCare
Head of People & Culture Asia-Pacific & Europe

Ronan Carolan

Thales Australia
VP Human Resources

Suzette Corr

Transurban
Group Executive People and Culture

Meaghan Davis

Ampol Australia
Chief People Officer

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 Advisory and Business Services People 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

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

Craveable Brands
Chief People Officer

Colleen Harris

Ramsay Health Care Limited
Group Chief People Officer

Jodie Haydon

EnergyAustralia
Chief People Officer

Rebecca Heredia

NBCUniversal
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

Sally Kincaid

NBN
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

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

Alexandre Moreau

Veolia Australia and New Zealand
Chief People & Safety Officer

Vanessa Morley

Nine Entertainment Co.
Director Human Resources

Rebecca Nash

AMP
Group Director People

Rebecca Oakley

Officeworks
Executive General Manager- Growth Transformation

Victoria Pickles

Brambles Australia
Senior Director Human Resources, Asia Pacific

Alin Popescu

Ansell Limited
Head of Human Resources, APAC Commercial

Adele Preston

Country Road
General Manager, People

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

Qsuper
General Manager – HR

Mari Ruiz-Matthyssen

Melbourne Airport
Chief People & Marketing Officer

Lynnette Sarno

Macquarie Group
Global Head of Human Resources

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

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

Bunzl
Human Resources Director, APAC

Amy Walker

Visy
Chief Human Resources Officer

Kris Webb

Coles Group
Chief People Officer

Michelle Williams

Tabcorp
Chief People Officer

Anna Young

National Australia Bank
GM Leadership & Talent

Damian Zahra

Bunnings
General Manager Human Resources

Kathryn van der Merwe

ANZ Bank
Group Executive Talent and Culture

Upcoming Programs


VIRTUAL

17 February 2022 | 1 hour

Australia CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Reinventing Rewards and Benefits as you Adapt to Future Ways of Working

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

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IN-PERSON

June 2022 | 1 day

Australia CHRO Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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