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:


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


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


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. Shifting Business Focus From Critical Roles to Critical Skills
  2. Revolutionizing the Employee Experience to Aid Retention
  3. New Ways of Leading for a New Era of Work

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 Group

Helen Fraser

Laing O'Rourke
Director, People

Benjamin Morris

Group General Manager, Human Resources Culture & Capability

Michelle Phipps

Chief People Ofiicer

Louise Spittle

The Arnott’s Group
Chief People Officer

Duncan Thomas

Bravura Solutions
Chief People Officer


Jane Adams

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

Kate Aitken

Vice President, Human Resources

Jo Allan

Chief People Officer

Deena Amorelli

University of New South Wales
Chief Human Resources Officer

Alexis Beckwith

Cushman & Wakefield APAC
Head of People, Asia Pacific

Gitanjali Bhalla

Seven Group Holdings
Group Executive - People, Culture & Safety

Carla Bonev

St John of God Health Care
Group Director Workforce

Ronán Carolan

Thales Australia
VP Human Resources

Dharma Chandran

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Chief People Officer

Suzette Corr

Group Executive People and Culture

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

Michelle Du Plessis

Chief People and Technology Officer

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 & Safety

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

Group Executive, Human Resources

Tim Guille

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

Group Executive People & Capability

Steve Hill

Aware Super
Group Executive, People and Workplace

Jane Hollman

Australian Red Cross
Chief People & Culture Officer

Merril Hotchkin

General Manager – People, Performance and Culture (PPC)

Amanda Hughes

QBE Insurance
Group Executive, People and Culture

Sally Kincaid

Chief People and Culture Officer

Amber Kristof

Vocus Communications
Head of People and Culture

Rachael Leshinsky

HR Director

Roz Lever

Asahi Beverages
Group CHRO

Penny Lovett

Executive General Manager People and Culture

Vanessa Morley

Nine Entertainment Co.
Director People and Culture

Rebecca Nash

Chief People Officer

Rebecca Oakley

Wesfarmers Health
Chief People Officer

Victoria Pickles

Brambles Australia
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

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

Kalena Smitham

Canberra Health Service
Executive Group Manager People and Culture

Christine Stasi

Group Executive, People, Performance & Reputation

Melanie Taylor

Senior Vice President Human Resources APAC

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

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kris Webb

Coles Group
Chief People Officer

Michelle Williams

The Lottery Corporation
Chief People Officer

Anna Young

General Manager, Leadership and Talent

Damian Zahra

Bunnings Warehouse
Chief People Officer

Kathryn van der Merwe

ANZ Bank
Group Executive Talent and Culture