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.


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

Group General Manager, Human Resources

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 HR, Technology and Operations

Kate Aitken

Vice President, Human Resources

Jo Allan

Chief People Officer

Graham Almond

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

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

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 & 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

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

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

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

Vanessa Morley

Nine Entertainment Co.
Director Human Resources

Rebecca Nash

Group Director People

Victoria Pickles

Brambles Australia
Senior Director Human Resources, Asia Pacific

Vikki Pink

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

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

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

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kris Webb

Coles Group
Chief People Officer

Michelle Williams

Chief People Officer

Anna Young

General Manager, Leadership and Talent

Damian Zahra

General Manager Human Resources

Kathryn van der Merwe

ANZ Bank
Group Executive Talent and Culture

Upcoming Programs


10 August 2022 | 1 hour

Australia CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Australia CHRO Virtual Town Hall

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

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8 September 2022 | 1 hour

Australia CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Australia CHRO Virtual Town Hall

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

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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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