Sydney CHRO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CHROs in the Sydney 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

Sydney CHRO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Sydney CHRO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.


Alexandra Badenoch

Telstra Corporation
Group Executive Transformation, Communications and People

Nupur Bhushan

Chief People Officer

Rebekah Donaldson

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Chief People Officer

Michelle Phipps

QBE Insurance Australia
General Manager HR AusPac

Louise Spittle

The Arnott’s Group
Chief People Officer

Lindall West

First Sentier Investors
Chief Human Resources Officer


Jane Adams

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

Kate Aitken

SingTel Optus
Vice President, Human Resources

Gitanjali Bhalla

Seven Group Holdings
Group Executive - People, Culture & Safety

Lisa Burquest

A2 Milk Company
Chief People, Safety and Sustainability Officer

Julie Carroll

Serco Asia Pacific
Chief Human Resources Officer

Susan Davies

Australia Post
Executive General Manager, People & Culture

Samara Dobbins

NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
Chief People Officer

Vicky Drakousis

Allianz Australia
Chief Human Resources Officer

Debra Eckersley

Bank of Queensland
Group Executive - People & Culture

Brigitte Fairbank

NSW Department of Family and Community Services
Executive Director People

Julia Farrant

Chief People Officer

Catherine Flynn

CSR Limited
Executive General Manager - HR

Helen Fraser

Laing O'Rourke
General Manager, Human Capital

Lucinda Gemmell

Airservices Australia
Chief People & Culture Officer

Lisa Green

Group Executive, Human Resources

Colleen Harris

Ramsay Health Care Limited
Group Chief People Officer

Rebecca Heredia

Director, Human Resources

Al Jury

University of Queensland
Chief Human Resources Officer

Sally Kincaid

Chief People and Culture Officer

Asher McKelvey

Sydney Airport Corporation
General Manager Human Resources

Paola Molino

TAL Life
General Manager, People and Culture

Vanessa Morley

Nine Entertainment Co.
Director Human Resources

Benjamin Morris

Co-Head of HR and GM Performance, Reward and HR Operations

Liam Ovenden

Colliers International Australia
National Director | People & Performance

Amanda Revis

Suncorp Group
Chief People Experience Officer

Kylie Robinson

General Manager – HR

Christie Roser

Aristocrat Leisure
Chief Human Resources Officer

Pip Russell

Schneider Electric Australia
Vice President, Strategy, Innovation & Commercial Operations Pacific

Lynnette Sarno

Macquarie Group
Global Head of Human Resources

Anish Singh

Unilever Australia
Human Resource Director Australia & New Zealand

Kalena Smitham

NSW Ambulance
Executive Director People and Culture

Christine Stasi

Group Executive, People, Performance & Reputation

Erika Takahashi

Mastercard Australia
Human Resources Vice President - Australasia

Alexandra Taylor

CitiBank Australia
Managing Director, Head of Human Resources, APAC and EMEA Consumer Bank

Lisa Taylor

Volkswagen Group
Director of HR

Duncan Thomas

Fuji Xerox Australia

Sam Toppenberg

Group Director, People and Culture

Kirsten Watson

Transport for NSW
Chief People Officer

Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

11 February 2021

Sydney CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Dynamically Closing the Skill Gap

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

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2021 February 25

Sydney CHRO Virtual Boardroom

Sydney CHRO Virtual Boardroom

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

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2021 March 10

Sydney CHRO Virtual Boardroom

Sydney CHRO Virtual Boardroom

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

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May 2021

Sydney CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

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

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