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. Leading through a new employee experience
  2. Redesigning HR strategies, structures, and service delivery models
  3. Modernizing mental health and well-being programs in a new era of work

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.


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Alexandra Badenoch

Telstra Corporation
Group Executive Human Resources

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Rebekah Donaldson

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Chief People Officer

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Lucinda Gemmell

Airservices Australia
Chief People & Culture Officer

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Michelle Phipps

Coca-Cola Amatil
Group Head of Talent, Development and Inclusion

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Louise Spittle

Campbell Arnott's
Vice President HR International

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Lindall West

First Sentier Investors
Chief Human Resources Officer


Heidi Beck

Pacific National
Chief People Officer

Gitanjali Bhalla

Seven Group Holdings
Group Executive - People, Culture & Safety

Nupur Bhushan

Chief People Officer

David Bryant

St Vincent's Health Australia
Group General Manager People, Culture and Communication

Lisa Burquest

A2 Milk Company
Chief People Officer

Julie Carroll

Serco, Inc
Chief Human Resources Officer

Chloye Chen

Head of People & Culture

Linda Coates

Boral Limited
Group Human Resources Director

Susan Davies

Australia Postal Corporation
Executive General Manager, People & Culture

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

Catherine Flynn

CSR Limited
HR Director

Helen Fraser

Laing O'Rourke
General Manager, Human Capital

Lisa Green

Group Executive, Human Resources

Colleen Harris

Ramsay Health Care Limited
Group Chief People Officer

Kristin Hay

Knight Frank
Head of People and Culture

Rebecca Heredia

Director, Human Resources

Alana Howe

Nova Entertainment
Head of People Experience

Al Jury

University of Queensland
Chief Human Resources Officer

Caryn Katsikogianis

Woolworths Limited
Chief People Officer

Jane Kelly

Super Retail Group
Chief Human Resources Officer

Elise Manns

APA Group
Group Executive Human Resources

Asher McKelvey

Sydney Airport Corporation
General Manager Human Resources

Paola Molino

Euro Garages Australia
Chief People and Culture Officer

Vanessa Morley

Nine Entertainment Co.
Director Human Resources

Liam Ovenden

Colliers International Australia
National Director | People & Performance

Samantha Palmer

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Chief HR & Comms Officer

Amanda Revis

Chief People Experience Officer

Kylie Robinson

General Manager – HR

Christie Roser

Chief Human Resources Officer

Pip Russell

Schneider Electric
Vice President, Human Resources Pacific

Lynnette Sarno

Macquarie Group
Global Head of Human Resources

Jane Sherlock

John Holland
Chief People Officer

Anish Singh

Unilever Australia
Head of HR - Australia & New Zealand

Dimity Smith

Adelaide Brighton
Executive General Manager Human Resources and Health Safety and Environment

Kalena Smitham

NSW Ambulance
Executive Director People and Culture

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 programs

October 2020

2020 Sydney CHRO Inner Circle

An evening with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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27 November 2020

2020 Sydney CHRO Executive Summit

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

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

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June 2021

2021 Sydney CHRO Executive Summit

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

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