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 Transformation, Communications and People

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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
Chief People Officer

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Lindall West

First Sentier Investors
Chief Human Resources Officer


Jane Adams

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

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, Safety and Sustainability 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 Post
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

Julia Farrant

Chief People Officer

Catherine Flynn

CSR Limited
Executive General Manager - HR

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 Australia
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

Chief People Officer

Sally Kincaid

Chief People and Culture Officer

Elise Manns

APA Group
Group Executive Human Resources

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

Liam Ovenden

Colliers International Australia
National Director | People & Performance

Samantha Palmer

Department of Communities WA
Deputy Director General Governance, Integrity and Reform

Amanda Revis

Suncorp Group
Chief People Experience Officer

Kylie Robinson

General Manager – HR

Christie Roser

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

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

Christine Stasi

Group Executive, People, Performance & Reputation

Erika Takahashi

Mastercard Australia Ltd
Human Resources Vice President - Australasia

Lisa Taylor

Volkswagen Group
Director of HR

Alexandra Taylor

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

Duncan Thomas

Fuji Xerox Australia

Sam Toppenberg

Group Director, People and Culture

Kirsten Watson

Transport for NSW
Chief People Officer

Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

15 October 2020

Australia CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Digital Transformation in the New Normal

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

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24 November 2020

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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