Board of Directors

AHRI is governed by a Board of Directors, which is vested with the overall responsibility of governance of AHRI Limited and executes this responsibility independently, in the best interests of the company.

View AHRI Ltd Board Charter

Key functions

  • Set strategies, goals and objectives in conjunction with management, as part of an institutionalised strategic planning process​
  • Appoint the CEO, approve appointment of the National President; and manage their performance
  • Approve operational and capital budgets; and, monitor organisational performance

Members of the AHRI Limited Board

Michael Rosmarin FCPHR

National President and Chair of Board

Michael Rosmarin was appointed Chief People & Group Services Officer for Link Group in May 2021. Michael joined Link Group in early 2019 initially as Chief Human Resources Officer before being promoted to Chief Human Resources & Brand Officer. Prior to joining Link Group, Michael was Chief Operating Officer at Stockland.

Michael has over 30 years’ experience in human resources and operational roles in Australia and Asia and has held executive human resources positions for Stockland, Westpac Banking Corporation and Goldman Sachs. He was also a Principal at the global management consulting and executive search firm Egon Zehnder.

Michael is a Fellow Certified HR Practitioner (FCPHR) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Commerce degree from the University of NSW. Michael lives in Sydney with his wife and 2 children.

Sarah McCann-Bartlett

Executive Officer of the Australian HR Institute

Sarah has extensive, global experience in membership and trade bodies and has held senior roles across a variety of sectors in Australia, the UK and the USA.

Sarah was Director General (CEO) of the British Constructional Steelwork Association from September 2011 to December 2019. In this role, she established a new sector apprenticeship programme, created a new market development programme to drive market share gains for constructional steelwork, and drove rapid growth of the group’s certification arm.

Previously, Sarah held a number of senior executive positions at the Victorian Building and Plumbing Industry Commissions, including as Deputy Commissioner.

She helped lead the Commissions’ response to the February 2009 bushfires, and developed and implemented a shared Corporate Services model between both Commissions, including developing and leading strategies to drive the change process.

Sarah has also held roles representing and supporting the Australian wool industry with the Australian Wool Corporation and its successor The Woolmark Company in Melbourne, the UK and New York where she held the role of President and Group Manager, Americas.

Sarah holds Commerce and Arts degrees from the University of Melbourne, an MBA from Monash University, and postgraduate qualifications in marketing. She is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Directors. Sarah lives in Melbourne with her husband and teenage son, and their three dogs.

Carmel McGregor

Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra

Carmel McGregor PSM is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra. She was formerly Deputy Secretary Defence People in the Department of Defence until her retirement in 2014.

Prior to that she was Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner − a member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Group on Reform of Australian Government Administration (Blueprint). McGregor was Australia’s representative and Vice Chair of the OECD’s Public Governance Committee from 2008−2012.

She is currently Vice President of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT, a Fellow of AIM, an AHRI Fellow, and a National Fellow of IPAA. McGregor is an AHRI Director, and a member of AICD.

McGregor is the recipient of a Public Service Medal in the 2013 Honours List and was recognised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants for exceptional leadership.

In 2012 she was selected as inaugural Woman of Influence Public Policy in the Financial Review/Westpac 100 Women of Influence; and was awarded an ANZSIG Public Service Excellence Award.

Caroline McGuire FCPHR

Queensland State President

AHRI State Director

Head of People, Australian Industry Trade College

Caroline McGuire is a commercially focused, strategic and passionate senior human resources professional with over 20 years of experience across a range of industries. As Head of People for the Australian Industry Trade College, she oversees the HR and WHS function within the College – helping to educate tomorrow’s industry leaders.

She has broad human resources, operational and management experience, and her key strengths include strategic thinking, interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. She is a passionate champion of developing people through coaching and mentoring and enabling organisations and individuals to achieve win/win objectives. Caroline is also a proud FCPHR.

Fiona Michel FCPHR

Non-executive Director, AHRI

Chief Executive Officer, Braemar Hospital

Fiona Michel has public and private sector experience within the technology, banking, insurance, health, property, primary industry and utility sectors as an executive, director and consultant in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and Asia.

Fiona has transitioned from nearly two decades as a Chief People Officer to the role of Chief Executive at one of New Zealand’s leading private surgical hospitals. She was a finalist in the Women of Influence awards in 2021 for her work on New Zealand’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Immunisation Programme. During Fiona’s HR career she led significant health and safety and legislative workplace compliance in high risk and highly regulated private, public and listed organisations, and has won awards in both New Zealand and Australia for achievement in HR, leadership, culture transformation and industrial relationships.

Fiona is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, has a Masters of Business Administration, is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Chartered Fellow of AHRI and CIPD.

Jonathon Woolfrey FCPHR

State Director, AHRI

Managing Partner, Talenting

Jonathon is an experienced HR executive and non-executive director, ensuring a people & culture focus is always on the agenda. With an undergraduate degree in psychology and having completed two master’s degrees, he is an advocate for evidence-based practice in human resources and a strong advocate for the importance of Certification for the HR profession.

Jonathon has worked HR executive roles in State & Commonwealth Governments, large not-for-profits and in private enterprise, as well as having lectured in HR & ER for a number of years at the postgraduate level. Jonathon currently leads an HR consulting firm and is an academic coordinator for the AHRI Practicing Certification program.

Jonathon is currently a Commissioner and non-executive director for Catholic Education WA Limited, overseeing a $1.6b system of 162 schools with 12,000 staff across Western Australia, having previously been on various other boards including as Chair, over many years.

Dr Ben Hamer CPHR

Lead, Future of Work, PwC Australia

Dr Ben Hamer CPHR leads the Future of Work market for PwC Australia. He’s an Adjunct Fellow at Swinburne University’s Centre for the New Workforce, has worked at the World Economic Forum and been a Visiting Scholar at Yale.

Ben was appointed as a Director at PwC Australia at the age of 28. He has authored a number of major pieces of work, has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at leading Australian universities, and has featured in publications such as The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, WA Today, and on the ABC.

In 2014, Ben won the Rising Star AHRI Award, and achieved his certification through the AHRI Practising Certification Program. Ben is a huge advocate for diversity and inclusion in organisations, and is very excited to be a part of the AHRI board.

Shirley Liew

Shirley Liew joined AHRI’s Board in March 2022. Shirley also Chairs AHRI’s Finance and Risk Management Committee (FARM).

Shirley is a professional non-executive director with more than 15 years’ experience across publicly listed, private and not-for-profit/for purpose entities in roles including Chair, Chair of Audit & Risk Committees, Chair of M&A Committees, and Nomination and Remuneration Committee experience. She has over 20 years’ experience as a senior executive, CEO and CFO across a wide range of industries, including over 12 years in senior roles at Ernst & Young, and Head of Risk and Audit Partner in Chartered Accounting firms Grant Thornton and Moore Stephens.

Shirley holds a Bachelor of Business, an MBA and is a Fellow CPA