Executive team

Sarah McCann-Bartlett MAHRI, FAICD

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Sarah McCann-Bartlett is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Australian HR Institute. She has global experience in membership and trade bodies and has held senior roles across a variety of sectors in Australia, the UK and the USA.

Previously, Sarah held the roles of Director General of the British Constructional Steelwork Association, Deputy Commissioner of the Victorian Building and Plumbing Commissions, and President and Group Manager, Americas at the Woolmark Company.

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 Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Michael Ludica FCPA

CFO and Company Secretary

Michael joined AHRI in August 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. Michael has over 20 years of experience in the Membership and Not for Profit sector.

Prior to joining the Institute, Michael was the GM Finance & Operations at the Law Institute of Victoria the peak membership organisation for lawyers in Victoria for over 13 years.

Michael brings a commercial lens to all facets of the business striving for performance and business improvements having also worked in the retail, finance, manufacturing and technology sector.

Michael holds a Bachelor on Business from Swinburne University of Technology and is a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant (FCPA). 

Beth Hall CPHR

General Manager, HR Standards & Capability

Beth is a commercially driven leader who balances the needs of the business with the needs of people, with over 15 years’ experience in people and culture. Beth has experience working with organisations across multiple sectors, most recently with high-performing, complex and dynamic organisations that have geographically dispersed teams. Beth is experienced in designing, delivering and embedding organisational strategy across all stages of the people lifecycle. Beth is passionate and accomplished in identifying emerging trends that affect people to then build strategies that enable wellness, development, performance and engagement.

Beth’s work at AHRI underscores her commitment to advancing the HR profession, ensuring it remains at the forefront of creating positive and productive work environments.

Beth has a Masters in Organisational Psychology from the University of London.

Daniela Hollway

General Manager, People & Culture

Daniela joined AHRI in 2023 and brings an extensive and broad experience base in both commercial and not-for-profit sectors. 

A senior executive with 20+ years of experience leading HR and other functions she has built a broad and deep technical understanding of the governance of people, safety, risk, and performance management systems.  Her experience includes working in federal and state government, retail, legal, manufacturing, professional services, and health sectors.

Phillip Harris

General Manager, Transformation

Phill has a master’s in business administration and has held various senior production and technology roles within Corporate and Government organisations including:

  • The Seven and Nine Television Networks
  • Telstra
  • Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO)
  • Box Hill Institute

He has also held senior technology roles in several “for purpose” associations within the Health, and Membership sectors.