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Organisation Structure


The Australian HR Institute (AHRI) is a membership association for HR and people management professionals that is wholly owned by its members.  AHRI currently has over 20,000 members nationally and across the globe.

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.

Council of State Presidents

The Council of State Presidents (CSP) represents all AHRI members and is charged with ensuring the strategic interests of the HR profession are collectively voiced and addressed. The CSP consists of eight elected state presidents, representing the eight recognised geographic regions of AHRI's membership and the AHRI National President.

State Councils

AHRI members are represented by their local State Council comprising elected professional-level members in all eight states and territories. Councillors act as a voice for the members and advise the AHRI Board, though the Council of State Presidents, on issues affecting the development of the profession and members within its state or territory.

Financial Audit Risk Management Committee

The AHRI Board Financial Audit Risk Management Committee (FARM) advises on issues of risk, control, governance and associated insurance. In accordance with the Constitution, the Directors delegate powers to the Committee which are taken to have been exercised by the Directors.

Management Team

The AHRI Management Team operates out of the National Office based at level 4, 575 Bourke Street in Melbourne. The team is led by the AHRI Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the operational management of AHRI's membership, AHRI:ASSIST, education and training, events and sales.

Advisory Panels

AHRI's reference panels are made up of industry experts and academics who support the work of the AHRI Board and provide advice in the development of products, services, research, training and events.

More on AHRI's advisory panels


Professional members receive free professional indemnity insurance as part of their membership.

Did you know...

That AHRI is representing 21,000 HR professionals from Australia and around the globe?


In 2013, AHRI celebrated 70 years as an institute. In HRmonthly magazine, we reflect on how the profession has evolved.

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