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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.

The key functions of the Board are to:

  • 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
  • Ensure existence of and approve an appropriate framework of operations, risk and compliance policies; and, exercise related controls
  • Network on behalf of the organisation to assist in achieving organisational goals
  • Communicate with stakeholders, particularly with members, as necessary

AHRI Ltd Board Charter

Members of the AHRI Limited Board

Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson AM FCPHR
National President and chairman of board

Peter Wilson is Chairman of the Australian Human Resource Institute Limited, CPA Australia Ltd, the Australian Network on Disability Limited, and of the World HR Federation (WFPMA) as its President & Chairman.

He is immediate past Chairman of Yarra Valley Water, and of Vision Super, and currently a Director of Bank First and also at Vision Super.

He led the Business Council’s program to mentor senior executive women, is an Advisory Council member of the Harvard Business Review and is Adjunct Professor in Management at the Monash Business School in Melbourne. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Victorian Institute of Strategic Economic Studies at Victoria University, and an accredited PhD Supervisor at the Latrobe Business School, Latrobe University.  He authored the book “Make Mentoring Work” in 2012 & 2015, and delivered the 2014 Kingsley Laffer Oration at Sydney University.

Peter held senior executive appointments at ANZ, Amcor and the Federal Treasury, CEO of the Energy 21 Group, and also a range of senior board directorships.

Peter lives in Melbourne with his wife Rebecca, and has two adult children.

Full biography

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CEO & Managing Director

Lyn Goodear has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian HR Institute since December 2012. She champions the standards of HR practice in Australia and is responsible for leading change that builds organisation capability for the future workforce in areas such as productivity and sustainability, as well as cultivating workplace cultures that are inclusive, diverse and ethical.

Lyn was formerly National Manager, Professional Development at AHRI from 2005 to 2012. She has previously held leadership and management roles at Southwest Institute of TAFE and Deakin Australia, and accounting roles in the mining and engineering industries in the United States and Australia. She has also managed her own consulting business, and is a non-executive director at COSBOA.

Lyn has a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Education (Leadership and Management). She is an alumnus of the Mt Eliza Business School Leadership Program and the Advanced Human Resources Executive Program of the Ross Business School, Michigan, USA.

Carmel McGregor

Carmel McGregor PSM FCPHR

Carmel McGregor is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra and a private consultant. She was formerly Deputy Secretary Defence People in the Department of Defence until her retirement from the public service. She joined the Department of Defence in March 2012. McGregor's previous position was that of Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner where she was a member of the Prime Minister's Advisory Group on Reform of Australian Government Administration (Blueprint).

During 2011 McGregor led a review of Pathways for APS Women in Defence. Prior to joining the Australian Public Service Commission in 2008, McGregor held senior positions in the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and Centrelink where she led global organisational client reforms and cultural change programs. McGregor was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2012 for her contribution to public sector reform and leading review of employment for APS women in Defence.

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Rob Phipps FCPHR

Rob Phipps has broad experience leading HR functions across the UK, South Africa, Thailand and the South Pacific. He has spearheaded culture and people programs that saw KFC become a leader in this area, being widely recognised within Yum! and across Australia. He now heads up evolvefast, helping companies connect to their people by finding purpose and activating culture. Rob is an AHRI Director, and President of the AHRI NSW State Council. He is a Fellow Certified HR Practitioner (FCPHR) and won the AHRI Dave Ulrich HR Leader of the Year Award in 2015.

Rob is passionate about finding a cure for cancer, riding around the country to personally raise over $120K for Tour de Cure foundation over the past eight years and lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two children.

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Jon Scriven FAHRI

Jon Scriven retired from Qantas in December 2017 having joined Qantas in April 2009 as Group Executive People. His responsibilities which encompassed all aspects of HR across the Qantas Group, were extended in 2011 to include overseeing the office of the CEO comprising Safety, Security, Environment, Risk, Internal Audit, Legal and Company Secretariat.

Prior to joining Qantas Jon took on the role of Group HR Director for Coca-Cola Amatil in 2002. Between 1999−2002 Jon was a Human Capital Services Partner at Andersen. From 1991 Jon held various roles including Group Remuneration & Benefits Manager and Group Learning & Development Manager. Earlier in his career Jon held Learning and Development roles at both Westpac and Price Waterhouse.

Jon is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and holds a masters degree in mathematics from Cambridge University in the UK.

Caroline McGuire

Caroline McGuire FCPHR 

Caroline McGuire is a commercially focused, strategic and passionate senior human resources professional with over 20 years of experience across a range of industries. 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 the President of the Queensland State Council of AHRI, and sits on the Board of Management Re-think Re-engage Australia. She is an HR specialist and Coach at Clariti Consulting, and a proud FCPHR.

Michael Rosmarin FAHRI

Michael Rosmarin joined Stockland in July 2010 as Executive General Manager, Human Resources. In 2012, he took on the position of Group Executive, Strategy & Human Resources and was promoted to his current role of Chief Operating Officer in July 2013. He has over 25 years of experience in human resources in Australia and Asia and has held executive human resources positions for leading major companies, including Westpac Banking Corporation and Goldman Sachs.

Prior to joining Stockland, Michael was a principal at the global executive search firm Egon Zehnder where he consulted to Australian and international organisations. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Commerce from the University of NSW.

Fiona Michel FCPHR

Fiona Michel has worked in the technology, banking, insurance and public sectors for over two decades, leading and coaching businesses in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and Asia. As Chief HR Officer at the Auckland District Health Board, Fiona holds executive responsibility for HR at Auckland’s biggest employer. She has lead significant health and safety and legislative workplace compliance in high risk and highly regulated private, public and listed organisations, and has won awards in New Zealand and Australia for achievement in HR, leadership, culture transformation and industrial relationships.

Fiona has a Masters of Business Administration, is completing her Doctorate at the University of Auckland, and is a Chartered Fellow of AHRI and CIPD.


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