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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 and has two adult children.

Full biography

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Lyn Goodear FAHRI
CEO & Managing Director

Lyn Goodear is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian HR Institute. She was appointed to the role in December 2012.

Lyn was formerly National Manager, Professional Development at AHRI, a position she held from 2005 to 2012.

Previously Lyn held leadership and management roles within the education sector at Southwest Institute of TAFE and Deakin Australia, in addition to holding accounting roles within the mining and engineering industries located in the United States and Australia. She has also managed her own consulting business.

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

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John Wilson FAHRI
Deputy Chair of AHRI Board

With more than 35 years' experience in managing large teams of employees and contractors, AHRI Fellow John Wilson brings a wealth of experience to the AHRI board.

He established the national specialist recruitment organisation the Bayside Group of Companies in 1976, and remains a director. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and of the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association. He was among the group of members that was instrumental in the member purchase of AHRI from Deakin University in 2006. John Wilson is the deputy chairman of the AHRI board.

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Petrina Coventry FCPHR

Petrina Coventry is Industry Professor and Director of Development with the University of Adelaide Faculty of the Professions and the Business School. She previously held global vice president roles with the General Electric Company and The Coca Cola Company in the United States and Asia and was most recently CHRO with Santos Ltd. She is currently a non executive director for The Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI), The Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) and Beston Global Foods (BFC). Petrina is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Vincent Fairfax Fellow and a Fellow Certified Practitioner of the Australian Human Resource Institute. She has a masters degree in ethics from the University New South Wales, an MBA from the University of South Australia, a Global EMBA from Sydney University and is presently completing a PhD with the University of Melbourne.

Tanya Hammond

Tanya Hammond FCPHR

Tanya Hammond is a highly experienced researcher and management consultant in the area of people, people capabilities and structures, and is Director of Tailored HR Solutions. She has achieved this over the last 20 years working as an HR practitioner, management consultant, lecturer and facilitator. Tanya is very passionate about the HR profession and the value capable HR practitioners can add and contribute to both the success of an organisation and in creating the right environment where people are engaged and effective. She is currently undertaking research at UNSW, Canberra in the area of whether 'just anyone' can do HR and is committed to drawing on this research to contribute to her roles on the AHRI Board and National Certification Council.

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 have seen KFC become a leader in this area, being widely recognised within Yum! and across Australia. Phipps sits on the AHRI NSW Council. He is a FCPHR along with winning the AHRI Dave Ulrich HR Leader of the Year Award in 2015.

Phipps is an avid cyclist, having personally raised over $100K for Tour de Cure foundation over the past six years and lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two children.

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Jon Scriven FAHRI

Jon Scriven holds the position of Group Executive HR & Office of the CEO with Qantas Airways. He joined Qantas in April 2009. Jon previously held the position of Group Human Resources Director with Coca-Cola Amatil (2002-2009) and was a partner in Human Capital Services with Andersen (1999-2002). Jon started his career with Price Waterhouse in London and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia. Jon holds a masters degree in mathematics from Cambridge University in the UK.


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