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John Wilson FAHRIlife

Chair of the HR Technology Advisory Panel, AHRI
Director, Bayside Group

With more than 35 years' experience in managing large teams of employees and contractors, AHRI Life 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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Susan Entwisle

Head of Digital Engineering for APAC at Cognizant

Dr Susan Entwisle has led digital strategy, innovation and solutions for major corporate clients to help them gain competitive advantage. Dr Entwisle has extensive experience in IT strategy, leading and building capabilities, building partnerships, and delivering transformational IT programs across multiple industries around the globe using distributed agile teams.

Dr Entwisle was previously an Executive Director / Distinguished Technologist at / Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. Dr Entwisle is an accomplished and engaging speaker on digital strategy, innovation and digital transformation at major industry conferences. Dr Entwisle is a member of AHRI’s HR Technology Advisory Panel.


CEO, Managing Director, AHRI

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.

Marc Havercroft

Marc Havercroft FCPHR

Vice president – HCM Strategy, SuccessFactors Australia Pty Ltd

Marc Havercroft is a Vice President SAP Cloud and chief expert in Digital transformation. He brings more than 20 years’ experience within the future workforce strategy and transformation, helping clients adapt their HR strategy to meet the opportunity of the new digital world and the future workforce needed. His expertise includes advisory and strategy, and workforce design for organisations going through major change, as well as new entrants into EMEA, North America, and APJ and Greater China regions from both green field to M&A structures.

From talent acquisition to talent management, Havercroft provides clients with not only high level visibility on current and global trends, but is able to turn this into meaningful workforce strategies that deliver. He has worked across industries from financial services, telco, energy, media, digital social, to public sector, with many of his solutions honored with industry awards.

Havercroft is a Fellow of the AHRI, and a member of the AHRI Council. Based out of Sydney, Australia, where he lives with his wife and two children, he operates across the globe for SAP.

John Macy

John Macy FAHRIlife

Principal, Competitive Edge Technology

For the last three decades John Macy has been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading HR technology visionaries and thought leaders. He has recent articles published in the USA by IHRIM on HR platform technology, component assembly and ‘What is next after cloud delivery?’

He has provided advice and consulting services to the HR business community throughout the world and has worked on assignments in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China and the USA. His consulting company, Competitive Edge Technology (CET), is a leader in HR microservices technology. CET has developed a standard for the emerging digital platform ecosystem and provides a low code development platform solution to assist companies making the digital transition.

Prior to forming CET in 1994, Macy was a senior HR manager at Qantas. During his 24 years with Qantas, he participated in the design, development and implementation of their global HRIS.

Kathleen McCudden

Kathleen McCudden CAHRI

Group HR Director, SEEK

Kathleen McCudden is responsible for Human Resources and Corporate Communications across the SEEK Group. The focus of her role is to create an environment for the people at SEEK to achieve the company's growth agenda and build on the unique company culture at SEEK.

McCudden joined SEEK in May 2016, bringing a wealth of experience in the technology, professional services and employment industries. Before joining SEEK, she worked for IBM in various roles across the Asia Pacific region, most recently as an HR Director for Australia and New Zeland. Prior to this, she held senior HR roles at PwC Consulting and Robert Walters. McCudden holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science with a double major in Psychology.

Rob Scott

Rob Scott CAHRI

Global Lead: Strategy & Innovation, Presence of IT

For most of the last 25 years, Rob Scott has focused on challenging the way Human Capital is valued and maximized in the work environment, and in particular how technologies are used to create efficient business operations through people.

Scott provides advisory, leadership and innovative thinking to organisations wanting to achieve or improve financial and societal value through people and technology. His experience is broad, having played leading advisory roles in system selections and implementations ( ERP, Best-of-Breed, SaaS), large scale project management, process re-engineering, robotic automation and strategic alignment.

Scott brings a unique mix of business, psychology, technical, and HR consulting experience into a broad value adding service, supported by over 10 years in senior HR leadership roles within the chemical industry.

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Julia Whitford MAHRI

General Manager, Commercial & Members Services AHRI

Julia Whitford's background includes more than 17 years' experience in membership based organisations, primarily in the not-for-profit sector. She previously held the position of membership manager at AHRI from 2009 to 2011 and has returned in 2013 as national manager of operations.

Whitford oversees the membership, commercial and client services, events and information technology teams to ensure the best possible outcomes for AHRI members and stakeholders. Whitford has qualifications in business and finance.

Jon Williams

Jon Williams

Global People and Organisation Partner, PwC Australia

Jon Williams leads PwC’s People business in Australia and is also Global Leader for People and Organisation, which provides a range of  Human Capital solutions and consulting through 10,000 Partners and staff in 138 Countries. He has expertise in leadership, organisational culture, talent management and employee capability development and engagement.

Williams has over 25 years' consulting experience across Europe, Asia and Australia, helping clients primarily in the banking, retail, consumer goods and telecommunications industries.

Prior to joining PwC Williams was the Managing Principal for the Gallup Organisation in Australia and New Zealand, and prior to that  Asian Region Talent Practice Leader and Managing Director, Australia/ New Zealand for Hewitt Associates.