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Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson AM FCPHR

National President, Board Chairman and Chair of the National Certification Council, AHRI

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.

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Wayne F. Cascio FAHRIlife

Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado, Denver

Wayne F. Cascio is a Distinguished University Professor and holds the Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership at the University of Colorado, Denver. He has served as president of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Chair of the SHRM Foundation and of the HR Division at the Academy of Management, and as a member of the Academy of Management's Board of Governors. He currently serves as Chair of the SHRM Certification Commission.


Jacqui Curtis FAHRI

Chief Operating Officer, Australian Tax Office

Mike Dawson-Smith FCPHR

Past Board Member and Victorian State President | AHRI
Senior Business Partner / Major Project Manager | YMCA Victoria

Tanya Hammond

Tanya Hammond FCPHR

Advisory Research Panel Chair, AHRI
Chief Collaborator / CEO, Tailored HR Solutions

Tanya Hammond is a highly experienced researcher and management consultant in the area of people, people capabilities and structures. She has achieved this over the last 20 years working as an HR practitioner, management consultant, lecturer and facilitator.

Hammond 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 role on the National Certification Council.

Carmel McGregor

Carmel McGregor PSM FCPHR

Non-executive Director and Public Sector Reference Panel Chair, AHRI

Carmel McGregor PSM is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra. She was formerly Deputy Secretary Defence People in the Department of Defence until her retirement in 2014. Prior to that she was Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner − a member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Group on Reform of Australian Government Administration (Blueprint). Carmel was Australia’s representative and Vice Chair of the OECD’s Public Governance Committee from 2008−2012. She is currently Vice President of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT, a Fellow of AIM, an AHRI Fellow, and a National Fellow of IPAA. McGregor is an AHRI Director, and a member of AICD.

McGregor is the recipient of a Public Service Medal in the 2013 Honours List and was recognised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants for exceptional leadership. In 2012 she was selected as inaugural Woman of Influence Public Policy in the Financial Review/Westpac 100 Women of Influence; and was awarded an ANZSIG Public Service Excellence Award.

Fiona Michel FCPHR

Non-Executive Director, AHRI
Chief HR Officer, Auckland District Health

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.

Ross Miller

Ross Miller FAHRI

General Manager, Retail Banking, St.George Bank

Ross Miller’s 20 years’ experience in financial services combines an in-depth understanding of HR practice with business knowledge. In 2015 he was appointed General Manager of the St. George Retail Bank, a business serving 2.2 million customers.

Prior to this, Miller was General Manager HR for Westpac Group’s consumer and business brands, encompassing 25,000 employees, where he built capability, diversity and a service-focussed culture to achieve business results. Miller also led HR at St. George during the St. George/Westpac merger – an instrumental time for the bank. Miller is an AHRI fellow and was named Dave Ulrich HR Leader Award recipient in 2012.

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John Molineux FCPHR

Senior Lecturer, Human Resource Management, Deakin University

Dr John Molineux currently teaches in the MBA and Master of Leadership programs at Deakin University. Prior to 2010, Molineux had over 30 years’ experience as an HR director, manager, practitioner, trainer and strategist in several organisations. His PhD in Strategic HRM and Cultural Change was undertaken when he was HR strategist at the Australian Taxation Office.

As a volunteer with AHRI, Molineux has been a Victorian Councillor for six years, has set up and coordinates the Diversity and work-life balance network, and has been involved in a wide range of AHRI activities, including mentoring HR professionals. At the 2015 AHRI Convention, he presented the findings of a joint research project with AHRI and Dr Adam Fraser on HR roles and psychological resilience.


Alan Nankervis FACHR

National Accreditation Committee Chair, AHRI
Adjunct Professor of HRM, Curtin University & RMIT University

Dr Alan Nankervis has worked as an HRM academic at three Australian universities and at several international universities. He has taught many HRM courses; conducted research projects across Australia and in Asia; and authored more than a hundred and fifty books, book chapters, journal articles and conference papers. He has also undertaken many consulting projects, mainly in the Asia Pacific region. His most recent book is entitled Asia Pacific HRM and organisational effectiveness: Implications for practitioners. He has been a member of AHRI’s National Accreditation Committee since 2009, and its chair since 2010.

Kim Schofield

Kim Schofield FCPHR

General Manager, HR Standards & Practice, AHRI
Managing Director, Kapability Solutions

Dr Kim Schofield possesses extensive experience in human resource management and capability development gained through his accumulated 25 years of service in the UK Health Service, UK Local Government, UK Private Sector and the last 14 years in the WA State Government.

His last position was as Deputy Commissioner with the WA Public Sector Commission where he had responsibility for leading the Capability Development Division. Schofield played a key role in setting the strategic direction for the development of the WA Public Sector and was a member of the Corporate Executive of this independent statutory office reporting to Parliament.


Victoria Winkler

Head of Assessment, The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), United Kingdom

Victoria Winkler is Head of Qualifications and Assessment at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. As Head of Qualifications and Assessment, Winkler has overall responsibility for all of the CIPD’s qualifications and assessment services. She leads the design and implementation of qualification, membership and endorsement policies and the delivery of assessment solutions for individual and B2B customers, ensuring that CIPD standards are upheld.

Before joining the assessment team, Winkler led CIPD research in the field of learning, development and talent management. She authored a series of publications in the field, and spoke at a variety of conferences in the UK and overseas to promote the work of the CIPD.