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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 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.

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Carol Dickenson AM CAHRI

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Professor Carol Dickenson AM is Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at QUT. QUT’s faculties, research institutes and the Caboolture Campus report to Professor Dickenson who is Chair of University Academic Board. Prior to her current appointment, Professor Dickenson served as QUT’s Registrar. She possesses a unique set of skills honed from extensive experience across academic, consulting, government, HR, and executive management roles.

Some of her external roles include Elected Member, AHEIA Executive Committee; Member of the Universities Australia Standing Group for Quality and its D/PVC (A) Group; Member, Chairs of Academic Boards; Chartered Member, AHRI; Member, AHRI National Certification Council.

Tanya Hammond

Tanya Hammond FCPHR

Director, Tailored HR Solutions
Non-executive Director and ACT Council President, AHRI

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.

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.

Robert Orth

Robert R. Orth FAHRI

Executive Director, PeopleSensei

Robert Orth commenced his working career as a serving officer (Flight Lieutenant) in the Royal Australian Air Force. In 1982, he joined IBM Australia as an associate and progressed through the business holding numerous senior positions before moving to HR in 1998. He was promoted to the position of Director of Talent for IBM Asia Pacific, a role he filled for four years. Following this he was appointed the Director of Human Resources A/NZ, bearing responsibility for HR across the Australia and New Zealand business with some 15,000 people operating in the services, consulting and technology industry.

Orth left IBM in 2013 and is currently Executive Director of PeopleSensei. PeopleSensei is a business focussed on leading Human Resources consulting, Executive and HR professional Training and Development, and Executive Coaching. Orth is a Fellow of the Australian HR Institute and has held Directorships on the boards of IBM Australia Limited, the Diversity Council of Australia, and the Leadership Consortium (Chairman). Orth has a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Diploma of Education from the University of Sydney.

Kim Schofield

Kim Schofield FCPHR

Managing Director, Kapability Solutions
Certification Consultant, AHRI

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.