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Advisory Research Panel


Petrina Coventry FCPHR

Industry Professor and Director of Development, University of Adelaide 
Non-executive Director and Advisory Research Panel Chair, AHRI

Dr Petrina Coventry is Industry Professor at Adelaide University. She has covered multiple industries including energy, education, FMCG and financial services in global leadership roles for GE, The Coca Cola Company and Proctor and Gamble. Her work in ethics and governance, organisation design and cultural transformation has had her involved with governments, industry associations and consulting groups.

An ethicist, she has been appointed a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Vincent Fairfax Fellow, and Fellow of the Australian HR Institute. She is a non-executive director of AHRI, the Australasian Association of Philosophy, and Beston Global Food Company Ltd.

Ezaz Ahmed


MBA Director, Flinders University

Ezaz Ahmed is the MBA Director at the Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. Ezaz is Stream Chair for Organisational Behaviour at the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM). Besides his PhD in HRM, he holds MBA in International Business and Online Teaching Certificate from the University of Oxford in England. His research interests are managing employees' psychological contract, workforce management, leadership, employees' ethical behaviour and employee wellbeing. Dr Ahmed is actively involved in national, international and industry collaborative research projects including obtaining research grants, presenting research papers in international conferences and publishing in academic journals.


Greg Bamber FAHRI

Professor, Director, Master of HRM Course/Co-Director, Australian Consortium, Research in Employment & Work, Monash University

Greg Bamber is Director, Master of HRM Course/Co-Director, Australian Consortium for Research in Employment & Work, Monash University. He has co-led many research projects, focusing on airlines, hospitals, manufacturing, telecommunications; outsourcing/shared services, dispute settlement; workplace change. He is Visiting Professor, Newcastle University, UK and Guest Faculty, Harvard University, USA.

He was formerly at universities in Queensland and in the UK. Governments and international agencies have commissioned him to conduct projects. He has served as a director on external boards e.g. in the fields of education, sport and health. He has served as Co-Chair, International Section, US Labor & Employment Relations Association (LERA); and as President of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia & New Zealand (AIRAANZ), the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria (IRSV) and the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).

His many (joint) publications include articles in leading journals and books such as International & comparative employment relations (, and Up in the air: How airlines can improve performance by engaging their employees (  For more details:


Nicholas Barnett CAHRI

CEO, Insync Surveys

Nicholas Barnett, BEc, CA, FAICD, CAHRI has been a director, business leader and consultant for over 35 years. He is CEO of Insync, former partner of KPMG, non-executive chairman of Ansvar Insurance, and non-executive director of Mission Australia. He is passionate about assisting boards and senior executives to become more effective; and organisations to become better places to work in, be more productive and profitable. He has written two books titled 7 habits that drive high performance and GPS for your organisation®: how to energise your employees and build sustainable high performance.

Fang Lee Cooke

Fang Lee Cooke CAHRI

Professor, Human Resource Management (HRM) and Asia Studies, Monash University

Fang Lee Cooke (PhD, University of Manchester, UK) is Professor of Human Resource Management (HRM) and Asia Studies at Monash University. Previously, she was a chaired professor (since 2005) at the University of Manchester, UK. Her research interests are in the area of employment relations, gender studies, diversity management, strategic HRM, knowledge management and innovation, outsourcing, Chinese outward FDI and employment of Chinese migrants.

Lee is the author of four research monographs and over 120 journal articles and book chapters. She is an Associate editor for Human Resource Management and Gender, Work, and Organization; senior editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Management; and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources.

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 Research Advisory Panel.

Lyn Goodear FAHRI

CEO and Managing Director, AHRI

Lyn Goodear is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian HR Institute. She was appointed to the role in December 2012. Goodear was formerly National Manager, Professional Development at AHRI, a position she held from 2005 to 2012.

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

Goodear 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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Robin Kramar CAHRI

Principal Executive Officer, SydneyMet Institute 

Professor Robin Kramar has worked at a number of Australian universities, including Sydney University, the University of New South Wales and Macquarie Graduate School of Management, where she served as Deputy Dean, Acting Dean and Director of Accreditation for some years.

Kramar has continuing interest in developments in human resource management in Australia and in the relationship between human resource management and sustainability. She is part of the Cranet network which conducts longitudinal, comparative research in 40 countries and has published in areas such as diversity management, equal employment opportunity, strategic human resource management, the future of human resource management and corporate social responsibility. Kramar has also authored, co-authored or edited eleven books on human resource management and edited Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources.

Shaun McCarthy

Shaun McCarthy FAHRI

Chairman, Human Synergistics Australia & New Zealand Director, Human Synergistics International

Shaun McCarthy is Chairman of Human Synergistics Australia Pty Ltd and Human Synergistics New Zealand Ltd; and is a Director of Applied Research Corporation and Human Synergistics International based in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

McCarthy has been in consulting since 1974, working across all types of organisations and at all levels. He currently manages the Australian and New Zealand businesses and contributes at a global level to IT development, marketing strategy, media projects and management of global client projects. He has a Bachelor in Business Administration from Victoria University of Wellington and a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences (distinction in Psychology) from Massey University.

Stephen Teo

Stephen Teo FCPHR

Associate Dean, Management Director, Centre for Work and Organisational Performance, Edith Cowan University

Professor Stephen Teo spent 10 years as a line manager in the banking and finance industry before moving to academia in 1994 to complete his doctoral research at Queensland University of Technology. He is currently appointed as a professorial research fellow in the School of Business and Law. His research interests lie in negative workplace behaviours (such as job stress, bullying and incivility), strategic human resource management, and change management.

In addition to his research awards, Teo received a national teaching and learning citation from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council for outstanding contributions to student learning for sustained contributions in practise-based, research-led curriculum and assessment design to provide business graduates with work ready competencies in HRM.


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