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ACT State Council

AHRI members are represented by their State Council. These are comprised of elected professional level members. Nominations for council positions were invited from all AHRI members in February and elections held in March 2017. Congratulations to the new and re-elected councillors. Below is the current State Council for the ACT.

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ACT State President

Tanya Hammond FCPHR
Tailored HR Solutions

Hammond is a highly experienced management consultant in the area of people and cultural change. This has been achieved over the last 25 years as an HR practitioner, management consultant, lecturer and facilitator.

Hammond is very passionate about the HR profession and the value that 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 enrolled to complete a PhD into whether ‘just anyone can do HR’ within the APS at UNSW.

Vice President, CertificationChristine Clarke CAHRI
Department of Defence        
SecretaryKate Leonard FAHRI
Assistant Director, People Services
Digital Transformation Agency        


Jo Copeland CAHRI
Human Resources Manager 
Citadel Group
Councillor  Louise Frezza CAHRI
Director, Workforce Strategy
Department of Human Services
Councillor Sonia Lynch CPHR
Head of HR
Epicon IT Solutions        
Councillor Nick Myburgh CAHRI
PwC Australia
Councillor Lauren Sayers CPHR
Deputy Manager, Human Resources
College of Art and Social Sciences,
Australian National University
Councillor Steph Waddon FCPHR
PwC Australia
Councillor Damian West CAHRI
Deputy Commissioner 
Victorian Public Sector Commission


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Did you know...

That AHRI is representing 21,000 HR professionals from Australia and around the globe?


In 2013, AHRI celebrated 70 years as an institute. In HRmonthly magazine, we reflect on how the profession has evolved.

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