Skip to

Global website search.

Other websites


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 2018.Congratulations to the new and re-elected councillors. Below is the current State Council for the ACT.

ACT State President

Stephanie Waddon FCPHR

Steph is a HR expert with global experience in the provision of HR solutions for both private and public sector clients. Steph specialises in workforce strategy, strategic and operational workforce planning, culture change, organisational design, development and effectiveness. Most recently, she has led the design, development and implementation of strategic workforce planning solutions, workforce analytics review and redesign, coaching and leadership development training design and facilitation.

Vice President, CertificationSonia Lynch CPHR
Head of HR
Epicon IT Solutions
SecretaryKate Leonard FAHRI
HR Manager 
ASEAN - Australia Summit  

Vice President Membership

Jo Bell CPHR 
Senior Human Resources Manager 
Citadel Group
Councillor  Paula Goodwin FCPHR
Chief Operating Officer
Department of the Environment and Energy
Councillor Alison Fitzgerald FAHRI
Branch Manager People Services 
Department of Social Services       
Councillor Nick Myburgh FCPHR 
PwC Australia
Councillor Lauren Sayers CPHR
Deputy Manager, Human Resources
College of Art and Social Sciences,
Australian National University
Councillor Catherine McLachlan CPHR
Department of Social Services
Councillor Rowena Bain CAHRI
Assistant Secretary, Culture and People Development Branch
Department of Defence


Professional members receive free professional indemnity insurance as part of their membership.

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.

AHRI Assist