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QLD Nomination Statements

Only professional members are eligible to vote in the council elections and only in their state of residence. To access the QLD Ballot paper and vote, click HERE.

Tim Baker FAHRI

Dr Tim Baker has been an active Fellow of AHRI since 2009. Tim is Director of WINNERS-at-WORK since 1995, specialising in leadership and change. He is author of five books on leadership and has conducted major consulting assignments in 11 countries and 21 industries. In 2013, Tim was voted one of the 50 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders by World HRD Congress. He has been actively involved in presenting at conferences and AHRI sponsored training programmes. Tim is a Council Member of QUT. He wants to make a difference and be involved on the State Council of AHRI.

Gerardine Rudolphy CAHRI

Gerry strives to maximise the value of AHRI membership, particularly for those outside SE Queensland. She works to ensure regional networks are viable, including the availability of regional conferences. Gerry has been an influential voice at a national level, supporting initiatives such as the addition of webinars and live conference video-streaming, making professional development available to those unable to attend city based events; regardless of their location or circumstances. Professionally, Gerry is recognised as a mentor and facilitator of workplace improvement. She is committed to developing the next generation of HR professionals as a sessional lecturer with James Cook University.

Dale Harrison CAHRI

Dale has acquired significant Operational, OD, HRM and L & D experience at the Supervisory, Management and Contract/Consultancy levels within the UK, Australia, the Pacific Islands and South East Asia.  His extensive multi-cultural experience gained from different industry sectors and countries including trade and post-graduate qualifications, demonstrates his capability to work successfully and collaboratively within a state council environment.  Dale can bring a broad depth of experience and application to assist AHRI in further development of the Human Resource profession, its integration and application within the workplace and fostering the enhancement of its member's knowledge, skills and professional development. 

Mary Stevenson MAHRI

A current QLD Council member and experienced senior human resource professional that is passionate about working with people to achieving results. Our profession is enduring and so it is that we need to be able to respond to our ever changing environment.  AHRI provides leadership and professional resources that allow members to be best equipped to meet organisational challenges. My goal as a council member is to ensure that we in regional Queensland have the opportunity to not only participate in professional development but also a voice in raising the people issues and shaping the outcomes for members in regional QLD.

Fleur Johnston CAHRI

Fleur has almost 20 years' experience in senior HR and Organisational Development leadership positions. She has worked in internal and external consulting roles across public, private and NFP sectors in Australia and overseas, and is passionate about HR's responsibility to demonstrate the value it brings to business. Fleur is highly motivated by the process of engaging the wisdom of people in organisations to continuously improve the way businesses work; and nominates to the QLD State Council in the hope that she might contribute her commitment to influencing positive change to the ongoing evolution of AHRI and the HR  profession.

Patrick Caldwell MAHRI

Patrick is currently a HR Business Partner with BHP Billiton with experience in both generalist and specialist HR activities, including industrial relations and organisational development. Patrick has strong interests in leveraging diversity and inclusion within the resources industry, measuring financial impacts of HR initiatives and the use of technology and social media in HR. Patrick is currently completing his Masters of Business at the University of Southern Queensland.

Stephen Hart FAHRI

Stephen is a highly regarded organisational development practitioner with over 15 years' experience in senior HR managerial and executive roles in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. His organisational experience includes: Telstra, Tourism Queensland, Anglicare, The Queensland Departments of Transport and Main Roads, Employment and Training and Queensland Health and he is currently the Associate Director of Organisational Development  with the University of Queensland. Stephen has a Masters of Organisational Development and Training, has been an adjunct lecturer with Southern Cross University Lismore, and is currently completing the Doctor of Education program with University of Southern Queensland.

Melissa Johnson MAHRI

Melissa has over a 14 years' experience supporting the development and management of people in both private and government sectors throughout regional Queensland and Brisbane.  Specialising in talent management, HR coaching, risk and compliance, Melissa's achievements include; assisted in the marketing of Ergon Energy's employer branding which won the QLD Marketing Award and National Marketing Award for 'Brand Extension'; managing a successful talent management program for Ergon Energy; introduction of organisational-wide personality profiling and coaching framework for three professional services firms; conducting satisfaction surveys for professional services firms; implementing compliance and risk management systems for a well-known Brisbane-based architectural firm.

Micheal Martin CAHRI

With experience across multiple industry sectors, Micheal is a proven, outcomes focused, HR leader having held senior responsibility in mergers and acquisitions, strategic development and transition. With expertise in governance, risk, strategy and the development of capability, Micheal adds value at the strategic and tactical level. His strength is the ability to understand the human element within the interdependencies of strategic and operation matters. A graduate of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the University of New England (UNE), Micheal has also been admitted as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD). 

Anna Blackman CAHRI

In my role as a Senior Lecturer at James Cook University I am able to inform the next generation of HR managers of what is happening in the industry.  I use a nexus of industry experience, teaching techniques and research findings to inform my students.   In order to bridge the gap between theory and practice it is important to be actively involved in key professional organisations such as AHRI and therefore I think it would be a great opportunity to continue to be on the AHRI council to further enhance this role. 

Melinda Godber MAHRI

Currently working with Australian Red Cross as Learning and Development Manager, I have valuable and wide ranging skills in stakeholder engagement, strategic planning and development.  My 20 years of experience across the corporate, retail and not-for-profit sectors has provided exposure to a wealth of HR related issues and topics. I am also focused on increasing the capabilities and competencies of the HR profession to have a 'seat at the table' when it comes to organisational growth. I believe I can contribute to AHRI as a State Councilor, providing a voice and knowledge regarding HR in the not-for-profit sector.

Sharon Seymour FAHRI

Sharon Seymour is the Director of HR Consulting with Larosh. With over 20 years of management experience, Sharon is a highly experienced professional HR practitioner who is values based and outcome driven. With experience in Australia and the UK, she has worked across a diverse range of industries, including health, agriculture, construction, retail, Federal and State and local government. Prior to starting her own consulting business, Sharon was the Director of HR for UnitingCare Health. Sharon is a Fellow of AHRI and CIPD, a graduate of the AICD and a nationally accredited mediator through the Australian Mediation Association.

Anthony (Tony) Wiggins CAHRI

Tony is a Principal HR Consultant, TAFE Queensland.  With 20+ years' experience Tony's expertise has contributed to strategic HR initiatives in areas of organisational change, learning and development and organisational development. Tony has received National HR recognition for learning and development initiatives and continues to mentor Gen X/Y practitioners/graduates/students. AHRI Queensland Service includes; State Council 2007-2010; Vice President 2009, 2010; Convenor Attraction, Recruitment and Retention Forum 2008-10; Convenor Performance and Reward Forum, 2013, 2104. As an active State Council member, Tony is committed to delivering the AHRI Queensland State Council vision for state, local and regional members.