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Victoria 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 September and elections held in October. Congratulations to the new and re-elected councillors.

Below is the current State Council for Victoria.

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Victoria Council President

Mike Dawson-Smith, FCPHR
General Manager People and Culture
Early Childhood Management Services

Mike has been an AHRI councillor since 2010 and a member of AHRI for over 30 years. He has had extensive generalist HR experience and has held executive HR roles in the private and public sectors for a range of organisations including BP Australia Limited, the National Australia Bank, Peninsula Health and the City of Melbourne. Mike is also actively involved in community groups in a volunteer capacity and has consulted to a number of not-for-profit organisations.

Vice-president, Membership TBC
Vice-president, Professional Development John Molineux, FCPHR
Lecturer in Human Resource Management
Deakin University
Councillor Chris Steinfort, CAHRI
Director Human Resources
Australian Red Cross
Councillor Sandra Hutchins, CAHRI
HR Manager
Councillor Clare Murphy, FCPHR
Director of People and Strategy
St Michael's Grammar School
Councillor Greg Ure, CAHRI
Caron Laboratories Australia Pty Ltd
Councillor Lisa Hobson, MAHRI
HR Consultant
PPB Advisory
Councillor Matthew Connell, CAHRI
Executive Director People and Culture
Barwon Child, Youth & Family
Councillor Pamela Macdonald, CAHRI
Broadspring Consulting Pty Ltd
CouncillorDaniel Cogan, MAHRI
Senior Consultant


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


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