Employment Relations and Human Resource Management Advisory Board

The ER & HRM Advisory Committee has been operating since August 2008. This Committee brings together academic staff in these areas with a number of senior professional from the Hunter region. The Committee’s Charter lists its objectives as:

  1. To encourage the development of the Employment Relations and Human Resource Management Discipline
  2. To provide advice on course development within the ER/HRM discipline, including:
  • to assist in the review of existing accredited courses/Programs
  • to assist in the development of new courses/programs
  • to assist in the development of short courses/executive programs
  1. To promote University of Newcastle programs
  2. To assist in the promotion of closer relationships between the University, industry and the wider community

In the ten years of its operation, the priorities within this broad agenda has varied, but some of the Committee’s important contributions have focused on:

  • The operation and promotion of work experience for students.
  • Review of programs and courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Provision of advice on the development of new courses and programs.
  • The marketing of programs.
  • The provision of case studies and other practitioner input into the teaching of courses.
  • The planning and delivery of site visits for postgraduate students.
  • The identification and funding of research projects.
  • Facilitation of closer links with professional associations.
Industrial Relations Commission of NSWFormer Deputy President
Australian Business LawyersConsultant
Varley GroupHR Manager
Castle PersonnelManager, People, and Development
Port Stephens CouncilHuman Resource Manager
Liberty OnesteelManager Employee Relations, Capability, and HR Services
Committee MemberHR Consultant Professional
Unions NSWIndustrial Officer
Port of NewcastleExecutive Manager People and Safety
SDA, Newcastle and Northern BranchBranch Secretary
Hunter New England HealthHuman Resources Manager - Corporate Workforce
Life Without BarriersDirector People, Safety, and Culture
Hunter Water CorporationGroup Manager People and Culture
Being Human ConsultantsSpecialist, Mediation, and Performance
Fair Work CommissionCommissioner
The Wests Group AustraliaGroup Manager People and Culture