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Human Resources

Location: University Drive, Mt Helen, Ballarat
Post: PO Box 663, Ballarat VIC 3353 
Ph: (03) 5327 9756


Overall responsibility for leading the development and delivery of our people strategy focusing on key priorities of workforce planning, people and leadership capability, talent and performance management, organisational culture realignment and change agility.

PositionNamePhone number
Director, Human ResourcesDeborah Walker(03) 5327 9718
Personal Assistant to Director, Human ResourcesShelley Nash(03) 5327 9514
Manager, Organisational Development and Performance Anna Vagias(03) 5327 9207
Organisational Development and Learning Business PartnerLisa Pickering(03) 5327 9620

HR Business Partnering


Pro-active issue resolution, workforce planning, organisational and people capabilities (PRDP), performance, staff awards, organisational change and culture, employee wellbeing, EAP, return to work and WorkCover.

PositionNamePhone number
Manager, HR Business Partnering Karen Willey(03) 5327 9366
HR Business PartnerBen Dulude(03) 5327 6239
HR Business PartnerKristen Foster(03) 5122 6068
HR Business PartnerKelley Jones(03) 5327 9512
HR Business PartnerCarl Trotta(03) 5327 9304
Injury Management and Wellbeing CoordinatorJoanne Fiorenza(03) 5327 6197

HR Shared Services


Talent management (recruitment, selection, attraction and retention), remuneration (payroll and superannuation), academic promotion, maternity leave, immigration, systems (ESS, FedUni associates, PageUp, PRDP) and management information reporting.

PositionNamePhone number
Manager, HR Shared ServicesGlenn Bench(03) 5327 9517
Coordinator, HR Sharyn Crawford(03) 5327 6459
Coordinator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander EmploymentKatrina Beer(03) 5327 9244
Human Resources AdvisorMichelle Krutli(03) 5327 6737
Human Resources AdvisorLaura Ryan(03) 5327 6479
Human Resources OfficerBrigette Cunningham(03) 5327 6734
Administrative Officer (and Reception)Talisa White(03) 5327 9756

HR Systems and Analytics


PositionNamePhone number
Coordinator, HR Management Information Systems Andrew Christensen (03) 5327 9157
HR Data and Systems AnalystNarelle Smith(03) 5327 6221



PositionNamePhone number
Team Leader, PayrollCarole Nimmo(03) 5327 9519
Payroll OfficerAlison Castley(03) 5327 6711
Payroll OfficerAndrea Gedye(03) 5327 9576
Payroll OfficerMarg Mulvihill(03) 5327 6793

Workplace Relations

Workplace agreements, employment legislation, workplace investigations, managing grievances, claims and disciplinary processes.

PositionNamePhone number
Manager, Workplace RelationsAndrew Wright(03) 5327 6501
Principal Industrial Relations ConsultantWes Walker(03) 5327 6807