This is a Community of Practice for NSW public sector employees working in Human Resources (HR). We share information and provide opportunities for professional development.

Our mission is to position the HR profession as a key contributor in delivering business outcomes. Our community is about more than sharing best practice and supporting one another. We have a strong focus on uplifting the profile of the HR profession in the NSW public sector. We do this by providing development opportunities and showcasing the value HR professionals bring to achieving business goals.

Advisory Board

An Advisory Board has been established with representation from across the nine NSW Government Clusters. The Board sets our direction and priorities and promotes opportunities to grow capability.

Role Name and Cluster
Co-chair Sally-Anne Lyster, Treasury
Co-chair Sally Friedlander, Planning and Environment
Board members Jane Lorentzen, Premier and Cabinet
  Daniel Rumbold, Regional NSW
  Melissa Kent, Regional NSW
  Anne-Marie Holubinskyj, Customer Service
  Therese Ma, Customer Service
  Rebecca Nikqi, Transport
  Gayle Robson, Transport
  Michelle Kim, Stronger Communities
  Cindy Hadusek, Stronger Communities
  Kerry Metcalfe-Smith, Education
  Meg Price, Education
  Shantala Prior, Health
  Paula Williscroft, Health
  Philippa Cameron, Treasury
  Michael Rolik, Planning and Environment
  Joy Hiley, Enterprise, Investment and Trade
  Nora Fenton, Enterprise, Investment and Trade
Secretariat Cindy Leung, Public Service Commission
  Georgia Fryer, Public Service Commission


Joining our community

The community provides opportunities to connect HR people from across the NSW Public Sector, in a forum where people can share ideas and experiences. Our members are invited to events to meet other HR professionals and hear from key speakers in the public and private sector talk on a range of HR topics. You will be invited to participate in programs that provide development opportunities to HR professionals working in the NSW public sector. 

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Our events

We host up to four events a year. Our 2022 events have covered a diverse range of topics, including personal wellbeing during challenging times, understanding design thinking and redesigning the employee experience. 

To find out more about our upcoming events and other sector-wide initiatives for HR, join the community and receive our newsletter.

Recent Event Recordings

Contact us

To contact us, please email