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Management Committee





The Society’s Management Committee is elected by its members each year at the Society’s AGM. The Committee meets regularly to discuss the activities of the Society – both planned and to be planned, as well as general industrial relations and membership matters.

The Committee is made up for representatives from private practice, government, unions, employer organisations, the tertiary sector and the legal fraternity.

The current Committee is listed below.

Patron

 Management Committee - Industrial Relations Society of Queensland | IRSQ

Adrian Bloomfield

Deputy President (Ret'd)

Queensland Industrial Relations Commission


Executive


President

Nate Burke
Conciliator
Fair Work Commission


Immediate Past President

Jo McConnell
Director, Member Support
Together Queensland


VICE PRESIDENT (EMPLOYER)

Faiyaz Devjee
Principle Consultant
IRIQ Law


Vice President (Union)

Vaishi Rajanayagam
Industrial Officer/Lawyer
Independant Education Union (QLD and NT Branch)


Vice President (Other)

Lydia Daly
Partner
McCullough Roberston Lawyers


Secretary

Jason Stein


Treasurer

Daniel Pfrunder
General Manager People & Safety
HQPlantations

General Committee

Legal Profession Representative

Calum Woods

Lawyer 
Lander & Rogers


Employer
Representative

Alison Francis

Workplace Relations Manager
Fletcher Building Australia


Employee
Representative

Michelle Robertson

Senior Industrial Officer
The Services Union


Employee
Representative

Aaron Watson

Growth Organiser
Independent Education Union (Qld & NT Branch)


General Member

Leanne Dearlove

Senior Associate
Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers


Government Representative (State)

Julia Grant-Vicig

Principal Consultant
Office of Industrial Relations


Government Representative (Commonwealth)

VACANT


Tertiary Academic Representative

Dr Ben French

Course Convenor/Lecturer
Griffith University


Employer representative

Sarah Mangan

Senior Employment Relations Advisor
Queensland Hotels Association


General Member

Joanne Webb

Principal Appeals Officer
Office of Industrial Relations


General Member

Tony James

Acting Deputy Director-General
Office of Industrial Relations

General Member

Richard Diqer

Associate
IRIQ Law


Student Representative

VACANT


Past Presidents of the Society

2015 – 2019: Jo McConnell, Together Queensland

2012 – 2015: Joanna Minchinton, Queensland Hotels Association (ALERA President 2014)

2010 – 2012: Dale Himstedt, DERM

2008 – 2010: Pat Knight, Leighton Abigroup Joint Venure

2006 – 2008: Tom Shultz, Bacon Factories Union

2004 – 2006: Cheryl-Anne Laird, Livingstones (ALERA President 2005)

2002 – 2004: Peter Garske, Queensland Trucking Association


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