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.
Deputy President (Ret'd)
Queensland Industrial Relations Commission
VICE PRESIDENT (EMPLOYER)
Legal Profession Representative
Government Representative (State)
Government Representative (Commonwealth)
Tertiary Academic Representative
Dr Ben French
Senior Employment Relations Advisor
Principal Appeals Officer
Acting Deputy Director-General
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