Staff contacts

General enquiries

Employee Services is your first point of contact for all things employment related such as recruitment activities, salary administration and general enquiries.

In person

You can find us in Building 1410 on the Bathurst campus and in Building 476 on the Wagga Wagga campus.

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Employee Services team

  • Linda van Gemert - Team Leader
  • Cathrine Hummerston - Senior Employee Services Officer
  • Thomas Chandler - Employee Services Officer
  • Leonie Crowe - Employee Services Officer
  • Sarah Dawson - Employee Services Officer
  • Lauren Brown - Employee Services Officer
  • Tracy Callen - Employee Services Officer

Business Partners

The Business Partners work with your Division or Faculty to provide coaching and support. They help leaders and managers enhance team performance and development. The team implements customised people strategies via a range of human resources processes, systems and tools.

Name and positionFocus portfolioExtension
Dane Hegvold
Senior Manager, Business Partnering
Office of the Vice-Chancellor
Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Office of Public Relations and Communication
Office of Global Engagement
Holly Weal
Senior Business Partner
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Faculty of Arts and Education
Rhianna Stringfield
Senior Business Partner
Business Development Office
Division of Strategy, Marketing and Analysis
Division of Student Success
Kylie Bennett
Business Partner
Corporate Services Group
Division of Facilities Management
Division of Finance
Division of Information Technology
Office of the Chief Operating Officer
Matt Hansen
Business Partner
Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Science
Division of Learning and Teaching
Division of Library Services
Marissa Pideski
Business Partner
Division of Security, Safety and Wellbeing
Division of Students
Faculty of Science and Health – Technical and Enterprise
Paul Locker
Business Partner
Faculty of Science and Health – Academic 34153

Workplace Relations and Partnerships

This team contributes to people and culture strategy and policy and oversee the Workplace Relations and Partnerships portfolio. We also contribute and support the University strategy and initiatives.

Jennie Anderson Director, Workplace Relations and Partnerships 84615
Rosaleen Sullivan Administrative Assistant 84738


Our recruitment team focuses on hiring the right people at the right time. If you're a manager looking to hire, the recruitment team can provide strategic and operational advice and support you through the recruitment process.

Bronwyn Harvey Team Leader 34224
Tracy Berry Recruitment Consultant86261
Rebecca DwyerRecruitment Consultant84433
Mehnaz KeyaRecruitment Officer86261

Organisational Development

If you're looking for information about professional development, Academic promotion, RED, our reward and recognition program or our Employee Development and Review Scheme (EDRS) contact the team in Organisational Development. We're also your key contacts for the Charles Sturt Capability Framework, Workforce and Succession Planning, the Charles Sturt Values and your voice staff survey.

Katie Sheridan Senior Manager, Organisational Development 34214
Dawn Fairweather Administrative Assistant 32716
Megan EvansFirst Nations Cadetship Coordinator34215
Amy Hannaford Organisational Development Advisor 34132
Christine Klimpsch Manager, Workforce Planning 32231
Catherine MaxwellFirst Nations Employment Coordinator32200
Rebecca Slattery Career Programs Officer 57003
Joanne St John Professional Learning and Development Programs Coordinator 32430

Academic promotions

For enquiries about academic promotions, please email

Employee Relations

The Employee Relations team supports employer-employee relationships in addressing and resolving workplace conflicts and contributing to employee engagement and commitment to the University. It also plays a role in making sure workplace standards are maintained.

Andrew Crowl Manager, Employee Relations 32212
Usman Bhatti Senior Employee Relations Officer 84327
Lisa Tuineau Employee Relations Officer 84734


The Systems team work hard behind the scenes on the many systems that support our people and culture processes. They contribute to external and internal reporting.

Stephen Kreuzberger Manager, Systems Development  84955
Kathryn Mackay Systems Officer 84869
Zac Watts Systems Officer 86269

Office of the Executive Director

The Executive Director is a member of the Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Team and Sponsor of the University Strategy.

Rick Willmott Acting Executive Director, People and Culture 86630
Amanda Bennett Executive Officer 84316