Our People

CCER has a team of qualified employment relations practitioners on hand to assist clients with their needs. Contact us on (02) 9390 5255 to speak to a member of our team.

Our directors

Tony Farley

Tony Farley

Executive Director

Tony Farley is the Executive Director of CCER. Inspired by 27 years in the senior public service and in employment relations, Tony has a passion for building ethical and productive workplaces. He believes that critical to this is preparing for the future challenges and opportunities that emerge from new technology and the evolution of professions and workforces. Tony regularly writes and speaks on these and other important social and political issues.

Desiree Blackett

Desiree Blackett

Director of Operations

Desiree Blackett is the Operations Director at CCER. A lawyer and accredited mediator, Desiree has worked in human resources for more than 15 years. She is an advocate for employee engagement, arguing that lasting success can only come through empowering staff. Desiree has studied Design Thinking at Stanford University, and travelled the world exploring cutting edge workplace practices in organisations that have introduced innovations that buck traditional trends.

Our team

Suzanne Ashby

Employment Relations Specialist

Rita Bhattacharya

Employment Relations Specialist

Alex Bonello

Employment Relations Specialist

Scott Cooper

Employment Relations Specialist

Colin Davy

Employment Relations Specialist

Nicholas Donney

Employment Relations Specialist

Helen Eason

Administration Officer

Antonella Georgas

Administration Coordinator

Stephanie Golding

Employment Relations Specialist

Emma Howden

Employment Relations Specialist

Belinda Lee

Administration Officer

Daniel Lynch

Employment Relations Specialist

Kirrily McDermott

Employment Relations Specialist

Anthony Micallef

Employment Relations Specialist

Stephen Noone

Employment Relations Specialist

Tiani Rubal

Business Services Manager

John Ruddell

Employment Relations Specialist

Maria Scanlon

Administration Officer

Brooke Scarfe

Employment Relations Specialist

Simon Spence

Employment Relations Specialist

Carolyn Synnott

Employment Relations Specialist

Jenny Thompson

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

Nelson Valero

Technology Administrator