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

Desiree Blackett

Desiree Blackett

Executive Director

Desiree Blackett is the acting Executive Director at CCER. A lawyer and accredited mediator, Desiree has worked in human resources for close to 20 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.

John Ruddell

John Ruddell

Deputy Executive Director

John is the acting Deputy Executive Director having been with CCER since March 2016. John has experience in advising and representing employers on a broad spectrum of workplace relations issues, offering a common sense and pragmatic approach. John is admitted as a lawyer in both the UK and NSW and is also an accredited mediator specialising in the resolution of workplace disputes.

Suzanne Ashby

Suzanne Ashby

Manager of Operations

Suzanne is the acting Manager of Operations and has been an employment relations professional with over 20 years’ experience working in the community, private and government sectors.

She is passionate about helping CCER members create more productive and equitable workplaces by managing and supporting a team of highly skilled employment relations specialists focused on ensuring clients receive the best possible, timely advice and assistance.

Our team

Rita Bhattacharya

Employment Relations Specialist

Briana Blackett

Communications Manager

Tara Bourke

Administration Officer

Scott Cooper

Employment Relations Specialist

William Cupido

Communications Officer

Colin Davy

Employment Relations Specialist

Nicholas Donney

Employment Relations Specialist

Antonella Georgas

Administration Coordinator

Stephanie Golding

Employment Relations Specialist

Kath Grant

Employment Relations Specialist

Emma Howden

Employment Relations Specialist

Belinda Lee

Administration Officer

Renee Liddy

Employment Relations Specialist

Anthony Micallef

Employment Relations Specialist

Stephen Noone

Employment Relations Specialist

Tiani Rubal

Business Services Manager

Brooke Scarfe

Employment Relations Specialist

Jose Segarra

Administration Officer

Simon Spence

Employment Relations Specialist

Carolyn Synnott

Employment Relations Specialist

Alex Taylor

ICT Coordinator

Jenny Thompson

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

Julie Tran

Employment Relations Specialist