workplace relations team

our team has over 30 years of experience


Patricia Murdock - Executive Manager Workplace Relations & Human Resources

Patricia has been a practicing lawyer for over 15 years.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) majoring in Industrial Relations and Business Management
Masters of Industrial Relations (MIR)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
Member of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV)
Member of the Industrial Relations Society


KAREN THOMAS - WORKPLACE RELATIONS AND HR ADVISOR

Bio to come.

sarah parker- HR/Workplace relations Admin Officer

As the Workplace Relations and HR Admin Officer for the VFF, Sarah provides comprehensive and confidential administrative support to Patricia Murdock and to the Workplace Relations and Human Resources Department.

In addition, Sarah provides administrative support to the VFF Industrial Association and can provide basic advice on industrial issues such as wage rates, leave entitlements, WorkCover and superannuation.

Sarah comes from a strong customer service and administrative background and has completed a Diploma of Human Resources Management and a Diploma of Business Administration.

CARLY KOHLER - WORKPLACE RELATIONS & HR ADVISOR  (ON MATERNITY LEAVE)

Prior to joining the VFF, Carly was a Senior Associate at Minter Ellison Lawyers where she worked for seven years defending WorkCover serious injury and statutory benefits claims in the Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts. Carly is also a licensed investigator and has experience conducting workplace investigations and file reviews on behalf of insurers and employers.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Post Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice, Skills & Ethics
Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management
Member Australian Human Resources Institute