Representing Australia, Southeast Asia, Pacific, China
Liz has well rounded expertise in all aspects of HR management, with specific expertise in higher education. Having occupied senior roles, Liz has a deep knowledge and understanding of all aspects of university administration.
Liz offers expertise in:
Liz Baré commenced her working life in charge of a small special library in a government agency, supervising two other staff. There she learnt valuable lessons in management, supervision and working in complex organizations. She moved through a series of technical and line management positions in that agency, and in 1983 was appointed to Head its 50 strong personnel branch. There she fell in love with human resources management and decided that this was her true vocation. Her next assignment was to create a HR function in one of the world’s largest volunteer organisations.
She has now headed the human resource function in three different organizations. Her longest appointment was as Vice-Principal (Human Resources) at the University of Melbourne. She and her colleagues developed the function at the University from a personnel function to a well regarded human resources division. In recent years, Liz has been Head of Administration at the University of Melbourne, where she was responsible for service delivery of IT, Finance, Research, Marketing, Property and Grounds as well as overseeing a major restructure of administrative service delivery.
Liz is currently a Senior Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne and also a Senior Fellow of the LH Martin Institute for Leadership and Management in Higher Education.