Our Team


Leadership Team

Erin Hillsdon

Director | HR Manager

Erin’s passion for both people and business is underpinned by a strong belief in the power of culture to positively influence operational performance.

This philosophy has guided Erin from the moment she joined Munro Group HR in 2006 to being appointed General Manager in 2012. By 2016 when Erin acquired the Munro Group business this philosophy had become an integral part of each clients HR Blueprint, a practical combination of cultural, strategic and operational initiatives and action plans focused on facilitating the clients business objectives.

Consistent with this philosophy and Erin’s focus on small to medium business enterprises Erin formed collaborative relationships with a selected number of other like-minded businesses to provide a comprehensive ‘end-to-end’ People Management (HR) Service to Munro Group HR clients. Erin is a proud Professional Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (CAHR), and is a NSW & ACT Committee Member and Accredited Adviser to Family Business Australia (FBA). Erin holds Undergraduate and Postgraduate qualifications in Human Resource Management (RMIT & ACCM) and a Diploma in Property (TAFE NSW).

Erin is happily married with two young children.

Phil Fagan

Partner | Communication Management

Phil is passionate about the importance and power of effective communication to build trust and enhance personal relationships, productivity and teamwork in order to achieve business success. This belief was ‘ignited’ during Phil’s ‘management apprenticeship’ when he served in various management roles in manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing where he had the good fortune of operating at the customer-business interface both in Australia and overseas.

The experience gained of working with people at all levels taught Phil the importance of understanding communication is a ‘two-way’ street and the significant benefits that arise for a business once employees are truly engaged. Today Phil is focused almost entirely on assisting clients improve their communication practices, from advertising for staff, Job Descriptions, reviewing and enhancing organization structures, teamwork and personal relationships plus learning & professional development training through the PCM Program (Process Communication Model).

Phil holds a Marketing Certificate (UNSW), a Grad. Dip. and MA in Communication Management (UTS Sydney) and is an Accredited Coach & Trainer of the PCM Program. Phil has been happily married for more years than he’d like to count, and has 2 adult children and 5 grandchildren. Rugby and ocean swimming are Phil’s favourite leisure activities.

Chantelle Geldenhuys

Associate | HR Manager

Chantelle is passionate about Human Resource Management where she has worked in various capacities for over 10 years. Her experience combines both a strategic and operational perspective.

Chantelle’s strategic experience was gained as a Partner in a number of leading global professional service firms while her extensive operational experience comes from operating as a key enabler in every aspect of the HR Value Chain. This includes performance management, recruitment, implementation of HR systems, policies and procedures, design of appropriate training programs and centralizing systems for the management of contractual relationships. Above all else Chantelle values her relationship with clients and colleagues and believes an individual is only as good as the collective team effort.

Chantelle was born in South Africa and migrated to Australia in 2018. She has BA degrees in Human Resource Management, Industrial Sociology (Honours) and an Advanced Diploma in Labour Law. For pleasure Chantelle loves exploring Greater Sydney with her husband and two young children and experiencing the beauty of new bushwalks and beaches.

Dr Philip Groves

Partner | Safety & Risk

Phil is passionate about workplace health and safety in general and in particular, workplace bullying and the maintenance of a psychologically safe workplace. Phil gained his experience initially in workers compensation where, as a Case Manager he developed a thorough understanding of workplace injury and the complexities involved in both the origins of each case and their resultant ongoing management.

After several years working in practical roles in workplace health & safety and workers compensation Phil decided to combine this expertise with his legal background in civil litigation to bring a ‘legislative compliance’ focus to his work. In this capacity Phil works closely with his clients to ensure they satisfy their safety, quality, environmental and corporate governance obligations. Phil leads Munro Safety and brings to the team his extensive practical and legal experience as a workplace safety practitioner who understands the everyday workplace risks confronting Australian business today. And what’s more, the need to keep solutions simple.

In 2016 Phil completed his PhD on the subject of workplace bullying and psychological workplace safety. Phil resides in Sydney with his wife and four children and whenever he has the opportunity immerses himself in a good movie.

Greg Whaite

Associate | Training & Marketing

Greg is a broadly experienced advertising and marketing communications executive with over 25 years industry experience. With a passion for making a genuine difference to business results, Greg is focused on bringing his experience to the small-medium business sector, especially family business where tried and proven strategies can be adapted and implemented with confidence. A particular area of interest for Greg is helping clients build their brand. In this context Greg has extensive experience in leading Brand Development teams in Australia and Asia. In two notable cases this included continuing to manage the growth of the business successfully over a number of years.

Greg’s advertising and marketing skills were honed during his time at a number of multi-national agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi where he designed, developed and implemented various campaigns across all communication spectrums from traditional media to digital, direct and experiential for many renowned brands in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the UK. Greg’s expertise can be utilised in a number of ways. As an adviser, trainer or Project Manager or in whatever capacity best meets the need of our client.  It is this extensive advertising and marketing expertise that Greg now offers the small-medium business sector.

Our Partners

Munro Group HR has a number of highly qualified and experienced specialists, who we are proud to call our Partners. When the need arises, our Partner/s are invited to become involved to assist our clients to make the best decision/s.

Regardless of the service required, our commitment is to provide pragmatic and customised solutions that facilitate achievement of our client’s objectives.

Partner Services Include:

  • Legal (Commercial, Family & Employment)
  • Culture & Organisational Change Management
  • Workers Compensation
  • Family Governance & Mediation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Services
  • Accounting (incl. Payroll)
  • Marketing