Employer Assistance Team

Our Employer Assistance team work hard to protect what you've worked so hard to create. They are dedicated to your business success in providing Fair Work advice when you need it most. 

Jason Wales | General Manager - Workplace Relations & HR Services

Jason Wales has worked for companies such as BHP Billiton, Liebherr Australia, and Spotless Group in senior HR management positions. Jason holds a Bachelor of Human Resource Management from Central Queensland University receiving a scholarship from Rio Tinto Hail Creek Mine; as well as a Masters of Employment Relations from Griffith University. With 10 years’ experience Jason is committed to supporting CCIQ’s SMEs through all HR/IR issues and understands the difficulties faced when managing staff on a day-to-day basis.

Robert Hall-Boman | Principal Industrial Relations Specialist

Robert Hall-Boman has over 9 years of experience working in the HR/IR field as an adviser to SMEs in the printing and publishing, agriculture and manufacturing sectors. Robert holds a Bachelor of Business (industrial Relations, Human Resources).

Robert’s experience has put him at the coalface for SMEs on countless occasions. With this experience, Robert understands the difficulties frequently faced by SMEs, and the critical importance of technically sound advice needed when navigating through complex industrial relations matters.

Michael O'Brien | Industrial Relations Specialist

Michael O'Brien is an experienced Industrial Relations advisor skilled in case management, conciliation, mediation, investigations and EA negotiations. He has over 15 years of experience partnering with staff and managers at all levels through strategic and operational HR expertise. Michael also has been accredited under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Human Resource Management.

Michael's passion is to get to the heart of issues and work with people to create positive outcomes. With his considerable expertise, you can trust he will be an effective facilitator and advisor for your business when a situation of difference arises.