Our People

Fred Adelhelm

With more than 20 years of local and international experience as an employment and industrial relations specialist and negotiator, Fred established Adelhelm & Associates in 2004 and now has offices in Melbourne and Auckland.

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Deborah Lindemann

Melbourne based, Deborah is our Principal Consultant.  She has more than ten years’ experience in employee and industrial relations across both public and private sectors, from professional services to manufacturing environments.  She partners closely with executive teams to develop effective IR strategies focused on productivity, sustainability and fairness.


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Anna Holmes

A senior industrial relations consultant, Anna Holmes has played an integral role in the successful negotiation of collective employment agreements at a number of multinational companies.

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Linda Nunn

Linda Nunn is an industrial relations specialist with over 15 years’ experience across diverse industries. She has a proven ability to develop, align and integrate strategic industrial relations initiatives to enhance an organisation’s capability.

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Terry Petherbridge

Sydney based, Terry has 30 years plus specialist IR experience. Covering Transport, Rail, Water & Wastewater, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Civil & Heavy Engineering, Maritime and Construction. A skilled communicator and top strategist he has an outstanding track record of making Enterprise Agreement negotiations simple and achieving solid commercial outcomes
for clients.

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Nick Church

Nick is Melbourne based with more than 20 years’ practical IR and enterprise bargaining experience. He has worked for unions, employer organisations and now as a specialist IR consultant. He has operated both within the public and private sectors and works closely with clients in establishing fair and balanced industrial relations practices and sustainable relationship with their workforce. 

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Christine Brown

Christine Brown has over 20 years’ human resources and industrial relations experience, covering a range of industries including mining and construction, distribution, finance and hospitality.

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Rebecca Morrison

With more than 20 years’ experience in event management and executive assistance, Rebecca Morrison is Adelhelm & Associates’ Business Manager based in Melbourne, Australia.

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