Dharma Chandran joined the Leighton Group as Acting Executive General Manager, Human Resources in October 2011, and was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer in January 2012 and Chief HR and Corporate Services Officer in May 2013. In his current role he has responsibility for the legal and internal communications in addition to the human resources function. He was Managing Partner of Ernst & Young's Far East Area Performance & Reward Practice based in Hong Kong from 2009 to 2010 and was seconded to Suncorp Group in Australia as Acting Group Executive, Human Resources from April to August 2010. From 2003 to 2008 Dharma held several General Manager – level HR roles for Westpac Banking Corporation in Australia and from 2006 to 2008 also led the strategy function for the retail banking division. Dharma also previously worked for McKinsey & Company as HR Director for South East Asia, with Hewitt Associates as Head of Asia-Pacific M & A Practice and for Towers Perrin as Head of Asia-Pacific Financial Services Practice, all while based in Singapore and Malaysia.