2013 Winners

AHRI HR Student Award

AHRI HR Student Award

Mary Vernicos

Pickles Auctions


Mary Vernicos is the Regional People and Culture Manager at Pickles Auctions. Mary has an undergraduate Arts degree majoring in economics and law, and further qualifications in both human resources and tourism management.

With over ten years' experience in human resources, she is passionate about people and driving positive changes in workplace culture. During her career, she has worked across a range of industries including auction, electricity, legal and community/not for profit organisations.

In her current role she develops and implements People & Culture policies and programs in support of business objectives. This includes providing advice and guidance to managers on people management strategies, issues and policies, and overseeing internal communications, recruitment, mentoring programs, recognition and reward programs and workplace giving and community initiatives.

Having recently completed the AHRI Professional Diploma of HR, she is enjoying now having more time to see friends and explore interesting places.

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