Where do I start???
I’ve not had a traditional HR career where you start as a HR Admin person and work your way up the rungs of the HR ladder. My first proper job was in the Royal Navy where I was a Logistic Officer serving in Operational and Shore based roles. I was straight into leadership and running large and complex functions.
It was during my military career that I became interested in the power of good people and culture strategies, processes and policies and set myself the target of becoming a HR Director, in the private sector, by the age of 40. I got the qualifications and used the remainder of my military career to work in change, recruitment and selection, training, leadership and management and diversity and inclusion. By 40 I was the Head of HR (Europe) for a global car sharing organisation.
I then quickly moved to Toyota GB (PLC) to be the General Manager of HR & Facilities and from there I stepped into a People and Culture Director role for Purcell Architecture Ltd, where I led a 3 year people and culture strategic change programme. At Toyota I saw the impact that good HR can have on a business, its customers and the engagement of employees and I vowed to make every company, I worked with, a great company.
I then set up my own HR Consultancy, utilising my experience to work on a number of projects in small to medium size organisation. I moved to Melbourne in 2019 and took back up with Toyota but this time in Financial Services.
I’ve always had a strong desire to be my own boss and work with a variety of organisations to help them with their People and Culture needs so I am now working with organisations on interesting people and culture projects. I am a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). I am also a Fellow Certified Practitioner with the Australian HR Institute (AHRI).
In addition to my HR, People & Culture consulting, I run an Executive coaching practice for ambitious professional women. For more information please see my Coaching Page.
HR, People and Culture Consultant