About Our Team
WE CAN GIVE YOU AN EMPLOYEE EXPERT WHENEVER YOU NEED ONE – SO CALL US, WE CAN HELP
Imagine if you had an Employee Expert that understands your business, your goals & your strategy that you could call on whenever you needed to. They can come into your office to help or give advice and they can manage a difficult employee situation for you. If you are looking to restructure your business as a result of growth or an acquisition, you will need someone you can trust to effectively manage the complex people ramifications.
Your Employee Expert can review the situation with you and set you on the right course. After a couple of weeks a new issue may arise – so back comes your Employee Expert for maybe 2-3 times a week initially, to work through the transition and then they leave you to it, until the next time. The ad hoc nature of our offering – on or off-site, fits any situation and the expertise and knowledge we provide will keep you legally compliant.
Senior HR Practitioner
Industries: Professional Services, banking and finance, corporate travel, recruitment consulting & IT
Expert in Employment Relations, recruitment, performance management, terminations and mediation. Natasha has been quoted in articles for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the Australian Financial Review and the Huffington Post and she has often been interviewed on the radio, including the ABC. Standard Mental Health Australia First Aider. Natasha is a recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course (GAICD) and achieved an Order of Merit result.
Natasha is a sought after speaker and has a proven track record of educating and engaging audiences both small and large around the country. To inquire after her availability and learn more, visit her webpage Here.
Early in my career, I worked in Banking & Finance and as a Recruiter before focusing on Human Resources. I now have over 22 years’ experience and I have worked and lived in Australia, the UK and India. I have delivered training in Australia, USA, Asia, UK & New Zealand. I have managed employees across all aspects of HR and have sensitively and compliantly terminated hundreds if not thousands of employees in my career.
I believe SMEs are the backbone of this country and work harder than anyone else – I am driven to help them grow their businesses through their employees, lose their ‘employee headaches’ and do what they love. This is why I wrote my book ‘From Hire to Fire & Everything in Between’ to help business owners who have limited time, money and employee relations knowledge – hire better, manage better and fire better.
Together, my team and I have over 190 years of hands-on experience – we are happy to have those difficult conversations you may not wish to have yourself, script them for your or sit with you and support you through the process. We know what you, as an employer, should and shouldn’t do when managing your employees.
I also want to make the world a better place and we do this through our lifetime partnership with the Global Giving Institute, B1G1: Business for Good. When you work with us, you too will be changing the world for the better.
Outside of work, I am a qualified yacht skipper, play squash at 6am a couple of mornings a week and I’m a mum to 3 fabulous kids; and I enjoy a glass of wine or two!
Compliance and Risk Management
Industries: Banking and Finance, Investment and Securities.
I have 22 years banking and finance experience in the UK and Australia working for companies such as Coutts (UK) and Macquarie Bank across Private Banking, Compliance and Margin Lending. Since the end of 2011, I have been running Employee Matters focusing on Finance, Payroll, Compliance and editing Natasha’s blogs and articles. Yes, sometimes extensive red pen is required.
We have spent considerable time developing great tools to help small businesses maximise profitability through their people. We understand the challenges of running a small business as we are one ourselves. I believe that Natasha and I bring extensive corporate experience and compliance to small businesses to use for their competitive advantage.
Outside of work, I love reading, soccer and running around after (and trying to keep up with) our children
- Industries: Charity, Health Services, Newspapers, Utilities, Pharmaceuticals, Funds Management and Banking
- Key Strengths: Generalist HR, Business Operations
Based in the Sutherland Shire, Morgan has over 15 years’ experience working with small, medium and large organisations to help them manage their most important resource – their people. She has experience in recruitment, people management, operational and strategic HR, with a specialty in performance improvement. Morgan is passionate about helping businesses to ensure their HR systems are in place and that they feel confident working with their employees to achieve their business goals. Standard Mental Health Australia First Aider.
- Industries: Workers Compensation Insurance, Government Employment Services, Franchise Systems, Software and Management Consulting, Construction, Education – Childcare & RTO’s
- Key Strengths: HR Generalist, Leadership Programs, Management Coaching/Mentoring, Performance Improvement, Business Operations, Strategic Planning, Talent Management
Outside of work Morgan can be found chauffeuring her 3 young kids around and volunteering at school!
Brisbane-based, Peter has over 20 years of coalface business expertise working with both the SME sector for many years collaborating through to enterprises consisting of 400 plus employees. His HR background includes providing solutions in HR, Recruitment and Labour industries within both the white collar and blue collar sectors. He has a Degree in life lessons and is on his way to a Masters.
- Industries: Hospitality, event management, resort management, Recruitment, Human Resources
- Key Strengths: Identifying HR and recruitment solutions for organisations of all sizes
Peter is available to explain to you how we can help you turn your employees into assets. When not working, Peter enjoys the Queensland sun while exercising around the fairways of his local golf course and enjoying grandkids that keep him young at heart.
Catherine has had over 20 years experience as a Human Resources professional. Catherine has held a number of Senior Human Resources generalist positions with small, medium and large organisations across a diverse range of industries. Catherine has a degree in Commerce and post graduate qualifications in Human Resources. Standard Mental Health Australia First Aider.
- Industries: Insurance and Finance, Community Services, Health Care, Technology, and not-for-profit organisations
- Key Strengths: Extensive experience with a wide range of SMEs. She has demonstrated great ability in Change Management, Organisational Development and Employee Relations.
In her down time Catherine loves spending time with her two beautiful boys, her amazing friends, and travelling.
Audrey has over 17 years experience in Human Resources across a range of roles. She was initially based in London, where she gained professional accreditations and diverse corporate exposure ranging from small technology start-ups; to mid-size and large multi–national organisations. Audrey was relocated to Australia by a global telecoms and technology company where she supported teams across the Asia-Pacific region and is now based in Perth. She has a passion for effective people practices through positive culture, equity, growth and reward.
- Industries: Telecommunications, Engineering,Technology and start-ups.
- Key Strengths: Employee Relations, Performance Management, Company restructuring and divestments, Generalist HR, Business Partnering and client focused.
Audrey’s weekends are usually spent cheering her kids on at their many team sports and getting outdoors with the family.
Nicole has over 15 years’ experience in driving change, guiding SME businesses through rapid growth phases, developing talent and empowering small business and start-up founders, Nicole offers meaningful experience, insight and dedication to create a place of happy and positive change. Nicole is also a NLP Practitioner, a certified Executive Coach, a certified practitioner of the Leadership Circle™ and is also accredited with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
- Industries: Start-ups, SME, tech, retail and e- commerce, companies in rapid growth phases, professional services
- Strengths: Strong HR Generalist, operational HR, HR foundations, start ups, technology, change management, people strategy, coaching, training and facilitation, culture and employee experience
- HRIS Implementation and Support – Over ten years experience with HRIS Systems ,training and change management support
Outside of work she loves to travel, live music, spend time with loved ones and be in nature.
Paula has over 30 years experience in Human Resources across a diversity of business sectors in Senior HR roles. She has worked in ANZ, Asia, Europe and South America. With demonstrated experience of translating conceptual strategies into real and sustainable results, she is able to strongly influence and work effectively with senior management. These strengths are backed by excellent team and organisational skills, an ability to think creatively and the knowledge and drive to apply best practice across different countries and cultures. Paula holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College (U.S.) and a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics (UK). Paula is also an accredited Coach with the European Coaching Federation.
- Industries: Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical Devices,Manufacturing, FMCGs, Water technology, Car and Truck (sales and manufacturing).
- Key strengths: Strategic HR & Leadership, Change Management and Performance Management (with a focus on building high performing teams), Organisational Development, and a passion for Transformational Change and People Development.
In her spare time Paula enjoys painting, cooking, walking her two dogs and time with family and friends.
Ros has had over 30 years experience as a generalist Human Resources professional.. She has held a number of Senior Human Resources positions with medium and large organisations across different industries. Ros has a Post Graduate qualification in Human Resources.
Industries: Telecommunications, Banking and Finance, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, Logistics and Professional Services.
Key Strengths: Employee Relations, Change Management, Facilitation and Organisational Development.
In her down time Ros enjoys time with family and friends, golf, painting and volunteering in her local community.
Bob has over 25 years experience in Human Resources across a diverse range of business sectors in Australia, NZ, and the Americas. Bob’s key strength is the ability to translate HR initiatives into real business results that have a positive impact on culture, productivity, profit and organisational value. Bob completed his MBA at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing and is a qualified mediator and arbitrator.
Industries: Pulp & Paper, Mining & Minerals, Manufacturing, FMCGs, Finance, Healthcare & Local Government.
Key strengths: Industrial and Employee Relations, Strategic HR, Coaching & Leadership, Change Management, Performance Management
In his spare time Bob enjoys renovating, gardening and spending time with his two grandchildren and his trusty sidekick Bear.
Based in Melbourne, Angela has over 25 years of experience as a generalist Human Resources professional. She has held several senior positions with small, medium, and large global organisations across industries. Angela has established and then sold two small businesses herself so has a great understanding of the challenges small business owners face. Angela holds a B.Ed in Psychology, is a qualified an accredited Executive Coach, a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and certified practitioner for Human Synergistics LSI psychometric tool.
- Industries: Retail, Leisure, Professional services, Start ups and Luxury brands.
- Key Strengths: Leadership development, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Generalist HR, Organisational development, Coaching.
Outside of work Angela is a Mum to 3 kids and spends time volunteering at her daughters school and with Riding for the Disabled, of which her daughter competes in. Angela loves great food, good wine and cherishes time with her family and friends.
After starting her career in investment banking, Caroline lived and worked for 10 years in New York and across Africa working for the United Nations specialising in administration and logistics. After moving back to Sydney in 2002 and taking a break to raise three children, Caroline got her start in HR in 2011 and after a stint in Dubai is now New Zealand based. Caroline has worked in recruitment, marketing and systems during her time at Employee Matters.
- Industries: Banking and Finance, non-profit organisations, start ups
- Key strengths – Innovation, research, recruitment, social media management, global viewpoint, quality client relations
Caroline loves spending time with the family on their lifestyle property and travelling. As well as being a devoted night owl and coffee addict.
Maaike has over 14 years experience as a Human Resources and Recruitment professional with positions held in the UK, the Netherlands and Australia. She has worked for Shell in their Corporate Functions and Upstream Business doing recruitment and providing generalist Human Resources support. Prior to Shell, Maaike worked in recruitment services in the following sectors – Call Centre and Accountancy/Finance.
- Industries: Oil and Gas, Finance, Call Centres
- Key Strengths : Building and maintaining good relationships across diverse cultures, Coaching, Recruitment, Global Mobility and management of global HR processes.
In her downtime Maaike enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 gorgeous girls, she enjoys days out at the beach and loves bush walking.
Jess has over 10 years’ experience as a Recruitment professional within the Australian market, having held positions both in-house, agency and on a consultancy basis. She also has a background in Sales and Marketing. Jess has experience in running multi-position hiring acquisitions and has acquired extensive knowledge in talent acquisition across a broad variety of industries. Her passion is matching the right candidate within the right company and her client and candidate service is second to none.
- Industries: Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, Office Support & Management
- Key Strengths: Building strong long term client relationships, candidate management, Recruitment, talent acquisition & sales.
In her downtime Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, she enjoys watching her son train in MMA, walking the dog, going to the beach, and trying new cuisines on date night with her partner.
Shauna has 15+ years experience as a Recruitment professional having held positions both in-house and on a consultancy basis. After graduating, she worked in technical and project control roles with Reuters and KBR in the UK before emigrating to Australia. Shauna subsequently began her career in recruitment and worked for companies such as Morgan and Banks, Kornferry/Futurestep and HRX/Talentscout. She has considerable experience in running multi-position hiring projects, particularly during phases of restructure and acquisition. Shauna has acquired extensive knowledge in talent acquisition across a broad variety of industries and is comfortable tackling complex roles in challenging candidate markets.
- Industries: Engineering, Government, FMCG, IT and Financial Markets
- Key strengths: project and relationship management, partnering and supporting of hiring managers, executive search and candidate engagement
Outside of work, Shauna makes the most of living on the northern beaches of Sydney, is kept busy looking after her family and enjoys catching up with friends for walks, wine and laughter.