What is your role?
I head up the HR team across the organisation’s group of companies as well as our ever growing HR service to clients. Within the business my focus is to work closely with the Board to continue to build on our award-winning employee engagement work and growth of the company.
For clients my role is to further cement our reputation as leading people management and employment law specialists. I have over 20 years’ HR experience, having worked across both the private and public sector advising at strategic and operational level.
What else are you involved with?
One of my passions is Learning and Development. I have a Diploma in Education and Training and teach HR and Leadership Management courses for managers and employees.
What interests do you have outside of work?
My main focus is spending time with family and friends. I really enjoy travelling and currently decorating our new home which needs lots of work!
What is your most memorable experience?
I have worked in HR Consultancy for much of my career and always remember the first client call I took many, many years ago. It was from Eddie Jordan of Jordan Formula 1. I hope my nerves were hidden but it was certainly an exciting start to my consultancy career!
What is the most valuable piece of advice you have been given during your career?
At the start of my HR career a manager said to me to always 'understand what your company's goals are and ensure whatever you are doing makes a clear and positive contribution'. I couldn’t agree more and would always pass on this advice to anyone coming into HR or indeed any role.
What is your favourite...
Holiday destination? Cape Town
Board game? Currently my son has ‘discovered’ Monopoly
Gadget? My phone!