Rebecca has a strong Senior HR Management and business partnering background derived through exposure to both the public and private sectors, across Australia and internationally. She has demonstrated experienced and success in HR strategy, change management, HR compliance, policies & procedures, workplace investigation, employee and industrial relations, mediation and conflict resolution. Further she has a proven track record in staff recruitment and selection, workforce planning, talent/performance management, diversity and inclusion, community partnership programs, training documentation and presentation delivery.
Rebecca has well defined skills as a communicator and leader, strategic analysis, financial acumen and project management in the HR spectrum.
Rebecca is accredited to facilitate and deliver the Centre for Creative Leadership 360 degree assessment tool and feedback session, DISC Advanced profiling, Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2 facilitation and is currently working toward her accreditation to becoming a nationally recognised Mediator. Rebecca holds two Masters degrees in General Management Human Resource Management and a is a Certified Professional Member (CAHRI) of the Australian Human Resources Institute.
People and Culture Operations Manager
Jul 2019 – Present
Provides strategic and operational advice to a team of 4 HR Business Partners, HR Advisors and Communications team across Australia, supporting the Water Services, North and South areas of the business, Downer Joint Venture Water projects and tender bids, and the Skilltech Consulting Services business units within Utilities, Australian Operations. $1.6b annual revenue and approximately 2000 employees.
-tHRive Workplace Relations and Mediation Practice-
Director and Principal Consultant
Nov 2016 – Present
Overview and Key Achievements
▪ Consulting and HR Project Solutions to small business and NFP organisations
▪ Industrial and Employee Relations advice, advocacy and representation
▪ Organisational development, leadership and various training development and delivery
▪ Mediation and conflict resolution service
▪ Pro Bono Workforce Relations services to charity organisations
Human Resources Business Manager
Mar 2017 – Jul 2018
As the HR Business Manager for the Aftersales Component of CNH Industrial (ANZ), supporting Parts and Service Operations. Product Support, St Mary's Warehouse and Truckline Branches across Australia. I am predominantly responsible for aligning the business objectives with employee related strategies. I have direct HR accountability for approximately 400 blue and white collar workers. Key accountabilities include: Workforce Planning, budget and forecast, recruitment and selection, internal mobility and development, performance management and discipline, organisational structure and development succession planning and talent management, leadership development, policy and procedure and employee engagement. I utilise the following skill set to ensure success in this role: HR/IR specialist technical knowledge and experience, ability to drive change and influence, commercial acumen, strong organisational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities with various stakeholders, innovation, communication skills and the ability to build a rapport with people at all levels of the business.
Human Resources, Learning & Organisational Development Superintendent
Dec 2014 – Nov 2016
Leading a team of Human Resources, Talent Management and Organisational Development specialists, to providing strategic HR direction on all site HR matters including employee and industrial relations, coaching and development of leadership teams, organisational transformation, change management and diversity and inclusion programs.
May 2013 – Oct 2014
Leading a Human Resources Team in providing generalist Human Resources/Employee Relations services at Century Mine and Karumba Port, providing mentoring and support to departmental managers/leadership teams.
Senior People & Capability Consultant
Oct 2012 – May 2013
Management of team of HR Advisors and Coordinators to deliver effective HR related initiatives and support in the areas of professional HR information in line with regional and strategic business plans and project objectives.
Senior HR Advisor - Northparkes Mines
Aug 2011 – Oct 2012
Primarily achieving results through influencing others, efficienct transacting service delivery and the provision of sound industrial and employee relations advice.
Key result areas include Health, Safety and Environment, Leadership coaching, Change management, Fair treatment and case management, Performance management, Recruitment and retention, HR systems, Training and continuous improvement.
-TAFE NSW - South Western Sydney Institute (SWSi)-
HR Business Partner
Dec 2010 – Sep 2011
HR Business Partnership through strategic advice, direction and coaching services to senior management and staff, in a workforce of 4000, identification of HR solutions aligned to the Institute and Corporate HR strategic directions. Change management, conflict, industrial and workforce relations, performance management, HR policy and procedure. Identification, development and implementation of effective and innovative HR best practices to achieve departments goals, targets and strategies and to provide high level advice and support and responses to external clients.
-NSW Police Force-
HR Manager - Education and Training Command
Jul 2007 – Dec 2010
Responsible for delivery of human resource services for the Education and Training Command. The position provides advice and support to the Commander, Business and Planning Manager and the individual Commands to ensure legislative compliance and best practice in human resource management.