I am the General Manager Global People base in Wellington, New Zealand. I am responsible for the design and implementation of the global people strategy and programmes that align with the Opus Strategic Plan. This spans all facets of human resource, learning and development, remuneration, organization development, employee relations, performance management, EVP and brand, strategic resourcing and talent management. I lead the HR team to deliver Strategic HR business partnering, HR operations, resourcing, and organisation development and the implementation of the People Strategy across Group, New Zealand and Australia. In addition, I am responsible for ensuring the appropriate HR systems, company policy, metrics suite and frameworks are in place to support the wider HR team and business.
I enjoy building a high performing team and an environment where people can thrive, and in addition, creating a people strategy that is going to help create great people experiences and deliver on the business strategy.
In other organisations I have led transformation projects across culture change, vision and values, leadership and development, HR systems, health and wellness and core people frameworks such as remuneration and reward that had a tangible impact on engagement, employer brand, productivity and retention. We are in the process of digitalising the people function at Opus, so a very exciting time and I'm sure will be a career highlight for me.
Outside of Opus I like to spend time with my children, hanging out at the beach and in nature, reading a good book, travelling and experiencing different cultures, and live music.
Maya Angelou, an American Poet and write, has some good advice that I found through reading her material and which was also shared with me from a mentor. The advice I would give to people beginning their career is that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel. Also, if you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.