Carol, our CEO, is a determined, down-to-earth, practical and genuine leader who has a strong devotion to the betterment of developing the best people and great companies with passion and purpose.
With over 24 years of experience in the HR industry, she has translated corporate strategy into effective people strategies for sustainable growth. Carol has worked in a variety of senior human resources and leadership roles throughout her career, most recently running her own HR and business coaching social enterprise, Brave Wellness.
A problem solver and analytical leader, Carol excels when leading collaborative teams focused on delivering core value propositions to customers. Having coached and mentored many leaders and HR Professionals, Carol also regularly facilitates leadership development and employment branding sessions.
A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Carol also holds a BCom and MBA through Macquarie University and completed further executive studies at Harvard Business School.
In her spare time, Carol works as an ambassador for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, linking in with her love of health and wellness, evident through her completion of 13 marathons across the globe.
Tell us about yourself
First and foremost, I’m a wife and a mum. My husband and I have been married for 25 years and we have three children, Jacob (24), Claire (16) and Benjamin (14). On a professional level, I’m an experienced CEO and HR Coach.
What motivates you?
I’m driven by results through people and a sense of fair play and good ethics – it’s been at the core of my work since the beginning of my career.
I’m also deeply driven by innovation and thinking differently about how we can solve complex people problems.
How would you describe yourself?
Calm, competitive and relentlessly positive.
Explain HR to a five-year-old
How do you spend your weekends?
Lots of family time, running and preparation for the week ahead.
Describe PHR in 3 words
I’ll keep it simple: Purpose!
For our final question, what’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Life only moves in one direction.