‘Her promotion will ensure our people have a strong voice of representation at an executive level’
Fujitsu General Australia has appointed Sarah Gatehouse, Head of People & Culture – Australia and New Zealand.
Gatehouse is the first female in the history of the Australian business to become a member of the executive team.
The announcement is a shift towards the growing diversity of Fujitsu General and its focus on fostering inclusive corporate culture. It is also a momentous appointment in a traditionally male dominated industry.
Gatehouse has worked with Fujitsu General Australia since 2014 and during that time has energised significant cultural change taking engagement levels from disengaged to engaged.
This has included key initiatives such as team building, training and development, and talent identification. She has also driven workplace transforming initiatives including flexibility, benefits, policy and system innovation.
Philip Perham, Managing Director, Fujitsu General Australia and New Zealand, said Sarah is an exceptional leader who has an in-depth understanding of the organisation, its people and the community we serve.
“Her promotion will ensure our people have a strong voice of representation at an executive level along with her contribution to agile projects.”
Gatehouse has expressed her enormous gratitude and excitement at being provided this new opportunity.
“This new approach provides Fujitsu General with an outstanding team of leaders, who have extensive knowledge of the air conditioning industry and its people. These appointments are significant in driving employee and talent development programs and cementing Fujitsu General as an industry leader.”
This restructure has included the appointment of Darrin O’Brien to the newly created role of People and Culture Manager – Australia and New Zealand. O’Brien has supported Gatehouse in managing the broad operational requirements required for a dynamic business such as Fujitsu General.
As People and Culture Manager, O’Brien will enable Gatehouse to transition into her executive role and take over the daily operational activities.