My current role is ...Vice President Human Resources, GE Capital,
Australia and New Zealand.
My qualifications are ... BA from Melbourne University, majoring in
business development and politics, and a postgraduate diploma from
Melbourne University in HR and IR.
I got into HR because ... it seemed like more of an “art” than a “science”.
My biggest career high was when ... I had the opportunity to work
in different countries with GE and in varied HR roles, and with some
really outstanding leaders who have taught me a lot about myself and
how nothing replaces truly outstanding leadership in an organisation.
To succeed in HR it takes ... patience, loads of common sense, strong
commercial acumen, the ability to see around corners, empathy and
the ability to read people accurately.
Living person I most admire is ... no-one in particular – just every
day people who do countless hours of various community service and
The thing I dislike most about myselfis ... I am a pretty organised
person and when I’m not I get a bit agitated.
The thing I dislike most in othersis ... people who take credit for
other people’s work and ideas, and leaders who are more interested
in promoting themselves than their team.
The best advice I ever got was ... think two layers/levels above you.
I’m happiest when I’m … with my family relaxing; this also usually
involves a glass of wine.
The hardest thing I’ve ever done was ... the eulogy at my Nana’s fu
neral while my two-week-old daughter was in the special care unit
of the Royal Women’s Hospital.
My greatest extravagance is … really good red wine and I have a
passion for Italian (and somewhat extravagant) light fittings.
My favourite book is ... The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath.
My motto is ... treat others as you expect to be treated.