Kylie Dixon, Industrial relations specialist, Queensland Health

Industrial relations specialist
Queensland Health | Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

After working in various support officer roles, Kylie Dixon first ventured into HR as a senior HR adviser tasked with assisting in policy and legislation interpretation and advice, delivering training, as well as supporting ongoing change management processes, among other things. One particularly challenging and notable achievement for Dixon was coordinating the rollout of an enterprise workforce management system, which allowed line managers access to reporting, rostering and staff information in real time. This undertaking required extensive coordination across the service for the training and education of every line manager.

During her five years in this role, Dixon also managed to complete a diploma of management and a diploma of human resources. The additional qualifications, mentoring and on-the-job training enabled her to take on a more senior position as HR business partner from 2015 to 2018, during which time she received training in public interest disclosures and anti-discrimination, which paved the way for her current role.

In February, Dixon was appointed as industrial relations specialist with responsibility for providing strategic and operational industrial and employment relations advice.