meet the team

At Harrisons we live by our vision of Best Team Best Business. It is only with our team of highly talented, experienced and qualified professionals that we are able to be the best HR consulting and outsourcing business and one that is 100% committed to helping our clients have their Best Team and Best Business

The Harrisons team has been selected for their diversity and depth of experience. All of the team have significant experience within organisations leading their teams and functions; ensuring they deliver value to stakeholders and the business, and they have the qualifications to back it up.

Our team ranges in expertise from generalist HR and employee relations to recruitment and onboarding, workplace health and safety, organisational development, change management, leadership and career coaching. This means we have the capacity, capability and flexibility to meet the varying and changing needs of businesses.

Harrisons is not your usual consulting firm – in fact we would prefer not to call ourselves “consultants” – because not only do we provide advice as trusted advisors to our clients, but we go the step further by helping our clients implement the strategies in their organisation and providing ongoing support.

We enjoy long term relationships with our clients – including those companies we’ve worked with since starting in 2009 – partnering with people and companies to help them achieve their goals and sleep easy knowing they are in safe hands.


Founder and Managing Director

Claire Harrison is the Founder and Managing Director of Harrisons, a flourishing HR consulting business that sprouted in 2009 from Claire’s passionate belief that inspiring leaders and superstar employees are the key success factor to any business. With over 20 years’ experience, Claire has worked as a HR Director of multi-national organisations, as a Non-Executive Board Director, and a small business owner. Claire’s corporate career includes working with companies such as BHP, Westpac, Fonterra and Mayne Nickless. Claire’s last corporate position was as the National HR Manager of ABC Learning, which employed 15,000 people and Claire managed a team of 50 people across HR and payroll.

Kelly Hallatt

Head of HR Team Service

Kelly is a motivated HR professional with a passion for strategy and innovation. Kelly has extensive HR management experience in leadership positions, as well as experience in an operational leadership role in the financial services industry which strengthened her commercial acumen and operational excellence, enabling her to align organisational human resource needs to commercial objectives. Kelly has experience across various industries including hospitality, finance and aged care, and excels in developing strategies to align to business outcomes, creating efficiencies and innovation, leading teams, coaching and influencing and stakeholder management.
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HR and Recruitment Specialist

Nea is a highly experienced HR and Recruitment Specialist. Her loyalty and dedication to providing superior client service, together with her multi-faceted experience, makes her an asset to Harrisons and our clients. Nea has a professional and respectful approach and takes pride in her ability to build relationships with clients and our team. Nea has varied experience across a range of industries including banking and finance, management consulting, recruitment and property valuation, and has worked for small, family-owned companies to global organisations in Brisbane, Sydney and London.


Recruitment & Careers Specialist

Feikje is our dedicated recruitment consultant with extensive experience in account management, resourcing and recruitment including owning her own recruitment/labour hire business in the past. At Harrisons Feikje has recruited for a wide range of our clients and different positions including engineering, production, scientists, technical, accounting and finance, sales and marketing, human resources and administration. Feikje also provides career transition, career coaching and outplacement services, which she finds very rewarding helping people to find new opportunities and experiences in their lives often after a setback. Feikje’s career started in banking in Europe where she was responsible for corporate accounts before she moved on to work for a range of global recruitment companies overseas and most recently locally in Australia.

Rebecca Milne

Senior Consultant – People & Culture

Rebecca is an accomplished human resources professional who is skilled at managing operations as well as delivering innovative and successful projects. She has a passion for improving the employee experience, which she has shared with organisations such as Mater Health, Surf Life Saving Foundation, Fletcher Building Australia and News Corp. Rebecca specialises in learning and development, engagement improvement initiatives, leadership and talent development, and restructuring.

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Naomi Harnett

Senior Consultant – People & Culture

Naomi is a reliable, dedicated thought leader committed to best practice Human Resources. She has a wide range of experience in human resources across many industries, including banking, finance and retail. Naomi has extensive experience with improving attraction and attention through developing strong employer branding, extensive experience leading and delivering HR projects and change initiatives, strong background in employee and industrial relations, well versed in implementing HR functions, systems and processes into growing organisations.

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Donna Tomasi

Senior Consultant – People & Culture
A Human Resources and Organisational Development professional driven by achieving results through people, Donna’s real passion lies in coaching Leaders on building workforce capability for overall business enhancement. As a Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) Coaching, Donna offers a sensitivity to stakeholder needs, commitment to help others succeed, customer and quality centric focus, and a desire for continuous improvement. Donna has achieved success in creating and implementing people related initiatives and enjoys seeing the positive impact made on the people and the organisation overall.
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Ellissa Lauder

Senior Consultant – People & Culture
Ellissa is a passionate and dedicated Human Resources professional with over 25 years’ experience strategic and generalist HR roles. She has partnered with organisations in Australia and the UK within healthcare, hospitality, legal, catering, not-for-profit, gaming & entertainment, and multi-site retailing. With extensive experience in employee relations, recruitment, change management, organisational development & design, C-suite partnering, and leadership development to enhance people & culture objectives, Ellissa is a highly effective, proactive, self-motivated individual with exceptional communication skills who has a demonstrated ability to deliver results, instigate and implement change while fostering successful partnerships to ensure desired outcomes.

Michaela Pearcy

Senior Consultant People & Culture

Michaela is a vibrant, dedicated, and driven HR Professional, who seeks to understand and support the delivery of desired business objectives. As a trusted HR generalist Michaela has spent the past 10 years of her successful career in the global retailing space, building an extensive, specialised skillset in employee relations, recruitment, organisational redesign and leadership development across Australia and in New Zealand.

Passionate about people, Michaela is highly invested in her professional working relationships, making her an approachable specialist with valuable input, guidance and coaching skills which serve to support strong people connections and outcomes across an organisation.


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Emma Anders

Office & HR Admin

Emma is a conscientious and dedicated HR professional whose background in behavioural science allows her to operate effectively in an HR environment. Her understanding of the mind and human behaviour allows her to develop strong and lasting connections with a variety of individuals, and to problem-solve constructively, discerning problems through individuals’ nuanced perspectives. As Harrisons’ HR and Office Coordinator, its Emma’s focus to understand clients’ goals and expectations in conjunction with company objectives through innovation.

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Senior WHS Consultant

Ian has over 20 years’ experience as a HSEQ professional and has held national and international positions in a variety of companies. In the last seven years Ian has provided Consultancy services to clients of all sizes in multiple industries including manufacturing, construction, mining, engineering and office-based environments. Ian’s background has provided him the expertise to provide practical HSEQ solutions from an end-use perspective, with an appreciation of multiple technical and non-technical disciplines.


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