meet the team

At Harrison Human Resources 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 Harrison Human Resources 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.

Harrison Human Resources 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.

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CLAIRE HARRISON

Founder and Managing Director

Claire Harrison is the Founder and Managing Director of Harrison Human Resources, 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.

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NEA FRASER

HR and Recruitment Specialist

Nea is a highly experienced HR and Recruitment Consultant. Her loyalty and dedication to providing superior client service, together with her multi-faceted experience, makes her an asset to Harrison Human Resources 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.

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ALLANA BURNS

HR Consultant & Coach

An experienced human resources practitioner, Allana takes a commercial view on providing human resources that focus on corporate culture and people development. Allana succeeds through working with senior leaders to increase people engagement, such as leadership and team development and coaching. Allana has over 20 years’ experience working with business owners and management teams at both strategic and operational levels.

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JO PENNOCK

Senior HR Consultant

Jo Pennock has 15 years of HR experience across various aspects of Human Resources in multiple industries including FMCG, Chemicals, Retail and Education. She has recently returned from the United Kingdom where she gained vast experience in mentoring and coaching, policy creation, performance management, legislation/award interpretation (in Australia, the UK, Ireland and Europe) and accumulated knowledge of global best practice. Jo has extensive experience with manufacturing sites. She has a proven ability to build relationships and credibility quickly and has experience working with all levels of organisations. She believes in and delivers pragmatic, bespoke HR solutions that change along with the organisation.

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NORA IHLENFELDT

HR Manager

Nora is a human resources generalist with over 15 years’ experience working in both national and international businesses. Nora strives to provide expert professional advice, build genuine and trusting relationships with stakeholders, and assist management and employees to embrace change and build great workplace culture. Nora has worked in both professional services and heavy industries, with a strong focus on building human resources departments to meet the needs of a growing business. This has included ensuring compliance, the development of policies and procedures, recruitment, workplace relations, performance management, enterprise agreement negotiations, employee engagement and retention. Nora has worked across many industries including manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, banking and finance.

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Jill Mee

Senior HR Consultant

Jill is a senior human resources generalist, with over 20 years’ experience gained across several industries including funds management, professional services, IT and property. Her business partnering skills include but are not limited to: setting up of HR systems, policies and procedures suitable to your business size and industry; advice and guidance to executives on a range of issues including HR strategy and organisational design, coaching of managers, talent acquisition and retention and performance management. Jill is a strong and caring communicator and will find solutions to your HR issues that are beneficial, manageable and sustainable for your business. Jill has experience in established organisations and start-ups, and in small and medium-sized organisations.

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BIANCA HAYES

Senior OD & HR Consultant

A highly driven and motivated HR professional passionate about organisational development, building workforce capability and supporting both organisations and individuals through change, Bianca enjoys driving business outcomes through people-centred solutions. Her experience ranges from organisational culture improvement to learning and development initiatives across private, not for profit and government sectors. Bianca offers excellence in project management, workforce initiatives, organisational reform and workforce capability building. It is through this that Bianca helps organisations achieve an intended improvement in their business results.

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IAN PALFREY

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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FEIKJE LOCKEFEER

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 Harrison Human Resources 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.

KIM MILNE

Senior HR Consultant

Kim is a true Human Resources Generalist who has been working in the industry for 20 years. She has extensive experience working with local, national and international brands across the Asia-Pacific region, including Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef, Gilmour Space Technologies, Bustech and Universal Pictures. Kim can quickly form trusted business relationships and work side-by-side with you to help deliver your organisation’s People and Culture objectives.

KARA POMERENKE

Senior HR Consultant
Kara’s greatest strengths lie in forming relationships, understanding your business and quickly identifying the best way to develop and improve your business culture. Her extensive experience in Human Resources spans a variety of industries, including professional services and manufacturing. She has worked in senior HR roles for Rio Tinto, TerryWhite Chemmart, K&L Gates Global Law Firm and AECOM. In each of her former positions, she thrived at coaching leaders to manage their teams and foster engagement. Kara is also adept in performance management, learning and development, recruitment and remuneration.

Kylie Allen

HR Administrator & EA to Managing Director
Kylie is our administration, EA and business management support extraordinaire. She is a friendly, self-motivated, determined and enthusiastic professional with an ambition to provide excellent client experiences. Kylie utilises her strong management skills to ensure Harrison HR runs efficiently and the team are supported in their roles. Kylie has considerable depth in providing business management and administration support across a variety of industries including mining and resources; banking and finance; accounting; legal, insurance, recruitment and human resources.
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