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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Monika is a holistic, calm and driven human resources professional with extensive experience in safety business partnering, coaching, safety leadership and cultural transformation. She brings to the team expertise across the energy, NFP, agriculture, health, manufacturing, FMCG and ASX listed sectors. As a behavioural scientist by trade, Monika strives to create psychological safety. She is curious, inclusive, and a big picture thinker and an experienced Board Director who confidently engages with leaders to enable the delivery of pragmatic fit for purpose solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
Chris Spence is a motivated and tech-savvy HR professional with over 15 years generalist HR experience across a range of industries including mining & construction, manufacturing, security, and professional services. Having managed teams in national and international organisations he is well versed in navigating the challenges of operating with geographically dispersed employees. He is a strong advocate of using systems and data to drive key decision-making processes through the development and implementation of key business metrics. Chris is a strong communicator and nurtures stakeholder relationships to ensure the successful delivery of business objectives.
Dawn is a Talent/Recruitment Specialist who owns a depth of capabilities within Executive Search and Recruitment, and who loves to identify, engage and support the development of teams across a range of industry sectors.
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.