Meet the team
At Harrison Human Resources, our goal is to partner with employers to develop and implement HR management strategies that optimise employee engagement, achieve business goals, and ensure legislative compliance. Harrison Human Resources was established to address the real need for practical HR advice and solutions within small and medium-sized organisations. We have over 20 years’ experience in all facets of HR across various industries. Our team has tertiary qualifications in human resource management, business, psychology, law and work health and safety.
At Harrison Human Resources™ our vision is Best Team, Best Business – for you and us. We live by three values: Back the Team; Delight the Client; and Act with Integrity. We aspire to work with people who are aligned to our vision and values.
CLAIRE HARRISONFOUNDER 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.
NEA FRASERHR 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 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.
ALLANA BURNSHR 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.
MONIKA CAMPBELLSENIOR HR CONSULTANT
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 IHLENFELDTHR 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.
JILL MEESenior 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.
BIANCA HAYESSenior 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.
IAN PALFREYSenior 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.
FEIKJE LOCKEFEERRecruitment & 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 MILNESENIOR 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 POMERENKESENIOR 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.
REBECCA MILNESENIOR HR CONSULTANT
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.
KYLIE ALLENHR 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.