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A TEAM OF HR PROFESSIONALS WITH EXTENSIVE BACKGROUNDS ACROSS ALL SECTORS

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Our passion is working with small business

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Impact HR is a team of HR professionals with extensive experience in a cross-section of industries and businesses. Our team have experience working in every area of HR and across all industries and sectors, both in Australia and overseas. Our passion is small business and helping businesses like yours thrive by meeting your HR challenges with you.

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THERESE RAVELL

THERESE RAVELL

Director / Principal Consultant

Therese is an innovative Human Resources strategist with 20 years’ experience, who is passionate about people, performance and achieving business outcomes. Working closely with executives and business owners, her solutions are aligned with your company’s strategy and tailored to achieve tangible, sustainable results for both the organisation and its people.

Having worked across a diverse range of industries including technology, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, not-for-profit, health services and professional services, Therese is adaptive and quickly gleans insights about complex issues. Her business acumen and understanding ensure practical and tailored solutions that suit the environment and achieve the balance between the People, Business and HR requirements.

In 2011 she was a Telstra Business Woman of the Year nominee and turned a struggling not-for-profit organisation into a Local Business Awards finalist in six months.

LIBBY FORSYTH

LIBBY FORSYTH

Senior HR Consultant

Libby is an enthusiastic Human Resource and Program Manager, with more than 15 years’ experience working in the Not for Profit Sector. Libby has held senior roles within large and small not for profit businesses in Sydney and London. With a degree in Economics and special focus on human resources and industrial relations, Libby is passionate about helping businesses, both large and small, create efficiencies and achieve outcomes. Libby is an HR generalist and a seasoned people manager.  Libby is a qualified Trainer and Assessor and has a background in event management and running training for large and small groups of internal and external staff and volunteers. Libby is a passionate advocate of supporting businesses through change.

JASMINE WARD

JASMINE WARD

Senior HR Consultant

Jasmine’s role at Impact HR is to provide tactical HR services and maintain effective HR systems and processes for all our clients. Jasmine is a business focused HR professional having over the last 12 years performed a myriad of HR functions including the hiring of new recruits, managing payroll across Australia and New Zealand through outsourced provider ADP,  supporting managers with performance management, health and safety compliance, and coaching new leaders. Jasmine has in-depth payroll experience  having migrated over 300 employees within the Technology Industry to a new ADP payroll system. The upgrade provided employees with easier access to their pay information, ability to update their own personal information and easier access to leave applications. The transition allowed the business to pay all Australian and New Zealand employees from the same payroll system with greater reporting capability. This experience provided Jasmine with exposure to some best in class HR practices and processes. A  love of being the trusted advisor and resource for helping clients navigate through all things HR coupled with a focus on empowering our clients with the knowledge, tools, and resources to support their teams to be the best they can be and reach their full potential makes Jasmine a wonderful  addition to the Impact HR team.

KATHERINE CRAIG

KATHERINE CRAIG

Senior Learning & Development Consultant

Katherine Craig is an experienced coach and facilitator with more than 20 years’ experience working in complex and innovative business environments within a range of industries including media, technology, healthcare, and financial services. Katherine’s style is warm and engaging with a practical approach to coaching and facilitating. This is deeply grounded in her love of working with people and teams to empower and help them grow and develop to their full potential.

Prior to her current career path, Katherine was a senior marketing executive working with start-ups, SMEs, and not-for-profit organisations in Sydney and New York. Her qualifications include: Master of Science – Coaching Psychology, Bachelor of Arts – Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Commerce – Marketing. Katherine is also accredited in Strengths Profile, Acceptance Commitment Training, and a meditation teacher.

NIKKI JOHNSON

NIKKI JOHNSON

Senior HR Consultant

Nikki’s role at Impact HR is to help small businesses with their Human Resources needs. With over 15 years experience spanning a number of industries including Technology, Marketing, Financial Services and the Public Sector.  Nikki is experienced in working with high growth companies focussing on developing strategies, processes and systems to improve recruitment, onboarding, performance and engagement.  Along with coaching, growing and developing new Leaders,  Nikki is passionate about development and performance. Her philosophy is that for your business to grow, your people need to grow too. 

KERRY DOWNES

KERRY DOWNES

Senior HR Consultant

Kerry Downes is a Senior HR Expert who has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources working for a variety of companies in hospitality, entertainment, manufacturing retailing and distribution.  Kerry has worked in Senior Human Resources roles for a range of companies including International Game Technology (IGT), Brightpoint where she oversaw the HR Function in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai and India, Global Food Equipment where she relocated manufacturing, call centre, finance and spare parts to the Philippines and most recently National Human Resources for Radio Rentals – which counts 90 stores across Australia, 550 team members and an HR Team of 8. Kerry has had many achievements throughout her career including winning awards like Hewitt’s Best Employer and AHRI Award for Excellence in People Management.

SARAH FELTHAM

Senior HR Consultant

Sarah is an experienced HR, Operations & Project Manager with over 15 years’ experience working in London and Sydney.  

Sarah has worked across a broad range of business and industry verticals including Finance, Recruitment, FMCG, Indigenous Design & Strategy and NFP.  This experience ensures Sarah has the insight to support a business from start-up and consequently scale for significant growth.   

Sarah loves to immerse herself within the organisations she supports; to connect and truly understand the people, the culture and support business objectives. Sarah is passionate about people, understanding their motivations, and collaborating together on positive outcomes.  

One of Sarah’s proudest achievements was during her tenure within an Indigenous organisation. Her support during a time of significant growth and national expansion, resulted in benevolent health and sporting benefits to over 1200 children participating in Indigenous Football across Australia.  

Sarah is on a mission to help small to medium businesses flourish, whilst working closely with the business owners and their teams to facilitate a robust HR infrastructure.  

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