Experienced Human Resources Team

Vitil consultants have experience in many industries including mining, steel, education and training, earth moving, aviation, financial and pharmaceutical. Based in Perth, they offer expertise in human resources management, emotional intelligence, performance management training, job profiling, psychometrics, recognition and non-financial rewards.

Vanessa Wilson

Vanessa Wilson

Founder and Principal Consultant, Vanessa Wilson has over 20 years' experience in leadership roles, working within the financial and retail sectors.

Her career started in large organisations in Perth and after studying at Curtin Centre for Entrepreneurship, she found herself sharing her big business experience with SMEs to help them grow and develop their businesses, which had a core people focus.

This included formalising and implementing the vision, articulating the brand, developing core team values and embedding a strong culture.

Majoring in human resource management and marketing – and completing the Curtin Growth Program – Vanessa's knowledge, practical experience and genuine desire to add value, ensures operational needs and targets are met.

Heidi Rawson

Heidi Rawson

General Manager People and Culture, Heidi has worked with Vitil for many years and prior to that worked together with Vanessa in the corporate space.

Heidi is passionate about providing people solutions, that are agile and adaptable, championing leaders to develop and implement strategic people plans in line with their strategic objectives, building high performance teams, with a culture that thrives, values people and attracts the best talent.

Developing and implementing a recruitment, retention and development strategy that is unique to each business culture, her approach is intentional and authentic, underpinned by her inherit coaching style. Heidi has worked with a variety of companies across various industries on an HR advisory level and has completed her post graduate studies in Employment Relations with the intention to complete her Masters in HR and Law over the next 5 years. Heidi is also on the board of two organisations.

Caroline Robertson

Caroline Robertson

A self-motivated individual with 20 years’ experience working in human resource management with executives and senior and middle managers, in both a corporate and SME environment. Caroline’s experience covers Publishing, Sales, Hospitality, Retail, Manufacturing, Mining, and Aviation, with her career commencing in 2000 with Trinity Mirror Newspapers in the SE of England. She quickly moved into the role of HR Manager where her responsibilities included leading HR initiatives and working with the National Union of Journalists on employee relations issues whilst overseeing the company’s restructuring and revitalisation programs. Caroline also provided training and 121 coaching to line managers in HR policies and procedures and people management.

Since 2012 Caroline has been a Senior Advisor with Vitil HR managing multiple clients, creating and implementing extensive HR programs, policies and procedures and designing job roles and salary banding, across a number of industries. Her lead role at the mining client saw her develop a comprehensive HR policies manual and induction guide, implement new procedures, conduct team training and manage the daily operational HR requirements whilst working on key projects including developing an integrated performance management process together with a Flexible Benefits / Rewards Package to ensure the client was an employer of choice.

Emma Oldfield

Emma Oldfield

A 20+ year professional career spanning people and culture, organisational development, talent acquisition, executive search and consulting, Emma is a trusted business advisor.

She is motivated by an unwavering commitment to the employee experience and people fulfilling their potential through career development.

Supporting early careers opportunities has been a strong thread across her career, as well as being actively committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Experience in mining, professional services, accounting and retail, Emma brings a wealth of experience with a key focus on strategic planning, wellbeing and operational excellence. 

Along with her experience of running a business as well as generalist HR engagements, Emma is uniquely qualified to understand the discrete aims of SMEs and the large corporate environment, with the ability to consult on all initiatives more broadly.

Olivia Cunningham

Olivia Cunningham

Olivia is a highly qualified and experienced HR practitioner with an extensive background in Recruitment and Selection, Employee Relations, Organisational Development, Induction, Onboarding and Performance Management, gained from over 19 years of employment within hospitality, retail and hotel settings.

Olivia has highly developed communication skills coupled with her strong problem-solving capabilities, have enabled the delivery of effective HR solutions that meet operational and organisational goals.

Hardworking and innovative, her professional commitment to value and ethics, making a positive difference, means Olivia always delivers best practice HR.

Nicole Cornwall

Nicole Cornwall

A Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, and 15 years’ experience in both the private and public sector, Nicole is an adept ER negotiator managing collective bargaining agreement negotiations, undertaking investigations, disciplinaries and conducting workplace behaviour training.

A broad range of experience, Nicole manages end to end recruitment on a large scale as well as in a boutique environment. She ably manages performance, policies and procedures and best practice people support to achieve positive team environments.

June Williams

June Williams

Over 20 years of Human Resource experience. Ten years as a HR Manager, June has been responsible for formulating strategy and operational delivery.

Having completed a Master of Human Resource Management and ODD qualification, June has experience in the formulation and implementation of HR strategy; Organisational Design, Knowledge Management, Change Management, Talent Management and Learning and Development initiatives.

With strong business acumen, commercial awareness and highly motivated; she is a critical clear thinker and decision maker.

Joanna Boston

Joanna Boston

With two degrees, a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law, Joanna specialises in providing generalist ER and IR advice, with workforce investigations, performance management, grievance resolutions, contracts and EBA negotiations her key strengths.

Joanna is a HR generalist who adapts to the needs of the business, skilfully working with senior management and the team to collaborate and drive expectations, growth and efficiencies, whilst creating a foundation to standardise policies, procedures and a code of ethics. She has managed bulk recruitment campaigns and undertaken individual recruitment exercises for a broad spectrum of clients in varying industries. Consultative in her approach, Joanna underpins all her advice and recommendations with legislation compliance and risk minimisation.

Katherine Sturley

Katherine Sturley

Coaching and mentoring is Katherine’s passion, and with over 20 years of varied business experience working in Canada, UK and Australia. In 2003, she moved to Perth and began developing, delivering and assessing qualifications in the Australian Quality Training Framework providing audience-specific, experiential learning. Undertaking leadership roles led Katherine to further studies, achieving a Master of Business Leadership from Curtin Graduate Business School.

Katherine is passionate about passing on her knowledge and experience to others in creative, energetic learning environments with a great sense of humour!

Katherine approaches coaching sessions with empathy and intuition. Katherine works with a variety of clients across a number of sectors, engaging participants in leadership, management, and marketing training, facilitating creative, energetic learning environments by utilising multiple learning techniques.

Charlene Woodbine

Charlene Woodbine

Charlene, a legally qualified industrial relations/employee relations practitioner with 17 years’ experience in the field of human resources and employee relations, has worked in many sectors including aged care, health and education in the private and public; state and federal jurisdictions.

A senior HR professional, Charlene has negotiated industrial relations agreements, partnered with executive teams to build human resource capabilities whilst driving strategic change, as well as improving the workforce culture, efficiencies and reducing workplace incidences and claims.

An accomplished HR allrounder with a broad skill set as well as a certified health and safety representative, Charlene is adept at utilising her extensive knowledge to find innovative solutions to resolve complex matters. Her strong capability in leading and developing productive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders both internal and external, has seen her develop and implement many change initiatives successfully.

Penelope Ling

Penelope Ling

A Senior Human Resource professional with over 10 years' experience, Pip has worked across many sectors including utilities, FMCG, oil and gas. In her last role, Pip lead all HR activities for offshore personnel with performance reviews, remuneration strategy, development and implementation, salary assessments and workforce planning, all key elements of her position.

Pip also managed internal audits, high risk employee relations cases, investigations and worked as part of a team on Enterprise Bargaining Agreement negotiations. Her analysis and systematic approach to managing rem and benefits policies, coupled with her adept people management skills, ensures Pip can not only work at a strategic level but also operationally.

Sara Scarborough

Sara Scarboro

Working in a partnership model, Sara collaborates with hiring managers to understand organisational culture and goals – sculpting position requirements and recruitment processes accordingly. With a specialisation in passive candidate engagement, Sara is increasingly focussed on technical and hard to fill roles through the process of market mapping and proactive engagement of industry contacts. 

Bachelor of Business (Management), Sara started her career in a world class recruitment graduate program, Adecco Melbourne. Broadly experienced in technical, business support, mining, and high-volume recruitment, she offers extensive employment market knowledge in a range of industries. Valuing honesty and transparency, Sara provides quality talent experiences and positively contributes to wider people and culture goals.

When not connecting with her clients and candidates she can be found exploring her passion for painting and all things creative.

Interested in joining our team?

What we are looking for

Vitil are expanding and are always seeking experienced People and Culture Advisors who are driven with a proven ability as HR generalists. Experience in organisational development, performance management systems and procedures, and recruitment and selection, are essential.

Who we are looking for

Our People Specialists work inside our clients businesses therefore we are looking for team players, able to work autonomously and provide leadership and guidance. We also require excellent communication skills, a can-do attitude and hold a qualification in Human Resources, Employment Relations or other relevant discipline. Hands on experience is essential and ability to work on one's own initiative.

What we offer you

We are a group of likeminded specialists who enjoy a challenge and love working with people and building teams. We work flexibly usually around our family commitments, and support each other so that we can have balance. A casual role, we can choose to work with one client or five, depending on our individual needs and the number of days we wish to work. Our team meet monthly so that we build our internal team and provide ongoing support to each other.

If you'd like to be considered, please send your resume to vanessa.wilson@vitil.com.au.

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