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Our People Are Your People

Our consultants take the time to listen and intimately understand your business goals before guiding your needs, tailoring our services and enhancing your HR management.

Liquid HR has a stringent recruitment and training process to ensure you are getting the best when it comes to expertise and reliability.

It is also crucial to find a subject matter expert who is the very best fit for your business.

All our consultants are qualified, senior HR professionals with considerable experience across a wide range of industries including:

  • retail
  • fitness
  • not-for-profit
  • fast moving consumer goods (FMCG)
  • medical
  • hospitality
  • telecommunications
  • finance
  • insurance
  • mining
  • engineering
  • infrastructure
  • and many more

Nicholas Vayenas

Managing Director

As the Director of Liquid HR, Nick is accountable for overseeing the brand and strategy of the…

Nicholas Vayenas

Managing Director

As the Director of Liquid HR, Nick is accountable for overseeing the brand and strategy of the business. He focuses intensely on challenging the status quo and is driven by adding value to Liquid HR’s clients through commercial, pragmatic human resources initiatives.

With a background in Human Resources Management, Nick established Liquid HR in 2011, driven to support businesses as they navigate through what can sometimes be a complex employment landscape.

Over 15 years, he has gained comprehensive domestic and international consulting experience, guiding organisations to develop strategic and operational HR programs.

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Steve Everson

Commercial Director

Steve is passionate about service delivery and as the Commercial Director for Liquid HR, is responsible for…

Steve Everson

Commercial Director

Steve is passionate about service delivery and as the Commercial Director for Liquid HR, is responsible for ensuring that our financial, commercial, resourcing and strategic planning outcomes are centred on delivering market leading results for our valued clients.

Steve is a commercially savvy senior executive with a background in finance, operations and project management.

With a career spanning over 25 years, he has driven exceptional commercial outcomes and business growth and worked with business owners, CEOs, operations and sales teams across multiple industry sectors.

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Nicole Howe

Managing Consultant

In her role as Managing Consultant, Nicole is responsible for operations, client account management and consultant support.…

Nicole Howe

Managing Consultant

In her role as Managing Consultant, Nicole is responsible for operations, client account management and consultant support.

Working closely with our clients and consulting team, Nicole ensures that we are delivering exceptional service and industry-leading HR solutions.

Nicole is passionate about partnering with business leaders to understand all aspects of their business—financial and operational—to ensure HR operates as a true business partner.

As an experienced HR practitioner, she has worked across the hospitality, retail, finance and blue-collar sectors.

Nicole holds a Master of Commerce (Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations), and a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Management and Employment Relations).

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Christine Robinson

HR Consultant

Christine is a commercially focused senior HR Generalist with specialist expertise in transformation projects, organisational development/design, employment…

Christine Robinson

HR Consultant

Christine is a commercially focused senior HR Generalist with specialist expertise in transformation projects, organisational development/design, employment relations, performance management, driving change and coaching. In her career spanning 20 years, Christine has worked across a variety of industries including Hospitality, IT, Insurance, Banking and Finance and Real Estate.

 

Christine is passionate about Human Resources as a function adding value and partnering with the business.

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Bradley Ellis

National Sales Manager

As the National Sales Manager for Liquid HR, Bradley is passionate about growing and maintaining our valued…

Bradley Ellis

National Sales Manager

As the National Sales Manager for Liquid HR, Bradley is passionate about growing and maintaining our valued client base, in partnership with our team of experienced consultants.

Over the last 19 years, Bradley has held a number of senior sales and leadership positions in Australia, the UK and Canada, largely within the transport and travel industries. During that time he has worked with key decision makers, including CEOs, CPOs and CFOs, on securing and onboarding small, medium-sized and large organisations.

With an empathetic and open-minded approach, Bradley is passionate about assisting our clients in determining the best solution for their needs. If asked, he may also tell you about his next marathon.

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Tracy Tuman

HR Consultant

Tracy is a senior HR Generalist that has extensive experience in both strategic and operational HR in…

Tracy Tuman

HR Consultant

Tracy is a senior HR Generalist that has extensive experience in both strategic and operational HR in the retail, hospitality and FMCG industries. Tracy specialises in partnering with businesses to identify their HR needs and build long term, practical strategies to drive employee engagement and have a positive impact on business performance. She has extensive experience in employment relations including EBA development and bargaining negotiations, unfair dismissal representation and internal grievance resolution.

She has formal qualifications in human resources, grievance handling and investigation, training and assessment and neuro linguistic programming.

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Louise Betts

HR Client Partner

Louise is a solutions focused Executive HR and People and Culture expert with a lifetime of experience…

Louise Betts

HR Client Partner

Louise is a solutions focused Executive HR and People and Culture expert with a lifetime of experience both in permanent HR roles and as an HR Contractor in a wide variety of industries, companies and not-for-profit organisations. With an extensive experience in policy development, employment law, compliance, operational HR, workplace investigations, culture building, training, counselling and coaching.
Louise’s approach is to equip managers with the tools and support to lead their teams and successfully navigate the complex HR and IR landscape. With a strong track record of establishing bespoke HR frameworks in green-field sites, her eye for detail and practicality enable her to rapidly assess the business and establish HR framework that is reflective of the wider organisational vision. Her goal is to support the compliance and best interests of the business, while applying HR in a professional, compassionate and practical way, at both a hands-on or strategic level.

Vicki Smart

Internal Recruitment Specialist

Vicki is an experienced and versatile Recruitment Specialist with over ten years working with agencies and internal…

Vicki Smart

Internal Recruitment Specialist

Vicki is an experienced and versatile Recruitment Specialist with over ten years working with agencies and internal clients.
Vicki’s passion is working in partnership with people to find them their next role or candidate. With a speciality in sector switching and an eye for the unique she has placed numerous high level candidates across banking, charities and legal firms both in London and Sydney.
Vicki is a self starter who likes to see a bigger picture, delivering smooth end to end processes that empower all involved.
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Angela Versace

HR Consultant

In addition to her 20 plus years of HR experience, Angela is Degree qualified in Business (majoring…

Angela Versace

HR Consultant

In addition to her 20 plus years of HR experience, Angela is Degree qualified in Business (majoring in HR and Psychology) and Law. Angela has professional experience in a vast array of industries along, with global corporates and NFP companies. Angela’s Industry experience includes FMCG, therapeutic goods, steel manufacturing, IT, transport, finance, Engineering and Legal.

Angela is practiced at partnering with executive management to diagnose business needs and formulate recommendations coupled with execution of appropriate solutions. One of her key motivators is turning strategy into operational benefits for the organisation. Although, she is seasoned across all areas of HR including acquisitions and divestitures; performance management; ER/IR, recruitment and selection; projects; HRIS; change management; outsourcing; compensation and benefits; and training and development.

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Kylie Thomas

HR Consultant

Kylie is a commercially-minded HR leader with a strong track record in developing and implementing HR strategies.…

Kylie Thomas

HR Consultant

Kylie is a commercially-minded HR leader with a strong track record in developing and implementing HR strategies. She is an expert in supporting company growth and people development as well as being an all-round HR generalist.

Kylie has 15 years of demonstrated success in global and national organisations across the Asia Pacific region.

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Emma Morris

HR Consultant

Emma is a Human Resources Practitioner achieving ten years experience in the Not for Profit, Financial Services…

Emma Morris

HR Consultant

Emma is a Human Resources Practitioner achieving ten years experience in the Not for Profit, Financial Services and Government sectors. With sound employee relations, legislation and Workplace Health and Safety knowledge, Emma is skilled at mitigating business risk, providing best practice advice and solutions to decision-makers to ensure exceptional client outcomes.

Emma’s authentic approach ensures that she can build rapport quickly and easily with stakeholders and takes personal ownership for achieving excellence.

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Melanie Weeks

HR Consultant

Melanie is a leadership and career transition coach who is passionate about creating a positive space for…

Melanie Weeks

HR Consultant

Melanie is a leadership and career transition coach who is passionate about creating a positive space for clients to be supported in their change and development efforts.

As a coach and facilitator, she has worked with a variety of professionals across multiple industries and understands the unique challenges that individuals, teams and organisations face.
Melanie’s previous clients describe her as approachable and kind, and as someone who understands when the timing is right for encouragement towards a personal growth edge.

She holds a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology from the University of Sydney, and also has a background in teaching and adult education, equipping her with a solid, evidence-based approach to learning and behavioural change.

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Amy Vella

HR Consultant

Amy is a HR Generalist who specialises in building people capability within organisations. Working in partnership with all…

Amy Vella

HR Consultant

Amy is a HR Generalist who specialises in building people capability within organisations. Working in partnership with all levels across the business, Amy is passionate about delivering commercial people, performance and culture initiatives.

Amy takes a holistic approach to people, performance and operations, and helps deliver outstanding business outcomes by blending HR principles with commercial acuity. She offers a collaborative management style, hands-on approach and positive attitude that allows her to connect with individuals at every level of the organisation.

Amy has worked across the hospitality, retail and online commerce industries. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Human Resource Management.

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Simone Kopriva

HR Advisor

Simone has over 10 years’ experience in operational leadership and HR. She prides herself on being pragmatic…

Simone Kopriva

HR Advisor

Simone has over 10 years’ experience in operational leadership and HR. She prides herself on being pragmatic and ensuring people solutions and strategies are commercial and fit for purpose within each business’ unique operating environment.
Simone has a proven track record of establishing HR functions, particularly in new business environments.  She is passionate about enabling a business to maximise its greatest asset – the capability of its people.
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Danielle Jacobson

HR Consultant

An experienced human resource, learning and organisational development practitioner. Danielle is passionate about enabling workplace cultures where…

Danielle Jacobson

HR Consultant

An experienced human resource, learning and organisational development practitioner. Danielle is passionate about enabling workplace cultures where people feel good about being at work.

She works to increase people engagement through customised individual programs and delivering organisational initiatives.

Danielle has 15 years’ experience working in organisations and with corporate clients in learning and development, organisational development, change management and HR.

She holds a Master of Management and is currently studying for her Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Danielle is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

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Yvette Montano

HR Advisor

Yvette is an experienced and well rounded HR Advisor with generalist HR experience in both the education…

Yvette Montano

HR Advisor

Yvette is an experienced and well rounded HR Advisor with generalist HR experience in both the education and not for profit sectors. Her broad knowledge and exposure across all areas of HR, from recruitment, industrial relations, WHS to employee engagement, coupled with her exceptional relationship-building skills, make her an exceptional HR Advisor.

Yvette holds a Bachelor’s degree from Macquarie University (majoring in Anthropology) and is due to complete her Masters in Human Resources Management, specialising in Change Management, shortly.
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Lynn Bailey

HR Consultant

Lynn is a highly successful HR generalist who assists clients by developing practical, people management systems and…

Lynn Bailey

HR Consultant

Lynn is a highly successful HR generalist who assists clients by developing practical, people management systems and processes to enhance business performance and talent retention.

She also offers HR project management expertise with an excellent track record of delivering key HR and organisational development projects on time and within budget.

Lynn has a proven track record in a variety of industries including banking, retail, hospitality, logistics, health, the arts, not-for-profit and a variety of small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Audrey Kessell

HR Consultant

Audrey is a Masters-qualified counsellor, with extensive experience in mediation and Employee Assistance Programs. She specialises in…

Audrey Kessell

HR Consultant

Audrey is a Masters-qualified counsellor, with extensive experience in mediation and Employee Assistance Programs.

She specialises in supporting clients through anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, bullying and workplace issues.

Working with clients to help achieve their goals, Audrey takes an individual approach. She has the utmost respect for both the employee and the client, ensuring confidentiality at all times.

Utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness, Audrey is able to support staff through any difficult period.

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Mark Bartlett

HR Consultant

Mark is an enthusiastic, strategic business leader and experienced Board Director with a proven record for embedding…

Mark Bartlett

HR Consultant

Mark is an enthusiastic, strategic business leader and experienced Board Director with a proven record for embedding transformational change in the retail, financial services and education sectors. Commercially astute and sensitive to the changing demands of business, he combines visionary thinking with operational delivery to deliver exceptional client outcomes.

Mark is an accredited coach with the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership.

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Julie Hunter

HR Consultant

Julie is an enthusiastic and results focused senior HR professional with over 15 years’ experience in the…

Julie Hunter

HR Consultant

Julie is an enthusiastic and results focused senior HR professional with over 15 years’ experience in the health care and not-for-profit sectors. She is an Australian Human Resources Institute Certified Practitioner (CPHR) that has worked across the whole spectrum of the employee lifecycle so is a competent generalist. Julie draws on evidence-based HR theory to deliver practical and meaningful HR solutions that meet the strategic directions as well as operational and individual needs. Previous to her HR career, Julie worked in and managed SMEs so has a strong appreciation of the commercial priority to be profitable that achieves the best outcomes through a people-focussed ethos.

Julie has worked closely with executive management teams and be involved at a project and operational level developing and implementing HR strategy. Her strong appreciation of diverse thinking, collaborative working style, coupled with her professional and personable character enables her to work effectively with a wide range of organisational stakeholders.  Julie’s key priority is to build rapport and strong relationships as the basis of successful working relationships.

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