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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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Andrew Smith

HR Consultant

Andrew is an accomplished Executive HR professional who has extensive experience across all facets of HR within…

Andrew Smith

HR Consultant

Andrew is an accomplished Executive HR professional who has extensive experience across all facets of HR within multiple industries. He is driven by the desire to build people capability in organisations through working alongside business leaders and employees.

With previous experience in both large and small organisations, Andrew takes a hands-on approach to build connections at all levels of the organisation. He takes the time to understand every business that he works with, to ensure he is operating as a true business partner.

His extensive HR experience combined with his financial qualifications and experience make Andrew an incredible asset to an organisation.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Marketing) and a Graduate Diploma of Business Management (Human Resource Management and Cultural Diversity).

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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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Nicole Walker

HR Client Partner

Nicole is a HR Generalist with a  background across the corporate and not for profit sectors. With…

Nicole Walker

HR Client Partner

Nicole is a HR Generalist with a  background across the corporate and not for profit sectors. With experience within both local and global organisations, she is passionate about providing tailored advice for each business and their unique needs.

Nicole has a strong interest and experience in the areas of performance, grievance management, internal investigations, industrial relations and award interpretation.

Nicole holds Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Human Resources and Industrial Relations Management) and formal qualifications in the investigation process and outcomes.

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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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Sharon Prosperi

HR Consultant

Sharon is a strategic and innovative HR Executive with over 30 years experience across a broad range…

Sharon Prosperi

HR Consultant

Sharon is a strategic and innovative HR Executive with over 30 years experience across a broad range of sectors. She focuses on translating business vision into HR initiatives that improve performance, profitability, growth and employee engagement.

She is an empowering and collaborative leader who supports companies and top executives to get the best out of people. She utilises her genuine and down to earth approach to
translate vision and strategies into actionable and value-added goals.

Sharon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Administration, with a double major in organisational psychology and health education.

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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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Paul Hodgman

HR Consultant

Paul is a well regarded and accomplished HR/ People professional specialising in personal/team performance enhancement, human potential…

Paul Hodgman

HR Consultant

Paul is a well regarded and accomplished HR/ People professional specialising in personal/team performance enhancement, human potential development & diversity inclusion.

Paul has over 35 HR years experience in both Government and Corporate environments. He has extensive experience in strategy and system design/development, remuneration management, continuous improvement programs, grievance and issue resolution and WHS.

Paul holds Bachelor of Arts Psychology and Politics.

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Simone Kopriva

HR Consultant

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

Simone Kopriva

HR Consultant

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 Coordinator

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

Yvette Montano

HR Coordinator

Yvette is an experienced and well rounded HR Coordinator 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 a well-rounded HR Coordinator.

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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