Co-Founder & Director – Skildare
Diane is a passionate and pragmatic Human resources specialist with a strong commitment and a proven track record of contributing to the growth and leadership of her clients’ organisations. Diane has gained broad management and commercial experience with a demonstrated ability to work at the most senior level. She is a clear thinker, and can focus strategically and laterally to provide the best outcomes for her clients.
As the leader of the HR Team at Skildare, Diane draws on her vast experience and expertise to act as the primary mentor and coach to her team of HR Consultants. This approach ensures Diane maintains an oversight of every HR project within Skildare whilst also upskilling and motivating her highly capable team.
Diane’s experience includes almost a decade working at the strategic HR level within the large corporate sector to include Arnott’s Biscuits, Woolworths and Franklins. Follow on experience within several medium sized businesses set Diane up well to start her own consultancy in 2002. After 10 years of servicing multiple industries, Diane took the step to expand and rebrand her business into Skildare.
Diane has earned a reputation as one of the most sought after HR Practitioners in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley over the last 12 years. The success she has achieved with all of her loyal clients is due to the rare combination of HR expertise applied in a customised approach taking into account every facet and intricacy of the individual client. An ability to mould ‘best practice’ HR into a personalised solution for unique cultures is a skill that Diane excels at and which she has made the essence of Skildare.