People &  Approach

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Tom brings over 40 years of experience in human resources/ industrial relations and executive leadership across various industries and geographies, especially in heavy industry/ highly unionised environments.

Tom’s experience across various industries and in blue-chip companies including BOC Gases, Shell, Wesfarmers, Sohar Aluminium, Yancoal and Norco allows him to bring ideas from many worlds.  Drawing on his many experiences, Tom can confidently challenge the status quo to arrive at best-balanced choices that fit with your organisation.

Tom has worked in industries as diverse as mining, oil & gas, renewable power generation, aluminium smelting, industrial gases, and milk & ice cream manufacturing.  He has worked both within the Australian marketplace as well as undertaking expatriate assignments in the Middle East and the UK.

He has worked in both senior HR as well as business consulting roles.  This means Tom understands the pressures on Boards and CEOs, the challenges of managing teams and large budgets and the tension of seeking ever-better business outcomes.

Since starting Peoplemix Consulting in 2014, Tom has helped a diverse range of clients – private and public, small and large.

How Are We Different?

This experience coupled with a pragmatic approach means that dealing with us will be a different experience in a few critical aspects:

We take a collaborative approach – we combine our knowledge of people and organisation practices with your deep knowledge of your organisation and your strategy to come up with the best solutions.

You get to work with me.  I don’t just do the front end but am engaged with your business all the way through. 

We are business-oriented rather than doing HR stuff for its own ends.  Having worked in both senior HR and consulting roles, I am not going to bring you abstract concepts – but real solutions that work. 

We are innovative – I bring over 40 years of experience across various industries and blue-chip companies including BOC Gases, Shell, Wesfarmers, Sohar Aluminium, Yancoal and Norco. This allows me to bring ideas from many worlds and challenge the staus quo to find the right solution for you.

We bring a mix of corporate and consulting experience with a bias for what works.

….. So even in the face of the most complex people or organisational challenges, you can feel comfortable that there’s not too much we haven’t seen.