Ian Hess - Senior Associate

Ian is an outcome-oriented HR Executive; strategic thinker with significant experience across a broad range of HR areas including: Strategic HR Management, Executive Coaching, Remuneration, Safety, Organisational Development, Employee Relations.  His key attributes and skills are:

  • A Passion for developing people and teams

  • Proven leadership and coaching capabilities

  • Strong relationship building skills with a collaborative style

  • High level commercial acumen with a considered approach to balancing people development, service and cost

  • Demonstrated industrial relations and enterprise bargaining skills

  • Member of many senior leadership teams and trusted advisor to boards and business leaders

  • Strong analytical skills with a logical approach to developing solutions

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resources and Industrial Relations) – 1990.

  • Executive Graduate Certificate in Business (Leadership through Coaching and Mentoring) – June 2019


  • Developed and embedded the People and Culture Strategies in large diverse organisations

  • A successful leader of several Human Resource Management Teams

  • Developed the HR Business Partnering Strategy

  • Led an HR Transformation Projects with improved business outcomes

  • A respected member of the Senior Leadership Team with experience leading Strategic HR Programs, Organisational Change and Leadership Development Programs

  • Negotiated highly successful Enterprise Agreements delivering strategic outcomes and business savings