Rita is an experienced Human Resources practitioner with over 20 years of experience in workforce strategy and optimisation, organisational culture, transformational change, organisational development and industrial relations. Industry experience includes technology, health, financial services and higher education.
Rita has proven experience in developing positive cultures that deliver a commercial benefit. She actively coaches and mentors people seeking a career change. Rita has delivered presentations nationally on topics associated with cultural transformation, gender diversity, and new ways of working. Rita is personal style can be described as highly collaborative and a clear communicator with a strong focus on building quality working relationships.
Prior to embarking on a portfolio career, Rita was the Vice-President People and Culture at Swinburne University of Technology. Rita was also a member of the Swinburne Executive Group, Chair of the Science and Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Committee.
Rita is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Masters Degree in industrial and Employee Relations from Monash University and a Bachelor of Business and Arts from Swinburne University. Rita commenced her Phd in 2014 at Swinburne University in the area of gender equity targets focusing on women returning to work after having children.
She is available to speak on a range of areas including gender diversity, employee experience, the future of work, positive workplace culture and creating high performing teams. Rita is also able to MC for all corporate and charity events.
Information on Rita:
Available for: Master of Ceremony; Panel Speaker; Guest Speaker; Workshops.
Categories: Leadership & Development; HR, IR & Safety; Corporate Inclusion & Diversity
Travels from: Melbourne