Make Smarter Workforce Decisions: Analytics


Caroline McAuliffe – Partner – Interim Management

Caroline McAuliffe - PartnerCaroline has more than 25 years’ commercial experience gained in the UK and Australia working closely with Executive Teams of large corporate International businesses. She has broad experience in human resources, recruitment, cultural transformation and strategic planning in a variety of sectors.

For the past ten years Caroline has specialised in Interim Management placements and has been responsible for deploying senior executives into short term contract and interim management roles to transform organisations, bridge experience gaps, manage change and provide expertise.

Caroline has been a Partner in the Watermark Interim Management Practice for five years deploying senior level interim managers in both private and public sectors. Caroline has a particular focus on CEOs, CFOs, COOs CIOs, change & turnaround professionals, and senior Finance, HR, Operations, Legal & IT executives. Caroline has successfully completed interim management search assignments across a diverse range of industries and specialises in Government, Not-for-Profit, Healthcare, Human Services, Infrastructure, Transport, Energy, Utilities, Industrial, Manufacturing, Property and Construction with public and private sector clientele.

Caroline is currently completing a Bachelor’s Degree, Social Sciences (Psychology) through Swinburne University and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development through RMIT University. She is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia. Caroline also recently completed an Advanced Professional Development Certificate in Executive Coaching from the Institute of Coaching and Consulting Psychology, Sydney.


Jacinta Whelan – Partner – Interim Management

Jacinta Whelan - PartnerA thought leader and popular speaker on the concept of Interim Management, Portfolio Careers and future ways of working. Jacinta has more than 20 years’ experience starting and leading Interim businesses in Hong Kong, New York and Australia.

Jacinta leads the Melbourne business of Watermark Interim Management which focuses on interim appointments in both public and private sectors with a particular emphasis on CEOs and COOs, senior executives in IT&T, human resources specialists, project and program management experts and business turnaround and change consultants.

The interim opportunities Watermark offer range from providing professional guardianship, managing a business or department through a turbulent period, bringing in specialist skills for a particular project or auditioning for a potential senior permanent vacancy. Jacinta works with career interim managers as well as those considering it as an option amongst others in their career plan, as well as executives in between permanent roles.


Martin Searle – Partner – Interim Management

Martin Searle - PartnerMartin Searle is one of Australia’s leading human resources and professional services senior managers with more than 20 years experience spanning publicly listed and private companies, government agencies and Not-for-Profit organizations.

With expertise in Business Excellence and Six Sigma, Martin has driven organizational change programs in some of Australia’s leading organizations including SAI Global (ASX: SAI), InfoHRM Ltd and Bartter Enterprises. While at SAI he successfully transitioned the company’s workforce from a not-for-profit culture to an earnings driven listed company environment. He also developed Australia’s largest commercial Six Sigma practice and re-launched the country’s leading improvement methodology, the Australian Business Excellence Framework.

His experience extends to human resources strategy, human capital consulting and business improvement, areas in which he has received international recognition. Martin was selected as one of three international judges for the Dubai-based, Muhammad Bin Rasid Al Marktoum Business Awards and was appointed as a Director of both the International Personal Certification Association and the Global Excellence Movement (GEM).

As Director of Human Resources and Safety at Australia’s second largest poultry producer, Bartter Enterprises (owners of the iconic Steggles brand), he positioned the business for a successful sale through major productivity initiatives.  During this process, Martin was also accountable for internal and external company communication and management of key asset divestment.

He has consulted in the areas of human capital productivity improvement, business development and pro-bono work, positioning skilled migrants into the workforce.

Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macquarie University, a Graduate Diploma in Law from Sydney University and has also completed the HR Strategic Planning Program at Wharton Business School.


Gemma Haworth – Associate Partner – Interim Management

Gemma - Associate PartnerGemma brings her 13 years’ recruitment experience gained in the UK and Australia, focusing on Interim/Contingent appointments predominately within the Public Sector, Not-for-Profit and Health & Human Services Organisations to Watermark Search. She assists clients by introducing Interim professionals for short to medium term assignments focussing on rapid change, growth and bridging skill gaps.

Gemma works with CEOs, Executive Directors, Directors and Mid-Level Management.

She holds a post-graduate qualification in Human Resources Management and is an acknowledged expert in leveraging interim executive solutions. Her areas of speciality include Business Transformation, Media/Marketing/Communications, Government Relations, CEOs, Executive Directors & Directors.


Alicia Roach, Co Founder QHR

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Alicia is a co-founder of QHR and recognised thought leader through her application of Strategic Workforce Planning and Analytics for clients and in previous corporate roles. Alicia has successfully created CoE’s and built HR capability in many organisations who have looked to increase the financial and commercial focus of human capital.


 

Chris Hare, Co Founder QHR

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Chris is a co-founder of QHR and is an innovative remuneration expert and HR leader. Along with experience consulting within Australia and in the US, Chris has managed major HR functions in-house and has been responsible for the upskilling of HR teams in the areas of remuneration, sourcing strategy, and strategic workforce planning.