Meet Stephen m.

Delivering the right people, in the right numbers, at the right time… least cost & risk to your organisation.

Developing Strategic Human Resources Planning Capability & Know How

My Approach

After four decades working within the HR profession, I am convinced that there exist very few services that any HR Department can contribute to an organisation that will exceed the value and worth of Strategic HR Planning.

Nor do I know of any other program or service that can so positively impact upon the future role, contribution and standing of the HR Department. Simply put, to be managed effectively Strategic HR Planning necessitates the function becoming intimately involved in the delivery of future business plans and objectives.

Now is the time for HR Departments to shed their administrative skin in favour of becoming main-stream players directly involved in future business sustainability and viability.

Now is the time for Strategic HR Planning.

OD Expertise
Optimising base-line workforce capacity & headcount;
Forecasting future workforce job families/competencies, staffing levels/expenditure budgets;
Evaluating future workforce resourcing capability, identifying critical risk job families;
Developing effective workforce bench-strength, pipelines & retention strategies;
Forecasting medium to long-term workforce viability & sustainability – mitigating future risk;
Developing Strategic HR Planning Basic Understanding – Online Services

HR professional development classes;
HR coaching, mentoring and problem-solving;
Executive education & engagement forums;
Program reviews and evaluation;

DIY HR booklets & manuals;

Developing Depth of Capability & Application

Custom-designed two and three-day in – house master classes;

Practical exercises, group projects, action planning sessions;

Comprehensive Strategic HR planning Program Design & Execution

Developing & articulating a detailed transformation road-map from the ground floor-up;

Developing and executing an effective implementation plan

My Qualifications
20 years corporate experience working in blue-chip organisations;
People Analytics/Workforce Planning Content Designer & Facilitator for AHRI, HRINZ & HKIHRM;
People Analytics/Workforce Planning Content Designer & Facilitator for Deakin & La Trobe Universities;
USA HR Best Practice Study Tour designer & host for more than a decade;
Author & self-publisher of advanced HR Management booklets & resource manuals;
Clients I have worked with
TAL Insurance;
Sydney Water;
Cabrini Health;;
Melbourne & Olympic Park Trust;
Leighton Industries HK;
RHB Bank MH;
Fonterra NZ;
QLD Health;
Inland Revenue NZ;
Productivity Commission – Fiji;
Public Service Commission WA;
Local Govt Association QLD;
Municipal Association VIC;
ANZ Bank;
Reserve Bank of Australia;
Western Power;
Robert Bosch;
Pfizer Australia;
Warehouse Group NZ;
Tait Industries NZ;
Bayer Australia;
TAC Victoria;
Healthscope NZ;
Origin Energy;
Spotless Services;
Public Transport VIC;
South East Water;
Australian Tax Office;
Knox, North Sydney,
Busselton, Western Downs,
Yarra Ranges, Mundaring,
Maroondah, Gold Coast,
Townsville, Moreland City Councils
(to name just a few)
New Zealand;
Hong Kong;
South Africa.

Let’s work together


“Stephen is a guru who coached the SEEK team to make significant improvements in our approach to HR metrics. Stephen is a pleasure to work with and a great trainer. He can adapt to any level of experience and gives amazing insights no matter where the conversation goes”

Meehan Callahan (Former) Group HR Director

Venetian Macau Limited

“Stephen is an entertaining, straight to the point and experienced professional with great public speaking skills and the ability to apply theory into practical examples in many different structures and organisations. We are happy we were able to join the course and will definitely stay in touch with Stephen for more learning moments and insights”

Cynthia Boekee, Vice President Strategic Analysis


“Stephen presents an excellent model for human resource management metrics. This model is practical, easy to implement and he explains how to use the metrics exceptionally well. Very engaging facilitator and consultant”

Geraldine Kennett (Former) General Manager Learning & Development