Media release

7 October 2011

Group Manager finalist in HR Leadership Award

Fair Work Ombudsman Group Manager of Corporate & Strategic Development, Su Kearns, is a finalist in the 2011 Australian Human Resources Institute National Awards.

Ms Kearns was recognised in the HR Leadership Award category which acknowledges outstanding human resources practitioners and their contribution to business.

Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson commended Ms Kearns on becoming a finalist. The winner will be named on November 17.

“Su has demonstrated strong leadership skills throughout her career, managing large and small teams across a range of industries, and more recently managing more than 80 employees in various sections, branches and divisions of Commonwealth Public Service agencies,” he said.

“She has been a key driver in establishing a Diversity Council within the Fair Work Ombudsman to ensure greater workplace diversity.

“Su is also a role-model for flexible working arrangements, showing it’s possible to successfully advance your career while maintaining a four-day working week, including one of those days at home.”

Mr Wilson says the Fair Work Ombudsman supports a modern, flexible and high performing workplace where individual, team and organisational achievements are valued.

“The ethic of service among our staff is very strong, as is their highly-held value of independently assisting both employers and employees,” he said.

The Fair Work Ombudsman provides a single point of contact for people working or running a business in Australia to get accurate and timely information about their workplace rights and obligations.

Workers and employers seeking support can go to www.fairwork.gov.au or call the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94.

A free interpreter service is available on 13 14 50.

Follow the Fair Work Ombudsman on Twitter @fairwork_gov_au.

Media inquiries:

Cameron Jackson, Media Adviser, Media and Stakeholder Relations
0457 924 146 
cameron.jackson@fwo.gov.au

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