HR4 Business Staff Profiles

Sue Kelly Principal Consultant


Due to her passion for Human Resource Management, Sue established HR4Business in 2009. As Director and Principal Consultant of the business, Sue provides advice to clients on strategic and operational matters in relation to Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

Sue specialises in the implementation of and improvement to HR frameworks, conducting HR Compliance Audits in line with the NES / Fair Work Act 2009, including the analysis of employee provisions against award entitlements, undertaking formal workplace investigations and mediation sessions, Enterprise Agreement negotiations, the provision of training and advice in relation to management of employee performance and the prevention of discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace and representation and management of matters including unfair dismissal claims. Sue has a keen interest in assisting business owners and Boards of Management move toward best practice HR practices across both operational activities and strategic intent.

Sue attained a Diploma in Human Resource Management at Monash University, is a qualified facilitator and a trained mediator and investigator and has experience across a vast array of industries including education, oil and gas, insurance, disability, health, pharmaceuticals, construction, not for profit, retail, community services, engineering and legal. She also has certification in the DISC behaviour assessment tool.

In 2009 Sue established HR Colleagues Professional Network Geelong facilitating’ s regular gatherings in a variety of formats including topical forums or an interesting and informative guest speakers. In 2016 the Network merged with the Australian Human Resources Institute Geelong Network of which Sue has been an active Committee member for 7 years.

Michelle Davies Senior HR Consultant

Michelle is a qualified Human Resources professional with extensive experience across a broad range of HR disciplines.  She has worked across the media, finance and professional services sectors within Australia, Asia and Europe.  She is passionate about working with businesses to provide quality HR advice with a particular focus on change management, organisational development, HR policies and procedures, performance management, recruitment, succession planning, learning and development and workplace culture. Michelle has a Diploma of Business – Human Resource Management from Swinburne University.

Jess Mackrell Senior HR Consultant

Jess has extensive experience working in the manufacturing industry in various positions including Administration Management, Human Resources Management and Operations Management. She has experience across all facets in HR including recruitment, disciplinary action, performance management, policy development, succession planning, training and development, payroll, coaching managers on HR compliance and effective leadership, EBA negotiations and Award Interpretation. Jess is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Business Management and is passionate about supporting organisation’s, ensuring HR compliance and providing effective HR solutions to mitigate risk and support the underlying success of the business.

Kim Schneider Senior HR Consultant

Kim is a qualified HR Professional with extensive experience in the Human Resources industry having worked across a broad range of HR disciplines including HR Operations,  Industrial Relations, Recruitment, Learning and Organisational Development. As Senior HR Consultant with HR4Business Kim is committed to partnering with businesses to develop and implement robust HR strategies and practices. Kim can provide quality advice and service across a range of areas including, development of  HR Programs and Policies, Organisational Design, Recruitment and Succession Planning, Change Management, Training and Facilitation, Performance Management, Workplace Culture and Health and Safety along with quality generalist HR advice. Kim’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce, Majoring in Human Resources and  Marketing.

Stephanie Davey Senior HR Consultant

Stephanie joined HR4Business as a Senior HR Consultant in February 2015. Stephanie is a qualified hands-on, dynamic Human Resources professional with over 12 years of HR management experience working primarily in manufacturing. Her areas of expertise are recruitment, award interpretation, outplacement, performance management, Enterprise Agreement negotiations and workers compensation. Stephanie demonstrates her broad understanding and versatility in the application of HR practices, awards and legislation daily by providing solution-focused advice aligned to client goals and objectives. Stephanie has a true passion for staff training and development and is a certified trainer and assessor.

The HR4Business Team