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.

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.

Johanna Richardson Senior HR Consultant

Johanna is a highly experienced Human Resources professional with extensive experience across a comprehensive range of HR disciplines. Johanna has worked across a broad range of industries including, education, media, hospitality, insurance and not for profit organisations.

As Senior HR Consultant with HR4Business Johanna is passionate about developing strong working relationships with businesses while providing quality HR generalist advice with a focus on Work Place culture, HR Policies and Procedures, Performance Management, Training and Development, Organisational Development and Change Management.

Maree Ruffo HR Administrator

Maree is currently in her final year completing a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Human Resource Management at Deakin University. Maree has been interested in HR since commencing her degrees and is passionate about understanding the relationship between the employer and employee from a legal and HR best practice perspective.

Maree joined HR4Business in 2018 as an intern and thoroughly enjoyed her time. She has since joined the team on a casual basis as a HR Administrator, assisting the team at HR4Business with a range of tasks.

Jack Kelly Administration Assistant

Jack assists the team at HR4Business with administrative duties on a regular basis.  He is currently studying at Deakin University in Geelong.

The HR4Business Team