At a time of exciting transformation for the organisation, Minda’s new Executive Manager People and Safety, Karen Fullagar, is looking forward to being a part of the Minda 2025 vision.
Joining the executive team this month, Karen was previously working with ASX200 company AdBri Limited managing the operational HR team and leading a nation-wide organisational change.
“Prior to that, and most relevant to my role at Minda, I spent a number of years in local government as the Senior Manager of Community Services for the City of Playford,” Karen says.
“I was responsible for the roll out of NDIS and aged-care programs as well as other community development programs and then, prior to that, I worked in aged care.”
With Minda’s People and Safety team established – from operational HR and recruitment through to safety and injury management – Karen’s role as Executive Manager will see her help build on that momentum.
“My role is to come in and take the work that’s been established over the last 12 months and put an overlay of where the organisation is at currently from a transformation perspective, and work out how we best deploy those resources within the team to support the business as it transforms.
“There will be the day-to-day operational HR aspects in supporting employees and managers with matters that arise, through to some strategic projects around workforce planning and development looking at how we can keep moving the organisation forward.”
Karen brings with her with extensive experience in all areas of workforce leadership and development however it was a desire to return to community services which drew her to her new role and Minda.
“Through my conversations with CEO Kym Shreeve and the board members involved in my recruitment process, I found that I had a strong alignment with where they want to take the organisation,” Karen says.
“I thought it was an exciting opportunity to get in at this level and help lead some of the projects Minda is looking at rolling out to continue to improve client and staff safety and wellbeing.”