ABOUT US

ABOUT HR SUCCESS

We work with businesses of all shapes and sizes across a range of industries. While we sometimes work with micro-businesses and start-ups to support their future growth, the majority of our clients are established small to medium-sized businesses. Depending on their needs, we help them get their HR stuff in order, provide ad hoc support to address specific issues/projects, or provide more regular support and in effect act as their outsourced HR advisory team. For larger businesses with a level of in-house HR capability, we frequently provide HR mentoring support and/or provide consultancy support in relation to HR/people strategy and related projects.

HR Success Founder Greg Mitchell, and Senior Consultant Margot Gallagher, have each been supporting businesses and organisations with their “people stuff” for in excess of 25 years. Kirsty Orphin recently joined our team and has brought with her a further 10+ years experience in recruitment and generalist HR. If you’d like to know a bit more about us, check out the bio information below.

As for HR Success itself, we’ve been around since 2007 and while we’re based in Western Sydney, we provide HR and recruitment support to a range of clients Australia-wide.

OUR VALUES

HR Success is a values-based business and every day the following values guide our behaviours and interactions with others:

We value every client we have, and we see ourselves as partners in helping them achieve their success. We recognise that each of our clients is unique, so as circumstances require, we take the time to understand, develop and deliver solutions to fit their precise needs.

We’re committed to working with businesses and individuals to build capability. We work to equip our clients with the tools, skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to enable their own future success.

We work only with like-minded business owners and managers who consider their team integral to the success of their business, and who are committed to building engaging, productive workplaces. We work only with individuals who are committed to realising their potential and making a positive difference to themselves and others.

We’re practical, experienced professionals focused on achieving results for our clients. If we can help you, we will tell you. If we don’t think we can add value, we will tell you that too. The only surprises you will get from partnering with HR Success are positive ones!

OUR TEAM

GREG MITCHELL

PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT & OWNER

Greg has extensive experience in senior HR and organisational development roles across a variety of industries in both the private and public sector. Prior to founding HR Success in 2007, Greg held roles including Executive Director of Human Resources for Catholic Health Care Services and HR General Manager for the Forestry Corporation of NSW.

Greg’s experience is supported by a Masters in Social Ecology, a Postgraduate degree in the Management of Organisation Change and a Bachelors degree in HR Management. Greg is a Chartered Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and also the Deputy Chair of the Schools Industry Partnership, a not-for-profit organisation, helping young people in Western Sydney to transition from school to work.

In his spare time, Greg’s an avid sports fan (watching and occasionally playing though knees are a bit dodgy), a keen gardener, book-lover and an amateur zythologist (give yourself a pat on the back if you know what that is, otherwise ask me or look it up, and cheers!)

MARGOT GALLAGHER

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Margot is a highly pragmatic, passionate HR professional with over 25 years experience across a range of industries, including local government, not-for-profit, retail and entertainment. Over the years, Margot has worked in leadership roles with teams as small as six through to large multi-national teams of around 3,000. Prior to joining the HR Success team in 2017, Margot held roles including Senior HR Manager and then General HR Manager at Aristocrat, Training Manager for K-Mart and Employment Relations Consultant for Clubs NSW.

As a supplement to her tertiary qualifications in Human Resources Management, Margot is currently studying Counselling and Coaching through the Australian College of Applied Psychology. Margot thrives on watching a team develop as a whole and then seeing the ripple effect of this on the performance of the business.

In her down time, Margot enjoys reading, baking (the result of watching too much reality TV during lockdown!), travelling, sprucing up her garden and getting together with friends.

KIRSTY ORPHIN

RECRUITMENT/HR CONSULTANT

Kirsty is an enthusiastic Recruiter with over 10 years experience. Kirsty has managed recruitment portfolios of up to 80 and appointed talented candidates into a variety of roles, from Youth Workers to Truck Drivers, from Sales Consultants to Mechanics.

Prior to joining our team at HR Success, Kirsty worked with AGS contracted to StarTrack as a Recruitment Consultant and at Marist180 as a HR Generalist working across all things HR from recruitment and on-boarding to system implementation and development, to training and compliance. Coupled with a Diploma in Management, Kirsty has an enormous passion for business growth and development, and enjoys making a difference to the candidates and businesses she supports.

When not on the clock, Kirsty devotes her time to family, crafting and baking goodies for the family to enjoy.