Victoria, a Principal at Symmetra, is a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) professional who brings over 20 years Human Resources experience and 7 years specialist expertise in D&I to the Symmetra team. Her unique experience of leading a long term D&I change strategy in a market leading global professional services organisation, combined with her consulting experience, enables her to understand the leadership, team and organisational challenges and what it takes to sustainably embed truly diverse and inclusive cultures. Clients describe her as ‘a difference maker’.
An experienced executive coach, Victoria uses strong relationship skills and interpersonal intelligence to build systemic Inclusive Leadership capability across organisations, supporting strong positive organisational cultures that deliver high performance outcomes.
Victoria has designed and delivered coaching, training and consulting services across a range of industries, including professional services, energy and public sector. Her main areas of specialisation include Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership, Culture Change and Talent Management . Victoria has also led the design and implementation of setting Diversity targets, D&I surveys, flexible working policy and change management, domestic violence support policy and training, parental leave coaching, and gender and cultural pay gap reporting.
The above work that Victoria has led, or been involved in, has been recognised by many institutions including UN Commission on the Status of Women, Male Champions of Change, Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), Australian Workplace Equality Index and Australian Human Right Commission. She has been a keynote speaker and panel member at several conferences and sits on the AHRI Inclusion and Diversity Reference panel.
Victoria is also a mother to two boys, a keen runner and Surf Life Saving patrol member at her local beach. She is passionate about the practice of mindfulness to drive positive mental health.