Rachel Faris-Cornwell

Rachel Faris-Cornwell

Australia & New Zealand

People profiles

Rachel Faris-Cornwell

Professional Background

  • Rachel is a Human Resources professional with over a decade of experience working within the intricacies of people management.
  • An expert at both strategic planning and thinking on her feet, she is on speed dial for hundreds of managers.
  • Rachel recognises that along with people being an organisation’s biggest assets, they can also be an organisation’s biggest challenges and occasionally the source of nightmares for managers.
  • With her well rounded and rare skill set, including the ability to provide relevant and down to earth, easy to understand practical advice, she is in high demand.

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Rachel is qualified and experienced in both Human Resource Management and Work Health and Safety. In addition, she is a licensed and highly experienced Civil Investigator (private).
  • HR strategy and planning
  • Employment law and Industrial relations advice and coaching
  • People management support, strategy and planning
  • Organisational HR health checks
  • Work Health & Safety audits, risk management and compliance
  • Internal HR investigations, accident and incident investigations and reporting
  • Policy, procedure and programs

Project Highlights

  • Well rounded multi-sector experience including IT & Telephony, Legal, Insurance & Accounting, Education, Manufacturing, Transport, Logistics & Packaging, NFP & Healthcare, Sports & Leisure and many others.
  • Executive and major business restructure/resetting programmes, including mergers and acquisitions.
  • Working with senior management teams to support focus and development projects including growth, downsizing and streamlining.
  • Difficult investigations (overt and covert) of executive management behaviour including end to end support and assistance and reporting.
  • Working within Australian employment and OHS legislation guidelines.
  • Partnered with a small start up business of <20 employees to establish best practice HR, providing ongoing support through significant period of growth to >500 employees