In the news

Appointment of Paula McMahon

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Paula McMahon to the position of Head of Service Delivery – Talent Acquisition, a pivotal role in the Coles RPO.

An experienced Human Resources practitioner at a strategic and operational level, Paula is an expert in leading multi-disciplinary teams operating within large complex organisations where strong communication and influencing skills are essential.

Having led high profile and complex HR and recruitment projects, both in contingent workforce and permanent labour categories, across organisations that have required significant organisational change, Paula has a proven record of delivering successful business outcomes. Adopting a strong relationship management approach and developing customised organisational design strategies, Paula achieves sustainable and commercial results.

Starting her career as a graduate management trainee at an international hotel chain, Paula went on to embark on a career in HR. She has held senior HR and recruitment management positions at Ansett, Westpac, ANZ, NAB and Suncorp, working both internally and through RPO arrangements.

Her role as Head of Service Delivery for Talent Acquisition at Harrier will see her leading a team of 40+ team members in the Coles RPO, and bringing to the fore her exceptional change, leadership, organisational development and strategic HR expertise.  Paula will report directly in to me, and will head up the Retail Operations and Store Support Centre recruitment teams at Coles.

Kelly Quirk
Chief Executive Officer

February 2014