20th April 2021

Meet our new Partner in Tasmania, Justine McDermott!

Justine McDermott

Partner, Tasmania

Justine is our Partner based in Tasmania. Justine holds 30 years of broad corporate experience within leading edge and best practice organisations across Australia, New Zealand and China. Justine has gained a reputation for being a credible strategist and implementer of transformational change initiatives. She has held strategic leadership and “head of’ positions across a broad portfolio of responsibility including: HR, Leadership & Capability; Safety & Wellbeing; Stakeholder Relations & Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility within the Energy, Telecommunications, Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Professional Services sectors.

Justine is a skilled Talent Developer with a demonstrated track record in supporting organisations to deliver improved performance outcomes through their people practices. Justine spent many years shaping the behavioural initiatives at Lion when in the role of Group Learning & Development Director. Justine works with organisations to achieve transformation through translating strategy into the enabling ‘people’ initiatives such as organisational design, succession planning and talent pipeline programs, culture assessment, DNA and purpose design and, critically, leadership capability.

Justine has deep talent assessment knowledge having developed skill and expertise in competency and psychometric assessment in her early career with Saville and Holdsworth Limited. Justine is accredited in numerous behavioural and 360 degree tools and surveys, and is an experienced executive coaching psychologist specialising in both competency and behavioural capability development.

Justine holds an Honours degree in Organisation Psychology, is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a member of the College of Organisational Psychologists (COP). Justine is a fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (FAHRI) in recognition of her significant contribution to the field of Human Resources. Justine lives in Launceston with her partner and three teenage children. When not reading psychology books she is outside riding her horse, gardening, or finding some other way to get covered in dirt


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