Sharon McDonald

Sharon has worked extensively in human resources, employment relations and health and safety since 1992. She has over 26 years’ experience in a broad variety of human resources/employment relations and health and safety roles in various industries and is adept at fitting into different teams and ensuring her advise is practical and delivers for the organisation she works for.

Sharon’s strengths include human resource strategy, employment relations (disciplinary matters, change management, union relationships and collective bargaining), employee engagement, facilitation, leadership development, development of policies and procedures, project management of policies and procedures, project management of HR initiatives, performance management, outplacement support and recruitment for roles from entry level through to senior management.

Sharon has spent many years involved in primary industry, specifically dairy and veterinary services, engineering and manufacturing but she has also worked in other industries such as horticulture, hospitality and aviation. Sharon enjoys working with organisations from large scale corporates to small to medium enterprises where she finds human resources has a significant impact and makes a positive contribution to the business.

Sharon approaches her work with absolute commitment, with a great sense of humour, she will work alongside you and your leaders and teams to bring about positive and lasting change.


Sharon’s values will always guide the way she works with you. When you work with Sharon, you can expect:

  • Collaboration – Sharon will work with you as a true business partner getting to understand your wider business and needs and share knowledge for continuous improvement and learning
  • Responsibility – Sharon will fulfil her commitments to her clients with urgency and accountability in the commitments made to you.
  • Integrity – Sharon will embrace and uphold the highest standards of personal and professions ethics, honesty and trust.
  • Innovation – Sharon will tailor creative solutions to your needs

Working Style

Sharon will work with you in your business as a true partner, at your work site. She will get to know your business and tailor solutions that meet your needs and help you to grow your business through your people. She will coach you and your leaders, and help you navigate your way through your challenges and grow capability within you and your team.

She will take a pragmatic approach and develop practical strategies and tools to help you move quickly to where you want to go.