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Our team of experienced and passionate HR Professionals are here to speak with you about your HR goals and how we can partner to help you achieve success.


Principal HR Consultant

Angie is a commercially minded HR Professional with a blend of both strategic and operational excellence. In a constantly changing environment, Angie partners with leaders to drive transformation and deliver people initiatives aligned to business strategy whilst positively impacting employee engagement.

Angie has experience working with clients across the employee lifecycle.  Angie has delivered customised HR projects in the areas of organisational design, recruitment and selection, developing employment contracts and policies that ensure compliance and deliver best practice employee benefits, engagement strategies, performance management and remuneration.  Recent clients Angie has engaged and delivered HR consulting services to are JobsBank Victoria, Noel Jones Real Estate, Guardian Vaults, Incursions R Us and Endota Spa. With her blend of strategic and operational HR experience, Angie takes the time to understand her clients, their needs, and the company’s culture.

 Angie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University.



Julie Quinlan

Principal HR Consultant

As a highly experienced HR Professional, Julie partners with executives and leaders to drive transformation in constantly changing businesses and has a track record of doing so in several sectors including retail property management, financial services, retail, and recruitment.

Recently, Julie has consulted to Cabrini Health, where she assisted in developing their annual leadership team offsite and was fundamental in designing a survey for their Visiting Medical Officers, analysing data and presenting results to key stakeholders. Julie’s experience with other organisations includes reviewing HR policies and creating a variety of compliant and progressive policy, procedure and position description documents, conducting research into organisation design approaches and designing effective performance appraisal frameworks.

Julie holds a Bachelor of Business from Monash University.

Tom quinlan

commercial director

Tom is an experienced CPA, business owner and entrepreneur. His success is built on and driven by experience working with organisations from start-ups to ASX listed companies. His expertise is garnered from senior leadership experience in roles in Finance, Human Resources, Accounting, Strategic Management and Marketing.

 Tom partners with the management team and is responsible for the operational and financial performance of the business. As a CPA, Tom handles the accounting and payroll for the company. Further, as an experienced business owner and entrepreneur with an MBA, he supports the business strategy and development as well as supports the sales and marketing department by conducting analysis of commercial opportunities and driving marketing initiatives.

sara young

Executive Manager, Strategy & Operations

Sara is an experienced manager with a strong background in recruitment and selection as well as employee onboarding, engagement, training and coaching. She’s developed HR policies and procedures and implemented measurable performance management tools to align employee performance with business outcomes. Sara has over 10 years of experience in start-ups and large organisations across Southeast Asia, Australia and the United States.

At EQ People, Sara provides both strategic direction as well as operational and administrative support. As General Manager, she evaluates and improves operations and financial performance, staff retention and development, marketing strategy and client engagement. She completed her MBA from Monash University in 2015.


HR Consultant

With over 15 years’ experience as an HR professional, Catherine has a result driven, customer focused approach and enjoys partnering with clients to obtain mutually beneficial outcomes.  With a track record working in the FMCG, Retail and Healthcare industries and more recently in Small Business Management, Catherine has extensive experience in recruitment, payroll and the provision of HR advice to senior management.

Since joining the EQ People team, Catherine has delivered HR projects for multiple clients. She has drafted remuneration letters and supported in the design and delivery of employment contracts for a number of our clients.

Catherine has a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from the University of Melbourne as well as a Bachelor of Health Sciences from La Trobe University.

Zofia Nordqvist

HR Consultant

Zofia has 14 years’ experience as a corporate leader, educator, guide and course coordinator across multiple industries on six continents. Before joining EQ People, she worked with and for SMEs, national employment agencies and training providers, providing a varied range of HR services.
As a Certified Training & Development Professional, she’s particularly passionate about individual and organisational development and has developed and reviewed training manuals, conducted team building sessions and facilitated numerous courses and workshops over the years.
Furthermore, Zofia holds four tertiary degrees in the realm of Business Management, HRM, Leadership and Sociology.

Jo Cecil

HR Consultant

Jo has diverse Human Resources experience across the financial and professional services industries.

Following a graduate position with Westpac, Jo moved to the UK to rediscover her roots. She joined Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Bank) as the Organisational Development Coordinator and worked on communications and support for a number of initiatives. These included employee satisfaction surveys and the performance management program.

Upon returning to Australia she joined Accenture, where she held a variety of HR positions, including training support, generalist HR and project-based roles. These roles included assisting with the set-up of the HR function for a new business unit (Microsoft Services Organisation), working on compensation communications and guidelines and Accenture’s transition to an outsourced HR model (Accenture HR Services).  

 For the transition of HR services, she was responsible for the documentation and knowledge transfer of HR processes and procedures. Following the transition of these services to the outsourced business Jo joined Accenture HR Services and was responsible for various transformation projects.  These included designing and implementing a bespoke CRM tool, continued process re-engineering and coordinating the design, implementation and launch of the ANZ HR Service Centre.

 Jo is passionate about helping people and organisations understand their current and future needs and how to move towards achieving them. She enjoys working across all organisational levels and building positive and collaborative relationships that facilitate success.

 Jo has a Bachelor of Business (Management) and Bachelor of Arts (Major – Psychology / Minor – Politics) from Monash University.

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