Episode 11 - Kirsten Watson

Changing role of HR: the reality of what business partnering is and how it can be achieved through business acumen, 'soft skills' and problem solving.

Kirsten Watson, Chief People Officer at Transport for NSW, leads teams which are responsible for delivering outstanding end-to-end experiences for Transport’s employees, shaping the organisation, workforce and workplaces to be future-ready, and setting the standards for how the business supports, develops and treats its people.

Kirsten leads the People & Culture Division at Transport for NSW, which comprises of People Strategy & Org Effectiveness, People Partners, Workforce Relations & Management, Talent and Learning, Evolving and Future Workplaces, and the Project Management Office. Prior to joining Transport, Kirsten led the People & Culture functions for Ausgrid and the Department of Finance, Services & Innovation.