Greg Mitchell, Principal Consultant and Owner

Greg established HR Success in 2007, realising a long-held ambition to start his own business, connect more closely with the local community and pursue his professional passion for helping to create great places in which to work (after all, life’s too short to be miserable at work, regardless of whether you’re an employee or the boss!).

He’s lucky enough to live in the beautiful lower Blue Mountains with his small family, crazy dog, two incessantly chirping budgies (free to good home) and a nice big garden which he doesn’t get to spend enough time in.

If you’re more interested in the boring stuff, Greg has in excess of 25 years’ experience in HR management and organisational development roles across a variety of industries in both private and public sectors. His experience includes leadership of the HR and organisational development functions in large corporate and not-for-profit organisations undergoing significant growth and change, and the provision of coaching and consulting services to a range of small to medium-sized businesses with 5 to 100 staff. Greg has undergraduate qualifications in HR Management, a postgraduate qualification in the Management of Organisation Change and a Masters in Social Ecology. He is also an experienced trainer (Cert IV TAA qualified) and is accredited and experienced in the use of a range of management, leadership and organisation culture tools, including Human-Synergistics (Lifetime Accredited Practitioner status), Everything DiSC®, Harrison Assessments and The McQuaig System™. Greg is a Chartered Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute, sits on the HR Course Advisory Board for Charles Sturt University, the Board of Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Schools Industry Partnership, a not-for-profit organisation helping young people in Western Sydney to transition from school to work.

Margot Gallagher, Senior Consultant

Margot has recently undertaken a “tree change” and moved to the Blue Mountains with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Lucy.

Margot is a highly pragmatic, passionate HR professional with over 25 years’ experience across a range of industries. Margot has worked with teams as small as 6 people through to large multi-nationals of around 3,000.  This range of experience means that Margot recognises and understands that one size does NOT fit all, and that solutions need to be tailored to suit the specific needs of a business.

Margot understands and acknowledges the importance of having the right people in place to make a business a success. She has also been a leader of people herself, so can easily put herself into someone else’s shoes. Her experience is supplemented by her formal qualifications in HR Management. 

In her spare time, Margot enjoys travelling, catching up with friends over a nice wine, and stopping Lucy from terrorising the neighbourhood cats!

Jay Heald, HR Associate

Jay is currently in his final year at Western Sydney University, studying a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Human Resource Management. Prior to joining HR Success, Jay has gained previous experience whilst employed as People & Culture Administrator in a not-for-profit organisation. 
 
The skills Jay brings to HR Success include a sound knowledge of HR systems and platforms, ability to administer the on-boarding of employees and facilitate Learning & Development initiatives. Jay likes working with people and particularly enjoys contributing positively to their employment experience. Additionally, he is a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
 
In his spare time, Jay spends time with family and friends, whilst trying to source the best burger joint in Western Sydney.