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 the Human-Synergistics (Lifetime Accredited Practitioner status) and Everything DiSC® range of tools

Greg is a Chartered Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute, sits on the HR Course Advisory Board for Charles Sturt University and is Deputy Chair of 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 is a highly pragmatic, passionate HR professional with over 25 years’ experience across a range of industries, including retail, entertainment, local government, and not-for-profit. Margot has worked with teams as small as 6 people through to large multi-nationals of around 3,000, in both line and leadership roles.  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 an organisation. She has a particular interest in leadership and team development, and in seeing the difference an effective, engaged workforce can make to the performance of a business.
Margot has completed tertiary qualifications in Human Resources Management, and is currently studying Counselling and Coaching through the Australian College of Applied Psychology. 
In her spare time, Margot enjoys travelling, catching up with friends, and stopping her dog Lucy from terrorising the neighbourhood cats!