February 7 2020  |  People

Burrana names Sally O’Connor VP of people and culture

By Jane Hobson

Burrana announced today the appointment of Sally O’Connor as the company’s new Vice President of People Capability and Culture. She will lead the strategic direction and operational execution of all aspects of people capability and report directly to Burrana Chief Executive (CEO) Officer David Withers.

O’Connor joins Burrana from Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service where she was most recently Project Officer, Organizational Design and Development. In that role she collaborated with the CEO and executive team on business strategies to promote profitable growth opportunities for the organization.

During her time at Russell Mineral Equipment, O’Connor served as Group Manager, Capability and Culture. In that position, she led a team of 20 individuals, supporting 450 staff in total across 6 countries. While at John Deere for nearly five years, O’Connor served as the group human resources operations manager as well as other leadership roles. She played a critical role in developing and supporting a strong corporate culture while the organization grew organically.

Formerly an officer in the Royal Australian Navy, O’Connor worked across key roles supporting capacity planning, talent acquisition and people attraction, recruitment and selection and human resources policy. She also holds a master’s degree in human resources and a graduate certificate of organizational communications from Charles Sturt University.

“Sally brings years of executive HR experience to Burrana and is a key addition to the company and its leadership team,” reads the company press release.

“Sally’s extensive experience in managing people capability and culture will help us continue to strengthen the human capital we have invested in within the organization,” said Withers.

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