Our People

Diana du Plessis

Diana is a senior HR Consultant and trusted advisor at the Managing Director and senior executive level with extensive corporate experience as a senior HR Executive developing and implementing commercially focused HR solutions within complex and diverse environments. Diana’s most recent corporate role was with WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff as the Group People Executive, Transport, Power and Water, ANZ. Prior to this Diana held senior HR roles with Balfour Beatty/ Parsons Brinckerhoff, Origin Energy, Sydney Ports Corporation and AMP. Other experience is within professional services, education, medical, government and HR consulting.

Diana’s breadth and depth of professional experience provides a solid basis for her HR Consulting. Particular areas of speciality include Executive and team coaching, employee engagement and culture change, workforce planning and talent management, and generalist HR advice and projects.

Diana has M.Bus, B.Sc (Psychology), a BA (Politics) and accreditation with the Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership, Human Synergistics(OCI, LSI, GSI, LI) and Meyers Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI). Diana is a Certified Professional with the Australian Human Resources Institute, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the National WHS General Construction Induction (WorkCover NSW).

Michael du Plessis

Michael has more than 20 years of experience in R&D, Innovation and Technology Management. His previous roles in industry include a career with ICI, Orica Mining Services and Sydney Water Corporation. He has worked in a variety of countries including South Africa, United Kingdom and Australia. Michael’s experience covers a wide range of industry sectors, including: mining; water utilities; chemicals; explosives; manufacturing; public sector research agencies; and universities. Michael has a PhD in chemistry.

Apart from helping clients improve the return on their investments in R&D and innovation, Michael provides specialised advice to the commercial (mining) explosives industry, principally in the areas of safety, regulatory complaince and licencing.

Michael is a member of the Australian Water Association, a member of the SAFEX International Expert Panel, a member of the Australian Alternative Technology Association (ATA) and has been accredited by Orica as a Hazard Study Leader.