Chief Human Resources Officer

Department for Child Protection

Billie-Jo is the Chief Human Resources Officer at the Department for Child Protection, having joined the agency in August 2022.

As an outcomes-focused executive and board director with a track record in complex leadership and organisational transformation, Billie-Jo has held board and executive leadership roles in NSW and the NT, returning to her home state of South Australia through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Drawing upon almost 20 years of experience across the value chain of HR and business operations, she carefully connects strategy with execution – translating challenging mandates into actionable strategies and initiatives that deliver targeted stakeholder outcomes, often in sensitive and/or legacy landscapes, where a future culture of achievement is needed.

Billie-Jo is a keen supporter of the NGO sector, having served on four not-for-profit boards, including two as Chairperson.  She hold tertiary qualifications in management, HR, communications and project management.

Billie-Jo is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders.