Affinity Education Head of People and Culture wins HR Director of the Year Award

by Jason Roberts

September 10

Linda Carroll, Head of People and Culture at Affinity Education has won the main Award category of HR Director of the Year at the 2019 Australian Human Resources Awards.

 

The event, hosted by specialist Human Resources publisher HRD, was held at The Star, Sydney and attended by 850 HR professionals from across the country who witnessed the announcement of the 20 award category winners. 

 

Ms Carroll was nominated for the Randstad Australian HR Director of the Year category alongside seven other nominees from a range of different sectors including but not limited to hospitality, veterinary services, the Salvation Army and life insurance.  

 

On Friday 6 September, at the Awards ceremony, Ms CArroll’s victory was confirmed. 

 

Commenting on social media about her win Ms Carroll said “I am honoured and humbled to have received this award. It was only possible with the support of my team, my family, and the Affinity Board, who have been with me every step of the way.”

 

Ms Carroll joined Affinity in March 2014 as head of HR when the company had around 46 centres. It currently operates around 160 centres and has around 4,000 employees. 

 

Prior to joining Affinity Ms Carroll worked in a number of different sectors including education management, safety and consulting in a number of different leadership roles. 

 

Affinity also had nominees in the HR Rising Star of the Year, HR Technology Application and Best Learning and Development Program categories but were not successful. 

 

Affinity were the only early education and care provider nominated in this year’s Awards although KU Children’s Services were nominees in the Employer of Choice category in 2018. 

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