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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Helen Jackson

Helen is a Senior Executive with a strong commercial perspective. She has extensive Organisational Development experience, including transformational cultural change (including diversity and inclusiveness), Organisation Development, Leadership development, and talent and succession management.  Her role scopes include contributions at a Global, Regional, National, and State level. Helen holds an Executive MBA (Australian Graduate School of Management), a Bachelor of Commerce (U of Qld), Bachelor of Economics (U of Qld), and a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations (QUT).  Helen started in Labour Relations in Queensland, as an associate to the Industrial Commission and Court, moving to the retail industry as an industrial advocate, before taking the role of Manager of Industrial Relations for Queensland Rail.   When Helen moved to Sydney with her family in the late 90s, she worked as a consultant in organisational change before moving to Westpac Bank where she held organisational change, executive development, succession management and culture roles.  From 2006 Helen moved to Ernst & Young, where she led the Organisational Development and Learning team for Oceania and the Diversity and Inclusiveness and Organisational Change team for the then newly formed Asia Pacific Area.  Since 2013, Helen has contributed to a number of New South Wales Government transformation projects to deliver the Premier’s key priorities.