Our Team

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Welcome to LMHR

LMHR offers you HR solutions that take away the pain. We’ve been in the business since 2008 and what makes us stand out from the rest is that we are known to be truly present for our clients’ needs.

The ebb and flow of business can be unpredictable – we provide customised, personalised services, so you can save time and money without sacrificing quality.

Meet Our Team
invaluable investment

Meet the team

We appreciate and understand that our clients hire us as an invaluable investment for their business. We are thrilled to be their partners in business!

Welcome to LMHR. We are looking forward to working with you.

Loren Mitchell

Director of LMHR

Loren Mitchell is our company’s Director and Principal Consultant at LMHR. She is an expert with 20+ years of experience in Human Resource management and consulting. While SMBs have become her area of specialty in more than the last decade, she has garnered her knowledge from the corporate world and not-for-profit organisations. Having had her business for 13+ years, Loren is at the forefront of Human Resource Consulting and is an HR expert with an analytical mind and the ability to articulate best practice. With a strong understanding of the overarching HR ecosystem, she can apply this knowledge to help SMBs to achieve their goals and Loren ensures this runs through the veins of the LMHR team.

Loren has overcome a variety of great personal challenges— she has handled them calmly and capably, without losing focus on the big picture. Even when things get tough or chaotic around her! A lover of music, animals, with appreciation of interior decorating, Loren enjoys bushwalking through nature’s beauty whist being with her family.

Christine Robinson

Senior HR Consultant

Christine is a Senior HR Generalist who’s passionate about partnering with business leaders. With 20+ years of experience, she has a proven track record in helping transform organisations and inspire its leaders. Christine is an expert in policy development, resource planning and driving changes. Her keen understanding of the business world has been vital in her ability to motivate employees to thrive. Christine’s broad experience also qualifies her to guide you in policies and procedures related to employment law. Clients truly appreciate Christine’s no-nonsense approach.

Christine enjoys traveling and reading a good book.

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Nicole Mesic

Senior HR Consultant

A pragmatic and proactive HR Consultant, Nicole has over 12 years’ experience providing a consultative approach to business. She works hard to create an ethical workplace culture that is aligned with corporate policies and procedures.

Nicole brings value to businesses by developing strong relationships with stakeholders. With broad knowledge in complex employment matters, she specialises in workplace investigation, managing unions and legal framework.

In her spare time, Nicole enjoys staging and taking photographs of her family.

Christine Robinson

Senior HR Consultant

Christine is a Senior HR Generalist who’s passionate about partnering with business leaders. With 20+ years of experience, she has a proven track record in helping transform organisations and inspire its leaders. Christine is an expert in policy development, resource planning and driving changes. Her keen understanding of the business world has been vital in her ability to motivate employees to thrive. Christine’s broad experience also qualifies her to guide you in policies and procedures related to employment law. Clients truly appreciate Christine’s no-nonsense approach.

Christine enjoys traveling and reading a good book.

Sarah Wiles

HR Consultant

Sarah (otherwise known as “Wilesy”) is an experienced HR generalist. Her work in legal professional services and universities HR team gave her a solid foundation and knowledge in operational HR. After a career break, she went on to acquire Executive Coaching accreditation, which proved to enhance her coaching and training skills. Genuinely passionate about helping individuals and businesses to identify and reach their potential, Wilesy is delighted to provide her specialties to LMHR clients. Wilesy has a fantastic personality, is an expert in her field and does what it takes to get the job done!

Wilesy is a stationery addict and a book club nerd.

Sarah-Jane Michaelis

HR Consultant

Sarah-Jane (also known as “SJ”) focuses on providing front and back-end HR services for LMHR to ensure day-to-day operational success. She provides essential office support for LMHR in process, infrastructure, and management. SJ also handles exit interviews, reference checking, collation of employee performance reviews, updating policies and amendments to contracts. There’s not much that SJ doesn’t do, and clients love the wonderful reliability of SJ’s diligence. Absolutely nothing falls through the cracks!

SJ is an avid Formula 1 racing car fan, a marathon runner, jigsaw puzzle solver and lover of baked cheesecake.

Kristine Lowe

HR Consultant

Kristine (a.k.a KL) started off in Customer Service Management many years ago and has since directed her efforts into HR, focussing on HR operational expertise and recruitment – this has enabled her to continue her passion of helping people and being an expert in the field she loves.

Working in a variety of industries in Australia and the UK, KL has gained valuable experience in cost-effective recruitment services as well as ensuring the HR fundamental and infrastructure around process are at a high standard. Her drive to constantly learn and use that knowledge to help clients, makes her a very welcome addition to our team. She is extremely resourceful and finds unique ways to look at a situation and think of a new way to achieve a mutually beneficial result.

She loves swimming in the ocean (even in winter!) and travelling with her family.

Elena Ramos

Personal Assistant

What Elena does in a day is incredible! Her attention to organisational detail is razor-sharp and she doesn’t miss a thing. Ever. Her record keeping is impeccable, and she does not leave things to chance. Elena keeps Loren’s life in check and is an essential part of the fabric at LMHR – she’s the right hand of LMHR we are so grateful that she has made us a part of her life. We are fortunate that Elena has made Australia her home, on top of her native country Spain.

Elena loves whales, bright colours, delicious food, and siestas.

Carol Reed

Wellness Specialist

Having run her own private practise for over 15 years, Carol has helped hundreds of individuals, couples and teams breakthrough old patterns and find peace professionally and personally as they are usually intertwined – this is why it is so important we have this support available to our clients. Carol has helped many dozens of people via LMHR Consulting, likely 100’s…!

Carol loves to grow and eat her own food, sit around a campfire with friends and helping and healing others.

Maryam McQuillan

HR Consultant

Maryam is an HR professional with well over a decade of experience across a range of industries; the public service, education, professional services and data analytics. She is a pragmatic, considered and emotionally intelligent individual. She prides herself on being able to quickly establish rapport with clients and empower them with the skills and knowledge they need to better manage their business and people.

Maryam has a broad range of HR skills across the employee lifecycle and can provide practical solutions for all of your HR needs. She has a particular interest in recruitment and selection, policy development and implementing workplace engagement initiatives and L & D programs. She is also equally skilled at award interpretation and advice, addressing employment relations matters and conducting workplace investigations.
Maryam loves boxing to keep fit, swimming in the ocean to soothe the soul and watching foreign films to expand the mind. She also secretly loves watching Disney movies with her twins.

Sarah Bain

HR Consultant

Sarah is a seasoned HR professional with over 17 years of experience in the field. Sarah has a proven track record of success in managing all aspects of the employee lifecycle, from recruitment to performance management and employee engagement. Throughout her career, Sarah has developed strong relationships with senior leaders and team members, providing expert advice and guidance on HR policies and procedures. She is known for her collaborative approach and ability to work with cross-functional teams to achieve business goals. With a passion for developing talent and creating a positive work culture, Sarah is committed to helping organisations build high-performing teams and achieve their strategic objectives.

Sarah likes to renovate houses and she runs a charity called RePlay.

Kelly Vines

HR Consultant
Kelly Vines is a highly seasoned professional with over 18 years of expertise in human resources, leadership coaching, communication, and wellbeing. Her impressive career showcases a passion for cultivating workplace excellence and driving organisational success. Kelly’s extensive background spans various industries, including construction, engineering, manufacturing, clean technology, disability support, NDIS and defence sectors. Kelly has made a lasting impact on organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to global corporations, emphasising the crucial elements of culture, engagement, high performance, diversity, and inclusion.
Kelly enjoys travelling with her family, spending time at the beach, walking her fur babies, teaching Zumba classes and facilitates women’s wellbeing and growth workshops and women’s wellness retreats.
Nina Svalina

Nina Svalina

Administration & Systems Coordinator
Nina is a skilled project manager with 20 years’ experience in supply chain. Specialist in navigating ERP systems, guiding a vision for success through abilities to automate and streamline essential business processes.
Throughout her career in business systems, supply chain and logistics Nina has developed effective interpersonal and communication skills. A passion for change management and creating a positive work environment, Nina is always looking for ways to assist, grow and process improve. Her well-rounded experience in project management has enabled Nina to have a diversified experience in a range of product, people and process.
Strategic & an analytical thinker of all aspects of inventory, demand and procurement this team player is someone who prides herself with a strong work ethic, data driven individual who makes fact-based decisions.
Nina is lover for the outdoors, especially the beach and fishing road trips with her family.

Kelly Vines

HR Consultant
Kelly Vines is a highly seasoned professional with over 18 years of expertise in human resources, leadership coaching, communication, and wellbeing. Her impressive career showcases a passion for cultivating workplace excellence and driving organisational success. Kelly’s extensive background spans various industries, including construction, engineering, manufacturing, clean technology, disability support, NDIS and defence sectors. Kelly has made a lasting impact on organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to global corporations, emphasising the crucial elements of culture, engagement, high performance, diversity, and inclusion.
Kelly enjoys travelling with her family, spending time at the beach, walking her fur babies, teaching Zumba classes and facilitates women’s wellbeing and growth workshops and women’s wellness retreats.

Giulia Giacomini

Personal Assistant/Admin

Giulia brings her flawless coordination and timely structure to the LMHR team. Her professional background is diverse and applicable to LMHR’s flavours – from an Italian master’s in law degree to a master in HR from Vancouver – Giulia can extract and combine the best of both worlds in her professional and personal life. Working closely with Elena, she keeps Loren and the LMHR team stay on point and organised.

Giulia enjoys being crafty and making her own homemade gnocci.

Meilinda Thiem

Digital Content & Marketing

Meilinda (pronounced “Melinda”) has a thing for stories and marketing – her career spans over print, digital and online publications. Whether it’s writing about art, fashion, tech, expat life or the HR world, she makes sure the stories you read have a pulse of their own. After living in a European country and juggling 3 languages a day, Meilinda is grateful to be home in Sydney and thrilled to be a part of a business that shares her outlook on work and life balance.

Meilinda indulges in cooking (inhaling) new recipes, reading historical fiction, and hitting the beach.

Giulia Giacomini

Personal Assistant/Admin

Giulia brings her flawless coordination and timely structure to the LMHR team. Her professional background is diverse and applicable to LMHR’s flavours – from an Italian master’s in law degree to a master in HR from Vancouver – Giulia can extract and combine the best of both worlds in her professional and personal life. Working closely with Elena, she keeps Loren and the LMHR team stay on point and organised.

Giulia enjoys being crafty and making her own homemade gnocci.