Chief People Officer

Danielle Mesa

Danielle Mesa, Chief People Officer
Danielle is the Chief People Officer
With over 25 years of experience across multiple industries, in both private and public sectors including transport, building & construction, utilities, FMCG and professional services, Danielle has lead business transformation programs; merger and acquisitions and start up activities from a human capital perspective for a number of organisations including Wesfarmers; RF Capital; Lendlease; Transport for NSW and Australia Post.
With responsibility for developing and executing human capital strategy through to operational performance, Danielle has occupied a number of HR executive leadership roles advising and partnering with Boards, senior executives and business leaders to design and deliver sustainable business change and transformation. Danielle has had extensive stakeholder engagement experience spanning advising Members of Parliament, Boards, Investment Committees on strategies to maximize performance during times transformation and change.
In addition to her position on executive leadership teams, Danielle is a qualified company director and has held positions on NfP Boards and Alliance Leadership Teams, oversighting Public Private Partnerships for major infrastructure projects.
Danielle’s approach centres on being part of the business operation, working closely with line leaders to identify opportunities to continuously improve the business and drive it towards identifying and delivering on its strategic goals, in a tangible and pragmatic way. Danielle is experienced working across all organisational functions and levels to ensure alignment between goals and identify ways in which the ‘back of house’ can better support and enable the ‘front of house’ operations and prepare for future ways of working.
Danielle has both graduate and post-graduate qualifications in Digital Disruption, Operations and Logistics, Management Psychology, Adult Education as well as certifications in Agile Leadership and Project Management. 
Danielle lives in Sydney and is married with two daughters, Sofia and Estelle.