Laura Sarich

Laura Sarich

Laura Sarich

Executive General Manager, People, Culture & Environment, Royal Flying Doctor Service SA/NT

Laura is the Executive General Manager, People, Culture and Environment at RFDS SA/NT.  This includes responsibility for leading and directing the human resources function to deliver comprehensive and integrated human resources strategies aligned to establishing a high performing organisation and culture.

The responsibilities of the People and Culture function include:

  • Talent acquisition, organisational development, workforce planning, performance management, talent planning and career development, leadership development, employee communication, remuneration and rewards, learning and industrial relations.
  • Payroll and Employee benefits
  • Safety and Wellbeing
  • Quality and Environmental Management.

Laura has more than 25 years’ experience in Human Resource Management across a range of industries including Education, Construction and Pharmaceutical industries.

Over the past two years, Laura has worked with Workforce Planning Global to implement a leading-edge workforce optimisation tool and workforce planning practice into the RFDS, positioning RFDS for the future by building Workforce Planning capabilities and supporting successful contract negotiations along with proactive management of current and emerging workforce shortages in rural and remote areas of Australia.