Meet the heavy industry HR specialists with 40 years of experience.

Our team boasts 4 decades of combined experience in both HR and heavy industry, providing services and support to businesses of all sizes. This gives us unrivalled industry experience and understanding of the challenges faced by businesses owners, leaders and HR teams in the industry. We have solved thousands of problems and answered thousands of questions for heavy industry businesses and businesses in other industries. When you work with us, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. 

Emma Edwards

Managing Director

Supported by a Bachelor of Business (HR) and Bachelor of Psychological Science and over a decade of unrivalled industry experience working with some of Australia’s largest and smallest businesses, Emma is well-positioned to support the success of your business. Emma’s career spans the transport, quarrying, construction materials, engineering, manufacturing,  warehousing, supply chain and retail industries across all areas of operational and strategic HR. 


Direct Phone: 0459 818 011

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Jill Kirkpatrick

Senior HR Business Partner

Jill is an accomplished HR professional with over 20 years’ experience working with organisations of all sizes, both locally and internationally. Jill’s experience spans many industries, including energy, mining services, engineering, manufacturing, water resources, automotive and government, just to name a few. Backed by a Bachelor of Commerce (HR & Marketing) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), she is well-equipped to support our heavy industry clients.


Direct Phone: 07 3568 0866

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Lois Alford

HR Business Partner

Lois is a skilled professional with over 20 years’ experience across all aspects of HR, people management and operations management. She has worked with businesses of all sizes across multiple heavy industries including transport, supply chain, manufacturing, cranes/lifting, property development and real estate, in both HR and operational leadership roles. Lois partners with our clients to improve their people management functions and drive HR success.


Direct Phone: 0497 497 342

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Gabriela Borka

Administration & HR Assistant

Gabriela is an experienced administration professional and plays an integral role in keeping things running smoothly for both our team and our clients. She’s friendly and motivated, and committed to providing Edwards HR’s clients with the quality service they deserve. She is also studying a Bachelor of Business (HRM & ER), so you’ll find her supporting our team with recruitment and other HR matters from time to time.


Direct Phone: 0497 497 363

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What you'll experience working with us

Working with us means you’ll have the peace of mind in knowing your HR requirements are taken care of and your people and processes are being managed the right way. You’ll save time and money getting it done right the first time around, with guidance from a dedicated and experienced HR expert who knows and understands your industry. Nothing beats a business partner with internal knowledge about your business, services, processes, and industry. And all this at a fraction of the cost of hiring your own internal HR team. 

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Book a free consultation

We offer a free 30-minute HR consultation and a review of your existing employment agreement, along with our no-obligation recommendations.