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Chris McAlinden is an accomplished HR professional with more than 20 years of experience in government, private and corporate sectors across Australia. Chris has recently been the HR Lead for St John of God Midland Hospital and before that, the Department of Health, where he led recruitment of the WA COVID tracing team. His background covers portfolios as diverse as health, information management, oil and gas, environmental regulation, and legal services.

A skilled strategist in people services, Chris is committed to identifying the right candidate for each role, understanding that the perfect fit is a nuanced balance of skill matching, cultural alignment, and collegiality. He is passionate about his industry and promoting HR’s role as a key strategic advisory service that facilitates meaningful contribution to business and professional development goals.

Chris is dedicated to supporting the team and fostering a positive workplace culture that fuels innovation and respect. With his background in recruitment, Chris is highly aware of the positive impact brand associations can have on the employee value proposition and works with organisations to clarify and cement their employee attraction and retention strategy.