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Maria Soo

Workforce Planning and OHS Professional

About Me

Maria is a qualified and experienced HR professional with close to 20 years’ experience in OHS and Workforce Planning. She has worked in both private and public sectors in Australia and overseas. Industries she has experience with include banking, defence, higher education and emergency health. She enjoys problem solving, working with large data sets and managing projects. She has a keen interest in promoting HR and OHS metrics, specifically to demonstrate the value of sound strategies to the bottom line. Between 2008 and 2009, she organized and represented Victoria in the Trans-Tasman Emergency Services OHS Benchmarking Forum. More recently, she represented Victoria in the 2013 and 2014 Emergency Services Workforce Planning Forum. She is also very passionate about increasing Aboriginal employment in the public sector and is currently working with the Department of Health in increasing the number of Aboriginal paramedics in Victoria.


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