Martin Searle is one of Australia’s leading human resources and professional services senior managers with more than 20 years experience spanning publicly listed and private companies, government agencies and Not-for-Profit organizations.
With expertise in Business Excellence and Six Sigma, Martin has driven organizational change programs in some of Australia’s leading organizations including SAI Global (ASX: SAI), InfoHRM Ltd and Bartter Enterprises. While at SAI he successfully transitioned the company’s workforce from a not-for-profit culture to an earnings-driven listed company environment. He also developed Australia’s largest commercial Six Sigma practice and re-launched the country’s leading improvement methodology, the Australian Business Excellence Framework.
His experience extends to human resources strategy, human capital consulting and business improvement, areas in which he has received international recognition. Martin was selected as one of three international judges for the Dubai based, Muhammad Bin Rasid Al Marktoum Business Awards and was appointed as a Director of both the International Personal Certification Association and the Global Excellence Movement (GEM).
As Director of Human Resources and Safety at Australia’s second largest poultry producer, Bartter Enterprises (owners of the iconic Steggles brand), he positioned the business for a successful sale through major productivity initiatives. During this process, Martin was also accountable for internal and external company communication and management of key asset divestment.
He has consulted in the areas of human capital productivity improvement, business development and pro-bono work, positioning skilled migrants into the workforce.
Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macquarie University, a Graduate Diploma in Law from Sydney University and has also completed the HR Strategic Planning Program at Wharton Business School.