Yvonne grew up and was schooled in the Illawarra and is an Alumni of UOW Australia and the University of Newcastle. After 8 years working in Newcastle and the North West of WA, Yvonne returned to the region in 2001.
Yvonne owns a bespoke human resources consulting company, HR with ease, assisting employers across a range of industries and locations with practical solutions to people problems. Her experience includes corporate governance and exposure to a wide range of operational and support functions, gained at managerial level within heavy industry.
Yvonne has a personal interest in addressing socioeconomic disadvantage, particularly for women, with hands-on and management committee roles in the past with the Urban Grown City Farm Project, The Salvation Army Residential Red Shield Appeal, Rotary International, the Port Hedland Women's Refuge and now, Dress for Success in the Illawarra. Heavy industry in the region, as the starting point for her career, also holds a place in Yvonne's heart as demonstrated by her Board position with i3net, the Illawarra's Innovative Industry Network.
Yvonne held the role of Executive Officer with TIC from February 2015 to December 2018 and held a general Director's position from November 2016 to November 2018.