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Alec Bashinsky

Alec Bashinsky

National Partner of People and Performance, Deloitte Australia


Panel – Workplace Productivity – where do we go from here? 



In his role Alec is responsible for approx 6000+ employees and a team of 105 people. His mandate is to drive a Performance Culture and build Leadership capability through establishing Leadership development, Talent Assessment, Performance Culture, Diversity, Employee Engagement and overall reengineer the People strategy for Deloitte.

He has significantly realigned the Deloitte HR offering including a focus on the strategic Business partnering and growth of the Firm and has brought in many business focused HR practitioners into Deloitte to build a new and dynamic national team.

He has initiated a number of successful People strategies for Deloitte such as the Inspiring Women strategy, D. Academy (for Graduates), Cultural Diversity, Design Thinking, Wisdom Workers, “Find Mind Like Minds’ employee referral program as well as building Excellence Centres and defining Career Roadmaps for the Firm. More recently his team have embraced Social media into their internal Talent process as well as external branding & recruitment apps ie: Deloitte Facebook and iPhone application, coupled with the introduction of Yammer as a firm wide communications tool.

In October, 2011 Alec was again awarded the Best HR Director of the Year in the prestigious Australian HR Awards and award he also won in 2006.In March 2006, Alec was also awarded the “Human Resources Leader of the Year” at the National Human Capital Leadership awards.

Alec has been a national judge for the Telstra Businesswoman of the Year awards for the past 5 yrs. Is a Board Member for the Diversity Council of Australia and is also a business advisor and sits on the Board for Genos – an start up Emotional Intelligence provider.

Alec’s previous role was as Senior Director Human Resources – Japan & Asia Pacific for Peoplesoft inc. He recruited into the role to implement the smooth acquisition of the JD Edwards Organisation which made Peoplesoft the second largest software solutions provider in the world.

Prior to this, Alec was the Group Manager - Human Resources for Cisco Systems for Australia /New Zealand for 3.5yrs and during his time at Cisco, Alec has also achieved unique back to back Hewitt Best Employer status in 2002 and 2003 along with the ‘outstanding Contribution to HR’ award again at the Australian HR Awards.

Prior to this Alec was the Asia Pacific HR Manager for 3Com and amongst his other achievements saw him tackle unique challenge of being the HR Director for the market entry of Toys R Us into Australia.