Dr Kim Schofield

Dr-Kim-SchofieldKim possesses extensive experience in human resource management and capability development gained through his accumulated 25 years of service in the UK Health Service, UK Local Government, UK Private Sector and the last 14 years in the WA State Government. His last position was as Deputy Commissioner with the WA Public Sector Commission where he had responsibility for leading the Capability Development Division. Kim played a key role in setting the strategic direction for development of the WA Public Sector and was a member of the Corporate Executive of this independent statutory office reporting to Parliament. As part of his role he had carriage of the development of current and aspiring leaders across the public sector including signature programs such as the public sector management program and ANZSOG Executive Masters and Executive Fellows Program. Kim was a member of the Public Sector Management Board representing the WA Government and played a key role in the redevelopment of the program curriculum. As such he has an in depth knowledge of the program. He has also held a number of senior human resource management roles where he has managed large human resource functions and provided strategic human resource management and support to Chief Executive Officers in public and private sector organisations.

Kim also has a passion for the development of capability within organisations and has been instrumental in the development of a number of capability frameworks and programs for key occupational groups such as human resource practitioners and policy practitioners. He has a keen interest in the development of human resource practitioners and delivers courses in strategic human resource management at Curtin University and Edith Cowan University. He also designed and delivered both VET accredited courses and customised workshops on a wide range of topics.

As a private consultant, Kim now consults on a variety of human resource solutions. This includes the provision of specialist advice and services to organisations experiencing complex human resource issues, as well as learning and development solutions.

Key Attributes

initiating and overseeing strategic human resource activities to improve organisational performance
leading and driving change management across department and within teams including cultural change
initiating significant learning and development initiatives designed to support improvement in capability and productivity
leading Organisational Review and Analysis projects
adapting to and managing new work circumstances
managing the fallout of organisational change in order to minimise organisational disruption
managing a significant human resource function
development and implementation of policies and procedures in human resource management and learning and development
ability to negotiate, appease and to encourage affiliation


May 2022