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Avril Henry
Director
Avril Henry & Associates

Avril is a widely acclaimed speaker, consultant, coach and author, who is passionate about diversity, developing collaborative leaders and positive workplaces. Her career has spanned finance, IT, change management, human resources and consulting across multiple industries and countries.

In 2013 she was appointed as an advisor to the Chief of the Australian Army on gender diversity, values and cultural reform. She completed a Ministerial Review for the Minister of Defence in 2006, into Recruitment and Retention in the Defence Force. The Australian government approved 56 of her 59 recommendations. Following the review, she was appointed as a Strategic Advisor to the Chief of Navy, and joined the Navy's People & Capability Committee.

In 2012 Avril received the Coaching Leadership Award at the Global HR Excellence Awards. She was invited to attend a global Leadership Best Practices program at Harvard Business School, and was invited to speak at the closing dinner. She has been honoured as an inspiring businesswoman, best practice HR Director and has won the prestigious Lifetime Achievement in HR Award.

Avril is the author of several books on leadership and different generations, and in 2010 released her first children’s book. Her latest book, “Leadership Revelations II How Australians Lead in Crises” topped the Australian Financial Review best brain food books of 2012 list. Avril is regularly featured on TV and radio, broadcasting to 16 Asian countries.

 

 

 

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