Professional Member


Kelly Young
HR Director
Australian Publishing Media

Kelly is Human Resources Director for Australian Publishing Media within the Fairfax Media group. Starting in 2004 as Human Resources Manager of Fairfax Community Newspapers, since that time she has worked with diverse groups including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review and digital brand teams. Kelly has played a key role in change and business transformation at Fairfax Media In 2011, she played an integral role in the people strategy of integrating the print and digital businesses. Following the formation of the Australian Publishing Media in April 2013, encompassing the metropolitan and regional products nationally, she again is working in the frontline of transformation within the Fairfax Media group. Continuing to drive change and build the culture and talent to meet the needs of an ever-changing media business.

Kelly has also been instrumental in implementing new performance management programs and diversity initiatives such as the Fairfax Media internal ‘Women of Influence” program. Prior to her role at Fairfax, Kelly worked in banking before moving into Human Resources in the manufacturing sector. She holds a Diploma of Human Resources Management and is currently completing a Masters in Human Resources Management at the University of Technology, Sydney.






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