Managing director / principal consultant

Mark Ritchie




Mark is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Workplace Wizards. He is highly experienced and expert at managing a range of employee and industrial relations matters. He has advised Australian businesses for over 15 years and has worked with a large stable of major national and international brands.

Mark has multi-disciplinary capabilities and is actively involved with client projects from the initial strategy stage through to final implementation. He is legally trained, having attained a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Master of Laws (Workplace Relations).

Prior to founding Workplace Wizards, Mark worked as the Principal Workplace Relations Consultant at Victoria’s largest employer association as well as in-house at leading national and international companies. He is passionate about extracting the infinite possibilities out of leaders and staff as well as resolving those people matters that restrict peak performance.

Mark is a member of the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria (having previously been one of its executive committee members). He is also a former Club President of the Williamstown CYMS football club and member of the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. He has appeared regularly as a guest university lecturer and in the media commenting on current workplace relations issues affecting business.

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Catherine Crowley<br>Director
Catherine Crowley
Swisse Vitamins
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Mark recently assisted us in managing a challenging and sensitive situation. We found Mark and his team to be professional, pragmatic and solutions-oriented.
Matt Windsor<br>General Manager
Matt Windsor
General Manager
Man With A Van
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Workplace Wizard’s help and advice has been practical, straightforward and extremely useful when guiding us through some of the more technical parts of our workplace relations.
Sandy Nikakis<br>HR Manager
Sandy Nikakis
HR Manager
Baby Bunting
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Mark regularly advises us when we need an external specialist for industrial relations, employee and workers’ compensation issues. He gives us immediate advice whenever we need it.
Textile Company
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Over the last 5 years, Mark Ritchie has guided us through a variety of issues covering industrial relations and human resources. He quickly identifies intricate issues and provides solutions.
Manufacturing Company
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Mark Ritchie has provided our business with industrial relations expertise and guidance since 2009. He has been a trusted partner on several enterprise bargaining negotiations.
Rob Lynch<br>HR Officer
Rob Lynch
HR Officer
Position Partners
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Mark Ritchie has provided our business with industrial relations expertise and guidance since 2009. He has been a trusted partner on several enterprise bargaining negotiations.
Michelle Wood
Michelle WoodExecutive Officer
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"Timely and comprehensive advice and resources. The whole team are very supportive and understand the complexities of managing HR in modern businesses. They are knowledgeable, reliable, very diverse in their skills and expertise, responsive anad highly efficient. They ensure they provide not just information, but explanation, which assists in the gaining of knowledge and understanding. Importantly, they are personable - they are always pleasant, patient and engaged."
Anonymous, Business Leader
Anonymous, Business Leadervia
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"Professional, good to work with, responsive. Excellent strategic advice tailored to our business needs. Follow through of strategic advice with solid detailed execution. Allows us to access important legal smarts inside a workable budget for our business size."