Director

Susanna Ritchie

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WORKPLACE WIZARD PROFILE

ABOUT Susanna Ritchie

Susanna is a new breed of lawyer helping unlock the people power in business. Together with her team, she helps high profile and trusted brands transform their workforces into happier, more productive, more inclusive and resilient teams. She has leveraged her background in highly esteemed law firms and as an in-house advisor within one of Victoria’s central government agencies into a nimble, award-winning and client-focussed practice removing the time, hassle and expense from employment law.

Susanna has previously led one of the largest teams at Victoria’s legal aid commission, overseeing the administration of its fund, and providing legal and advisory services to the Commission, its Managing Director and the Board. Most recently, Susanna completed a secondment as the Executive Officer of Australia’s national peak body for continence supporting the CEO with strategic planning, people & culture, staff engagement and wellbeing, and the recruitment of a new Deputy CEO and Operations Manager.

Susanna is committed to giving back to her community, has travelled extensively, volunteered at various community legal centres, and is raising two beautiful little children to be brave and happy people in the world. She is a leading member of the world’s largest human rights organisation, having served on its National Board here in Australia and led its work on its first National Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing Strategy.

Susanna holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts. She has also successfully completed the LEADR Mediation Training Course.

MAKING magic for your business

TRUSTED BY AUSTRALIA'S TOP BUSINESSES

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Catherine Crowley<br>Director
Catherine Crowley
Director
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.
Michael<br>Manager
Michael
Manager
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.
Natasha<br>Manager
Natasha
Manager
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 Firmchecker.com.au
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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."
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