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John McKenzie

Associate Director

John has more than 25 years’ experience in industrial relations and human resources. Drawing on this extensive experience, John partners with businesses to build clarity and confidence, find successful resolutions and outcomes, and also improve management capability and engagement in all areas of employee relations, industrial relations and human resources. 

He takes the time to listen and understand the key issues facing his clients in order to deliver tailored and practical business solutions.

John has extensive high level corporate experience which positions him perfectly to co-ordinate the consolidation and expansion of Livingstones services in NSW. 

John  provides advice on enterprise bargaining, dispute resolution and conflict management, mergers/acquisitions, leading change management and workplace transformation, divestments and outsourcing. He leads enterprise bargaining in agenda setting, process design, internal management and employee communications and negotiations.  His experience in major change and transformation projects is in leading strategy, risk management and implementation.

John combines his experience with well-developed stakeholder management, influencing, communication and project management skills. He takes a strong partnering and coaching role with line, operational and HR management.

John has conducted negotiation and consultation with unions and representation in the Fair Work Commission. It has required a strong understanding and use of conflict management and dispute resolution skills, and the application of dispute resolution and dispute system design processes.    

John also applies a very strong understanding of human resource policies, procedures and processes and has been a key advisor to central HR and HR project teams.

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Qualifications and Memberships

BEc (Industrial Relations),

Master of Dispute Resolution (Hons)

Industrial Relations Society of NSW

John draws on his extensive experience to partner with clients to deliver tailored and practical business solutions