Director Head of HR (APJ, Sales and Services)
VMware is currently one of the Fortune 100 Best companies to work, 2019 Forbes Best Employer for Diversity and within Australia is one of only 2 IT companies to gain WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 4 years running. Linda joined VMware in May 2015 as the HR Director for VMware Australia & New Zealand and 2 years later was promoted to Head of HR for Asia Pacific.
Linda has worked as an HR professional for over 25 years, the last 17 years within the IT industry and prior, in the health and retail sectors. Before VMware, Linda worked for Microsoft as the HR Director for their Services group across Asia Pacific & Japan, based out of Singapore and returned to Australia to head up the HR function for Microsoft Australia. She also held senior Asia Pacific roles with Oracle and McAfee. She has spent much of her career operationalising the people strategy that sits in partnership with digital transformation. She holds a Master in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor of Social Science. Outside of work Linda is married and a busy Mum to 2 teenage boys.