Johanna Nielsen

People & Culture Executive

Johanna is a highly qualified, award-winning, strategic People & Culture Executive with expertise in the fields of human performance, diversity and inclusions and leadership capability enhancement.

A thought leader and forward thinker pertaining to the future of work who brings extensive experience leading cultural transformation, designing and managing the employee experience to be engaging, inclusive and diverse, that ultimately delivers an organisation’s strategic objectives.

A trusted, pragmatic advisor to CEO and Executive Leaders who is passionate about the people agenda as a strategic lever. What sets Johanna apart is her uncomplicated and down-to-earth approach, creating commercial results because the people are thriving. Her reputation for providing commercial insight and advice to a wide-range of executive leadership teams to drive long-term, sustainable human performance is proven.

Johanna has held senior HR roles in financial service, professional services, FMCG and the services sector.

Johanna holds a Master of Human Resources Management and a Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management from Deakin University. Johanna is passionate about equality and inclusion and is the 2017 AHRI Diversity Champion Award Recipient. This award recognises the program of work at Cbus, led by Johanna and her team over her nine year tenure at the Fund.


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