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Nicole Issaakidis

Human Resources Director, Pacific

Nicole is the Human Resource Director for the Pacific, responsible for leading the HR Team across all activities including Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, HR Operations, Learning & Development and Business Partnering.

Nicole Issaakidis Human Resources Director Pacific
Human Resources
Sydney Level 21, 363 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000



Nicole has over 25 years’ experience in leading HR teams across different industries such as education, health and media and entertainment and has been with CBRE since 2017.  Her career started in the Education sector and after a year moved to running a HR team at the Gold Coast District Health Services with 2500 employees, where she spend 4 years.  Nicole moved to Austar as Group Manager, Learning & People and ran the HR team nationally for 15 years and in 2012 transitioned to Foxtel after the acquisition of Austar, where after working in the M&A of Austar by Foxtel, she was Head of People & Culture for 4 years.

Nicole’s current remit is to oversee the HR strategy and its implementation across the Pacific.  This includes talent acquisition and onboarding, performance management, compensation and benefits, HR systems, executive coaching, engagement, talent management, reward and recognition, change management, culture change, learning and career development.  She is also responsible for leading internal projects across the region from an HR perspective such as operational efficiency reviews, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing programs and organizational change management.

Nicole has a solid understanding of how HR and L&D can partner effectively to help enable achievement of both operational and strategic business outcomes.  Her passion is working with organisations to achieve their strategic objectives through developing their culture, building employee engagement, developing strong leadership teams and leadership practices and developing best fit people practices to build great places to work. 

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Professional Member, Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Myer Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Accreditation
  • DDI Targeted Selection Accreditation
  • DDI Interactive Management Accreditation



  • Griffith University, Queensland: Bachelor of Business, Human Resources
  • Charles Sturt University, NSW: Graduate Diploma in Management Psychology
  • Australian Graduate School of Management, Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Foundations of General Management


Nicole Issaakidis Human Resources Director Pacific
Human Resources
Sydney Level 21, 363 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000