HoD Profile: Penny Lovett

Introducing Penny Lovett, National Chief Human Resources Officer

You are the National Chief Human Resources Officer. What does this mean?

My role is responsible for leading the Human Resource function for The Salvation Army. This includes HR Business Partnering, Workplace Health and Safety, Remuneration and Benefits, Organisational Development, HR Services and Volunteer Resources.

What were you doing before you took on this role?

I have over 20 years’ experience working in Human Resource roles and have worked in HR Director roles across health, insurance, aged care and manufacturing sectors for more than 15 years.

What do you like about working for The Salvation Army?

The mission, vision and values of The Salvation Army certainly speak to me. I love being part of delivering on the Army’s mission.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Hard working, reliable, loyal (I think that is 4 words).

What do you do for fun?

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children and I also enjoy spending time with family and friends.

 What’s your idea of a relaxing day off?

A sleep in, long lunch with good friends and family, and a walk in a national park.

What excites you about the future of The Salvation Army in Australia?

The potential to realise the vision of the Army – to transform Australia one life at a time with the love of Jesus. I think that’s hugely exciting.

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