Who we are

With HR Business Direction, you can be brilliant.

It’s our unique combination of business management specialist skills that creates powerful results. Our collective intelligence and focused determination will deliver real value to your business. We’re about inspiring organisational evolution. We’re about making your business shine.

We care for your success.

We offer a comfort that can be counted on. We approach each and every project with considered respect and absolute attention.

We do things holistically.

And that’s why we’re different. We look at the big picture to ensure your business and your people go forward together.

We’ll energise your business.

And we’ll do this by energizing your people and your spirit. We’ll inspire, mobilise and motivate so your business performs.

We’re authentic in our service delivery.

And we have a passion for building powerful relationships. Our honest approach will give you total peace of mind.

We’ll help you shine

Individually, we are highly experienced and highly skilled HR specialists. Collectively, we are an inspired partnership capable of producing ‘wow’ moments. And that’s exactly what will happen when we form an inspired partnership with you.

Our Team

Leisa Messer

Managing Director, HR Strategist

Leisa has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources. She has completed a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Human Resources) and a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations. Leisa is a Chartered Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), and Vice Preseident of their Queensland Council. She’s also a Member of the Queensland Industrial Relations Society and the Change Management Institute, and is highly experienced in and passionate about advising Board Members, CEOs, Directors and Senior Managers on a range of HR issues to ensure they are getting optimum productivity for a ROI on their people.

David Musso


David is an experienced leader who has held a variety of technical, commercial and management roles during a successful 30 year career.  With a holistic business view focusing on strategy, innovation, culture, employee engagement and customer satisfaction, he brings a wealth of business knowledge to HR Business Direction.  David is a passionate, ethical and results driven professional who is equally comfortable communicating and developing effective relationships from the shop floor to executive level. He is driven to deliver business results without compromising quality or customer satisfaction.

Christina Willcox

Workplace Health & Safety Specialist

Christina holds a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Human Resource Management), and postgraduate qualifications in Rehabilitation Case Management and Workplace Health & Safety. A member of the Safety Institute Australia, Christina is experienced in safety management and consulting, and a qualified workplace trainer and Auditor. She has extensive knowledge of workplace health and safety, workers compensation and injury management and has worked in both the public and private sectors.

Melissa Fitzpatrick

Employment & Industrial Relations Specialist

Melissa holds degrees in Law and International Business, and she’s a member of the Queensland Industrial Relations Society and the Queensland Law Society. Melissa has extensive experience in Employment Law but has also worked in Commercial Law. This combination of skills and experience means she offers real value in advising our clients.

Trish Cloete

Workplace Psychologist

Trish is a registered Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychology Association and Change Management Institute. She is highly experienced in Organisational Psychology and specialises in psychometric assessment for selection and development purposes, group facilitation and training, organisational development and change management, assessment of organisational development needs, team dynamics and climate.

Alistair Kerr

Organisational Development Strategist | Psychologist

Alistair is a registered Psychologist and Organisational Development Professional.  Alistair is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and Change Management Institute.  Alistair is experienced in delivering value to a variety of clients and industries.  Some of Alistair’s work is across organisational culture, leadership development, change and communications management,  group facilitation and training, safety culture and coaching.

Our Senior team is supported by highly skilled HR Specialists who are experienced in specific focus areas.  Collectively, we are inspired partners capable of producing ‘wow’ moments.  And that is exactly what will happen when we form an inspired partnership with you.


HR Business Direction is a proud supporter of R U OK? in the promotion of regular, meaningful conversations in the workplace.

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