With more than 20 years’ experience assessing and enabling future potential, Claire Planinsek helps to keep organisations competitive as they strive to acquire, develop and retain top talent. As a Head of Talent Acquisition (TA), she supports complex corporates in the creation, evolution and transformation of TA into agile, business partner capabilities and delivers to the businesses future forward talent requirements. Claire has worked in-house or onsite at brands such as Australia Post, Johnson and Johnson, Macquarie Bank, Hudson Global Resources, Melbourne Commonwealth Games and Department of Human Services. Most recently, for example, Claire has transformed the Talent Acquisition function at Australia Post with neutral headcount and cost, building a full service, in-house business partnering capability to lead ~13K hires each year, all while delivering significant savings, implementing new technology and uplifting team engagement. Claire is also passionate about partnering with vendors and sharing information with her industry peers because she believes we are all striving for the same common goal of making our talent industry the best it can be in our ever changing world. On a personal note Claire makes the most of her inner city Melbourne lifestyle after having lived in stunning Sydney for 5 years. She also enjoys travelling overseas annually with her partner of 20+ years and playing tennis.