Lorraine Salloum

Lorraine Salloum

People, Performance & Culture Executive (Chief People Officer), Achieve Australia

Lorraine Salloum is a passionate outcomes focused Senior Executive who thrives on leading organisational change, securing results through innovative people strategies and initiatives, and leading organisations through reform and transition.  

Lorraine joined the c-suite of a not-for-profit disability services organisation, Achieve Australia in late 2018. In 2021, Achieve Australia was recognised on the Australian Financial Review list of Best Places to Work in Australia and New Zealand, and won an Excellence Award as an Employer of Choice (Gov & NFP) in the Australian HR Awards. Recognised as an Employee Experience Hero by the World Employee Experience Institute in the UK, Lorraine is the People, Performance and Culture Executive and Chief People Officer where she partners with the executive team to drive workforce performance, focusing on a culture of quality care and client outcomes. She leads workforce strategy, organisational design and culture programs, as well as the full gamut of People, Culture, Safeguarding & Quality operations including Clinical and Practice Leadership, Workforce Planning, Employee Relations, Remuneration and Benefits, Talent, Learning and Recruitment aimed at enabling a client-centric workforce and culture.  

Lorraine has had an extensive career spanning operations, organisational strategy and performance, human resources and change management across the public and private sector. Prior to joining Achieve Australia, Lorraine was a Senior Executive in the NSW Public Sector including HR Director for NSW Treasury and Director at the NSW Department of Family and Community Services leading Organisational Development, Learning, Talent, Business Partnering and Operating Model Change projects in a large diverse organisation with an employee base of over 22,000 employees during a time of unprecedented change and reform.   

Lorraine’s passion is to bring together integrated people, process and technology improvements for positive employee experiences, greater customer-centricity and better organisational performance.