James Slade-Symons (NSW)

Managing Partner / Macarthur Human Capital

BA Accounting, M.HR GAICD

James Slade-Symons is the Founder & Managing Partner of Macarthur Human Capital (MHC), which has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. With over 20 years’ experience advising executives and boards from leading brands, to start-ups throughout Australia and the UK, James has garnered a wealth of experience as a leader, board director and human resources consultant. With a career and qualifications that span multiple arenas James provides a very credible and competent eastern states partner for the work of Hender Careers. His coaching and consultancy capabilities have lifted the confidence, skills and knowledge of many professionals to enhance their employment opportunities and career aspirations.

James has, more recently, worked closely with sectors that have been at the forefront of change and transformation. His corporate advisory, organisational development and innovative HR practices have defined MHC as a highly regarded consultancy, with a reputation for optimising organisational impact, efficiency and commercial performance. 

Prior to MHC, James held HR leadership positions with Vodafone, Coles Myer and Chandler Macleod, where he consulted to clients such as BHP, Serco, Glencore, Aurizon and a range of Government organisations. During this time James led projects which included change management, leadership development, HR & corporate strategy and organisational development initiatives with outstanding success.

James is passionate about taking a back to basics approach.