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Guardian Australia names new people and culture director

Guardian Australia has announced a new people and culture director – Lauren Sheens.

The announcement:

Guardian Australia announces Lauren Sheens as people and culture director. Lauren has served in human resources roles for over 20 years, including in leadership positions. She joins the Guardian from the ABC, and she has previously held positions at EP Australia, Telstra Media and BigPond. She spent 12 years at Foxtel, where she was the HR Director for Content, Commercial, Foxtel Media, Kayo, BINGE and Flash.

In her new role, Lauren will partner with editor Lenore Taylor and managing director Rebecca Costello to oversee the HR function as the business continues to grow.

Guardian Australia managing director Rebecca Costello said:

“We are delighted to welcome Lauren to the Guardian. Her breadth of experience and proven track record in HR leadership will be a tremendous asset to our team.”

Lauren Sheens said:

“I am thrilled to be joining Guardian Australia as their HR director. Most of my career has been spent in the media and entertainment sectors, and I am looking forward to the challenge of working in news with the highly regarded team at the Guardian.”

Lauren began at Guardian Australia on 12 June and is based at the Sydney headquarters.

Source: Guardian Australia

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