Emma Mehaffey

Hi, my name is Emma Mehaffey. I’m 36 years old, a wife to my lovely husband Nick and mum to my two beautiful boys Noah and Will, soon to turn, 3 and 5. I am a currently a Senior HR Manager at Virgin Australia in the role of Head of HR Projects and Team Travel. I have spent the last 12 years working at Virgin Australia across a number of areas. From the frontline & Guest Relations to Managing the Staff and duty travel program for the company. My role expanded to take on the design and implementation of the Ideas Lab and eventually saw me move into HR where I took on the role of Manager, Career, and Engagement. Taking a key lead in the Purpose movement, my role broadens again to Head of Service Delivery, responsible for Talent Acquisition, Engagement initiatives and continued management of Team travel. I stopped working for the 2nd half of 2017, to care for my beautiful mum who developed a rare and aggressive cancer. Despite all our efforts, we lost mum in December. I returned to work in February 2018 and have taken a side step to Head up a key HR project, implementing a shared services model in HR & focusing on process improvement. The loss of my mum has certainly changed so much for me and certainly made me rethink my future plans. I am looking forward to being part of this program to help discover more about what makes me happy.