Carli Saw

About me…

Growing up in a family with two parents that ran their own small businesses, I saw firsthand the difficulties they faced.

My HR career began 25 years ago after completing a Bachelor of Business with a major in Human Resources, working for large companies where I gained experience across various industries, including IT, building and construction, oil and gas and automotive.

But one of my most rewarding roles was as HR Manager for a business with less than 50 employees, where I was able to work with the leadership team to build a solid foundation for the management and engagement of their employees.

So, when I decided to start my own business in 2013, my focus was on bringing my HR experience to small businesses that do not have in house HR support but still have the same issues to face around the management of their people.

What I love about my job…

Over the last eight years, I have been privileged to work with hundreds of businesses from across the country. I love that we help them gain peace of mind, knowing that they are getting their HR obligations right, finding the right staff or supporting them through stressful employee situations.

What I love most is the fantastic team of HR professionals that have joined me on the Strawberry Seed journey. As any small business owner knows, it can be daunting when you take the plunge to bring in others to work with your clients. Each and every member of the Strawberry Seed team are a true asset to their profession and our brand. I unequivocally could not do this without them.

When I’m not at work…

I’m a mum of 3, with two kids in high school and one at university. I don’t believe in ‘work-life balance’. In the end, it is all just ‘life’ when you are juggling running a business with family activities.

As a family, we are involved in our local Torquay community with both the Torquay Football Club and Jan Juc SLSC, and I am really hoping my beloved Brisbane Lions will take the next step this season.

I love coffee, wine, 80’s music, podcasts, reading and making the most of the Surfcoast lifestyle, walking our dogs to the beach to have breakfast by the water with my husband on the weekend.

Meet the rest of our team...

Helen Dodd

Principal HR Advisor

Frances Orr

HR Advisor

Chloe Knott

HR Assistant

Kelly Furniss

Recruitment and HR Advisor