Our team

Paula Hoctor

Principal & Workplace Investigator

Paula Hoctor, Principal of Q Workplace Solutions, has over 10 years of experience as an
employment law practitioner and has focused exclusively on conducting workplace
investigations since founding Q Workplace Solutions in 2011. Q Workplace Solutions is
actively involved in the Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators.

Kerryn Tredwell

Workplace Investigator
Practice Leader NSW, Vic & SA

Corlia Roos

Workplace Investigator
Practice Leader Qld

Justine Turnbull

Workplace Investigator

Alex Goudie

Workplace Investigator

Belinda Copley

Workplace Investigator

David Gunzburg

Workplace Investigator

Emma Kirkland

Workplace Investigator

Kyleigh Hindson

Workplace Investigator

Lisa Coffey

Workplace Consultant

Rachel Cornes

Workplace Investigator

Susan Forder

Workplace Investigator

Susannah McAuliffe

Workplace Investigator

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Paula Hoctor

Principal & Workplace Investigator
BA LLB (Hons) LLM

The Specialist. The Leader. The Expert.

Principal of Q Workplace Solutions, Paula Hoctor is a highly skilled, legally trained and experienced workplace investigator, whose specialised services benefit clients all over Australia.

Since its launch in 2011, Q Workplace Solutions has realised national expansion and an ever-growing client list. Paula’s skills are sought by an extensive range of public and private sector clients, scoping education, health, finance, legal, construction and resources industries. Paula and her team of dedicated workplace investigators are recurrently required by national law firms such as Herbert Smith Freehills, Ashurst, Minter Ellison, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Norton Rose Fulbright and Allens to conduct workplace investigations on behalf of their clients.

Prior to founding Q Workplace Solutions, Paula practiced for over a decade in employment law and professional standards, primarily with Herbert Smith Freehills. Paula utilises her legal and investigative experience to conduct fair and rigorous investigations, whilst maintaining a sensitive and pragmatic approach.

Paula’s expertise also extends to her position as Advisory Committee member with the Australian Association of Workplace Investigators and as co-editor of the guide for HR professionals, employment lawyers and workplace investigators; Workplace Investigations: Principles and Practice (Lexis Nexis, 2019).

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Kerryn Tredwell

Workplace Investigator
Practice Leader NSW, Vic & SA
BA LLB (Hons)

Employment Law Expert. Trusted Professional.

An employment and labour law specialist, Kerryn Tredwell brings two decades of legal experience, expertise and skill to conducting often highly sensitive workplace investigations for Q Workplace Solutions.

As a dedicated workplace investigations specialist, Kerryn draws on her background as Senior Associate and Partner in leading national and international law firms, where she managed numerous legal claims for clients including sexual harassment, discrimination, unfair dismissal and general protections. Kerryn’s experience spans industries ranging from financial services, insurance and technology to transport, manufacturing, health, film and media, across both public and private sectors.

Kerryn offers an international perspective, having spent four years as an employment lawyer with a global law firm based in the UK. Experience as in house employment counsel at one of Australia’s ‘Big Four’ banks, also provided Kerryn with invaluable first hand people and conflict management insight.

As Practice Leader of the New South Wales and Victorian branches of Q Workplace Solutions, Kerryn leads and manages a team of highly talented, legally-qualified and experienced workplace investigation specialists.

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Corlia Roos

Workplace Investigator
Practice Leader Qld
BA LLB (Hons) MBA

The Big Picture. Knowledge in Practice.

Corlia Roos is a skilled, talented and knowledgeable member of the Q Workplace Solutions team. With over 25 years’ experience as a subject matter expert on employment law, employee and industrial relations and human resource management, Corlia is a specialist in her field.

From her career beginnings as a Barrister in the Labour Court of South Africa, subsequent tenure at Freehills as Employee Relations Advisor, through to her roles in employee relations and business operations with the Australian Mines and Metals Association and with Linc Energy, Corlia has conducted countless workplace investigations.

Corlia’s investigation experience spans both public and private sectors across a broad range of industries and she has been appointed on numerous occasions as a Health Service Investigator pursuant to the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (Qld).

Corlia is adept at managing large, document intensive investigations occurring in complex legal environments and where sensitivity and diplomacy are essential. Corlia is regularly appointed by national law firms and Crown Law to conduct investigations for their clients.

As Practice Leader of the Queensland branch of Q Workplace Solutions, Corlia manages a dedicated team of talented, legally qualified and experienced workplace investigation specialists.

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Justine Turnbull

Workplace Investigator
BEc. LLB (Hons)

Employment Law Expert. Board and Executive Expertise.

Justine Turnbull’s extensive employment law experience, skill and commercial approach sees her regularly called upon by clients to conduct some of Q Workplace Solutions’ most complex, sensitive and high-level investigations. During an impressive legal career spanning more than two decades, Justine has amassed considerable specialist experience, particularly at executive level, advising on all types of workplace misconduct, including discrimination, bullying and harassment.

As a founding partner at Seyfarth Shaw Australia and former partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, Justine advised private and public enterprises on national and global levels. She brings extensive experience advising on a wide range of workplace issues such as disciplinary and performance matters, employee hire and retention, pay practices and processes and workforce reductions.

Through her interaction and communication with employees at all organisational levels across countless industries, including financial services, media, gaming, retail, manufacturing, recruitment and property, Justine gained an acute understanding of the depth and scale of employment challenges faced by workplaces.

As a former board member for Catholic Schools NSW/ACT, Access EAP and TAFE NSW, Justine has played instrumental roles in driving both commercial business success and rapid industry growth. Justine is a valued, trusted and respected asset to Q Workplace Solutions.

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Alex Goudie

Workplace Investigator
LLB (Hons)

Accomplished Investigator. Extensive Experience.

With a legal career spanning two decades, Alex Goudie applies his extensive experience as a barrister specialising in workplace misconduct to his current role as Workplace Investigator with Q Workplace Solutions.

Prior to joining Q Workplace Solutions in August 2018, Alex spent 15 years managing an industrious and productive legal practice in London. Alex undertook cases in all areas of criminal law, such as fraud, money laundering, immigration offences and public office misconduct. He has acted as Leading Junior Counsel in substantial criminal cases and is considerably experienced in confiscation proceedings.

Alex is recognised for his expertise in the conduct of complex workplace investigations, particularly in the higher education, health and financial services industries. Alex has extensive experience working with regulators, lay and professional clients, experts and government agencies.

Alex applies his logical approach and meticulous attention to detail to the conduct of his workplace investigations. He employs empathy and consideration when handling sensitive and challenging cases. A trusted consultant, Alex is a valued member of the Q Workplace Solutions team.

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Belinda Copley

Workplace Investigator

LLB (Hons) BBus (InternatBus)
GradDip Legal Practice
Cert IV Training and Assessment
LLM (Continuing)

Accomplished Investigator. Broad Experience.

An accomplished and experienced employment and workplace relations lawyer, Belinda Copley has spent over a decade advising on and conducting workplace investigations. Belinda has conducted complex and large-scale workplace investigations for government bodies, educational institutions and ASX-listed companies across numerous industries including health, education, mining, media, professional and financial services.

Belinda has recently conducted a number of investigations concerning Public Interest Disclosures and has been appointed to conduct investigations as a Health Service Investigator, pursuant to the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (Qld).

Prior to joining Q Workplace Solutions, Belinda’s tenure as in-house Legal Counsel with an international information and communications technology organisation involved investigations into allegations of employee misconduct. Belinda’s sensitive approach ensured sustainable and ongoing working relationships.

As Special Counsel for multinational law firm K&L Gates, Belinda advised clients on an expansive range of workplace issues such as unfair dismissal, discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying, victimisation and adverse action claims. Belinda’s specialist advice was relied on for managing public relations, police investigations and whistleblower complaints. Acting as a ‘sounding board’ for HR practitioners, Belinda advised on performance management processes and discipline.

A skilled writer and published author, Belinda has written articles and opinion pieces on aspects of workplace investigations and employee relations. Belinda brings a wealth of experience and skill to Q Workplace Solutions.

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David Gunzburg

Workplace Investigator
B. Comm

Human Resources Expert. Global Outlook.

David Gunzburg offers Q Workplace Solutions decades of experience in the fields of human resources and industrial relations. Over the course of his career, David has investigated a vast range of workplace grievances and assisted organisations with an expansive range of human resource services, including mediation and facilitated discussions.

Drawing on his experience as a senior HR executive for some of Australia’s foremost organisations such as BHP, Orica and the Australian Mines and Metals Association, David established his consultancy firm, DGHR, in 2001. He has provided expert consulting services to organisations across numerous industries within the resources, manufacturing, airline, engineering and health sectors, both in South East Asia and within Australia.

David’s workplace investigations are conducted with professionalism and efficiency, balancing a practical approach with sensitivity and insight. David brings deep understanding and vast knowledge on the ‘human element’ in organisations, given his expertise in a broad range of HR fields such as employee relations, recruitment, personal development, change management, HR strategy, leadership development and executive coaching.

David extends a wealth of practical, hands-on experience in the conduct of workplace investigations and mediations to the valued clients of Q Workplace Solutions.

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Emma Kirkland

Workplace Investigator

Highly Accomplished. Diverse Experience.

With her career firmly grounded in employment law, Emma Kirkland is an accomplished and experienced lawyer. Emma has amassed over 15 years’ legal experience in both sizeable and boutique firms in Australia and New Zealand, and across both private and public sectors.

As Principal Advisor in the Performance and Conduct Team of a large government agency, Emma managed a broad range of complex workplace disciplinary matters involving allegations of employee misconduct. Emma’s breadth of private sector law firm and in-house experience encompassed industrial relations and employment law roles that focused on the provision of specialist advice and practical recommendations.

Building and sustaining effective professional relationships has been key to Emma’s successful career. As an experienced people manager, Emma understands the importance of sensitivity, discretion and consideration in the conduct of workplace investigations.

A highly skilled communicator, Emma has a demonstrated ability to liaise and connect with all workplace investigations stakeholders. Passionate about employment law, Emma is focused on the detail and is dedicated to conducting fair and impartial investigations. Emma is a knowledgeable and skilful asset to the clients of Q Workplace Solutions.

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Kyleigh Hindson

Workplace Investigator
LLB (Hons)

Superior Investigation Skills. Results Oriented.

A valued member of Q Workplace Solutions since 2014, Kyleigh Hindson offers clients her expertise accumulated over two decades of conducting thorough, fair and reliable workplace investigations.

Kyleigh’s early career foundations were established as a litigation lawyer for the Northern Territory Department of Justice in Darwin. Kyleigh provided advice and representation across a broad range of matters including commercial and workplace disputes, criminal prosecutions, mining, property, land, tenure and administrative law.

Acting across several jurisdictions in both private and public sectors, Kyleigh has significant experience in gathering and presenting evidence. Her sought-after skills realised successful conclusions for many National Native Title and Aboriginal Land Rights cases and resulted in precedent-setting litigations in the Federal Courts of Australia.

Kyleigh has conducted countless workplace investigations into allegations of bullying, harassment, discrimination and conflict of interest and reviews for a range of national, private and public sector employers. Her investigations are conducted meticulously and Kyleigh’s skills are complimented by the absence of any successful appeals or challenges to her investigations.

Multi-skilled, commercially astute and professionally driven, Kyleigh is renowned for her ability to deliver objective and comprehensive investigations for Q Workplace Solutions’ clients.

Lisa Coffey

Workplace Consultant

BA/LLB MLaw&Dev MBA

Relationships. Communication. Knowledge.

Lisa Coffey is a consummate senior executive, with extensive experience in the areas of management of workplace complaints, and workforce diversity and inclusivity. 

Lisa served as the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner and Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner in the Northern Territory, and was the Associate Commissioner, Investigations at New Zealand’s Health and Disability Commission.

In these statutory roles and in her consulting work since, Lisa has conducted and overseen numerous workplace reviews and consulted on harassment and discrimination, workplace performance and conduct, whistle-blower complaints, as well as issues of public interest, health and safety.

Lisa’s senior executive experience, public sector expertise and detailed subject matter knowledge in the many areas she has worked in is a valuable addition to the Q Workplace Solutions team.

Legally qualified, Lisa also has a Master of Law and Development from the University of Melbourne and completed a Master of Business Administration after moving to Brisbane in 2018.

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Rachel Cornes

Workplace Investigator

Focused Approach. Employment Law Expertise.

With the benefit of more than a decade’s experience in employment law, Rachel Cornes has applied her legal experience and skill to the conduct of complex workplace investigations for Q Workplace Solutions since 2016. Prior to joining Q Workplace Solutions, as a lawyer with Ashurst’s Employment Team, Rachel was relied on to assist clients in managing industrial action, redundancies and workplace restructures and to regularly respond to employee misconduct complaints.

Rachel furthered her employment law expertise as Principal Lawyer in Crown Law’s Workplace Law Team in Brisbane. Rachel was a trusted advisor to state government departments, conducting and advising on countless workplace investigations into bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment claims.

Whilst at Crown Law, Rachel conducted the Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry during her secondment as Principal Legal Officer. This inquiry into a public mental health facility in Queensland was a complex and contentious investigation that demanded accountability. Rachel’s superior investigative and evidence analysis skills were depended on by the Commission in preparing findings and conclusions.

Rachel has significant experience conducting Health Service Investigations under Part 9 of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (Qld) as well as conducting investigations under the oversight of the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission.

Rachel’s sensitive and focused approach, proficient communication skills and her wealth of knowledge and expertise has cemented her reputation as a skilled investigator.

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Susan Forder

Workplace Investigator
BA(Hons) JD(Hons)

Skilled Investigator. Valuable Insight.

Susan Forder’s impressive legal career has equipped her with the specialist skills required to conduct complex and detailed workplace investigations. Susan’s broad experience and enviable abilities ensure her investigations are handled with sensitivity and insight.

As a lawyer in the Workplace Law Team at Crown Law, Susan gained valuable public sector experience within the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, also spending a secondment period with the Civil Regulation Team. Susan advised on numerous public interest disclosures and investigations into employee misconduct within government departments.

During her tenure as a barrister at Gerard Brennan and then McPherson Chambers, Susan specialised in commercial, workplace and administrative disputes, leading large-scale investigations across numerous industries, including financial services, health and education. Susan’s investigations have spanned workplace matters from contract, negligence, competition and consumer law to judicial review, property and anti-discrimination.

A skilled communicator, Susan’s experience in assessing and investigating allegations has equipped her with expert people skills, including the ability to engage with employees at all organisational levels. These talents, combined with Susan’s analytical and investigative skills, ensure quality outcomes for valued clients of Q Workplace Solutions.

Susannah McAuliffe

Workplace Investigator
LLB, BBus

Specialist Career. Knowledge and Skills.

Susannah McAuliffe’s career has been firmly grounded in employment, industrial relations and discrimination law for over 20 years. Through her experience gained in top-tier law firms Freehills and McCullough Robertson, the National Retail Association and her own specialist employment law practice, Latitude Lawyers, Susannah brings a wealth of practical knowledge and legal skill to Q Workplace Solutions.

Over the course of her career, Susannah has amassed an impressive array of talents and experience. Advising on and conducting workplace investigations for countless organisations, Susannah has covered an expansive range of industries such as education, energy, finance, health, transport and retail.

Since joining Q Workplace Solutions in March 2018, Susannah has conducted numerous complex investigations in challenging industrial relations environments and holds a strong reputation amongst employers and unions alike as a trusted independent and objective investigator. Susannah has also conducted a number of investigations into allegations of corrupt conduct and is skilled at conducting investigations under the oversight of State Anti-Corruption bodies.

Susannah’s expert knowledge and communication skills has ensured she is a sought-after speaker and trainer, regularly presenting at conferences all over Australia and delivering workplace investigations training. She is a valued member the Q Workplace Solutions team.

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