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Nina Pollard

National Head of Talent Acquisition, Coles

Over the past decade and half, Nina has crafted her own unique journey and knowledge base across the world of HR. Nina’s career has been diverse, seeing her commence her career within Talent Acquisition, through to Remuneration and Reward, Project Management, Business Partnering, Leadership and Diversity & Inclusion. Outside of this Nina has also pursued her passions, using her entrepreneurial drive to help with her family’s small businesses and create and build her own start up. Nina is a high energy person dedicated to aligning business outcomes to positive experiences across professional and personal careers.

While establishing herself as an HR professional, Nina has continued to pursue further study, work and volunteering in her spare time. Nina completed her undergraduate degree in 1999 majoring in Political Science and subsequently stepped into her first recruiter role in the US. Returning to Australian in 2001 and a role on the Telstra Graduate program in HR, Nina completed a Graduate Diploma in HR & Employee Relations and finished her Masters of Applied Commerce at Melbourne University in 2007. During this time, Nina also worked with the family-run vineyard and cellar door growing her commercial and entrepreneurial skills.

In 2008, Nina moved to Brisbane to work for BP Australia working at Bulwer Island Refinery and later as HR Manager in Melbourne and ASPAC D&I Manager for BP. Since returning from maternity leave in 2015, Nina has led a large team in Talent Acquisition with NAB and is now National Head of Talent Acquisition at Coles.