People

Corporate Canary was founded by Anne-Marie Orrock, a seasoned senior HR professional with solid and substantial experience in developing HR strategies and infrastructure in start up and Greenfield sites within the IT enterprise space.

Anne-Marie is fully experienced and conversed in the ICT enterprise environment. She is a seasoned senior HR Executive with over 17 years specialist experience in Human Resources and start up roles of the HR function, with some of the most now well known and successful IT companies in the world such as PeopleSoft (now a part of Oracle), Citrix Systems, OMX (acquired by NASDAQ) Altiris and Symantec.

Via this experience, Anne-Marie identified that many SME’s lack the funds but not the need for the services of a good HR Manager. Eventually these businesses will reach the point where they need and can afford a full time staff member, but they will achieve success
sooner if they can tap into high level
support earlier on.

Thus Corporate Canary was conceived.

Corporate Canary services many clients across broad Human Resource operational and strategic development needs, but specialises in maximising and harnessing the unique requirements of managing high aptitude technical professionals and leaders.

Anne-Marie has presented workshops at the Annual Industrial Relations Conference, CeBIT Australia, Australian Computer Society Special Interest Groups, and is published author of various articles on Human Resource Management, Strategy and Career Development.

Anne-Marie has held committee positions with the ICT Skills Taskforce Group (Western Sydney) in conjunction with TAFE NSW, University of Technology, University of NSW, University of Western Sydney, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Australian Information Industry Association. (AIIA)

Currently sitting on the AHRI (Australian Human Resources Institute) Young Professionals Committee, Anne-Marie works with the committee to deliver educational and informative programs to aspiring HR professionals.

Anne-Marie is regularly sought out for comment and thought leadership in public forums with specific interest in recruitment, leadership, performance management and HRM strategy.

Corporate Canary holds industry and professional memberships with the AIIA, FITT (Females in Technology) and WSITC.

An accredited facilitator and interpretor of the McQuaig System psychological and behavioural profiling tools Anne-Marie’s key strengths are helping individuals move forward and grow by understanding their natural temperament and using it to their advantage.

Anne-Marie is highly involved in voluntary Community Outreach programs via the facilitation of Corporate Canary’s Take Flight! Career Advancement Transition (CAT) Program. Specifically designed for ICT professionals to seek better career opportunities and develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve their work passions.

Corporate Canary clients have the benefit of an experienced and seasoned HR Manager, without the expense or commitment of a full time resource. Anne-Marie applies her comprehensive knowledge and experience of the unique challenges of a dynamic, fast and highly competitive ICT (information communication & technology ) industry and the critical need to manage and harness the human dynamics that drive this industry.

“The ICT (and related industries) is a knowledge industry. The lynchpin of this industry’s existence relies on intellectual capital and the intrinsic relationship that has with the human need to be highly engaged and therefore innovative.”