Martin Barlow


Client Director, Consulting


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Professional Background

Martin is a Client Director in the Consulting Division of Pitcher Partners. With over 30 years’ experience in the Human Resources sector,  Martin has extensive knowledge across all aspects of Human Resources including Human Resource System selection and implementation and HR transformation. This experience has been gained in large private sector organisations (e.g. Coles Group, Worley parsons, BP), government agencies (Victorian Police Force, Conservation, Forests & Lands) and Health & Government Health (Medibank Private; Victorian Department of Health, Healthscope and most recently Epworth Healthcare).
Martin has worked at senior levels for many years across many industries and has a deep understanding of operational HR and business issues. His experience in HR transformation has provided a solid skill set in Project Management, Change and stakeholder management  and governance and assurance processes.

Recent Projects

Martin has worked most recently in implementing advanced rostering solutions for one of Australia’s leading Private Hospital providers as well as undertaking a ‘Request for Proposal’ for a new HRIS for the same client..
He has worked internationally in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States both managing HR operations and developing and delivering HR systems transformation programs. This has included the implementation of core HRIS,
remuneration review systems, Learning management systems to name a few.
Martin is currently engaged with a health client to review the HR best practice and technology strategy to support the clients HR strategy.

Areas of Expertise

  • HR Systems and Technology
  • HR Process Re-engineering
  • IT Relationship Management
  • Change Management and Communication
  • Project Management and Project Assurance

Industry Experience

  • Retail
  • Oil & Gas
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Health
  • Environment
  • State & Federal Government
  • Insurance

Memberships & Qualifications

  • Certificate in Behavioural Studies (Victoria College)
  • Member of the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI)

Articles Published

The importance of a Learning Management System in Health Care

11th October 2018

Martin Barlow

Within the health sector, accreditation dictates there is a record to demonstrate staff have completed mandatory training and this maintenance of ...

The future of Performance Management in Health

29th March 2018

Martin Barlow

*Read: Transacting – a healthy growth strategy [1]* Additionally, many are considering career development and personal growth as key factors o...

Budget re-enforces NDIS, but challenges remain

20th June 2017

Martin Barlow

The budget has foreshadowed an increase in the Medicare Levy from 2% to 2.5% by raising an additional $8.2bn over the next four years to fund the ...

How healthy is your data?

17th March 2017

Martin Barlow

*/ It is a subtle balance between trying to be as cost effective with your rosters and ensuring legislative compliance and quality patient outcom...

Acuity Management Systems: Efficiencies and better health outcomes

18th November 2016

Martin Barlow

It’s not just staffing levels or nurse-patient ratios, it is also about ensuring the right mix of staff with the appropriate credentials and ce...

Efficiencies for healthcare operators with electronic rostering

31st August 2016

Martin Barlow

There is a need to address patient care and compliance needs with the right skills and mix of care professionals - this taking into account the p...

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