Kim Schmidt Global Leader – Leadership, People and Culture Global +44 (0) 7765521809

Professional background

Kim joined GTIL in January of 2018 as a member of the Global Leadership Team. In this role, Kim is working to develop transformational leaders who build a culture of innovation and collaboration across our network.

Prior to this Kim lead formation of the Human Capital Consulting practice in GT Australia. Kim also spent 3 years as the People and Culture Director – Australia. This role sat on the Strategic Leadership team and reported directly to the board with responsibility for culture and for risks associated with People and Culture within the firm.

With over twenty years of experience working in South Africa, Australia and Asia, Kim has built a reputation as a transformational leader with a passion for building dynamic organisations that truly value the positive impact leadership, diversity and cultural innovation can have on sustained performance.

Kim has advised senior leadership teams and clients on a range of critical people, leadership and cultural transformation priorities inviting them to rethink their approach to leading in order to support sustained performance. 

Working largely within the Professional Services and Retail sectors, Kim has successfully led a number of complex cultural and transformation assignments, the most recent being Grant Thornton Australia’s transformation program that underpinned the establishment of a truly integrated national professional services practice. Kim strives to develop and implement creative and innovative people solutions that deliver business results in a complex, changing and challenging environment. An example of this was initiating 125 Partner and senior leaders from GT Australia spending 7 days in Cambodia building homes for severely disadvantaged families.

Kim has also spearheaded a number of important Partner and leadership development initiatives within Grant Thornton Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Community involvement

Kim is passionate about leading out on diversity and has been activity involved in Australia in a number of mentoring and coaching programs for women.

Qualifications
  • MBA, Post Graduate Human Resources Management and Honours in Industrial Psychology, Bachelor of Arts – Economics and Psychology, Company Directors Course (AICD), GT Oxford International Leadership programme