"As CEO of the Human Resources Professionals association (HRPA), I have worked with Antoinette for over five years where she has held positions as Chair of various committees and task forces, including the last two years where she has been the Chair of the Board.
 
In every position, she has demonstrated exceptional understanding of the importance of Strategy in our organisation's evolution; by understanding the importance of Vision, Mission, Values, she led a highly effective strategic planning process to identify the key priorities faced by the association in challenging times; and she exhibited great leadership skills in creating the essential change agenda that got support and buy in from both the board and organisation.
 
HRPA today is hugely respected by Government; our role is now one as a professional regulator and public protector; we have had major impact in influencing new legislation that is relevant to our members; we have completely upgraded our internal governance policies and procedures; our core designation has been accredited as one of the best in the world; and we have created an organisation where members and volunteers are highly committed; staff have a record high in engagement and our finances are in excellent shape.
 
Without Antoinette's leadership and strategic perspectives, none of these would have happened.
 
We are a fundamentally different, better and more effective association."
 
William (Bill) Greenhalgh
Chief Executive Officer
Human Resources Professionals Association, 2011