Researcher biography

Alec Bashinsky has more than 30 years’ experience in global talent transformation and innovation in professional services, technology and retail sectors. He is passionate about creating high-performance teams and supporting them with the intelligent application of technology. Alec is credited with rapidly turning around the poor fortunes of Deloitte, using key people strategies to triple the company's revenue and instigating gender diversity initiatives.

As CHRO Australia and Asia Pacific Regional Talent Leader for Deloitte, Alec is responsible for driving a high-performance culture, building leadership capability and embedding organisational culture and employee engagement. As Human Resources Director, Alec rebuilt HR teams globally with Deloitte, Cisco, Peoplesoft and Toys R Us. 

Alec serves as a non-executive director for the Diversity Council of Australia and is a member of the Advisory Board for I-Lead at the Australian Business School UNSW. He is also a non-executive director for Genos Pty Ltd and a board member of the Deloitte Foundation. Alec sits on the Deloitte Global Talent Executive and has advised a range of Australian organisations, which span from start-ups through to large established companies. 

Alec is one of the few HR leaders considered both an innovator and a pioneer for talent strategies. His recent, highly acclaimed work includes Blowing Up Performance Management, a global project that he leads for Deloitte, and delivering business outcomes in Shaping the Workforce of the Future, also for Deloitte. He has twice been awarded HR Director of the Year and also Human Resources Leader of the Year. Alec and his team have been recognised externally by the numerous awards they have achieved over the years, including HR Team of the Year and Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.