Anna Holmes

Is a New Zealand leading Employment Relations expert with a degree in Human Resources Management and more than 10 years’ experience. She specialises in collective agreement bargaining and works closely alongside clients when companies are engaged in collective bargaining with unions.

Anna’s high-level practical experience spans a broad range of industries, such as manufacturing, distribution, horticulture, health care, labour hire, hotels, aviation, fast food and fishing. She is particularly skilled at identifying the real issues in dispute and then developing a strategy and a commercial negotiating plan for achieving agreement, within time and budget and often in challenging circumstances,

Having in the past worked in a broad range of industries in management roles, including retail, IT and motoring, has equipped her to assist select clients across a range of industrial relations matters.

She is a top facilitator and coach and regularly presents a range of negotiating & bargaining workshops for executives and managers in New Zealand and directs the annual New Zealand Private Sector Wage Survey and Briefing.