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About Us

Stephen Moore - Founder & Director


Stephen Moore spent the first half of his professional career occupying a diverse range of employee relations roles within leading organisations including Trans Australia Airlines, Ford Motor Company & Coles-Myer. 

In late 1995 Stephen formed Optimum Performance HR Consultants, where he spent the next two decades designing & delivering people metrics, analytics & workforce planning solutions to a diverse client base located throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia & South Africa. 

After a short stint in the HR software development industry, in early 2018 Stephen established a new consulting practice (Moore HR) seeking to embed the principles of Analytical HR Management within the HR profession.

Over time this has led to a more concentrated effort regarding the development of Strategic Human Resources Management capability via an analytical foundation, the end game being to transform HR Departments from business administrators into business entrepreneurs.

Along this journey Stephen has collaborated with the Australian Human Resources Institute, the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand, the Hong Kong Human Resources Institute, the Public Service Commission WA, Latrobe/Deakin University Graduate Schools of Management in designing & delivering a diverse range of public training workshops to more than 3,000 HR professionals.

More recently Stephen has again worked with Deakin University in the design & development of a  four-week MBA master-class plus an accompanying MBA elective in People Analytics delivered online.
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Organisations We Have Worked With


Some of our current & past clients include: -

TAL Insurance;

Sydney Water;

Water Corporation WA;

Cabrini Health;;

Melbourne & Olympic Park Trust; 

Leighton Industries HK;

RHB Bank MH;

Fonterra NZ;

QLD Health;

Inland Revenue NZ;

Air New Zealand;

Productivity Commission - Fiji;

Public Service Commission WA;

Local Govt Association QLD;

Municipal Association VIC; 

ANZ Bank;



KBR Corporation; 

Court Services Victoria;

Reserve Bank of Australia;


Western Power; 


Speciality Fashion Group; 

Robert Bosch;

Pfizer Australia; 

Southern Health;

Warehouse Group NZ;

Tait Industries NZ;


Bayer Australia;

State Services Victoria;

TAC Victoria;

Deakin University;

LaTrobe University;

Healthscope NZ;

Origin Energy;

Spotless Services;

Cisco Systems;

Public Transport VIC;

South East Water;

Australian Tax Office;

Knox,  North Sydney, 

Busselton,  Western Downs, 

Yarra Ranges,  Mundaring, 

Maroondah,  Gold Coast, 

Townsville, Moreland City Councils 

(to name just a few);

What Some Of Our Clients Say About Us


“Stephen is a guru and coached the SEEK team to make significant improvements in our approach to HR metrics. Stephen is a pleasure to work with and a great trainer. He can adapt to any level of experience and gives amazing insights no matter where the conversation goes” 

Group HR Director, SEEK Limited

“Stephen is an astute, strategic, business thinker with a wealth of knowledge around HR and Metrics. He is able to deal with diverse clients, builds excellent relationships and is one of the few people who gets the importance of people strategies & metrics to the business.” 

People & Culture Partner, Deloitte

“The success of our HR Metrics training program was beyond expectations, exciting all who attended, with agreement reached on key areas that will enable us to establish consistent, value-adding HR Metrics that support decision making for our managers"

Group Human Resources Manager, Hills Holdings 

“Stephen presents an excellent model for human resource management metrics. This model is practical, easy to implement and he explains how to use the metrics exceptionally well. Very engaging facilitator & consultant 

General Manager Learning & Development AHRI

“Stephen’s in-depth knowledge and experience with HR metrics is integral to any organisation trying to establish an HR Metrics Dashboard within their business. Stephen is a strategic thinker who influenced our HR personnel to transform the way metrics are reported throughout the  organisation” 

HR Manager, Caltex Australia 


“Stephen is an experienced professional with the ability to apply theory into practical examples in many different structures and organisations. We were happy to join the course and gain deep insights from it.”

Vice President Strategic Analysis, Venetian Macau

Professional institutes & universities we have worked with