Jordan O’Connor

Head of Leadership, Team Effectiveness & Performance, Telstra

Jordan’s mission is to create inclusive environments where people thrive. She believes this isn’t optional, or something that can be done superficially; it’s a modern corporate social responsibility.

A Psychologist by profession, Jordan’s 20-year HR career has seen her working in Australia and Europe for big and small companies with growth agendas, most recently in technology. Her specialty is complex change management and business partnering to deliver transformative outcomes.

As Telstra’s Head of Leadership, Effective Teams & Performance, Jordan is leading an organisation-wide change to help people achieve their best performance. Her team is also researching how the current values and leadership capabilities have built the culture at Telstra to date, to establish new skills and behaviour patterns that support future goals. 

Jordan is married to Denis, and she’s an Agatha Christie tragic. A life-long learner and coach, Jordan enjoys meeting new people, sharing ideas and collaborating on passion projects.