Diana Dawid

Chief Human Resources Officer, Mills Oakley

Diana Dawid has extensive experience in driving a high performance culture in global and national professional services firms. 

After completing a Bachelor of Business, Diana progressed to senior roles at leading international firms PwC and Accenture. There, she developed a deep specialisation in business transformation, change management and workforce optimisation, engaging with cross-functional global teams to re-align the management of resources to a dynamic, rapidly evolving professional services landscape.  

In 2013, Diana joined Mills Oakley, a leading Australian law firm where she is currently Chief Human Resources Officer. Since then, Diana has helped facilitate Mills Oakley’s ambitious transformation from a mid-size Melbourne practice to a national firm ranked in the Australian Top 10 by lawyer and staff count. She has helped deliver a number of signature initiatives, including ‘root and branch’ overhaul of the firm’s Diversity Strategy, the largest graduate intake in the firm’s 150 year history and fostered a performance culture which has seen the firm’s largest and most diverse round of internal promotions ever. 

Diana is passionate about challenging the status quo and motivating teams to engage with organisational vision and strategy. She is a strong advocate for the role of HR as a trusted business partner, delivering outcomes which are both commercial and responsive to changing market and community expectations, allowing organisations to successfully build and retain their human capital.