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Skildare provide smart, simple strategies, expert support and advice.
Our expert team works with you to become your inside resource on everything HR.

We support businesses to handle the complexities andhuman element of HR, providing integral, cost-effective HR strategy andservices that reduce the noise and stress,to better enable them to realise their goals and visions.

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Story

The success of Skildare is down to our highly capable and passionate team partnering with our clients to create a solid business foundation to ensure their success. Diane and Adam Loong founded Skildare in 2012.

Skildare was founded by Diane and Adam Loong in 2012, both with complementary yet vastly different skill sets in their chosen professions.  

Di cemented her HR career in some of Australia’s leading brands including Arnott’s, Franklins and Woolworths. After more than 10 years in the corporate world, Di successfully owned and operated a boutique HR consultancy for 10 years where she honed her skills as an outsourced HR leader. 

This experience allowed Di to grow Skildare to be the foremost outsourced HR provider in the region, employ the very best HR professionals and cultivate a culture of excellence in all aspects of HR and client relations. 

Di, who has lived in Australia for 35 years, is originally from Ireland; County Kildare to be more precise. So, in keeping with grass roots and all that, Skildare was named as a reflection of Di’s heritage, while also reflecting our combined professional prowess too! 

Adam came from a very different profession and brought to Skildare 20 years of elite military leadership as a FA/18 fighter pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) where he spent many years as a Fighter Combat Instructor.  

Adam’s aviation experience dovetails perfectly with his abiding interest in how intelligent leadership can propel businesses towards their highest strategic and operational goals – even under the most demanding conditions. In addition to this, Adam is also leading the ongoing development of deBa, Skildare’s culture changing performance improvement system.  

So, whilst Di and Adam are the founders, there is little doubt that the success of Skildare has been the contribution of our team who are incredibly smart, professional and a little funny too! Our success is also the result of our wonderful clients who have been loyal and open-minded and who really care about being great employers. 

Skildare has also been very fortunate to have developed strong partnerships with like-minded specialists and are proud to be a founding member of Workplace HQ with Osborn Law and peoplefusion. Workplace HQ exists to ensure our clients receive the very best expertise as required, to ensure every aspect of HR including employee performance, risk management, compliance and recruitment is delivered cost effectively.

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Diane Loong

With more than 20 years’ in the field, Diane cemented her HR career with some of Australia’s leading brands including Arnott’s, Franklins and Woolworths. She later operated a boutique HR consultancy, honing her skills as an outsourced HR leader. This experience allowed Diane to grow Skildare (named after her Irish heritage) to be the foremost outsourced HR provider in the region, employ the very best professionals and cultivate a culture of excellence in all aspects of HR and client relations. 

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Adam Loong

Adam’s unique expertise includes 20 years of elite military leadership as a FA/18 fighter pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) where he spent many years as a Fighter Combat Instructor. His aviation experience dovetails perfectly with his abiding interest in how intelligent leadership can propel businesses towards their highest strategic and operational goals – even under the most demanding conditions. Adam is also leading the ongoing development of deBa, Skildare’s culture changing performance improvement system. 

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