BOC, a member of the Linde Group, has appointed Michelle Blume to Head of Human Resources, Region South Pacific.

A dedicated HR and business leader with a career at BOC spanning more than two decades, Blume has excelled in various HR, customer and finance roles including her most recent position as General Manager of Remuneration & HR Systems.

As Head of Human Resources, Region South Pacific, Blume will lead HR for BOC across the region, including its subsidiaries Elgas and the South Pacific Welding Group.

John Evans, BOC South Pacific Managing Director, said Blume’s passion for coaching and leadership development, as well as her deep understanding of the employees across the South Pacific region, will deliver great value to the HR team and overall business.

“We are delighted to welcome Michelle to the Regional Executive Board and look forward to working with her as we focus on building capability and driving collaboration across our workforce,” he said.

“Her broad range of skills in finance, leadership, change management and HR – and ability to understand people and their abilities has made her a trusted leader. This was recognised last year when she was appointed as a Trustee Director on the BOC Super Trustee Board.”

Blume said it is an honour to lead the wider HR team which covers the full range of HR services from diversity and talent management, right through to HR operations and superannuation.

“My key focus is to work with the business to foster a diverse and inclusive workforce where all employees can reach their potential,” She said.

“By continuing to develop the skills in our people needed for our future workforce, engaging our employees and setting them up for success, we will continue to be an employer of choice.”