Originally from Sydney, Australia and currently based in Brazil, Rochelle Harris has led Labor and Employee Relations functions and performed Workplace Investigations across the Latin American region for over 15 years.
Beginning in Human Resources, Rochelle worked in union relations strategy, grievance management, and labor compliance in Ford Motor Company, Sydney. Further large-scale experience in union relations strategies, generalist Human Resources work, restructuring in force, conflict mediation and resolution, and handling of employee misconduct and investigations was gained through Yum! Brands (Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell) Australian head offices.
Upon moving to Santiago, Chile, Rochelle continued work in Labor and Employee Relations work, leading specialist work on misconduct and discipline, labor law advisory, complex internal investigations, coaching and remediation of labor conflicts, terminations, labor audits, implementation of HR Compliance measures to handle labor reforms and minimise risks of labor litigation.
This experience spans across 15 Latin American countries, as well as U.S. markets Puerto Rico and Florida, including both corporate, and manufacturing environments. Currently working for Medtronic, Rochelle also led this work for other health and pharmaceutical players, Merck & Co (Merck Sharp and Dohme), Bristol-Myers Squibb, and UnitedHealth Group.
Rochelle has a Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (Majors in Industrial Relations) from the University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Laws from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, and post-graduate studies in Brazilian Collective Labor Law, Compliance, and Labor Relations from the Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Brazil. Rochelle possesses certifications in Latin American Health Compliance Law from Seton Hall Law School, and the CCEP-I Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (International) accreditation. She is currently in the final year of a Bachelor of Criminal Justice.
She speaks native English, and fluent Spanish and Portuguese.