Hilary Sutton

Executive Director – Employee Relations

Hilary is an Employee Relations Director and solicitor with 13 years’ experience in employment relations, employment law, human resources, strategy and consulting.

Hilary is especially passionate about her clients. In particular, their immediate needs and the context in which clients operate. Key to Hilary’s success is her immaculate understanding of how the issues at hand fit into an organisation’s unique architecture, and her ability to tailor and execute a strategy to suit.

“My line of work often sits at the intersection of legal, human resources, strategy and consulting. It can sometimes be an under-resourced and overlooked need in a business. When the service is delivered, however, it is often received with huge relief by executives and line managers alike and leads to better workplace outcomes for clients.

My point of difference is having a comprehensive understanding of my clients. This includes the immediate needs and also the context in which clients operate. Each organisation is different and understanding how the issues at hand fit into the enterprise architecture, strategic objectives and value creation strategies makes a difference in the advice provided, how support is delivered and the outcomes that are achieved.

It is very important to me that clients feel supported and are confident in their decision making”.

Industry and career experience

Hilary has experience advising on all aspects of employee relations including:

  • Employment Law
  • Human resources
  • Strategy
  • Consulting

Hilary has worked with a number of public and private clients across a variety of sectors including:

  • Government
  • Banking and Finance
  • Healthcare

Prior to joining Source, Hilary led her own consultancy in the employee relations space. She has significant experience working for several top tier law firms, one of the big 4 banks, and in various senior HR roles in government and healthcare across Australia.


  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Laws – University of Melbourne
  • MBA (Executive) Candidate (expected date of completion 2023)

Get to know Hilary

Hilary is a collaborative, innovative and supportive colleague, friend and wife, with a keen interest in digital innovation. She is currently experimenting with product development in her spare time!

Hilary leads an active lifestyle and enjoys swimming, pilates, yoga and does her best at rock climbing – a compulsory activity after marrying a climber!

Hilary prides herself on finding a pathway with law that combines other skills and interests. She attributes her success to investing in continuous learning and starting her own business.

Hilary’s favourite travel destinations are Cap Sa Sal, Costa Brava (architecturally ambitious 1960s former hotel), Siurana Mountains, Catalonia (fantastic vermut, olive oil and rock climbing), Kiama and NSW south coast (so beautiful!).

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