Helen Anderson

Head of Capability Development

Telstra (Australia)

Helen Anderson, the Head of Capability Development at Telstra has more than 20 years’ experience working with leading Australian and Global organisations. Her focus and professional life centres on developing the differentiated capabilities for performance and embedding them across the whole organisation. She has a passion and commitment to convert the emerging opportunities that global exponential change is creating into value at Telstra; especially the opportunity for fabulous careers for those ready to constantly learn and grow. Across the course of her career Helen has held Executive roles in a range of sectors including: Telco, Professional Services, Pharmaceuticals and Finance with leading brands which include Telstra, KPMG, Merck Sharpe Dohme (MSD) and the ANZ bank. She is the architect of FutureReady, Telstra's approach to give all Telstra employees and leaders the opportunity to identify, develop and be rewarded for growing the capabilities to enable Telstra’s T25 growth aspiration. This includes Telstra's new FutureReady Credentials which create a common language and standard to recognise capability growth and achievement internally. They are also respected by the broader market and can be credited towards higher education qualifications. Made available to all Telstra employees, Future Ready creates a valuable opportunity for everyone at Telstra to learn, grow, expand their horizons and be ready for the future; whatever it brings.