Amanda Penney

Senior Director Org. Performance & Leadership Transition

Amanda brings 15 years of experience in organizational performance and career transition to Royer Thompson. She works with a diverse client base and has deep knowledge, understanding and a holistic approach to performance assessment, talent management, succession and workforce planning. She also works as a coach in talent journey, career pathing, and transition. Amanda’s entire career has been focused on helping companies achieve the full potential of people across organizations.

Prior to joining Royer Thompson, Amanda was Director of Human Resources for The Shaw Group, responsible for the overall operations of the Human Resources Department in support of corporate and divisional goals with regards to people and cultural objectives. She led the implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and development of the company's HR strategies and provided strategic direction in areas such as talent management, succession, and workforce planning; employee and labour relations; compensation; culture, change management and organizational development and design. Amanda was a key trusted advisor to the executive management team and shareholders regarding human resources strategy and initiatives.

Amanda also held similar responsibilities as the Director of Human Resources with Homburg Canada. Additionally, her HR leadership as the People Services Manager with Admiral Insurance supported significant growth in their Halifax site. Amanda started her journey as an HR professional working for an international architecture and engineering firm in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She was fortunate to gain unique and challenging experiences working in a northern community which ignited her passion for having a seat at the table as a strategic HR partner to the business.

Amanda is a Chartered Human Resources Professional and a member of the Chartered Human Resources Professional Association of Nova Scotia. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management with Royal Roads University. In her spare time, Amanda is an active fundraiser and participant of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and also sits on the Kids Run Club Doctors Nova Scotia Board.

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