Phil O’Brien

Phil O’Brien is the director of AWPTI and an experienced senior corporate and workplace investigator and trainer. He has broad experience in HR management, industrial and employee relations matters in private and public sector organisations with white and blue collar workforces. In addition to being the director of AWPTI, Phil is a consultant investigator of choice for a number of investigation and law firms in NSW, QLD and the ACT. As a member of the NSW Police Phil developed analytical, investigative and dispute management skills, which optimised his transition to corporate and workplace investigation and HR management.Phil has managed numerous complex investigations involving serious complaints of bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and other workplace misconduct issues such as violence in the workplace, inappropriate use of email and internet systems, breach of Code of Conduct and policies, theft, fraud and poor performance.As a qualified lawyer and university lecturer in Law and Human Resources subjects Phil has a very clear understanding of the practical and commercial realities facing organisations when allegations of misconduct and/or grievances are raised and these are key considerations when he plans and conducts workplace investigations. Phil combines his working knowledge of contemporary workplace investigation principles and laws, particularly those relating to procedural fairness, and key government and private sector workplace policies concerning misconduct with his specialist investigative and dispute resolution skills, to develop and provide services aimed at helping clients investigate workplace complaints and manage workplace grievances efficiently, expeditiously and fairly.


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
UE-660 The Respect Campaign 12 Weeks October 11, 2017