Katie Dunne

Katie Dunne

Human Resources, TikTok

A former “HRD – HR Manager of the Year” award winner, Katie Dunne has worked in a variety of global businesses across entertainment, fitness and technology, including her previous role as Head of HR (ANZ) at Merlin Entertainments.

After earning her degree in Behavioural Science from the University of Sydney, Katie developed a love affair for all things ‘people’, which was amplified when she trained with the team from ‘Delivering Happiness’, led by Tony Hshieh of ‘Zappos’ fame. This pushed her to embark on a journey to create the happiest workplaces in the world through leading passionate people and culture teams.

Working across both large matrixed global organisations, and fast paced start up businesses, Katie built her career working as a generalist across all facets of HR including organisational culture development and employer branding, change management, talent acquisition and development, and reward and recognition. She finds herself working to her strengths when she can coach businesses to truly understand their mission, purpose and values, and build their strategy to deliver on this.

In late 2019, she was brought on board by TikTok to build a team of digital superstars and open the Australian offices of the fastest growing tech business in the world. With a passion for driving diversity and inclusion in the tech space, Katie loves nothing more than the challenge of innovating culture while scaling up at speed.