2015 Winners

David Ulrich HR Leader

David Ulrich HR Leader

Rob Phipps

KFC Australia

Kentucky Fried Chicken Pty Ltd (KFC Australia) is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. KFC Australia serves over two million customers every week, making it one of the largest restaurant operators in the country. The first restaurant opened in 1968 and employed just 25 people. Since then, the organisation has grown to include more than 60 franchisees, 600 restaurants and around 30,000 employees.

Rob Phipps has over 20 years’ HR experience, primarily at the executive leadership level, across the KFC businesses in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and South Africa. Rob is the driving force behind KFC’s People Promise of being your best self, making a difference and having fun. Specifically, Rob is committed to building the best talent within a wonderful culture and believes that the customer experience will never exceed that of the team member experience in-store - recognising that the people at KFC are the organisation’s greatest competitive advantage.

Read more about Rob Phipps

KFC's recipe for youth employment - HRM Online, November 13, 2015

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