1S0A1426-Edit RTP HIGH RESRita Cincotta- Principal Consultant

Rita is an experienced Human Resources practitioner with over 20 years of experience in workforce strategy and optimisation, organisational culture, transformational change, organisational development and industrial relations.  Industry experience includes technology, health, financial services and higher education.  Rita has proven experience in developing positive cultures that deliver a commercial benefit.  Rita actively coaches and mentors people seeking a career change.  Rita has delivered presentations nationally on topics associated with cultural transformation, gender diversity, and new ways of working.  Rita is personal style can be described as highly collaborative and a clear communicator with a strong focus on building quality working relationships.

Prior to embarking on a portfolio career, Rita Cincotta was the Vice-President People and Culture at Swinburne University of Technology.  Rita was also a member of the Swinburne Executive Group, Chair of the Science and Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Committee and Chair of Swinburne’s inaugural Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP).

Rita is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Masters Degree in Industrial and Employee Relations from Monash University and a Bachelor of Business and Arts from Swinburne University.  Rita commenced her Phd in 2014 at Swinburne University in the area of gender equity targets focusing on women returning to work after having children.


  • HR strategy
  • Workplace Relations
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Facilitator and Speaker
  • Organisational Development
  • Employee engagement
  • Cultural transformation
  • Workforce optimisation
  • Team development
  • Change management
  • Board member (GAICD) and Advisor