Isa Notermans began her role as chief people officer this month and her CV includes stints in similar roles at Google, Pandora and most recently, Airtasker.
It follows the exit of Robert Melin, who was head of people talent and development at the SA-based business for more than four years.
Fleet, which now employs more than 100 people, has a diverse range of products, including pioneering technology that uses satellites to detect the location of minerals beneath the Earth’s surface.
On Wednesday, the business said Notermans would oversee the recruitment of a “large number of highly skilled positions” in Australia and around the world.
“A graduate of Monash University, Isa earned her BA degree in biomedical science and arts and has worked on some of the most progressive, fast-growth technology companies,” it said.
“She most recently served as chief HR officer at Airtasker, a globally operating marketplace for services headquartered in Sydney. Prior to this, she held the pivotal position of global head of people and culture at Melbourne-based startup Linktree.
“Isa Notermans began her career by cultivating her dedication to fostering equitable people practices at Google Australia and in the United States.
“During her tenure, she led teams dedicated to early career hiring and advancement programs, notably championing diversity and belonging initiatives.
“Her journey led her to the role of HR director for Pandora Music, where she played a pivotal role in scaling the business during its initial global expansion.
“Notably, Isa spent five years in New York City as the global head of diversity and belonging at Spotify.
“In this capacity, she formulated and executed the company’s diversity strategy, guiding a global team of practitioners and ambassadors in the pursuit of fair, safe, and inclusive workplaces.
“She was a key voice in driving equitable tech workplaces and even had the privilege of addressing the UN general assembly for gender equity in parental leave.”
The big-name appointment comes after Fleet recently raised $50 million in its latest fundraising round, taking the company’s valuation to more than $350 million.
The business said the investment was spurred by its pioneering technology that uses satellites to detect the location of minerals beneath the Earth’s surface.
It added its “revolutionary” ExoSphere product – which works in conjunction with ground sensors – that has more than 30 clients globally, including Rio Tinto, Barrick Gold, and Core Lithium.
It marks a busy year for Fleet, which has also agreed to a $6.4 million contract with Defence Space Command to use its commercial low-Earth orbit satellites and a new deal securing access to the radio frequency spectrum.
Adam is a journalist who has worked for more than 40 prestigious media brands in the UK and Australia. Since 2005, his varied career has included stints as a reporter, copy editor, feature writer and editor for publications as diverse as Fleet Street newspaper The Sunday Times, fashion bible Jones, media and marketing website Mumbrella as well as lifestyle magazines such as GQ, Woman’s Weekly, Men’s Health and Loaded. He joined Momentum Media in early 2020 and currently writes for Australian Aviation and World of Aviation.
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