Ronán Carolan
Vice President, Human Resources

In May 2019 Ronan Carolan was appointed Vice President of Human Resources. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the Thales Australia’s HR strategy. He leads the HR strategic people plan focused on attracting, developing and retaining our most valuable asset, our employees, to achieve our Ambition 10 strategy.


Prior to joining Thales Australia, Ronan was the Head of HR, Consumer for Optus Australia. He brings more than 20 years’ experience across multiple industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical/healthcare and telecommunications. Ronan is a proven leader who thrives on empowering teams towards excellence through transforming culture. He has deep experience in developing and executing strategy in complex and challenging environments. Achieved by effectively partnering with business leaders to bring a pragmatic and commercial approach to solve people and business issues. He is a fellow of Australian Human Resources Institute and serves on the Australian advisory panel of Enterprise Ireland.