Carola Bregenzer

Project Officer

Property, Facilities and Development

place Bedford Park (110)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia


A dedicated, motivated administrative and management generalist experienced in People Management, Project and Business Management, OH&S, Communications, Sales/Marketing and Governance/Legal Administration.  
High level executive assistant and administrative support   
Successful creation and implementation of new and existing projects to meet organisational and business demands
Change management and review of internal systems and processes to ensure productivity and provision of added value
Administrative process review and development of streamline practices
People management of multiple staff and sales teams ensuring organisational, team and individual goals are met
Liaison with people at all levels including Members of Federal, State, and Local Government,
stakeholders, media, staff, and general public
Problem solving - assigned to various projects to crisis manage, investigate, and resolve


Freedom of Information Officer (State Government Accreditation)

Diploma of Management

Cert IV Frontline Management

Cert IV Human Resources

Cert IV Property

Honours, awards and grants

Key Competencies - Synopsis

Having worked closely with Ministers, CEO’s & executive teams in large, medium & smaller organisations in the public & private sectors, I feel I have the necessary attributes to fulfil key objectives within any corporate environment. 

During my career, I have gained solid experience in providing fast paced, quality/effective responsive assistance & advice to senior executives. In addition, I hold a Diploma of Management, Cert IV Frontline Management, Cert IV Human Resources, Cert IV Property, & am an accredited Freedom of Information Officer.

As a business savvy energetic operator, I enjoy working with people who have the same care & passion for stakeholders & the organisation. I have strong customer service & social skills, communicate confidently & effectively at any level, & thrive in diverse, fast paced, challenging/changing environments. 

In past I have worked on a myriad of matters including the provision of high level complex confidential office management & executive assistant support, operations, staff & project management, legislative & contract management, governance & financial management, research & development, developing & maintaining systems/procedures, business development/improvement, marketing & event management. 

Representing organisations in a front-line capacity on behalf of Politicians, Businesses, Directors & Chief has required extensive liaison with members of Federal & State Government, Ministers, Elected Members, other high-level dignitaries, key clients & stakeholders, public & media. This required not only excellent time management/team skills, but also a diplomatically professional manner & ability to communicate & negotiate effectively at any level. 

CEO’s Directors of organisations have relied upon me to provide high level support/guidance relating to administration, governance, regulatory & risk obligations whilst leading many projects from start to finish ensuring alignment with strategic plans, maintaining professional communication with stakeholders, & ensuring KPI’s are met. 

Key responsibilities

Key Competencies – Synopsis (continued)

I have had full responsibility arranging seminars, events & functions within government & private business sectors; from the smallest official gatherings, to larger ones such as the Australia Day & Proclamation Day events. 

I have also had extensive experience in the provision of general administrative support to Boards & Committees including the coordination of meetings, preparation & distribution of agendas & minutes, report writing & monitoring meeting action items. I have also chaired Local Government & State Government Executive Meetings & have extensive experience in arranging travel both nationally & internationally.

My background has always included the provision of solutions to organisational issues, further learning & self-development, including quality controls, HR, technology, WH&S & project management. I have advanced Microsoft Office skills & have used these skills to develop new systems, websites & marketing materials, statistical reports & other business needs.

I demonstrate the ability to think tactically, encourage innovation, empower & inspire other staff to think strategically, whilst driving improvement. 

My style as a leader & co-worker is one of collaboration & partnership with peers & stakeholders to actively challenge the status quo & seek improvements to services delivered. I lead by example & encourage the same from my colleagues to ensure the delivery of high-quality outcomes through well controlled, but flexible & responsive processes.

I am approachable & well respected by my current & previous employers, my peers & those I regularly engage with at all levels across Government & the private business sector. I am passionate about driving business & culture change with focus on effective communication, developing simple, effective & accountable business practices. I will continue to drive these behaviours/values by encouraging open discussion, sharing of information/expertise, & celebrating successes.