Why Choose Us?

Sharpe Workplace Solutions (SWS) supports all types of organisations and businesses with their people issues.  Our strong reputation of integrity, client service and extensive knowledge of employee relations has been gained from over 34 years' experience. 

We provide practical, timely and trusted advice to employers through our unique combination of industrial relations and general human resources expertise meaning you have an extra pair of safe hands to help solve workplace issues and protect you and your business.  

We help you manage your workplace risks from the pointy end by advising on and representing your business with complex litigation and conciliation through to providing proactive workforce measures so that you are on the front foot and can prevent unnecessary disputation. 

We put our clients first, providing personal, reliable service both in and outside of business hours where needed. 

Our Team

We are a professional team dedicated to providing you with excellent customer service, honest and fair feedback to achieve the best possible outcome for all involved.


We 'walk in your shoes' to gain a complete understanding of your business, working in partnership with you to solve any headaches and achieve your goals.

Jay SWS Corporate Profile September 2020
Jay Sharpe

Jay has extensive conciliation and litigation experience before the Federal and State Industrial Tribunals and Courts, combined with years of practical Employee Relations experience.


As the business owner, Jay understands the requirements of running a business and the importance of maintaining harmonious workplace relations. 


Jay is a highly experienced workplace investigator and trainer with extensive knowledge of employment law and over a 17 year career has successfully helped business with all of their IR and HR needs.

Tracey SWS Corporate Profile September 2
Tracey Sharpe
Senior Consultant

Tracey joined the SWS team in August 2019 bringing with her a wealth of knowledge, experience and an extensive HR/IR network.  Tracey is highly regarded in the industry for her down-to-earth, pragmatic approach and her in depth understanding of complex employee relations matters. 

Her most recent role in Industrial Relations and her years of experience as a Board Director means she understands intimately the minefield that needs to be traversed by employers.  Tracey has the knowledge and skills to pilot your business to safe waters. 

Ailsa SWS Corporate Profile September 20
Ailsa Leacy
Senior Consultant

Over two decades of her career in senior and executive leadership, have been dedicated to creating productive and functional teams.  

Ailsa's expertise shines a guiding light on improving business performance through proven strategies that build confidence and capability.  She utilises tactics designed to decrease friction and increase collaboration, collective intelligence and ownership.  

Ailsa shares wisdom, energy and enthusiasm in facilitiating rich learning experiences that support others to both realise their leadership potential and to draw out the potential of their staff.  With broad executive and general management experience in the public and not for profit sector, Ailsa's  comprehensive understanding of integrating different organisational functions to achieve bold vision and outcomes can benefit your business with practical and relevant advice and support. 

Ross McColm
Senior Consultant

Ross is an investigator, a negotiator, a mediator, an advocate and a trainer. He has a Graduate Diploma of Business (Industrial Relations) through QUT and is also a QUT trained mediator.

With over 40 years experience in the Queensland industrial relations and training systems through his past employment in the Qld Government, a major union and an industry training organisation, Ross has extensive experience in investigating disciplinary, training and wages matters, making fair decisions, negotiating mutual outcomes through conciliation and mediation and advocating cases in the industrial tribunals.