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Our People

James Hardie locally manufactures fibre-cement products that reflect the changing way people build

We’re a global leader that champions diverse living where everyone feels at home. Our business is a fast-paced and our people are smart in the way they solve problems, driven in their pursuit of results, and real in the way the build relationships and work together.

Our company culture is built on providing a foundation of “Zero Harm” and creating a positive impact in communities. We have a relentless focus on achievement, learning and continuous improvement.

We lead the markets in which we play and provide the opportunity for people who value clear vision and a diverse culture to build a career in one of the most well recognised manufacturing brands.


We exist to build a better future for all.

To inspire how communities design, build, and grow today and tomorrow.​


Our goal is to remain at the forefront of the building products industry in every market in which we operate. Key to this effort is our dedication to our customers, who we serve through industry-leading innovation, an empowering company culture, and by capitalizing on our global scale. The foundation of this strategy, and our company identity, is an unwavering commitment to safe people, safe places and safe systems through our Zero Harm initiative.


To achieve greatness, you must be different

James Hardie believes that a skilled and diverse workforce encompasses different viewpoints, skills, attributes and life experiences. The unique strengths of each employee contribute collectively to our culture and operating performance. We want to attract, develop, engage and retain our workforce through a culture that promotes inclusion, innovation, social justice, performance and growth.

Innovation & Collaboration

Innovation & Collaboration

We began our journey in 1888 by investing in the growth of Australia. Today, we represent a business that continues to grow and deliver opportunity for Australians by challenging convention and rewarding success.

We have transformed our approach to innovation. We focus on Market Driven insights to deliver high impact new products that address homeowners’ unmet needs and to drive profitable organic growth.

We leverage our global scale and know-how with over 100 R&D employees in our three research centres around the world: Fontana (California), Dusseldorf (Germany), and Sydney (Australia).

We look forward to the continuing on this path for decades to come with you.



I first joined James Hardie over five years ago as a Graduate Engineer and from there my entire experience with the business has been full of learning and opportunity. At each stage of my development James Hardie has provided me with coaching by very knowledgeable individuals who have allowed me to progress my skills to where they are today. I now find myself working together with an incredible team and operating cross functionally across many aspects of the business, a position which I would never have imagined on my first day here. Beginning my career at James Hardie has truly been a life changing experience.

Nam Nguyen – HMOS Lead