HRD’s Hot List Winners 2022 Revealed

Vix’s CHRO Holly Barnes Recognized

January 31, 2022 – Perth, AU – Vix Technology, a global fare payments and ITS solutions provider, today announced its Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Holly Barnes was named to HRD’s 2022 Hot List.

In her tenure with Vix, Barnes has implemented several new HR initiatives geared toward employee appreciation, engagement and retention. Most notably, Vix’s MyFlex program, an innovative and strategic initiative built on redefining remote working.

MyFlex focuses on enabling Vix’s global team members to make the right decisions for themselves, customers and their teams about how, where and when they work, ensuring Vix excels as a team and ultimately fulfills our organizational purpose of connecting people and places.

“At Vix, we empower our people to manage their professional commitments to suit their own personal situation and equip our leaders to lead a flexible workforce, ensuring all team members remain connected and have access to a range of online tools and resources to do their job remotely,” said Holly Barnes.

The methodology

Last year, the HRD Australia team conducted independent research on the Australian HR sector to find the most influential leaders who had contributed significantly to the industry over the previous 12 months. The team aimed to identify individuals who had led new initiatives in the HR space and advanced the standing of HR within their respective organizations. The team also considered previous awards won by the candidates.

More than 100 HR professionals from across the country were identified. By the end of the research process, 40 key figures were selected for their leadership, innovation, and industry contributions. 

The entire Vix Team congratulates Holly on her accomplishments and this well-deserved recognition!

About HRD Magazine

Human Resources Director Magazine (HRD) is Australia’s only magazine written for and targeted purely at the most senior HR professionals (CHROs & HR Directors) and top corporate decision makers.

HRD Magazine works with some of the world’s most high profile business schools and leverages off Key Media’s global footprint to talk with the leading HR practitioners from around the globe. HRD Magazine engages the decision maker that matters by publishing an industry standard magazine that supports both the business and best practice functional requirements placed on HRDs in their evolving roles.

About Vix

Vix has been designing, delivering, operating, and maintaining some of the world’s leading transit ticketing systems for over 30 years. With a customer-first culture and a legacy of innovation, Vix makes public transport more accessible for riders and more cost-effective for operators by reducing payment friction. Vix Pulse is an account-based ticketing platform featuring an industry-leading fare engine that supports flexible fare policies, multiple transit modes, and stacking fare caps. Vix Whisper is a contactless EMV service that eliminates the need for ticket vending machines and fareboxes, and provides lower per-transaction costs compared to printed tickets, cards, and mobile tickets. Vix is a member of ICM Mobility Group. For more information about Vix, visit