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As the landscape of work is reinvented by social, economic and technological forces, CEOs and Boards increasingly expect Human Resources to steer organisational strategy. HR executives are rising to the challenge, assessing the best ways to strengthen their influence and integrate the value of HR across the organisation.
Transformation depends on human potential, and HR leaders are well-placed to translate that potential into competitive advantage.
Gathering an unrivalled audience of senior HR executives from across all sectors, the 5th annual HR Leaders Forum uncovers the latest trends, strategies and innovations impacting HR at the highest level.
Join us to debate tomorrow’s pressing HR issues – and start solving them today.
The HR Leaders Forum is Australia’s only executive-level HR event, a unique opportunity that congregates an esteemed audience of senior HR executives from all sectors of the national economy.
This strategic event is your guide to people and innovation in 2017.
// 6+ Keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 200+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Reckitt Benckiser (UK)
Deb has been working in HR for over 20 years. An Australian, she started her career in Sydney working across many different industries including Qantas Airways, George Weston Foods, The National Meat Association and News Limited before joining Reckitt Benckiser (RB) in Sydney in 2004.
Since then, Deb has worked in the US, UK and Netherlands. She was appointed Global Human Resources Director (‘HRD’) Finance and IS in 2009 based in London, Regional HRD Australia and New Zealand in 2011 based in Sydney, Regional HRD North America in 2012 based in New Jersey and Area HRD Europe and North America in 2013 based in Amsterdam.
In December 2014 Deb was appointed SVP of HR based in London where she is responsible for RB’s global people strategy and agenda. RB is a FTSE top 20 business operating across the globe. We are 37,000 entrepreneurs, all inspired by a vision of a world where people are healthier and live better. At the heart of our rapidly growing consumer health business is a passionate desire to help people feel better. We invest in research and development to find new ways for people to look after themselves, their families and homes.
Chief People Officer
Jeff Diana is the chief people officer (CPO) at Atlassian, responsible for recruitment, growth, and development of the company’s most important asset – its people. This spans across its global presence, as well as growth and protection of Atlassian’s unique corporate culture.
Jeff is a seasoned executive with more than 15 years of experience in the human resources (HR) field. Jeff has held HR leadership roles at Microsoft, General Electric and Bell South. Prior to joining Atlassian in 2012, Jeff was CPO at SuccessFactors, an SAP company, where he built the company’s HR function from scratch, led a series of key initiatives to produce more than $25 million in savings, and doubled the company’s salesforce with a record-breaking 600 new hires in one year.
Senior Vice-President & General Manager International
Diarmuid Russell is vice president of international for Glassdoor and is responsible for international business and growth strategy. He is currently focused on establishing Glassdoor’s European hub in Dublin and building sales, marketing and customer service teams for Europe. He splits his time between Dublin, London and San Francisco.
As one of Glassdoor’s first fifty employees, Diarmuid has spent time in a variety of senior commercial roles within the company to help build the community, and help employers connect with job-seekers through the Glassdoor marketplace.
Diarmuid is an experienced digital media executive with more than 10 years of experience working with consumer internet businesses in Europe, Australia and the U.S. He has previously held commercial and strategy roles at Expedia, BBC Worldwide and Lonely Planet. Diarmuid holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master of Arts in economics from the University of St. Andrews.
Vice President - People
Jeff Ryan has served as our Senior Vice President of People since March 2016 and our Vice President of People from June 2014 to March 2016. From June 2011 until June 2014, Mr. Ryan served as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources at CBS Interactive, an online media company. From August 2007 until June 2011, Mr. Ryan was the Vice President of Human Resources at Electronic Arts. He also held several human resources roles, including Head of Human Resources, at Electronic Arts Canada, starting from November 2004. From May 2003 until November 2004, he was a Senior Human Resources Consultant at Shell Oil Products, an energy company. Mr. Ryan holds a B.A. in Sociology from University of California at Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management.
Director of Brand Training & Organisational Development
Brooks Brothers (USA)
Kelly Stuart-Johnson’s job is a balancing act: When she’s not heading up training for the global store and corporate associates for America’s oldest retailer, as Brooks Brothers’ Brand Historian, she’s working with teams throughout the organization to capitalize on the company’s secret weapon—its almost-200 years of product and style innovations and the stories that go with them. Responsible for many of the organization’s tech firsts, including Brooks’ first global e-learning platform, its online Executive Leadership Training Program, and its Radio “346” podcast, her dual role requires keeping the company’s storied history alive while making it every day.
Commonwealth Bank, Bellamy's Australia, Super Retail Group
In March 2011, Launa Inman was appointed to the Board of Directors of The Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the 9th largest bank in the world by market capitalisation.
Launa has strong business skills in large corporations, experienced in multi-brand wholesale and retail, e-commerce, strategic planning, marketing, and corporate restructuring and has worked Internationally.
Launa Inman was the CEO and Managing Director of Billabong International, one of only six Woman CEOs in the ASX 200. At the time of her appointment in May 2012, Billabong operated across 100 countries with 10 wholesale brands, 750 retail stores, and two pure play on-line businesses. It is a leading brand in the board sports industry of surf, skate and snow. The company was in severe difficulty when she joined and her mandate included undertaking a full strategic review to determine Billabong International’s prospects. She successfully led the group to a deal with Private Equity which provided the necessary funding in July 2013.
Launa was also Managing Director for seven years of Target Australia, the largest Australian retailer of apparel, homewares and general merchandise, finishing with an annual turnover of A$3.9 billion, EBIT of A$281 million and 294 stores. Launa was an instrumental part of the turnaround of Target from a loss in 2001. Then as Managing Director oversaw A$1 billion of increased sales and EBIT growth of 85%, inspite of the GFC particularly affecting Clothing and Department Stores. During her tenure, Target averaged an EBIT margin of over 8.6%, which is world’s best practice for “Big Box Retailers”.
Previously was Managing Director of Officeworks, the largest stationery and office technology retailer in Australia.
Launa was formerly on the Advisory Board of the World Retailing Conference.
Launa Inman has a Masters Degree in Commerce, majoring in corporate strategy and attended an Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School. In 2003 Launa was awarded Telstra Australian Businesswoman of the Year.
Launa is a sought after speaker on leadership, “breaking the glass ceiling”, and turnarounds.
Head of Human Resources, APAC
Eriko Talley is currently the Head of People for Facebook in APAC, based in Singapore. Every day at Facebook, she loves supporting people to develop and grow their talent by leveraging their strengths and interests.
She has over 25 years’ experience in HR, with responsibility for areas such as Strategic HR Business Partnership, HR Policy Development, International HR, Mergers & Acquisitions, Learning and Development, Talent Management, Employee Relations, Compensation and Benefits, HR Systems, Talent Acquisition, HR Compliance, Payroll and Stock.
Previously, she was Head of HR for Amazon Japan and a member of the Leadership Team. Eriko was also an active member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, where she co-chaired the HR Management Committee from 2009-2011.
Prior to her move to Japan to join Amazon, Eriko held HR leadership roles for offline and online companies in the Silicon Valley of California. These companies include Genesys Telecommunications, Magma Design (since acquired by Synopsys), Inktomi (since acquired by Yahoo), and Raychem (since acquired by Tyco). In her previous HR leadership roles, she was responsible for 25 countries in the JAPAC, N America and S America regions.
Eriko grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She graduated with honors from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area (California) until her return to Japan in 2007.
Head of Human Resources, Australia & New Zealand
The Walt Disney Company
Executive General Manager, Organisational Development
Deb Howcroft has gained experience in both the Australian and international markets. As a senior business executive she has led business turnarounds, been involved in business start ups and has worked within a corporate centre to affect the changes required to align businesses with customer needs. Her primary focus in all of these has been on achieving the businesses strategic objectives through the management of change and development of people.
She works with a particular focus on aligning the internal organisation with the customer experience. While her preference is to work from the HR perspective it has been critical to develop an understanding of all areas of the business to achieve results and be seen as a credible business leader. She has held senior roles in the Vodafone Group internationally, and has consulted independently to organisations such as Coles, PayPal, Origin Energy and Telstra. Deb joined CBA 18 months ago and currently holds the role of EGM Organisational Development.
Executive General Manager Human Resources
Geraldine Chin Moody|
Group Executive People, Culture & Sustainability
Human Resources Director
Michael Stanley joined VHA as Director of Human Resources in 2014. He also chairs the Vodafone Hutchison Australia Foundation.
Prior to this role, Michael was HR Director at Vodafone Group Commercial (UK) from 2012. He was instrumental in setting up Vodafone’s global Group Enterprise Business Unit and overseeing the HR integration of the Cable & Wireless Worldwide enterprise employees.
Michael originally joined Vodafone in Australia in 2006. Between 2007 and 2012 he was the HR Director, Vodafone New Zealand where he also chaired the Vodafone Foundation boards in both NZ and Fiji.
Executive Director of Global Talent and Performance
Human Resources Director
Group General Manager, Human Resources
19 years business experience across the wealth and life insurance businesses, and over 13 years’ experience leading HR teams.
Joined Westpac Banking Corporation 10 years ago as the Head of Corporate Core HR, responsible for supporting Westpac’s Chief Financial Officer, Group Executive HR and Group Executive Risk and their teams.
In February 2008, Shenaz was appointed General Manager HR for BT Financial Group, the wealth management arm of the Westpac Group.
In August 2010, Shenaz commenced in the role of General Manager HR for Westpac Retail & Business Banking, which is the largest Division of the Westpac Group with approximately 11,000 employees.
In November 2011, Shenaz was appointed General Manager HR for Group Services. In this role Shenaz supported the Group Services division (comprising over 7,000 employees).
In October 2014, Shenaz was appointed Group General Manager, Enterprise HR Strategy & Services. Shenaz was responsible for driving the HR Strategy, including culture, leadership capability, employee engagement, Health, Safety & Wellbeing, Analytics, talent acquisition, talent management, training and development across Westpac Group. As part of her portfolio, Shenaz also led a key strategic people program, WorkSMART, which encompasses creating agile workplaces such as Collins Street, Melbourne and Sydney’s Barangaroo.
In February 2016, Shenaz took on accountability for HR Strategic Transformation projects and the new HR Strategy and Research centre of excellence. She continues to drive the Leadership and Culture agenda, Group Capability as well as the Inclusion and Diversity portfolio.
Prior to Westpac, Shenaz had a variety of roles in ING such as heading up customer services businesses.
In 2001, Shenaz received the EOWA award for the “Most Promising Person for the Advancement of Women” in Australia.
Outside of work Shenaz is mum to 20 year old, Deen, who is passionate about Soccer, so spends most of the weekend on soccer field with him and loves it. Shenaz also enjoys the beach and politics.
Human Resources Director
Siobhan Lyndon is the Director of People Operations for the Asia Pacific region at Google, based in Sydney. Central to her role is partnering with the leadership at Google to help find, develop and keep great talent. Siobhan has worked at Google for nearly a decade, across a range of regional and global Human Resources leadership roles in the New York, London and Sydney offices. As a former lawyer prior to Google, Siobhan specialised in employment and industrial relations and also led the Employee Relations team at Optus.
Stephen is an organisational design consultant, workforce advisor and corporate strategist. Stephen supports individuals, teams and organisations to deliver contemporary and compelling organisational outcomes.
Stephen is a skilled practitioner and experienced executive having worked with CEOs and senior leaders to deliver organisational outcomes. He is an facilitator, executive coach, mentor and motivational speaker.
Stephen’s 24 years of work in the Australia Public Sector culminated as the Division Head responsible for Human Resources of the Australian Federal Police.
Stephen was also head of human resources in the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Australian Agency for International Development.
Complementing Stephen’s workforce expertise is a practical understanding of business, customer service and policy development. Stephen’s career spans private and public sectors, having worked in Canberra, Sydney, Bangkok and Tokyo. Stephen has worked in policy and program delivery roles in several Australian Government Departments and Agencies including: the Australian Tax Office; the Australian Agency for International Development including three years as a Diplomat at the Australian Embassy Bangkok; and the Australian Public Service Commission.
Stephen has facilitated strategic planning workshops, business planning sessions, team building workshops and stakeholder consultations across a number of Commonwealth Government agencies.
Throughout his career, Stephen’s expertise and passion has drawn together the themes of people, leadership and change.
Group Human Resources Manager
David Klages joined Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd (Domino’s) as the Group HR Manager in April 2014 and his responsibility spans the Company’s seven markets – Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Japan and Germany.
A member of the Group’s Leadership Team, his key focuses at Domino’s includes executive compensation, reward structure, talent and succession planning, and diversity and inclusion.
Throughout his time at Domino’s, David has been able to oversee the implementation and development of diversity initiatives, global remuneration reviews, reward strategies, as well as significant recruitment sourcing reviews and culture development.
With over 20 years HR and leadership experience in a variety of large and diverse companies including QSuper Limited, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Australia and Japan and TAFE NSW, David holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Aviation from the University of Newcastle as well as his Commercial Pilot’s Licence.
Prior to Domino’s, David was Head of HR Strategy and Policy at leading superannuation company, QSuper Limited and prior to this worked as the Director of Human Capital at multinational professional services company PwC for six years.
Throughout his extensive career, David has managed a number of complex HR issues for companies with large and diverse workforces across geographic boundaries and proved that he is a results-driven professional with a strong commercial focus.
David thrives in his role working for a dynamic publicly-listed company with a workforce of over 30,000 employees as he works with the leadership team formulating important strategic and operational decisions.
Passionate about his work and fellow colleagues, David has played an integral role in ensuring Domino’s keeps its high staff retention rate and attracts only the strongest of candidates.
Today, Domino’s is the market leader in Australia and New Zealand, with strong business in the France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan and German markets. With over 1,900 stores in the network, David has never been so determined to continue the growth and success of the Domino’s brand that has already come so far.
Group Human Resources Director
Kathleen is responsible for Human Resources and Corporate Communications across the SEEK Group. Working closely with the leadership team, the focus of her role is to create an environment for the people at SEEK to achieve the company’s growth agenda and build on the unique company culture at SEEK.
Kathleen joined SEEK in May 2016, bringing a wealth of experience across the technology, professional services and employment industries. Before joining SEEK, Kathleen worked for IBM in various roles across the Asia Pacific region, most recently as HR Director for Australia and New Zealand. Prior to this she held senior HR roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting and Robert Walters. Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science with a double major in Psychology.
Human Resources Director
James has worked at some of Australia’s leading online businesses such as seek.com.au, realestate.com.au and betfair.com.au. He is now plying his trade at Envato where he tries to support the brilliant creative minds that pull together one of the leading digital marketplaces in the world! His people philosophy is based on finding fantastic people, helping teams work together better and then getting out of the way!
Jennifer St Ledger|
Human Resources Director
Unilever Australia & New Zealand
Jennifer St Ledger is the Human Resources Director (Australia & New Zealand) with Unilever the world’s third-largest multinational consumer goods company. Unilever is located across 190 countries, employing 172,000 employees with revenue circa €53 billion. Unilever creates over 400 iconic brands across four key categories: Personal Care (Lynx, Dove), Foods (Continental, Flora), Refreshments (Magnum, Lipton Ice-Teas) and Home Care (Omo, Surf).
Jennifer is an executive human resources leader with over 20 years human resources experience primarily working in the FMCG industry. Jennifer’s specific experience is in human resource strategy, organisational attraction, selection and talent development, change management, divestments and acquisitions, industrial and employee relations, cultural, diversity & inclusion and building employee engagement.
Jennifer has worked with Chief Officers, Managing Directors & Executive Management Teams within the Sales & Marketing environment and extensive experience across end to end of Supply Chain & Operations. Due to her senior roles, Jennifer has lead large Human Resources Teams across Australia and New Zealand to deliver value add outcomes.
In addition to currently working at Unilever, Jennifer has held senior leadership positions with Goodman Fielder, Bartter Steggles, Yum! Restaurants and BHP.
Jennifer has completed her Global Executive MBA with Sydney University where she undertook studies at at IIMB (India), Stanford University (San Francisco), London School of Economics & Sciences (London).
Jennifer has been married to Scott Astley for 22 years and they have two children, Joshua 18 and Rebekah 14. Jennifer is active in hiking/bush walking, doing creative arts with Aboriginal dot paintings and enjoys travelling with her family and friends.
Director, Workforce & Information Services
City of Sydney
Susan joined the Executive team of the City of Sydney in 2009. She is responsible for leading the information and technology management, organisational development, work health and safety and human resources functions.
Since commencing with the City of Sydney, Susan has strengthened the focus on organisational development, leadership capability and culture. In the Director role for information technology and information management, she is linking people, processes and technology to improve organisational capability.
Prior to coming to the City of Sydney Susan held executive director positions in large health and public institutions, as Executive Director, Strategic Development and Management and Executive Director Workforce Development.
Her previous portfolios have included strategy and business planning, service planning, community participation, communications, and governance, as well as organisational development, HR and web services.
Earlier in her career, Susan worked in community development, led a state-wide Centre for Health Promotion for women’s and children’s health and was a member of academic staff on a Masters of Public Health program with a focus on policy and program evaluation and the social determinants of health.
Susan has post graduate qualifications in science and management. She has recently expanded her skills in executive management coaching and, in 2015 contributed to a book on what makes organisations thrive in the new economy – New Women, New Men, New Economy.
General Manager – People, Performance & Culture
Jodi joined HOYTS in 2013 as the General Manager of People, Performance and Culture, and during that time has played an instrumental role in developing and embedding a values-based, high performance culture. In 2014, alongside CEO, Damian Keogh, Jodi expanded her responsibility across the broader HOYTS Group, and in 2015 added Customer Service to her remit to ensure seamless alignment between our internal and external customers.
After studying Psychology and completing a Masters Degree in Organisational Development, she progressed her Human Resources career at the Australian National University before joining InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), and most recent to her current role, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).
She is passionate about growing the business and harnessing our greatest asset – our “FIERCE” people – in a high performance culture.
Organisational Development Manager, People & Safety
Chief of People & Transformation
Paul Landy joined the QSuper Group in December 2010. As Chief Officer Human Resources and Internal Communications, he is responsible for providing strategic and operational advice across a broad range of human resource management and communications activities for the QSuper Group – one of Australia’s leading providers of superannuation, financial planning advice and insurance for in excess of 550,000 members.
Paul has worked in a variety of line management and project roles, before specialising in Human Resources. Having held HR General Management roles as well as specialist roles in Remuneration, Workplace Relations and Diversity, Paul understands and is passionate about the strategic value that the HR function can add to a business’ bottom line.
With more than 15 years’ experience in human resources and people management, Paul holds a Bachelor of Business from QUT, a post Graduate Certificate in Marketing from Monash University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Paul is also a graduate of the Program for Leadership Development from Harvard Business School.
Prior to QSuper Paul worked throughout Australia and Europe for a number of companies including, National Australia Bank, Suncorp, Accenture and QIC.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Kendra joined SEEK in 2015 as Marketing Director, where she leads marketing initiatives across the Australian and New Zealand Employment business to drive engagement with hirers and candidates.
Prior to SEEK, Kendra has held a series of senior marketing roles within the retail sector, most recently at Coles where she was General Manager, Customer Insight & Coles Brand. Before this Kendra was based in London where she spent seven years at Tesco, with her final role as Price & Promotions Director. Kendra commenced her career in strategy as a consultant with McKinsey.
Kendra holds a Masters in European Politics at the College of Europe, where she was a Fulbright scholarship recipient. Prior to this, Kendra completed a Bachelor of Economics and Mathematics at Yale University.
As social, economic and technological forces redefine the landscape of work, CEOs and Board-level executives increasingly expect HR to not only manage the known, but to also help lead the unknown. How are HR leaders aligning their own expectations of the function with the strategic aims and demands of the C-Suite? What steps can be taken to communicate changes in strategy, structure, and workplace relations, without compromising organisational vision and purpose? How can HR executives use their understanding of leadership to walk the talk as leaders?
In a fiercely competitive global marketplace, organisations are scrambling to make talent inseparable from strategy and competitive advantage. The pressure is on HR to attract and retain flexible, tech-savvy Millennials, upskill workers, and harness machine talent. How are leaders tapping into the diverse skills, perspectives and aspirations of an intergenerational workforce? How are teams using research and feedback to improve employee engagement and the design of incentives, rewards and performance management systems? What more can be done to attract top talent into the HR function itself?
Interactive technology and an emphasis on lifelong learning are blurring the boundaries between corporate education, content curation and experience facilitation. How can organisations foster a learning environment at work? To what extent should learning and development be a self-driven pursuit? What differentiates unmemorable training from training that inspires staff and calls them to action? How can organisations use learning and development to strengthen their internal talent mobility?
The people and innovation strategies of startups are inspiring many organisations to boost the resourcefulness of their staff. How can organisations empower people to improve their creativity, decision-making skills and agility? How can the considered, strategic input of HR leaders make change management more successful? How is the design of work environments impacting productivity and job satisfaction?
Organisations are becoming more and more influenced by mobile and cloud HR solutions, data-informed operational intelligence, and the impacts of a workforce immersed in technology. How are HR leaders collaborating with experts in technology, data and analytics to explore and implement new opportunities for value creation? How can data and analytics be used to make the workplace more personalised, informative and rewarding for staff? How is the widespread use of technology impacting employee health and wellbeing?
To build a positive culture, leaders may consider options to reduce hierarchies, encourage ideas and feedback from staff, embrace diversity, recognise staff contributions, and cultivate a sense of community based on shared values. However, the daily integration of such practices can be challenging. What methods are leaders using to champion the inclusion, health and happiness of staff? How can leaders make diversity a real priority, and what more needs to be done to attract and support a diverse workforce? What can public sector HR and private sector HR teach each other about culture?
Many of the trends shaping the future of work are already in motion. Crowdsourcing is achieving large-scale results. Automation and artificial intelligence are affecting career pathways. Improvements in virtual technologies are transforming recruitment and remote work. How are HR leaders becoming more future-oriented, and helping their organisations to do the same? What differentiates the skills and occupations that are becoming redundant from those that are in demand? In a future where machines learn by themselves and people may feel sidelined by technology, how can HR leaders nurture empathy and integrity?
For 18 years SEEK has been an integral part of Australians’ job-search process, and as the country’s leading employment marketplace is uniquely positioned to empower Australians with career, education and volunteer opportunities to create productive and fulfilling working lives.
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