15-16 February 2023
ICC Sydney
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Resilience Through Resourcefulness

Firmly established as the nation’s singular CHRO leadership event, the HR Leaders Forum is returning in February 2023 with dedicated content streams and a renewed agenda to build business resilience.

As our operating environment corrects, the Forum presents an enviable opportunity for the nation’s HR leaders to connect, combat shared challenges, and leverage opportunities emerging from the upturn economy.

Together, we will interrogate the forces shaping the profession, from the behavioural precedent being established by remote work practices to people analytics and ethics, all with the intent of charting a new path to progress.

Why Attend

  • The HR Leaders Forum secures national and global speakers of unmatched quality and immense authority. Our attendees are charged with shaping the conversation, armed with an array of real-time engagement tools.
  • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate, and the programme is designed to provide attendees with valuable opportunities to connect in-person on the business that matters.

Gain Access

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50+ Industry Speakers
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Executive Learning Agenda
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2 Powerful Days
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16 Keynotes
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300+ Executives
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5-Star Networking Environment
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Past Speakers

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Jennifer Christie
Vice President, People and Chief Human Resources Officer

Twitter (USA)
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Jennifer Christie
Vice President, People and Chief Human Resources Officer

Twitter (USA)
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Katarina Berg
Chief Human Resources Officer

Spotify (SE)
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Katarina Berg
Chief Human Resources Officer

Spotify (SE)
Katarina Berg has been heading up Spotify's global HR team and she's also head of the company's Global Workplace Services and Strategy Operations teams. She’s been with the company since 2013, leading the talent transformation during the business transition from startup to a mature international company. Before Spotify, Katarina held high-profile HR roles in various multinational companies, such as Preem, Swedbank, Kanal 5 (SBS Broadcasting) and 3 (Hi3G Access). As well as catering to the people needs of a diverse, nimble and ever-changing organization, Katarina is also focused on building teams and reinventing processes to establish an environment where creative and passionate people can be their very best, have fun and develop great careers. Outside work Katarina loves to spend time in the archipelago. When she is not eating her way into new cultures or cooking for friends and family, she dreams of the days back when she travelled the world whitewater rafting.
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Kathryn van der Merwe
Group Executive Talent and Culture

ANZ
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Kathryn van der Merwe
Group Executive Talent and Culture

ANZ
Kathryn van der Merwe joined ANZ as Group Executive Talent and Culture on 1 May 2017. Prior to joining ANZ, Kathryn worked for Bain & Company where her 14 year career has been focused on leading business transformations. This includes strengthening organisational culture and capability, and the development and delivery of change strategies to improve performance and facilitate sustainable growth. Most recently she was Expert Vice President for Bain’s Results Delivery Practice in the Asia Pacific. Kathryn holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of New South Wales.
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Dr Carl Benedikt Frey
Director, Future of Work, Oxford Martin School

University of Oxford (UK)
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Dr Carl Benedikt Frey
Director, Future of Work, Oxford Martin School

University of Oxford (UK)
Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey is a Swedish-German economist, economic historian, speaker and author. He is based at Oxford University. ​Carl Benedikt Frey is Oxford Martin Citi Fellow at Oxford University where he directs the programme on the Future of Work at the Oxford Martin School. After studying economics, history and management at Lund University, Frey completed his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in 2011. He subsequently joined the Oxford Martin School where he founded the programme on the Future of Work with support from Citigroup. Between 2012 and 2014, he was teaching at the Department of Economic History at Lund University. In 2012, Frey became an Economics Associate of Nuffield College and Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, both University of Oxford. He remains a Senior Fellow of the Department of Economic History at Lund University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). In 2019, he joined the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on the New Economic Agenda, as well as the Bretton Woods Committee. And in 2020, he became a member of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) – a multistakeholder initiative to guide the responsible development and use of AI, hosted by the OECD. In 2013, Frey co-authored “The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerization”, estimating that 47% of jobs are at risk of automation. With over 10,000 citations, the study’s methodology has been used by President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, the Bank of England, the World Bank, as well as a popular risk-prediction tool by the BBC. In 2019, the paper was debated on the Last Week Tonight Show with John Oliver. Frey has served as an advisor and consultant to international organisations, think tanks, government and business, including the G20, the OECD, the European Commission, the United Nations, and several Fortune 500 companies. He is also an op-ed contributor to the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Scientific American, and the Wall Street Journal, where he has written on the economics of artificial intelligence, the history of technology, and the future of work. His academic work has featured in over 100 media outlets, including The Economist, Bloomberg, The Guardian, New York Times, Time Magazine, Le Monde, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In addition, he has frequently appeared international broadcast media such as CNN, BBC, PBS News Hour, Al Jazeera, and Sky News. His most recent book, The Technology Trap, was selected a Financial Times Best Books of the Year in 2019.
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Mark Levy
Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)
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Mark Levy
Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)
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Liz Gottung
Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly – Clark Corporation (USA)
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Liz Gottung
Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly – Clark Corporation (USA)
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Jeri Buchholz
Chief Human Resources Officer

NASA (USA)
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Jeri Buchholz
Chief Human Resources Officer

NASA (USA)
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Michael Fraccaro
Chief HR Officer

MasterCard (USA)
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Michael Fraccaro
Chief HR Officer

MasterCard (USA)
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Geoff McDonald
Global VP HR

Unilever (UK)
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Geoff McDonald
Global VP HR

Unilever (UK)
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Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth
Human Resources Director

BBC (UK)
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Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth
Human Resources Director

BBC (UK)
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Chaz Giles
Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)
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Chaz Giles
Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)
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Gerard Penning
Chief Human Resources Officer

ABN AMRO Bank (NL)
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Gerard Penning
Chief Human Resources Officer

ABN AMRO Bank (NL)
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Deborah Yates
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)
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Deborah Yates
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)
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Judith H. Edge
Corporate VP, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)
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Judith H. Edge
Corporate VP, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)
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Stuart Crabb
Global HR Head, Facebook (USATom LaForge, Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)
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Stuart Crabb
Global HR Head, Facebook (USATom LaForge, Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)
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Judith Williams
Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)
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Judith Williams
Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)
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Why Get Involved

Celebrating its 11th year, the HR Leaders Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts. The Forum is driven by an ambitious business agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business.

Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community. Digital and physical brand activations, as well as consultations in dedicated activation spaces further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience.

As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with HR professionals, the HR Leaders Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.

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Early Bird Registration
(until 25/11/2022)
$1495 + GST
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