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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 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.

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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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2022 Speakers

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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
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Rebekah Donaldson
Executive Manager People Group

Qantas
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Rebekah Donaldson
Executive Manager People Group

Qantas
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Colleen Harris
Group Chief People Officer

Ramsay Health Care
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Colleen Harris
Group Chief People Officer

Ramsay Health Care
Mrs Colleen Harris commenced with Ramsay Health Care on 8 January 2018 in the role of Group Chief People Officer.

In this role, Colleen is responsible for the talent strategy for the Group including mapping of where key expertise will be needed in the future, talent development and succession planning for the most senior leaders across our organisation.

Colleen is a successful Human Resources (HR) executive with more than 20 years’ experience across a variety of industries where she was responsible for designing and implementing talent, diversity, performance and reward programs linked to both individual and business performance outcomes. She has served in several senior executive HR positions reporting to the Group CEOs of National Australia Bank, Federation Centres and MyState Limited. She has also held senior HR positions at Crown Ltd and Yellow Pages.

She holds a Bachelor of Education (Science) from the University of Melbourne, is a Member of the AICD and a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Colleen has been a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) for over 10 years and is currently a member of the CEW Board and Chair of the Scholarships Committee.

In 2020 Colleen was appointed a Director of Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care, Ramsay Health Care’s joint venture with Sime Darby.

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Katie McGrath
Chief People and Culture Officer

Seven West Media
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Katie McGrath
Chief People and Culture Officer

Seven West Media
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Martin Adlington
Group Chief People Officer

nib Group
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Martin Adlington
Group Chief People Officer

nib Group
Martin joined nib in 2013 and has worked in senior leadership roles across nib’s Retail, Corporate Sales and Corporate Health businesses. He also led the successful integration of GU Health, our corporate health business, into the nib Group following its acquisition in 2017.

In 2020, Martin was promoted to nib’s Group Chief People Officer where he is responsible for driving and leading our people agenda, including our diversity and inclusion strategy & [email protected] hybrid working program. Martin is a proud advocate for Regional and Rural Australia and is an Alumni of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

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Temitope Sadiku
Global Head of Digital Employee Experience

The Kraft Heinz Company (USA)
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Temitope Sadiku
Global Head of Digital Employee Experience

The Kraft Heinz Company (USA)
Tope has an eclectic background; majoring in finance, economics, psychology and human-centric design. Tope has partnered with multiple Fortune 500 organisations, integrating her academic knowledge to drive profitability in a more responsible conscientious manner. She has worked with Kraft Heinz for the past four years and has recently relocated from London to Chicago. Currently serving as their Global Head of Employee Digital Experience, Tope’s focus is to increase employee productivity and creativity with the use of Technology. Tope is a thought leader in the area of Future of Work/ Life, actively contributing towards research and experimentation in how people interact, achieve objectives, connect and collaborate between physical and virtual spaces. She also serves as a Future of Work specialist for the World Economic Forum as well as a Board Member for; the Institute of Work and Economy, the Science and Technology Coalition, The Luminarts Foundation and YWCA Women in Tech exploring how societies and economies will achieve the promise of work and life through technology and the arts. She enjoys experimenting and draws inspiration from abstract concepts as well as nature.
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Kay Firth-Butterfield
Head of Artificial Intelligence

World Economic Forum (USA)
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Kay Firth-Butterfield
Head of Artificial Intelligence

World Economic Forum (USA)
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Tristram Gray
Chief People and Capability Officer

Kmart Australia
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Tristram Gray
Chief People and Capability Officer

Kmart Australia
Tristram joined the Kmart business in February 2018 as the General Manager Human Resources. Upon the establishment of the Kmart Group in January 2019, Tristram was appointed to Chief People & Capability Officer for the Kmart Group globally and leads the People & Capability function which spans across Kmart and Target (Australia and New Zealand), Kmart Group Asia, Anko International and recently acquired Australian online retailer Catch. Tristram is responsible for the Kmart Group’s People Strategy with key focus areas on Talent, Culture, Leadership, People Systems and Future of Work for over 50,000 team members. Prior to Kmart, Tristram was the Vice President and Head of Human Resources for Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India where he led an award-winning team based in over ten countries, covering 40 markets and approximately 17,000 employees and was responsible for Ericsson’s People Strategy in the region. Prior to this Tristram held other senior HR roles within Ericsson and several senior HR and Employee Relations roles with some of Australia’s largest national retailers as part of the Coles Group. Tristram commenced his career as an industrial relations specialist in the construction industry. Tristram’s career has spanned more than 25 years, in complex, varied business environments, cultures and industries – ranging from those experiencing rapid growth to those which have required a fundamental business turnaround. He holds a Bachelor of Business, Double Major in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. He is also an alumnus of the Columbia University in New York and the University of Boston Executive Programs.
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Lisa Burquest
Chief People Officer

Virgin Australia
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Lisa Burquest
Chief People Officer

Virgin Australia
Lisa has over 26 years’ senior experience as a people and culture specialist working for significant ASX and private companies including BHP, Origin Energy, Jetstar/Qantas Airlines, The a2 Milk Company and currently, Virgin Australia. Lisa is Virgin Australia’s Chief People Officer, and has helped navigate the airline’s 6,000 strong workforce through the significant impacts of COVID-19 as well as Virgin Australia’s transformation after relaunching under new ownership in November 2020.

Lisa is equipped with strong practical expertise in developing and executing successful people and culture strategies in fast paced environments undergoing significant transformation and growth. Lisa’s more recent experience also included Safety and Sustainability leadership. With experience across a variety of geographies, particularly Asia, Lisa thrives in a dynamic, complex and fast paced working world.

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David Burroughs
Chief Mental Health Officer

Westpac
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David Burroughs
Chief Mental Health Officer

Westpac
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Dharma Chandran
Chief People Officer

ABC
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Dharma Chandran
Chief People Officer

ABC
Dharma was appointed to the role of Chief People Officer at the ABC in October 2021. Dharma joins the ABC with a broad range of experience in senior human resources, strategy, legal and corporate communications roles as a consultant, corporate executive and non-executive director across Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

Dharma’s previous roles include Partner within Boyden Australia’s Leadership Consulting Practice, Partner in Charge of KPMG Australia’s People Advisory Practice, Managing Partner of Ernst & Young’s Far East Area Performance & Reward Practice (based in Hong Kong), Leader of Towers Perrin’s Asia-Pacific Financial Services Practice (based in Singapore) and Leader of Hewitt Associates’ Asia-Pacific M&A Practice (based in Kuala Lumpur).

He has also held permanent and interim senior executive roles at McKinsey & Co, Westpac, Suncorp, Leighton Holdings, GFG Alliance and Emaar (based in Dubai).

Dharma has been a member of the Advisory Board or Panel for several NSW Government institutions, including iCare NSW and Service NSW. He has served on the Board of Mortgage Choice as a Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit and Risk Committee and is currently a Non-Executive Director of 7-Eleven Australia, a position he has held since 2016.

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Anoop Chaudhuri
Vice President, Human Resources

Ford Australia
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Anoop Chaudhuri
Vice President, Human Resources

Ford Australia
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Sam Sheppard
Chief People Officer

Blackwoods
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Sam Sheppard
Chief People Officer

Blackwoods
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Jane Murray
Chief People Officer

MLC Life Insurance
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Jane Murray
Chief People Officer

MLC Life Insurance
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Sophia Bernard
Chief Human Resources Officer

Audi Australia
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Sophia Bernard
Chief Human Resources Officer

Audi Australia
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Katie Hodgson
Chief People Officer

Treasury Wine Estates
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Katie Hodgson
Chief People Officer

Treasury Wine Estates
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Amie Wallis
Head of People & Culture

Australian Olympic Committee
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Amie Wallis
Head of People & Culture

Australian Olympic Committee
Amie Wallis is the Head of People and Culture at the Australian Olympic Committee. Amie has more than 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, Change Management and Transformation across a number of industries including Professional Services, Banking and Finance, Logistics, Technology, and Sport.

Amie has had success in leadership and specialist positions at NAB, IBM, Victoria Racing Club, and KPMG, all with a key focus on partnering with internal and external stakeholders to deliver on strategy, culture and, commercial realisation.

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Darren Fewster
Employee Relations and Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Environment

Telstra
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Darren Fewster
Employee Relations and Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Environment

Telstra
Darren Fewster is the Executive Director of Telstra’s Employee Relations & Health, Safety, Wellbeing & Environment team.  Darren is responsible for Employee Relations, Global Case Management, Health, Safety, Wellbeing & Environment, HR Technology and Workplace Analytics.

Darren joined Telstra in 2004 as a Senior Lawyer and was promoted to the role of General Counsel in 2006, leading the Telstra employment law team. He moved from Legal to HR in 2007 and commenced in his current role in 2011.

Prior to Telstra, Darren worked as a lawyer and also spent 8 years engaged in strategic intelligence roles, leading teams investigating organised and white collar crime across Australia.

Darren studied at the University of Western Australia and was awarded degrees in Law (with first class Honours) and Psychology (with Honours).

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Rachael Leshinsky
HR Director

Miele ANZ
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Rachael Leshinsky
HR Director

Miele ANZ
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Sarah Derry
Senior Vice President Talent & Culture Pacific

Accor
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Sarah Derry
Senior Vice President Talent & Culture Pacific

Accor
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Rosalind Tregurtha
Chief People and Sustainability Officer

Domain
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Rosalind Tregurtha
Chief People and Sustainability Officer

Domain
Ros leads Employee Experience and ESG for the Domain Group and has deep experience working in media/tech as human resources professional and employment relations specialist.

Prior to joining Domain Group in May 2018, she was HR Director for Fairfax Media’s Australian Metro Publishing division, supporting publishing operations spanning The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review and other titles and digital ventures. Ros also led HR for Fairfax’s Events and Entertainment and was responsible for Organisational Development.

Ros has held several other HR roles at Fairfax, the CSIRO, and spent times volunteering in Samoa for the Public Service Commission as part of the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development Program.

She has a commerce degree with honours from the University of Western Sydney.

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Kristen Sweeney
Head of Human Resources

Sydney Airport Corporation
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Kristen Sweeney
Head of Human Resources

Sydney Airport Corporation
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Josh Faulkner
Director, Employee Experience and Talent

NSW Department of Customer Service
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Josh Faulkner
Director, Employee Experience and Talent

NSW Department of Customer Service
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Beth Hall
Head of People Experience

Cotton On
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Beth Hall
Head of People Experience

Cotton On
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Mofoluwaso Ilevbare
Global HR Leader
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Mofoluwaso Ilevbare
Global HR Leader
Mofoluwaso Ilevbare is a highly sought after HR Leader, John Maxwell certified executive coach, award winning speaker, author, and women empowerment advocate. She has been recognized as one of the Global Top 100 HR Leaders, Global 501 Most Inspiring HR Leaders, Top 100 Leading Ladies Africa & Career Power Women Nigeria, and recognized globally for her philanthropy work on gender equality, accelerating women in leadership, and youth empowerment.

Having survived three near death experiences, Mofoluwaso spends her time, either in her day job or night roles engaging leaders, building high performers teams, speaking, coaching, writing books, and mentoring others to FEAR LESS, PRESS FORWARD, and BE UNSTOPPABLE! Mofoluwaso is also a Doctoral Researcher in Human Resources Management, lives in Sydney with her family, and has a health appetite for chocolate cake. Management, lives in Sydney with her family, and has a health appetite for chocolate cake.

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Ryan McGrory
Head of Employee Experience & Internal Communications

Youi Insurance
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Ryan McGrory
Head of Employee Experience & Internal Communications

Youi Insurance
Ryan has created and designed multiple award winning people and engagement programs.

Working with Youi for over 10 years, Ryan has been responsible for employee experience, engagement, wellbeing, recognition, listening strategy, internal branding, events, internal communications and people analytics.

Ryan’s work in engagement, employee health and designing gamified solutions has earned many accolades; earning team 8 HR Awards over the last six years.

He’s helped build models that showcase the effectiveness of wellbeing and mental health interventions – and relies on analytics, technology, design thinking principles, creativity, story-telling and good ol' fashioned hard work to create happier, healthier and engaged people.

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George Bartrum
People Development and Analytics Director

KFC South Pacific
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George Bartrum
People Development and Analytics Director

KFC South Pacific
George is an executive level HR leader experienced in creating and delivering HR strategy. During his career at Lendlease, The BBC, Equifax and now KFC (Yum Group) he has helped develop and enrich the creation of engaging and vibrant places to work with a strong focus on the employee experience. Throughout his career George has trusted data to ensure every decision is insight lead, his current role at KFC has further driven George to leverage data to supercharge KFC’s talent strategy, HR platforms, process improvement and EVP. George has been fortunate to work across multiple countries whilst based both in Australia and the UK where he has been accountable for a broad range of global and local projects. His current role at KFC is to revolutionise the way the local business is able to identify and utilise its people data to enhance the employee life cycle and to enrich and improve the employee experience.
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Mary Lemonis
Chief People Office

REA Group
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Mary Lemonis
Chief People Office

REA Group
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Tim Cincotta
Enterprise Transformation Consultant

CoachHub
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Tim Cincotta
Enterprise Transformation Consultant

CoachHub
Tim Cincotta is an Enterprise Transformation Consultant at CoachHub and he was also one of the first people on the ground in Asia Pacific. He brought with him 10 years of working experience in the HR Tech space, working from recruitment and onboarding platforms to the full HR suite; with a strong focus on performance and learning. Drawing from his incredibly impressive industry experience including many great conversations he had with various HR professionals in his past career, Tim has been a regular speaker at HR Conferences around Australia and an engaging presenter at various webinars on HR related topics and discussions.
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  • 9:00 am
    Registration, Refreshments & Networking
  • 9:25 am
    Opening Remarks from the Chairman
  • 9:30 am
    Minister Address
  • 9:40 am
    Keynote

    Agile HR – Speeding Up The Shift To Digitization and Automation 

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    Temitope Sadiku
    Global Head of Digital Employee Experience

    The Kraft Heinz Company (USA)
  • 10:00 am
    Strategy Session

    New Models of Work: Mastering a Changing Environment

    The pandemic continues to encircle society, endangering the resiliency of businesses and the health of citizens. Human Resources plays an indispensable role in weathering this ongoing crisis, as new models of work emerge in support of employee wellbeing and advancing business outcomes. In the opening Session of the Forum, we will take time to explore the new models and methodologies HR leaders are adopting as the work environment expands beyond the traditional confines of the office. There is no doubt our expectations around work are changing – attendees will be challenged to consider how strategy and technology are aligning to reimagine the future of work and support business growth.

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    Rosalind Tregurtha
    Chief People and Sustainability Officer

    Domain
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  • 10:40 am
    Keynote
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    Rebekah Donaldson
    Executive Manager People Group

    Qantas
  • 11:00 am
    Morning Refreshments & Networking
  • 11:20 am
    Partner Keynote
  • 11:50 am
    Leadership Session

    Transparent Leadership: The Evolving Role of HR

    The pandemic has tested the mantle of modern leaders in every sector of the national economy. In fatiguing conditions, leaders have placed emphasis on transparent communications to align authentically with their people. By continuing to build on this new level of collaboration, drawing on uniquely human capabilities as well as digital assets, leaders can position their businesses to thrive. In this Session, we will draw together perspectives from across the C-Suite, providing attendees with first-hand insight on the evolving responsibilities and expectations of HR leaders, as well as the strategies and approaches that are being adopted to succeed in the current environment.

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    Tristram Gray
    Chief People and Capability Officer

    Kmart Australia
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    Martin Adlington
    Group Chief People Officer

    nib Group
  • 12:30 pm
    Keynote

    Lessons From The Pandemic On The Future Of HR 

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    Anoop Chaudhuri
    Vice President, Human Resources

    Ford Australia
  • 12:50 pm
    Lunch Welcome Remarks
  • 12:55 pm
    Lunch & Networking
  • 2:00 pm

    People Analytics Stream

    Sponsor Keynote

    Talent Stream

    Sponsor Keynote

  • 2:25 pm

    People Analytics Stream

    Improving Visibility over an Empowered Workforce

    The boundaries between personal and professional environments are rescinding. In hybrid work environments, businesses must balance their reliance on employees to act with greater autonomy with layers of analytical oversight. This stream provides a technical perspective on the data and analytics HR leaders are leveraging to augment and empower their people. Attendees will be better equipped to leverage analytics to analyse employee data, distil actionable insights, and make more informed people management decisions.

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    Darren Fewster
    Employee Relations and Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Environment

    Telstra
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    George Bartrum
    People Development and Analytics Director

    KFC South Pacific

    Talent Stream

    A New Approach to Talent Acquisition and Retention

    The pandemic has stifled efforts to secure high-value candidates from a global talent pool. In this intensely competitive environment, candidates expect a digitised workplace that reflects the personalisation, speed, and interconnectedness they experience outside of work, with ongoing opportunities for personal development. This Stream shifts the dial on talent to consider how HR leaders can identify, nurture, and retain the precise skills that are essential for business resilience. Attendees will be armed with fresh perspectives for revitalising their approach to talent acquisition and retention.

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    Jane Murray
    Chief People Officer

    MLC Life Insurance
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    Josh Faulkner
    Director, Employee Experience and Talent

    NSW Department of Customer Service
  • 3:05 pm

    People Analytics Stream

    Keynote

    Talent Stream

    Keynote

    Harnessing Disruption — Evolving Your Workforce for Adaptability 

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    Mary Lemonis
    Chief People Office

    REA Group
  • 3:30 pm
    Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
  • 3:50 pm
    Platinum Keynote

    Digital Coaching for Organisational Success

    Business leaders are significantly more satisfied with how they have adjusted to new working norms than their employees are, and points to the need for clearer organisational insight into how employees have re-evaluated what they need from their workplace. NTT Ltd., a global technology and business solutions provider, has released the 2021 edition of the Global Workplace Report. Conducting 1,146 (430 in Asia Pacific) interviews across 23 countries, NTT found near-universal agreement that remote working has introduced difficulties, with 82% of respondents saying that it has challenged organisational performance and 81% saying that it has been challenging for employees. 63% of CHROs (58% of organisations in Asia Pacific), meanwhile, say that employee wellbeing has deteriorated over the course of the pandemic.

    Broad awareness of the issue is not always translating into a realistic assessment of organisational capability. This awareness gap mirrors a serious lack of employee confidence, with just 38% saying that their employer fully values their health and wellbeing, and only 23% saying they are very happy working for their employer. Further to this, we are now faced in Australia with the ‘Great Resignation’ where according to research by Microsoft, 40% of the global workforce are considering leaving their employers over the next year.

    For the new post-pandemic, it is really a call to shift our thinking from being about actions to being about outcomes. This session will bring you thought-provoking insights on how digital coaching can trigger organisational success.

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    Tim Cincotta
    Enterprise Transformation Consultant

    CoachHub
  • 4:10 pm
    People Session

    Advancing Employee Wellbeing Practices

    The pandemic uprooted deeply entrenched social behaviours and patterns of work. In the midst of this change, business vulnerabilities were exposed, as were our own personal vulnerabilities, as individuals and as colleagues. Now, as we emerge through the pandemic, leaders have an opportunity to ensure that the positive strides taken towards adopting a wider, more authentic perspective on employee wellbeing come to full fruition. This Session charts the path businesses can take to translate a wholistic vision of employee experience and wellbeing into sustainable, reliable, and authentic practices as our operating environment corrects.

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    Katie Hodgson
    Chief People Officer

    Treasury Wine Estates
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    Amie Wallis
    Head of People & Culture

    Australian Olympic Committee
  • 4:50 pm
    Keynote
  • 5:10 pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chairman
  • 5:15 pm
    Networking Drinks Remarks
  • 5:20 pm
    Networking Drinks Reception
  • 6:00 pm
    Close of Day One
  • 9:15 am
    Registration, Refreshments & Networking
  • 9:30 am
    Opening Remarks from the Chairman
  • 9:35 am
    Keynote

    Putting AI to Work 

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    Kay Firth-Butterfield
    Head of Artificial Intelligence

    World Economic Forum (USA)
  • 10:00 am
    Culture Session

    Creating a Unified and Authentic Workforce

    For too long, the business case for diversity and inclusion has been eclipsed by competing priorities in the corporate agenda. As businesses face renewed pressure to secure advantage, leaders are looking to capture the value that a robust diversity and inclusion programme provides. From embedding transparent communication structures through to empowering individuals at every stage of the corporate hierarchy to lead in diversity and inclusion, we will explore the practical steps businesses can take to create an enviable workplace environment. Attendees will be armed with strategies for identifying and eliminating structural barriers to a unified and authentic workforce.

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    Sam Sheppard
    Chief People Officer

    Blackwoods
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    Katie McGrath
    Chief People and Culture Officer

    Seven West Media
  • 10:40 am
    Keynote

    Strategies to Rebuild Trust and Resilience in a Post Pandemic World 

    speaker
    Kathryn van der Merwe
    Group Executive Talent and Culture

    ANZ
  • 11:00 am
    Morning Refreshments & Networking
  • 11:20 am
    Diamond Keynote
  • 11:50 am
    Transformation Session

    Leading the Charge on Change

    Businesses are continually evolving in pursuit of a flexible and magnetic workforce that delivers on strategic objectives. HR plays a central role in this mission, integrating systems and strategies that unleash the potential of employees. In this Session, we’ll see what steps leading businesses are taking to consolidate the rapid change inspired by the pandemic into a sustainable business position. Combining technological and strategic perspectives, attendees will be better equipped to initiate or accelerate transformative efforts at their own businesses.

  • 12:30 pm
    Keynote

    Creating a Resilient Corporate Culture

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    Colleen Harris
    Group Chief People Officer

    Ramsay Health Care
  • 12:50 pm
    Lunch Welcome Remarks
  • 12:55 pm
    Lunch & Networking
  • 2:00 pm

    Influence Stream

    Sponsor Keynote

    Purpose Stream

    Sponsor Keynote

  • 2:25 pm

    Influence Stream

    New Intentions: Taking the Lead on Change Management

    Businesses have been presented with a rare opportunity to redefine patterns of work. But to achieve ambitions for a flexible, empowered workforce, HR leaders must first demonstrate their own willingness to change by adopting a broader, whole-of-enterprise impact mindset. In this Stream, we will consider how HR leaders are maximising their influence across the businesses to inspire and guide meaningful transformation. Attendees will be armed with first-hand insights on engaging internal stakeholders and securing executive buy-in, improving their position to lead change management projects in their own businesses.

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    Sophia Bernard
    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Audi Australia

    Purpose Stream

    Countering Isolation: Aligning and Inspiring Your Workforce

    It has never been more important to mobilise employees behind a shared sense of purpose and ambition for success. As we continue to adjust to new work environments, leaders must make a determined effort to align individual efforts with more meaningful customer outcomes and business impacts. This Stream explores the tools and methodologies HR leaders are adopting to authentically connect, communicate with, support, and inspire teams across the business. Attendees will be better equipped to identify and dispel barriers to a connected and inspired workforce.

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    Beth Hall
    Head of People Experience

    Cotton On
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    Ryan McGrory
    Head of Employee Experience & Internal Communications

    Youi Insurance
  • 3:05 pm

    Influence Stream

    Keynote

    Putting your People at the Heart of your Transformation

    speaker
    Lisa Burquest
    Chief People Officer

    Virgin Australia

    Purpose Stream

    Keynote

    Creating Synergy Between Performance and Purpose

    speaker
    Dharma Chandran
    Chief People Officer

    ABC
  • 3:30 pm
    Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
  • 3:50 pm
    Platinum Keynote
  • 4:10 pm
    Keynote Interview

    Evolving and Aligning Workplace Culture and Corporate Purpose

    speaker
    Katarina Berg
    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Spotify (SE)
  • 4:35 pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chairman
  • 4:40 pm
    Close of Forum
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Why Get Involved

Celebrating its 10th 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.

This event was sold out in 2021

Venue/Accommodation Details

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ICC SYDNEY

14 Darling Drive, Sydney
New South Wales 2000, Australia

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Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 03/12/2021)
$1,195 + GST
$3,585 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 04/12/2021)
$1,395 + GST
$4,185 + GST

If you are a Vendor or Service Provider to HR professionals, please email [email protected] to register.

COVID 19 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Secure your place with confidence.

We are continuously following the advice of the Australian Department of Health and the ICC Sydney. The health and safety of our delegates, partners and staff remains our number one priority.

Health and Safety Measures in place include:

  • No International attendees. International Keynote Addresses conducted remotely via live-link as indicated in the programme
  • Total attendance capped with strict adherence to physical distancing measures, including traffic management and spaced seating configurations within the venue
  • As an invitation-only event, delegate contact details are acquired prior to commencement, and on-site attendance is recorded. Delegates are encouraged to download the COVIDSafe App
  • Event located at an industry-leading venue with precautionary sanitation measures, including regular cleaning of all surfaces; increased awareness and provision of sanitiser; and continued rigorous adherence to ISO and HACCP food safety management standards within all culinary services

For any other questions, please contact [email protected]

We look forward to delivering this event for you.

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