|9:00am||Welcome from the Chairperson
Amanda Sheard – Managing Director, Version Two
|9:10am||Opening address from the Principle Partner|
|9:15am||HR SPOTLIGHT: This is the future of HR leadership
We are in the middle of a seismic shift in terms of the way that organisations manage their people and HR leaders are at the centre of this transformation.
Lucinda Gemmell – Group Executive, People, Virgin Australia
|9:45am||KEYNOTE: Bold leadership from the top: Exclusive interview with a powerhouse HR champion
Forward-thinking leaders understand the critical importance of HR directors in inspiring people to carry out strategic initiatives. In this session, the Managing Director of Microsoft Australia will share his insights with our HRD editor.
The session will cover:
Steven Worrall – Managing Director, Microsoft Australia
|10:30am||Morning refreshments & networking break|
|11:00am||The future of work
In today’s landscape, business transformation is not only inevitable, it’s vital for organisations to survive. Disruption, agility, digital transformation, AI, blockchain, globalisation, mobility, talent, leadership capability and culture are all challenging executive leadership teams in their strategic planning and day to day execution. This session will explore the “Future of Work” and aims to provide insight on what executive leadership team’s should be championing to stay ahead of the curve.
Robert Bromage – CEO, intelliHR
|11:30am||WORKSHOP: Authentic HR leadership
This interactive workshop will help you to create a culture that is respectful, dynamic and resilient, while drawing strength from diversity.
Nadine Castle – Co-Founder & Director, The Culture Group
|2:00pm||LEGAL UPDATE: Investigating bullying and harassment allegations & conducting effective workplace investigations
The #MeToo movement and high profile sexual misconduct allegations have elevated the profile of bullying and harassment in Australian workplaces. What HR policies and procedures will effectively prevent sexual harassment in the workplace?
Joydeep Hor – Managing Principle, People + Culture Strategies
|2:45pm||BUSINESS STRATEGY: The forces of change shaping Australian business
Today’s HR leader is facing powerful forces that are changing our workforces and workplaces forever. What does the future hold for Australian workplaces?
Vaughan Paul – Vice President-Human Resources & Chief Digital Officer, Optus
|3:15pm||Afternoon refreshments & networking break|
|3:45pm||PANEL: The rise of the fearless CHRO
Successful HR leaders need to balance partnership and support with a measure of provocative action in the c-suite. What value should we be bringing to the table in today’s executive teams?
Liam Hayes – Chief People Officer, Aurecon
Kerryn Dillon – Chief Human Resources & Industrial Relations Officer, TLC Healthcare
Cathy Doyle – Group Executive, HR Corporate Affairs & Workplace, Rabobank
Erica Traicos – Chief People & Culture Officer, GMHBA
Ricky Nowak – Author, Executive Coach, Ricky Nowak & Associates
|9:00am||Opening remarks from the Chair
Amanda Sheard – Managing Director, Version Two
|9:10am||CASE STUDY: The Vital Role HR plays in Mergers: Lessons learnt from the Tabcorp and Tatts Merger
HR professionals play an active role in the change process by offering their interventions to help ensure a successful merger. Merged together, Tabcorp and Tatts have started a new chapter and are one of the world’s largest gambling-led entertainment groups with more than $5 billion in annual revenues. The merged company is powered by more than 5,000 people and has a presence at more than 9,000 retail outlets – the largest retail footprint in Australia. Hear best practices in change management including:
Merryl Dooley – Chief People Officer, Tabcorp
|10:00am||Lending a winning performance management regime: the performance partnership process
Sally Kincaid – Global Head of HR Performance and Delivery, QBE Insurance
|10:45am||Morning refreshments & networking break|
|11:15am||HR LEADERSHIP: Hustling for results
CHROs need to be prepared to step up, apply new thinking solve business problems. This powerful talk will give you fresh insights into the role of the HR leader today.
Eileen Burnett-Kant – Group Executive, Human Resources, Orica Limited
|12:00pm||INTERVIEW: The Chief People Officer’s role in leadership accountability
Society is heading toward a greater accountability of individuals for their behaviour than we have seen for some time. The HR leader now plays an increasing role in keeping the executive team accountable
Susan Karson – Chief People Marketing & Corporate Affairs Officer, MLC Insurance
|12:15pm||Big data analytics at CBA
The use of data and technology in HR has expanded exponentially over the last year. Workforce analytics can now tell us more about people than ever before.
Philip Gibbs – Head of Workforce Analytics, Human Resources, Group People Services, Commonwealth Bank Australia
|2:00pm||WORKSHOP: Business strategy – building the strategic roadmap ahead
The pace of technological change, globalisation, and the rise of new competitors is rapidly driving the need for organizational transformation to ensure sustainability.
Sonia La Penna – Director, HR Synergy Consulting
|2:45pm||PANEL: Driving cultural change from the c-suite down
Many boards are concerned about changing the “real culture” of their companies. HR can play a key role in driving these cultural change conversations at the highest level.
Cherie McGill – Executive Director – Human Resources, Mantra Group
Heidi Beck – Chief People Officer, Pacific National
Amy Rixon – Chief Brand, People & Culture Officer, ARQ Group
Rebecca Nash – Group Executive People & Culture
|3:30pm||Directors Forum Concludes|
|3:45pm||GRAND PRIZE DRAW – $10,000 PRIZE GIVEAWAY
Expo passport prize draw: $10,000 Cash voucher giveaway held on the Expo Stage
Terms and conditions: you must visit all exhibitors and complete your details in the expo passport to be eligible to win the prize. This competition is open to all delegates of the HR Summit. Employees of Key Media, HR Summit sponsors and their immediate family members are not eligible to win. The prize winner will be notified on 27 March 2019. The prize winner must be present to collect their prize.