|9:00am||Introduction from the Chairperson
Anneli Blundell – Professional People Whisperer, Anneli.Blundel.com
|9:10am||Welcome from the Event Partner|
|9:15am||HR SPOTLIGHT: Be the leader of your life
Turia Pitt is living proof that, with the right mindset, anything is possible. Caught in a grassfire while competing in a 100km ultramarathon in 2011, Turia suffered full thickness burns to 65% of her body. But surviving is the least of her achievements. One of Australia’s most admired and widely recognised people, Turia has gone on to become a bestselling author, two-time Ironman and humanitarian – raising well over a million dollars for not-for-profit Interplast.
In her keynote address, Turia will share some of her biggest achievements, the strategies that helped her rebuild her life, achieve seemingly “impossible” goals and create a thriving business. Told with her trademark wit, and raw honesty, Turia’s story proves that with the right mindset, anything is possible.
Turia Pitt – Athlete, Humanitarian, Motivational Speaker
|10:15am||HR SPOTLIGHT: This is the future of HR
Technological advances and demographic shifts are changing the way that people work and HR operates.
Nicolette Barnard – Head of Human Resources, Australia & New Zealand, Siemens
|10:30am||Morning refreshments & networking break|
|11:00am||CASE STUDY: Leading organisational capability and workforce strategy in the public sector
Hear how Mercy Health is building a world-class public sector through its focus on people strategy.
Kate McCormack – Executive Director People, Learning and Culture, Mercy Health
|11:30am||HR, UBER and the Gig Economy (15 min)
Susie Gleeson-Byrne – Head of Human Resources – Australia and New Zealand and North Asia (Japan, Korea, HK and Taiwan), UBER
|11:45am||LEGAL UPDATE: Practical guidelines for discipline,termination and personal grievances
This session will draw on real-life scenarios to discuss procedural fair and compliant discipline and termination procedures to apply in your workplace.
Joydeep Hor – Founder & Managing Principle, People + Culture Strategies
|2:00pm||PANEL DISCUSSION: Diversity and inclusion in a post #metoo world
The world has changed over the last two years and HR is changing with it. We are now seeing unprecedented levels of workforce diversity in terms of gender, ethnicity, culture, religion and sexual identification.
Sophie Halse – Group Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, AGL Energy
Chris Lamb – Global Head of Organisational Development, Lendlease
Kristy Macfarlane – Head of Diversity & Inclusion, National Australia Bank
Mariam Veiszadeh – Diversity Ambassador, 2016 Daily Life Woman of the Year, 2015 Westpac Woman of Influence
|3:00pm||Fresh perspectives on employee engagement in a changing landscape
Employee engagement is important to business success, and even more so during times of organisational change. How can HR continue to drive employee engagement and create a positive culture, especially in the context of changes in leadership, and how do you communicate about the unknown?
Gayle Phillpotts – GM, People & Performance, Sydney Airport
|3:15pm||Afternoon refreshments & networking break|
|3:45pm||PANEL: Securing support for HR programs from all levels
A successful HR program starts with buy-in from the leadership team and succeeds with support from all levels throughout the organisation. But in many organisations, the HR team is still working on securing credibility and high-level support.
Alicia Purtell – People & Culture Director, Lion
Kate Tones – Group People Experience Manager, Merivale
Robert Tanti – Director People and Capability, Hydro Tasmania
Sally Park – Head of People, Krispy Kreme Australia
Lexie Wilkins – Director, Lexie Wilkins Consulting
|9:00am||Opening remarks from the Chairperson
Anneli Blundell – Professional People Whisperer, Anneli.Blundel.com
|9:15am||KEYNOTE: The New World of Work 2019
Ross Sparkman – Head of Strategic Workforce Planning, Facebook USA
|10:00am||CASE STUDY: Managing a changing workforce
The workplace is changing and HR is changing with it. As the contingent workforce of contractors, mobile workers and freelancers grows, HR teams need to change their approach to employee engagement.
Gillian Davie – Chief People Officer, NetComm Wireless
|10:30am||KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: View from the Top: Building a strong People Strategy Foundation
At Bunnings, they believe team members are the heart and soul of their business.
With the guiding principles of integrity, respect, teamwork, achievement and innovation, hear how these principles are the keys to corporate culture and to achieving success.
In this interview, hear from the Managing Director of Bunnings Group Limited on their people strategy and why it matters to overall business strategy.
Michael Schneider – Managing Director, Bunnings Group Limited
|10:45am||Morning refreshments & networking break|
|11:15am||CASE STUDY: Inside Unilever’s performance & employee experience strategy
Performance management needs to help employees adopt new behaviours in the face of change, while delivering a positive employee experience (EX).
Anish Singh – Head of HR- Australia & New Zealand, Unilever
|11:45am||PANEL: Insights from Australia’s top HR directors
Alana Howe – Head of HR, Nova Entertainment
Rebecca Gravestock – People and Performance Director AU & Asia, XERO
Erin Cramlet – Senior Director, Human Resources, Stryker
Ceri Ittensohn – Chief People & Culture Officer, TAL Ltd
|12:30pm||Reward and recognition at McDonald’s Australia Limited
Leading employers today understand the importance of a customized, individual rewards program that reflects the needs and preferences of their diverse workforces.
Lisa Apthorpe – Director of People and Culture, McDonald’s Australia Limited
|2:00pm||CASE STUDY: Next level learning and development at AccorHotels Australia
As workplaces and jobs continue to change, HR departments need to take a different approach to learning, moving away from traditional L&D towards ongoing, experiential capability building.
Sarah Derry – Vice President Talent & Culture Australia, AccorHotels
Kay Goodman – Director, Academie Australia, AccorHotels
|2:30pm||PANEL: HR technology and the future of work
HR technology is advancing at a rapid pace. The way we work is becoming increasingly augmented by technology, which frees up our capacity for higher-order cognitive tasks such as leadership coaching. Or does it?
Dean Summlar – HR Business Lead, Pacific Zone, International Operations, Schneider Electric
Susan Pettifer – Director, Workforce & Information Services, City of Sydney
Nikki Symonds – Group Manager Corporate & Enterprise IT, Origin
Darren Fewster – Executive Director, Transformation and People, Telstra
|3:15pm||CASE STUDY: Sodexo’s 2018 Global Workplace trends report
HR directors today need to be agile and flexible to the ever-changing environment of the workplace. What does the Sodexo Global Workplace Trends report say about what is driving organisational change?
Sarah Bendy – Human Resources Director, Sodexo
|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.