|9:00am||Welcome from the Chairperson|
|9:10am||Opening address from the Principal Partner|
|9:15am||Bold leadership from the top: Exclusive interview with a powerhouse HR champion|
Forward-thinking CEOs understand the critical importance of HR directors in inspiring people to carry out strategic initiatives. The session will cover:
Michael Ward – Managing Director, Raytheon Australia
|9:45am||Answering the Call: Striving for equality and fairness in the Workplace |
In this case study session, AustralianSuper shares their progressive leadership on creating a fairer future for women.
|10:30am||Morning refreshments & networking break|
|11:00am||How Citibank transformed its global L&D |
Providing relevant, personalised learning experiences that support the strategic priorities of one of the world’s biggest global banks with over 200,000 employees can be challenging. Peter Fox, Global Head of Digital Learning and Talent Technology is leading the transformation of Citi’s global learning function from a fragmented, inaccessible system to a consolidated, user-focused learning experience that delivers demonstrable value and ROI. In this global keynote, Peter will reveal key learnings from the transformation journey and discuss the strategies and processes employed to deliver a data-driven evaluation of employee skills, a robust assessment and selection of technology platforms and examples of how to prove the value of investments.
Peter Fox – Global Head of Digital Learning and Talent Technology, Citi Group
|11:30am||TED TALK: Building inclusivity – Learning from Uber’s Cultural Journey |
An inclusive workplace is that working environment that values the individual and group differences within its work force. Hear UBER’s journey toward embracing the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives of the employees, which in turn increases their talent, innovation, creativity and contributions.
Susie Gleeson-Byrne – Head of Human Resources, Uber Australia and New Zealand, HR Uber Eats – APAC
|11:45am||Workshop: Becoming an enabler of success |
As technology liberates HR directors from routine processes, HR will take the lead in driving high performance cultures. This workshop will equip you with practical leadership skills to prepare for the future workforce.
Joanna Geysen – Director, The Culture Group
|2:15pm||LEGAL UPDATE: New whistleblower protections for employees – what you need to know|
A single, strengthened whistleblower protection regime has been passed by Federal Parliament, expanding and clarifying the prohibition against victimisation of whistleblowers.
Joydeep Hor – Founder & Managing Principal, People+Culture Strategies
|2:45pm||A Conversation with Male Champions of Change: Confronting the Merit Trap in recruitment and promotion|
When we use merit as shorthand for a package of admirable qualities that we innately recognise, we devalue ‘merit’. Many studies confirm that we are drawn to those who think, look and act like us. This is a problem for women working in male dominated environments where there are deeply held beliefs and norms about who is suitable for leadership. In this session, three CEOs will discuss their initiatives to combat the Merit Trap in recruitment and promotion.
Three CEOs of Australia’s Fortune 200 companies will join this timely discussion.
Annika Freyer – CEO, Male Champions of Change
|3:15pm||Afternoon refreshments and networking break|
|3:45pm||PANEL: Leading change in the C-suite |
Successful HR directors are highly valued change managers and business shapers. This panel will discuss strategies for effectively executing change at the executive level.
Jo Cairns – Chief Human Resources Officer, Automotive Holdings Group (AHG)
Mary Lemonis – Chief People Officer, REA Group
Vanessa Hicks – HR Director, Vodafone
Kelly Parmenter – HR Director, Foxtel
Rachel Banks – Director, People and Culture, AMP
|9:00am||Opening remarks from the Chair|
|9:10am||Truth to power: C-Suite and boardroom dynamics and executive skills for today’s HR leader|
Hear from Cathy Doyle on the practical realities of strategy-making, conflict resolution and alliance-building in the c-suite and the boardroom.
Cathy Doyle – Group Executive, Human Resources CHRO, Rabobank
|10:00am||PANEL: Working with a new CEO|
All HR directors will, at some point, need to adapt to working under a new CEO. If you’re a senior team member in a company with a new chief executive, your success will depend on your ability to quickly build a relationship. How can you adapt, survive and thrive in a time of such massive changes?
Diana Nadebaum – Chief People Officer, Opteon
Lisa Burquest – Chief People Officer, The a2 Milk Company
Steve Hill – Group Executive, People and Workplace Environment, First State Super
Katie McGrath – Chief People and Culture Officer, Seven West Media
|10:45am||Morning refreshments & networking break|
|11:15am||Driving a continuous learning culture to support your organisation’s business goals |
Sarah Derry –Senior Vice President Talent & Culture – Pacific, ACCOR
|12:00pm||Engaging employees through authentic and ethical leadership|
The world is changing. Workplaces are increasingly dynamic and flexible, and HR leaders are increasingly being called-upon to provide ethical guidance at the executive level. What does leadership look like in today’s world?
Chris Lamb – Chief People & Culture Officer, Greencross Limited
|12:30pm||HR spotlight: Telling stories through data |
HR leaders increasingly need to think ‘big picture’ and analyse HR data to drive decision making. In the future, how will HR teams use data to tell stories?
Darren Fewster – Executive Director, HR Shared Services, Telstra
|2:15pm||CASE STUDY: Leading agile career development strategies |
Many organisations are moving to agile and dynamic team structures. How can we maintain a flat organisational structure while still meeting our team’s need for advancement opportunities?
Raechel Gavin – Group Executive, People and Culture, Quantium
|2:45pm||PANEL: Leading for the future – equipping our workforces with the skills for the future|
The future is human. When AI and other HR tech platforms have been effectively implemented across the economy, HR leaders will need to work cross-functionally to provide the people side of strategy.
Adam Hall – Talent and Reward Leader Australasia, Willis Towers Watson
Pip Russell – VP, Strategy, Innovation & Commercial Operations Pacific
Lucy Lithgow – GM People & Culture, BPAY Group
Nicole Issaakidis – HR Director, Pacific, CBRE
|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
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