DAY ONE: Wednesday 14 March 2018
|9:00am||Welcome from the Chair
Belinda Brosnan, Managing Director, HR Junction
|9:15am||Bold leadership from the top: Exclusive interview with two powerhouse HR champions
Forward-thinking CEOs understand the critical importance of HR directors in inspiring people to carry out strategic initiatives. In this session, the CEOs of hotel and resort marketer and operator Mantra Group and global commercial real estate firm CBRE will share their insights with HRD editor Iain Hopkins.
The session will cover:
Bob East, Chief Executive Officer, Mantra Group
Ray Pittman, President & CEO, Australia & New Zealand, CBRE
|9:45am||CASE STUDY: Creating a future-ready workforce at XERO
HR leaders are continually driving cultural change throughout their organisations. In this session, XERO’s chief people officer Rachael Powell will share her story on creating a future-ready workforce. Explore:
Rachael Powell, Chief People Officer, XERO
|10:30am||Morning refeshments & networking break|
|11:00am||Big data: How MLC Life is using metrics to enhance strategic decision-making
Innovative, intelligent organisations are using complex analytical and predictive modeling to make insightful business decisions. In this session, hear how MLC focuses on wellness as an indicator of productivity and workplace health and how the organisation interpreted the data to form its strategy. Explore:
Susan Karson, Chief People, Marketing & Corporate Affairs Officer, MLC Life Insurance
|11:45am||SESSION DETAILS TBC
|12:15pm||Answering the call: The business case for stronger diversity and inclusion programs at PwC
Most executive teams now recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion programs to strengthen corporate reputation, employee brand, employee wellbeing and innovation. ThiS session will explore:
Julie McKay, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, PwC
|2:00pm||INTERVIEW: Leading HR through complex and changing times
In this interview, CHRO of Santos, Joanne Fox, will share her insights with HRD editor Iain Hopkins. The session will cover:
Joanne Fox, CHRO, Santos
|2:15pm||LEGAL UPDATE: The legal aspects of driving a high-performance culture
As HR directors, we often talk about having a high-performance culture but we don’t often talk about the challenges and legal hurdles that we encounter as we’re trying to change our culture.
Joydeep Hor, Managing Principal, People + Culture Strategies
|3:00pm||KEYNOTE: The 21st century HRD - What do CEOs and boards expect?
Ann Sherry, Executive Chairman, Carnival
Ann is Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia, the largest cruise ship operator in Australasia. Prior to this, Anna was with Westpac for 12 years in roles including CEO of Westpac New Zealand, CEO Bank of Melbourne and Group Executive People & Performance. In 2004, Ann was awarded an Order of Australia for her contribution to the Australian community through the promotion of corporate management policies and practices that embrace gender equity, social justice and work and family partnerships. Be inspired by this successful business leader’s rise to the top and pathway from HRD to CEO.
|3:15pm||Afternoon refreshments & networking break|
|3:45pm||CASE STUDY: Leading a remote and mobile workforce at UBER
HR directors today need to lead, collaborate and build alliances across different cultures, geographies and time zones, while engaging a workforce that is increasingly dispersed.
Susie Gleeson Byrne, Head of HR, UBER
DAY TWO: Thursday 15 March 2018
|8:50am||Opening remarks from the Chair
Belinda Brosnan, Managing Director, HR Junction
|9:00am||PANEL DISCUSSION: The future of HR: How can we capitalise on the progress that HR has made?
As businesses have been transforming and becoming more complex, the HR profession has been changing and up-skilling to help workforces deal with these changes. While great progress has been made in data analytics and change leadership, we need to continue to capitalise on our progress.
Andrew Blakemore, General Manager and Co-head, Human Resources, Stockland Property Group
Simone Blumberg, Head of People, SunSuper
Kaye Butler, General Manager, Human Resources, Chevron
Trudie Harriman, Head of Human Resources, Qantas
Alison Merner, General Manager, HR ANZ, Big W
Meaghan Davis, Head of Human Resources, Australia, Lendlease
Jaye Matheson, Director - People and Organisation, PwC
|10:00am||Truth to power: C-Suite and boardroom dynamics and executive skills for today’s HR leader
Hear from Cathy Doyle, head of HR at rural bank and agribusiness finance leader Rabobank as she weighs in 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 and Corporate Affairs, Rabobank
|10:45am||Morning refreshments & networking break|
|11:30am||Leading organisational capability and workforce strategy in the public sector
Hear how a NSW Government Department is building a world-class public sector through its focus on people strategy.
Kerrie Field, Former Executive Director, People and Culture, Government and Corporate Services, Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
|12:15pm||HR SPOTLIGHT: What I know for sure about HR: Reflections on the global HR profession
Nada George, VP, HR - Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia & the Philippines, American Express
|12:30pm||CASE STUDY: The key to transformational leadership at Simplot
Sue Smith, Executive Director Human Resources and Transformation, Simplot Australia
|2:15pm||WORKSHOP: Problem solving and critical analysis for today’s leaders
Business and HR leaders today need the mental flexibility to understand and apply the principle of equi-finality to organisations adapt to massive disruptions.
Kristen Hansen, Director, EnHansen Performance
|2:45pm||WORKSHOP: The art of agile HR leadership
In this age of Emergent Leadership, agility is one of the most important skills for business and HR leaders today. Being agile in our thinking, the way we work and the way we engage and manage change matters.
Rhonda Brighton-Hall, Founder and CEO, mwah.live
|3:45pm||GRAND PRIZE DRAW|