Government HR Leaders Summit

In a changing world where people and innovation intersect, HR leadership needs to be at the forefront to proactively shape forward-thinking strategies with their best assets in an increasingly complex landscape. What we do and how we lead as the People Leaders become increasingly critical to people’s lives, the economy and the wider community. As the public sector evolves to meet changing needs, HR leaders must continue to ensure their organisational and workforce strategies are designed to deliver innovation and high quality outcomes.

2017 Government HR Leaders Summit is part of a well-established national series across Australia. The event will host 120+ senior HR decision makers from the public sectors to exchange ideas and challenge current thinking to prepare for tomorrow’s demands.


  • Meeting the rising expectations from citizens and government and remaining a viable and relevant agency;
  • Developing the organisation’s DNA;
  • Implementing an organisational culture program in public sector – aligning with values and desired culture;
  • Taking the HR function from police officers to entrepreneurs;
  • HR building change readiness in the fast world of business, innovation, disruption and people;
  • Optimising the return on HR investment in tough economic times;
  • Fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration and engagement – adding values to the strategic and commercial outcomes;
  • Maintaining the balance between business efficiency and employee wellbeing;
  • Resourcing the future – building talent strategies that reflect the citizens we serve;
  • Employee engagement as the competitive advantage;
  • Building a sustainable high performance organisation;
  • Accelerating the pace of change in creating gender balanced leadership;
  • Building an inclusive workplace that values and promotes diversity;
  • Rethinking talent and development strategies to attract and retain talents;
  • Developing the workforce of the future – critical drivers and challenges for the public sector;
  • Embracing technology such as big data and analytics within the HR function.

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2017 Presenters

Elizabeth Cosson AM CSC

Deputy Secretary &
Chief Operating Officer
The Department of
Veteran Affairs

Cliff Gillam

Former Executive Director,
Dept of Education

Danielle Chesher

Director HR
Australian Public Service

Rachael Jackson

Head of HR
Commonwealth Dept of Finance

Catherine McLachlan

Director, Workforce Analysis
& Recruitment Programs
Dept of Social Services

John Buchanan

Buchanan Success Coaching

Sue Langley

CEO & Founder
Langley Group

Catherine McGrath




Platinum Partner

Summit Partners