NSW 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 business strategies with their best assets. As businesses depend heavily on the capabilities of their people to gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive and disruptive landscape, HR must seize the opportunity to bring new thinking to the table, embrace diversity of thought, and transform an innovative vision from inception to business reality.

BIA’s NSW HR Leaders Summit is part of the well-established national series, bringing the best (and sometimes most underrated) HR stories and valuable lessons learnt. The event will once again invite 120+ senior HR decision makers from different industries to exchange ideas and share current thinking to prepare for tomorrow’s demands and become the people’s champion.

Key Topics

  • Building a future ready workforce
  • Creating a competitive advantage through HR leadership
  • Driving the implementation of sustainable business practices from a people perspective
  • What’s the big deal about Global HR?
  • Crafting the role of HR in a rapidly changing environment
  • Disrupting the system to build an inclusive culture
  • Bumps, bruises & bullying – how HR is working to help those who care
  • Resourcing the future – building talent strategies that reflect the customers we serve
  • Mentoring and leadership coaching
  • Driving workplace well being initiatives and mental health awareness across the organisation
  • HR working with technology – interpreting data to make better business decisions
  • Getting ready for the next wave of workforce disruption
  • Creating and leading a high performance culture
  • Developing a successful organisational wellbeing framework
  • Investing in the workforce and harnessing the skill-sets of top talents for future growth

2017 Presenters

Simone Shugg

Executive Director People & Culture

Jane Fraser

Group Head of Culture, Learning
Leadership & Performance
ANZ Bank

Lynda Harris

GM, People & Culture

Trudie Harriman

Head of HR, Commercial, Customer Relationships & Global Sales

Richard Vatner

Business Development
ELMO Talent Management Software

Margie Hill

GM, People & Culture

Rohan Dyster

GM, Organisational Development & Learning HR
The Star Entertainment Group

Kalena Jefferson

GM People & Culture
Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT)

Mark Brand

Turning Point Partners

John White

Head of Distribution
Allianz Worldwide Partner

Shiona Watson

Senior Director HR
PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand

Bobbi Tailor- Jepson

Group General Manager
Talent & Capability (Global)

Alistair Gordon

CEO, Leadership Development Innovator
HFL Leadership

Simon Rountree

Executive Director
The Oranges Toolkit

Rebelle Moriarty

GM, People & Capability

Helen Jackson

People Director

Dr Martin Boult

Senior Director &
CPP Asia Pacific

Gretchen Masters

Wellness Manager
GU Health

Kylie Green

Director of Consultancy
Reward Gateway

Kate Green

State HR Manager, NSW/ACT

Danny Klepac

GM, Workforce
Seven West Media

Mike MacKay

Lead Instructional Designer
Development Beyond

Amy Stewart

Australian Institute
of Management

Joe Tareha

Master of Ceremony

Series Partner


Summit Partners