NSW HR Leaders Summit

HR leaders play the most critical role in shaping the future of their organisations in an increasingly complex, competitive and disruptive market landscape. Positioned uniquely as business leaders, innovators and mentors, HR will continue to stay strategic and innovative as they align corporate priorities, market conditions and human factors to deliver business results and pave the way for future growth.

Business Insights Australia’s NSW HR Leaders Summit will gather 100-120 NSW based senior HR leaders across industry sectors. The program is designed to generate high level peer-to-peer conversations. Keynote speakers, guest panellists and specialists will share their journeys, innovative approaches, latest thinking, business cases and success stories. Key discussion topics include the way HR can continue to manage business and client expectation; championing your way as the ambassador for change and innovation, becoming the trustworthy advisor to the people and business, shaping the future while delivering results today, interpreting data to make better corporate decisions, and setting strategic priority to build high performance culture and leadership capability.

Key Topics

  • Investing in the HR vision to shape the corporate future;
  • Aligning people strategy to business strategy;
  • Placing HR in the centre of the business – driving transformational change;
  • Coaching – a key skill in authentic and inspiring leaders;
  • Enhancing a workplace culture that encourages transparency, collaboration and engagement;
  • HR building change readiness in the fast world of business, innovation, disruption and people;
  • Building a compelling business case – getting support from the top;
  • HR driving meaningful, sustainable improvements;
  • Evolving organisational culture – leading from the front through HR leadership;
  • Using philosophy and purpose to drive culture change;
  • When leaders go bad – managing the dark triad of leadership;
  • Diversity and inclusion – accelerating the pace of change;
  • The engagement bridge – strategies to better connect your organisation to your people;
  • Developing a successful organisational wellbeing framework;
  • How targeted interventions can stall the rapid rise of chronic disease and mental illness at your workplace;
  • Investing in the workforce and harnessing the skill-sets of top talents for future growth;
  • Harnessing the power of technology to facilitate organisational success;
  • Performance reviews — beyond the tick-a-box and formal appraisals;
  • Using payroll to impact your organisation’s bottom line;
  • Creating a dynamic future ready workforce.

Previous Presenters

Vanessa Fleetwood

Vanessa Fleetwood

General Manager of Organisational Development
Perpetual Limited

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Jennifer St Ledger

HR Director

Sharon Woodley

Group Director, HR
Knight Frank Australia

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Katy McDonald

Director, People & Culture
Sydney Opera House

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Peter Hartnett

Head of People & Culture
Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing

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Fiona Monfrooy

Executive Director, HR
ING Direct

Michelle Pombart

Director, People & Performance
George Weston Foods

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Jordan Paterson

Associate Director, HR

Erin Lynch

Associate Director, HR
People + Culture Strategies

Gretchen Masters

Gretchen Masters

Wellness Manager
GU Health

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Dr Natasha Lazareski


Paul Findlay

Managing Director
PD Training

Colin Hamilton

General Manager, HR
Helloworld Ltd

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Liam O’Reilly

Business Development Manager
ELMO Talent Management Software

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Quentin Jones

Managing Director

Joan Lynch

Executive Director, Strategic HR
Department of Family & Community Services (FACS)

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Franck Appleby

People & Performance Director
Adshel Australia & NZ

Corry Roberts

Thales Australia & New Zealand

Tracy Mellor

MD &  Group People Director
Reward Gateway

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Tracy Angwin

Australian Payroll Association

Alistair Gordon

HFL Leadership

Liz Deep-Jones


Felicity Mildon

Felicity Mildon

Australian Institute of Management (AIM)

Platinum Partners



Gold Partner


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