Victoria 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 Victoria 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
  • Is efficiency eroding our moral obligation? Why HR needs a more human and less process approach through change
  • 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
  • Employee engagement as the competitive advantage – an insider’s guide to how the best employers are driving double-digit growth
  • Managing organisational change in challenging times – building trust and openness within the organisation
  • Creating a highly engaged culture
  • Technology that solves staff selection – latest hiring and staff selection trends
  • Developing a successful organisational wellbeing framework
  • Investing in the workforce and harnessing the skill-sets of top talents for future growth

2018 Presenters


Jeanette Sanderson

Global Talent & OrgDev Leader

Michael Milburn

Goulburn-Murray Water

Simone Carroll

EGM Digital, Marketing,
People & Culture
Vicinity Centres

Fiona Reed

Executive Director, HR
La Trobe University

Mari Ruiz

Chief People & Culture Officer

Leanne Beveridge

GM, People

Jo McConnell

Chief People Officer
Latitude Financial Officer

Tabitha Pearson

EGM, People & Culture

Donna Price

GM People & Culture
Melbourne Cricket Club

Maxim Tambling

Director, Talent, Inclusion
& Diversity

Monica Watt

GM HR & Administration
ELMO Software

Dr. Kylie Ward

HR Director- Asia Pacific

Kristina Dalgleish

Health at Work

Michelle Williams

Group Director, HR
Fairfax Media

Dr Glyn Brokensha


Sue Langley

Langley Group

Michelle Johnston

EGM, People, Brand &
State Trustees

Paul Findlay

The OrgDev Institute;
Managing Director
PD Training




Series Partner


Gold Partners

Summit Partners