Victoria 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.

2017 Victoria HR Leaders Summit will once again gather 100 to 120 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

  • Creating a competitive advantage through HR leadership
  • Driving the implementation of sustainable business practices from a people perspective
  • Change and other adventures – perspectives from the C suite
  • Crafting the role of HR in a rapidly changing environment
  • A case study – 70% engagement increase in performance management
  • Disrupting the system to build an inclusive culture
  • HR driving business outcomes in times of uncertainty
  • Culture, climate, pulse – different?
  • Making simplification a business and HR priority
  • 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
  • Advances in the cloud and data analytics to deliver innovations in psychometrics
  • Creating and leading a high performance culture
  • 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
  • Using payroll to impact your organisation’s bottom line

Previous Presenters

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Robyn Worthington

Senior HR Leader
GE Capital Australia & New Zealand


Celia Pollard

Executive Director HR
Public Transport Victoria

Margie Hill

GM, People & Culture

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Fiona Reed

Executive Director HR
La Trobe University

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Sara Van Vliet

Head of Talent & Engagement
ANZ Bank

Leanne Beveridge

GM People Development & Communications
Zinfra Group


Amanda Veldman


Jessica Fenton

Jessica Fenton

Head of Client Partnerships
ELMO Talent Management Software


Michelle Loader

CEO & Managing Director
Chandler Macleod Group

Paula Jeffs Austin Health

Paula Jeffs

Executive Director HR & Education
Austin Health

Jodie Haydon

Jodie Haydon

Viva Energy Australia


Ashleigh Smith

Senior Consultant
Human Synergistics

Kirstin Schneider


Sarah Fair

Sarah Fair

Head of HR


Dr Wesley Payne McClendon

EGM, Head of People & Capability

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Dr Natasha Lazareski

Director of Organisational Health & Wellbeing

Tracy Angwin

Australian Payroll Association

Rose Phillips

Group GM, HR
The Just Group

Paul Findlay

Paul Findlay

Managing Director
PD Training

Gretchen Masters

Gretchen Masters

Wellness Manager
GU Health

Brett Pomroy

Brett Pomroy

Workplace Relations Consultant
Victorian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Sydney, Australia | 18 October 2015

Russell Porter

Value Engineering Principal, HR Line of Business,
SAP SuccessFactors

Mark Souter

Expert Principal, Industry Value Engineering, HR Line of Business
SAP SuccessFactors

Dr Cheryl Crosthwaite

Faculty Member
Australian Institute of Management (AIM)

Elizabeth Waldock

Head of People Consulting

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Emily Rice

Summit Chairperson

Platinum Partner