WA 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 WA HR Leaders Summit will gather 100-120 WA 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

  • Rationalising the people costs and structure to enable survival in the current market
  • Creating a competitive advantage through HR leadership
  • Driving the implementation of sustainable business practices from a people perspective
  • Human resources in the boardroom – closing the credibility gap
  • New trends with business partnering
  • Achieving a 50:50 gender balance in the workplace
  • Creating employment opportunities and diversity collaboratively
  • Culture, collaboration and engagement – driving business outcomes in times of uncertainty
  • Making simplification a business and HR priority
  • Driving workplace well being initiatives and mental health awareness across the organisation
  • Bringing enterprise leadership, talent and L&D together
  • HR working with technology – interpreting data to make better business decisions
  • Recognition – the powerful motivator for performance
  • The new age of career transition
  • Getting ready for the next wave of workforce disruption

Previous Presenters

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Barry Bloch

EGM Project Support Services
BGC Contracting

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Jo Christie

Chief People & Culture Officer
Bethanie Group

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Roger Hughes


Llewellyn Rogers

Llewellyn Rogers

People and Performance Manager


Joydeep Hor

Managing Principal
People + Culture Strategies

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Matthew Thomas

Racing & Wagering WA

Quentin Jones

Managing Director

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Fay Davidson

Senior HR Officer, Diversity & Equity

Nick Northcott

Nick Northcott

Chief Operating Officer
Telethon Kids Institute

Christine Thompson

Christine Thompson

GM, People Services
Department of Fisheries WA

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Peter James

General Manager
Lee Hecht Harrison

Martin Wandmaker

Martin Wandmaker

Head of HR
Automotive Holdings Group

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Tiffany Chown

HR Lead, WA

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Stuart Jenner

Former EGM, People Capabilities, Emeco;
Leadership Specialist & Executive Coach


Karen Watts

GM, Organisational Development & Change
Capricorn Society

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Scott Erskine


Paul Findlay

Paul Findlay

Managing Director
PD Training


Maggie Rowlands

Employee Engagement & Values Activation Specialist

Harry Jeyalingam

Strategic Partnership Manager
ELMO Talent Management Software

Tony Boutoubia

National HR Manager
Cash Converters


Anne McCormack

Head of People & Corporate Services
Silver Chain Group


Kathleen Francis

Senior Director Human Capital Management

Lena Neumeier

Mental Health Consultant

Platinum Partner