WA 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. As businesses depend heavily on the capabilities of their people to gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly complex and disruptive landscape, HR must seize the opportunity to bring new thinking to the table, harness the full potential of a diverse workforce and transform an innovative vision from inception to business reality.

WA HR Leaders Summit will once again gather 120+ senior local HR decision makers from different industries. The program is designed to generate high level peer-to-peer conversations. Presenters are invited to share their most valuable lessons on leading people through change, shaping the future of their organisations, creating new business opportunities, strengthening collaboration and engagement, and making strategic business decisions in a challenging economic climate.

Key Topics

  • Influencing business change and co-creating the corporate future;
  • Workforce flexibility & productivity in the current business environment;
  • Harnessing the power of technology to facilitate organisational success;
  • Supply chain blues – the origins of the challenge in sourcing quality talents;
  • Transformation in a regulated environment;
  • Placing HR in the centre of the business – driving transformational change;
  • HR building change readiness in the fast world of business, innovation, disruption and people;
  • Resourcing the future – building talent strategies that reflect the customers we serve;
  • Delivering success through workforce strategies and the development of organisational capability;
  • Transforming a safety culture and how HR & OSH can achieve success;
  • A best practice approach to workplace health & wellness;
  • Change management to transformation – making it a process not a project;
  • How an employee well being program was born out of need & how it transformed lives;
  • Diversity and inclusion – the embedded business practice;
  • Accelerating the pace of change in creating gender balanced leadership;
  • Leadership insights from a startup in rapid growth;
  • Driving workplace well being initiatives and mental health awareness across the organisation;
  • The future of business – what it means to your organisation and workforce.

2017 Presenters

Liz Burke

GM, Strategy, People & Performance

John Van Der Wielen

CEO & Managing Director

Kylie Johnston

Executive GM, People
Innovation & Capability

Lindsay O’Sullivan

Executive Director, Operations
Keystart Country Home Loans

Justin Prince

Group HR Manager

Lori Tyrrell

Lori Tyrrell

Head of People & Culture

Kelly McKenzie

Group HR Manager
CBH Group

Graham Olson

Executive Manager, HR &
Organisational Development
Town of Victoria Park

John Belchamber

Chief Development Officer
The OrgDev Institute

John Buchanan

Former Australian National
Cricket Team Coach

Tiffany Chown

HR Manager, API-Metals

Peter James new 2

Peter James

Career Life Transitions

Kylie Green

Director of Consultancy
Reward Gateway

Cassandra Tomeo

Capability Specialist,
Organisational Development
Coca-Cola Amatil

Glyn Brokensha


Mas Bianchi

Executive Director
People, Culture & Brand

Gerry Killian

Regional Manager WA/NT/AP
ELMO Talent Management

Crystal Murphy

Human Resources & Industrial
Relations Executive
ABN Group

Julian Pritchard

Head of Capability

Karen Tighe

Summit Chair

Series Partner


Summit Partners