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 return in 2017 to 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.

2016 Presenters

Cliff Gillam

Cliff Gillam

Executive Director, Workforce
Department of Education

Amanda Spiers

Amanda Spiers

Corporate HR Manager
WA Water Corporation


Simon Rountree

Camp Quality

Kevin Lewis

Kevin Lewis

Compass Group


Mark Devenyns

Manager, Health & Safety
Silver Chain Group

Lori Tyrrell

Lori Tyrrell

Head of People & Culture

Tony D’Souza

State HR WA

Paul Richards

Paul Richards

Head of Workplace Health Solutions

Amy Hancock

Amy Hancock

GM, People
SRG Limited


Sarah Bagshawe



Lesley Sheard

Leader, People & Culture
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA)

Ron Pettit

Regional HR Director


Jane van den Herik

Deputy Director People Relations
Curtin University


Jenny Taylor

Deputy Director People Capabilities
Curtin University


Jane Bushby

Senior Organisational Development Consultant
Curtin University


Justin Prince

Group HR Manager
Ertech Holdings


Lois Andrijich

GM, People
St Ives Care

Peter James new 2

Peter James

Lee Hecht Harrison

Christina Waddy

Regional BDM, WA/NT
ELMO Talent Management Software


Fred van der Tang

Managing Director of A/NZ
Ascender HCM

Kylie Green

Sales Director
Reward Gateway


Stephen Chainey

National BDM, Employer Services


Tristan Barnes

National Manager, Financial Wellbeing & Advice
Shadforth Financial Group

Platinum Partner


Summit Partner