2020 New Zealand HR Leadership Summit

Grand Millennium, Auckland

17th & 18th June


In times of change and disruption, HR leadership is critically needed to drive engagement, progress and innovation in the new world of work. And as the nature of work changes, the HR playbook is being rewritten for the way we build a meaningful workplace culture; develop, attract and re-skill people; create collaborative experiences; learn and relearn; and transform to agile ways of working to meet the changing needs of the workforce. Be the leader your business needs to help it grow and prepare people to adapt and excel in the evolving realities.

The summit is now part of the well-established international series, we look forward to collaborating with HR leaders and invite them to share their thinking, progress and most valuable lessons learnt. The event will once again gather 120+ NZ HR leaders for another great networking and learning experience.

Event Topics

• Building a change-ready workforce – future of work and ways of working
• Transforming to agile ways of working to meet the changing needs of the workforce
• Closing the gap between the workforce and technological disruption
• Reimagining the way we learn
• Creating employment opportunities for a diverse, flexible and inclusive workforce
• Building the brand and engagement through best practice employee experience
• Driving engagement, performance and empowerment
• Shifting to a culture of feedback and collaboration
• Building the wellbeing and resilience individuals and organisations
• Bringing diversity to life – embracing diversity and driving action
• The changing nature of recruiting
• Re-skilling and redesigning jobs for the new world of work
• Benefits and pitfalls of data analytics – how data can help steer the strategic direction of the business
• HR professionals in the automation and digital age – building trust, credibility and being human
• Soft skills for the future – shifting the focus towards developing human strengths and soft skills
• HR designing new ways of working, thinking and leading
+ more

Who Attends

EGM/GM/ Directors/ VP/ Heads of Human Resources, Human Capital, Human Resources,  Business Partners, People & Culture, Corporate Services, Learning and Organisational Development, Workforce, Talent, Learning & Development, Diversity & Inclusion

Why Attend

We understand the critical role program contents play in driving engaging and informative conversations at conferences that are relevant to HR leaders, their industries and their workforce. We are connected to C-level HR leaders across industries to share their knowledge, innovative approaches, business cases and success stories, ensuring high level peer-to-peer dialogues are generated from their insightful keynote addresses. Here what some of our past delegates have said about this event.


Laurent Sylvestre
Chief People & Culture Officer
Maria Telles
Associate Director, HR
Moira Manning
GM People & Capability
City Rail Link
Kavita Khanna
Director, People & Capability
Tonkin & Taylor
Jan O'Neill
Downer NZ
Tracey Taylor
Chief Experience Officer
Yellow New Zealand
Diane Edwards
GM People, Systems & Technology
Ports of Auckland
Anne Pollard
Head of Learning & Development
Shyamini Szeko
L&D Manager
Auckland Transport
Jason Bailey
National Sales Manager
ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll
Paul Findlay
Managing Director; PDT
Chairman; The OrgDev Institute
Melanie Weir
Positive HR Manager
Langley Group
Katie Williams
Head of People Experience
Vodafone NZ
Evan Bateup
Chief People Officer
Vista Group
Monica Ayers
Director People & Culture
Panuku Development Auckland
Cath Lomax
General Manager People, Corporate
Kim Culpan
Head of Organisational Development
Christine Brotherton
Head of People & Capability
Perpetual Guardian
Robynne Sam
Learning & Organisational Development Manager
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
Matt Stenton
Project Manager
Fezeela Raza
Principal Advisor Diversity & Inclusion
Auckland Council
Beryl Oldham
Managing Director
Complete Learning Solutions
Denise Evans
Principal, Dispute Resolution
FairWay Resolution
Adrienne Miller
HR & Business Executive
Nico Hadj-Blaha
VP Sales ANZ
Synchrony – A Rizing HCM Company

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Gold Partners

Summit Partners

Networking Partners

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