2020 Queensland HR Leadership Summit

Hilton, Brisbane

11th & 12th February


In a changing world where people and innovation intersect, HR leadership needs to be at the forefront to proactively shape forward-thinking business strategies with their best assets. As businesses depend heavily on the capabilities of their people to gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive and disruptive landscape, HR must seize the opportunity to bring new thinking to the table, embrace diversity of thought, and transform an innovative vision from inception to business reality.

BIAP’s Queensland HR Leaders Summit is part of the well-established national series, bringing the best (and sometimes most underrated) HR stories and valuable lessons learnt. The event will once again invite 120+ senior HR decision makers from different industries to exchange ideas and share current thinking to prepare for tomorrow’s demands and become the people’s champion.

Event topics

• Towards the future of work and the workplace – leading people through transition;
• Meeting the rising business and customer expectations;
• Driving transformational change via workplace design, technology, systems & behaviours;
• Transforming to a customer-centric organisation – culture, leadership, people and HR practice;
• Improving your organisation’s agility to gain a competitive advantage;
• Providing the conditions of success to foster a learning centred environment;
• Leading the conversation from boardroom to workforce, and understanding new business dynamics;
• Getting executive support and resources – getting buy in and extending the ‘HR’ influence across the organisation;
• Transforming the workplace culture and improving employee wellbeing through trust and flexibility;
• Developing the workforce of the future – identifying future skills and developing next generation leaders;
• Fostering a culture of innovation and implementing new ideas to deliver value for customers;
• Identifying areas of disconnect and aligning people and business strategy;
• Optimising employee performance – shift performance management from process to conversations;
• Increasing importance of big data and analytics in HR to make better-informed decisions;
• Employee engagement as the competitive advantage;
• Building a sustainable high-performance organisation;
• The coming wave of workforce transformation – preparing the workforce for future demands.

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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.


Shannan Quain
Chief HR Officer; Executive Director People & Culture
Department of Child Safety, Youth &Women
Debra Briscoe
General Manager, People & Culture, Wagering & Media
Lisa Behrendt
Head of Culture, Learning & Organisational Development
Rita Slogrove
Learning & Organisational Development Manager, Australia
Fletcher Building
Shannon Foley
Group Executive, HR
Icon Group
Lisa Hunt
General Manager, HR
Sue Turk
Managing Director
Cornerstone OnDemand ANZ
Glenn Jackson
Executive Director HR
Peta Karunaratne
Executive General Manager, People & Customer Experience
Chris Gyetvay
Assistant Commissioner, Staff Experience
Australian Taxation Office
Georges Khoury
Director, A/People & Culture
eHealth Queensland
Naomi Lock
People Experience Lead
Ben Foote
Scentia Group; Australian Institute of Management (AIM)
Joy Adan
Content Journalist
Reward Gateway
Paul Findlay
CEO, PD Training
Chairman, OrgDev Institute
Steve Eltis
Director, People & Culture
Wesley Mission Queensland
Kylie White
Senior Change Manager, Community Care & Inclusion
Wesley Mission Queensland
Joel Smith
Head of Business Development
ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll
Maya Menon
Group Manager - Learning & Development
James Hanson
Group Organisational Development Manager, Principal
Carla Garvie
Manager of Succession & Inclusion, Corporate, TSP, Finance & Strategy
D'Neale Prosser
Head of People
Goodstart Early Learning
Louise Anderson
VP APAC Solutions
Adepto (now a Degreed Company)
Lynne Cawley
Group Executive, People & Operations
David Pich
Chief Executive
Institute of Managers & Leaders A/NZ
Nicki Walsh
Human Resource Director
Tunstall Australasia
Heidi Chambers
Senior Manager, Digital Adoption & Transformation
Deloitte Australia
Wes Travers
Head of Employee Experience Enablement, People Division
National Australia Bank
Vu Tran
Chief Growth Officer & Co-Founder
Bill Carson
Director, Facilitator, and Mental Health, Resilience & Wellbeing Coach
The Summit providing thought provoking discussions from a range of HR professionals.
Department of Health (QLD)
Awesome event with great and interesting content and speakers.
Airbus Group
The QLD HR Leaders Summit provided a great opportunity to share information with other organisations and networking opportunities.
Corporate Travel Management
This event was a massive support to the implementation of an Organisational Culture program. I have gained industry knowledge, strategies and examples of implementation examples that I can transfer into my workplace.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Enjoyed the variety of speakers and topics covered. Very informative and relevant.
What a great seminar, made me want to make a difference at my workplace.
Stoddart Manufacturing

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