2021 South Australia HR Leadership Summit

Adelaide Convention Centre

16th & 17th March


After a challenging year of disruptions, it is time for renewal, reflection and to look ahead. Businesses are forced to reset and rethink about the way that they operate in turbulent times. Maintaining employee engagement, well-being, collaboration, and learning has never been more important, highlighting the value of human connections in the changing world of work. With the right strategies, HR leaders can take turn a crisis into an opportunity to improve employee engagement, well-being, collaboration, and learning to drive performance, innovation and growth.

SA HR leaders will share their most valuable lessons leant on how they have responded to recent disruptions and how these lessons can be applied to future planning. Key topics include maintaining employee connection, collaboration and learning; shifting to remote and hybrid approach of working and its impact on culture, employee engagement and well-being; providing support to employees to stay mentally and physically healthy; improving flexibility and adaptability in the workplace; increasing employee productivity and performance to deliver service innovation; facilitating new forms of collaboration through technologies, reducing complexity, and transforming the HR functions, and more.


Amanda Spiers
Director of Strategy, People and Culture
Kate Berry
Chief People Officer
G'Day Parks
Belinda Vivian
General Manager, People & Environment
Debbie Norman
Director HR Asia Pacific & Global Talent Development
Topcon Positioning Systems
Sonali D'silva
Program Facilitator, PACE
The University of Adelaide
James Della-Porta
Regional Sales Director
ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll
Kylie Johnson
General Manager People & Safety
SA Water
 Sonya Hughes
People Innovation
Scott Way
Director, Industrial & Organisational Psychology
Steve Jarman
HR Manager APAC
Toro Australia
Layla Pagac
Work Health Safety Manager
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
Professor Maureen Dollard
Professor of Work & Organisational Psychology, CWeX, UniSA; Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow
Fiona Blakely
Chief People Officer
OZ Minerals
Lorraine Johnston
Senior Human Resources Manager
Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator
Monique Roberts
Manager, Learning and Wellbeing
Jamie Getgood
CEO, Founder
The People Shift
Nicola Lipscombe
Global professional speaker; facilitator
Stephanie Noon
Positive Psychology Coach
Shannon Cooper
Facilitator and Coach
Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia & New Zealand
Gina Brooks
William Bowie
General Manager, South Australia
Australian Institute of Management
Kathryn Faulkner
Learning Design Manager
Silver Chain Group

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.

Series Partner

Gold Partner

Summit Partners

The HR Leadership Summit was a collective of genuine leaders invested in moving HR collaboratively through our evolving workplace. It was a great balance of motivation, captivating and innovation with leaders from with the HR community.
It was great to hear so many speakers. I took something away from each speaker that I hope to be able to implement or grow on.
BAE Systems
I really enjoyed the event, the speakers were fantastic and brought new and fresh ideas. There was time for networking and the promotion stands were very relevant to the topics discussed, well worth the time to attend.
An excellent event providing some really interesting and diverse presentation from a variety of HR Leaders.
SA Power Networks
Well organized event with relevant topics and knowledgeable presenters. Exhibitors were very informing and experienced in their products. Great chance to catch up and network with other HR professionals.
Adelaide Shores
I really enjoyed the HR Leadership Summit, it gave me some excellent ideas and provided me with great networking opportunities. It also helped me realise that I'm not alone with the challenges I face on a day-to-day basis. I would definitely attend in the future.

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