2020 Victoria HR Leadership Summit

Crown, Melbourne

18th & 19th February


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+ VIC 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

2018 Highlights Reel



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.



Kathryn van der Merwe
Group Executive Talent & Culture
Mark Cook
Head of People & Culture, Future Business & Technology
AGL Energy
Virginia Wilson
Head of Technology, Product & Shared Services
AGL Energy
Liam Hayes
Chief People Officer
Tim Guille
Head of People & Culture
Lindy Visagie
Group Head of Organisational Development & Strategic Change
Dulux Group
Giovanni Abelardo
Director Employee Engagement & Experience
Ascott International Management
Zora Hoare
Head of Customer & Employee Experience
eNett International
Mari Ruiz
Executive People Experience
Melbourne Airport
Paul Findlay
CEO, PD Training
Chairman, OrgDev Institute
Joy Adan
Content Journalist
Reward Gateway
Damien Kook
Head Health, Safety & Wellbeing
Ford Motor Company
Natasha Cuthbert
GM People & Culture
Viva Energy Australia
Ben Foote
Scentia; Australian Institute of Management (AIM)
Sue Turk
Managing Director
Cornerstone ANZ
Lisa Robson
Senior Manager Talent & Culture
James Della-Porta
Regional Sales Director
ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll
Alison Starkey
Head of People & Performance
Netball Australia
Leanne Wiebenga
Executive Manager, People & Culture
City of Monash
Dr Kathryn Page
National Wellbeing & Inclusion Leader
Tennis Australia
Rachel McIver
People & Culture Director
Annie Reeves
Executive Director People & Culture
Dept of Jobs, Precincts & Regions
Jasmine Doak
VP, HR, Australia, Pacific & Asia
Dr Ben Palmer
Chief Executive Officer
Genos International
Renae Meyer
Director, People Continuity
Carlton United Breweries
Kasey Zun
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Marina Murphy
Executive Manager, Organisational Development
REA Group
Alison De Araugo
Head of Safety & Injury Management
Estia Health
Dr Jessie Lyons
People & Culture Lead
Viva Energy Australia
Adam Wilson

Adam Wilson

Learning & Development Training Facilitator
Odyssey Training & Leadership Directions
Shaun Farrell
Managing Director
Caliper Australia & India
Kim Grady
Head of Group Safety, Wellbeing & Governance
Australia Post
Renae Meyer
Director, People Continuity
Carlton & United Breweries
The HR Leadership Summit was a great way to learn about what HR professional are working on. How they have contributed and added value to their organisation. It was also a great way to meet other HR professionals and learn about their experiences and companies.
Great opportunity to hear and learn from speakers willing to share their experiences.
Family Planning Victoria
A fantastic event with a great line up of diverse speakers. Certainly got something out of each speaker's presentation. Thanks BIAP for putting on a great event!
Places Victoria
A well organised event with plenty of real stories from HR Directors who have pioneered the way with dynamic successful change initiatives, often in challenging circumstances.
Willis Towers Watson

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