2021 Western Australia HR Leadership Summit

Crown Towers, Perth

27th & 28th October


After a challenging year of disruptions, it is time for renewal, reflection and to look ahead. The pandemic has forced businesses to respond quickly, reset and rethink about the way that they can operate more efficiently and remain relevant to their workforce and customers. On the one hand, technology has been heavily relied upon as businesses transit quickly to remote and hybrid working. On the other hand, maintaining employee engagement, well-being, collaboration, and learning have never been more important than now, highlighting the value of human connections in the changing world of work. HR leaders continue to play a critical role to support and improve employee engagement, well-being, and learning to drive performance, innovation and growth.


Dr Isabeau Korpel
A/Executive Director People and Culture
Department of Transport (DoT)
Fiona Smith
General Manager People & Safety
Water Corporation
Richard Barley
Chief People and Sustainability Officer (Acting)
Bis Industries
Stuart Jenner
General Manager, Capability & Culture
Gold Road Resources
Carla Bonev
Group Director of Workforce
St John of God Health Care
Tanya Eales
General Manager, People & Culture WA
Matthew Thomas
People & Culture Executive
Kelly McKenzie
Chief People Officer
CBH Group
Dannielle Phelan
Group Manager, Capability
Silver Chain Group
Ron Pettit
Executive Manager People & Culture
Veris Australia
Joanne Horne
Executive Manager People, Culture & WHSE
Gaynor Rowlands
Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Australia
Tim Conversi
General Manager People & Capability
Regis Resources
Sara Chillemi
Executive Manager Human Resources
Jon Bowker
General Manager People
Narelle Macfarlane
Acting Global Inclusion & Diversity Lead
Michael Daoud
Global Learning Excellence Manager
Mas Bianchi
General Manager People, Learning and Development
Sheila Woods
Managing Director
Interstaff International
Leah Donovan
Director, HR & OD LEader
Ready, Set..... Change
Chareen Raja
Manager Organisational Development, Learning, and DEI
P&N Group
Jessica Midjaja
HR Services Manager
Jason Stern
Learning and ATSI Manager
Joy Adan
Content Journalist
Reward Gateway
Tamaryn Bliss
Head of Talent Acquisition, ANZ & the Talent Sourcing Lead, APAC
Matt Dragun
Founder, Managing Director
Ricky Black
Business Development Manager WA/SA/NT
ELMO Software
Di Darmody
Summit Chairperson
ABC Radio

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.

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The WA HR Summit was a really good opportunity to hear from some of the leaders in the Australian HR community, and get access to peers who were facing some of the same challenges I was.
Another great HR Leaders Summit event in Perth with interesting content that really helps you reflect on your own agenda and people plan. Always good for connecting with other HR Leaders in the market and build a solid network for the future.
A great networking opportunity and to hear from peers re real life application of HR principles.
ABN Group
Great lineup over the two days - opportunities to learn from industry leaders and business partners.
Always a great opportunity to connect with HR folk in other industries and within own, to share, hear or seek ideas and possible solutions to own challenges as well as discuss what is on the horizon.
Silver Chain
This year's WA HR Leader's Summit was a hub of intelligent minds and wealth of experience. It fostered learning and created opportunities for renewed thinking.
The WA HR Leaders Summit had a good mix of Business Leaders, HR Professionals and innovative service providers. The content was current and met my needs particularly around agile organisations and digital disruption.
City of Mandurah
The HR Summit has been a highly informative and inspiring two days. The presenters were all outstanding and the content certainly resonated. Well worth attending and I look forward to the next one!
St Ives Care
The WA HR Leaders Summit provides an opportunity to reflect on our overall contributions to our respective organisations. It highlights avenues for opportunity and improvement.
Jackson McDonald

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