Speakers

Shaun Corrigan

HR Leader

General Electric

 

Anne Bastian

General Manager - Human Resources

Liberty Financial

 

Connie Kuhlman

Lead, Field HR

Accenture Australia

 
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As the Field HR Lead for Accenture’s Australia and New Zealand businesses, Connie leads a team of HR Business Partners and People Advisors who deliver talent-focused HR solutions to business leads and employees. With a background in change management and non-profit transformation, Connie has built her career on a willingness to take on projects and responsibilities that build the path one step before an organization needs to get there and a focus on helping leaders get to the next level. Connie seeks out new, interesting and unique approaches to organizational challenges.

Michelle Fenwick

Executive Director, People & Culture

Northern Health

 

Alec Bashinsky

CHRO, Asia Pacific Regional Talent Leader

Deloitte Australia

 
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Alec Bashinsky has been with Deloitte Australia for 11years as CHRO – Partner, People & Performance reporting directly to the CEO. In his role Alec is responsible for over 6500+ employees and a team of 95+ people. His mandate is to drive a Performance Culture and build Leadership capability through establishing Leadership development, Talent Identification, Performance Culture, Diversity, Employee Engagement and Shaping the Workforce of the Future as part of innovating the People strategy for Deloitte.
 
He has significantly realigned the Deloitte HR offering including differentiated and segment Talent, globally optimize Talent practices and Predictive and Analytical Data Integration with the Business functions. This coupled with a strong focus on risk and governance in the People strategies has dramatically realigned the HR offering.

Simone Blumberg

Head of People

Sunsuper

 

Sean Carroll

General Manager People, Culture & Innovation

Australia Post

 

Tracey Williams

Head of People & Culture

Bank Australia

 

Angela Rayner

Director, Reward and Recognition Consultant

The Reward Space

 

Andrew Curcio

Partner (Reward and Performance)

PwC

 

Breckon Jones

Head of Total Reward, Director Global Health & Wellbeing

American Express

 
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Breckon Jones is American Express’ Head of Total Reward for Australia and New Zealand and also manages the company’s global employee health and wellbeing strategy. Breckon has been with American Express for 6 years, having repatriated to Australia in 2014. He previously held a variety of European Health and Benefits leadership roles whilst based in the UK for 10 years.
 
Prior to joining American Express, Breckon worked for Unilever, where he was the Head of Employee Health and Vitality, pioneering a program model for workplace health enhancement that was cited by the UK Government as the gold standard for population health management. 
 
In his early career, Breckon worked with major blue-chip companies in the Asia Pacific region as a corporate consultant and with athletes combining mental and physical skills programs using his qualifications in Performance Psychology. 
 
Breckon is a contributing author to the recently published Human Resources book “Flourishing in Life, Work and Careers” (2015) and speaks regularly at HR industry conferences around the world.

Justine Figot

Human Resources Development Manager

KFC

 

Barry Singer

Associate Director HR

Merck Sharp & Dohme

 

Tara Kleine

Principal Advisor Leadership

Rio Tinto

 

Fiona Crawford

General Manager Human Resources

Infotrack

 

Tim Draffen

Performance Coach, Facilitator & Transition Specialist

Crossroads Human Resources

 

Henry Skene

Partner

Seyfarth Shaw

 

Pam Sluijs

Group Manager - Reward, Performance and Systems

Crown Resorts

 

Warren Antonik

Senior Manager, Compensation Surveys and Analytics

GE

 

Paul Birch

Director People & Culture, Health & Safety

Transdev Australasia

 

Gaye Haug

Head of Performance and Reward

KPMG

 

Karen Gately

Director

Ryan Gately

 
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Over the span of her corporate career Karen has worked in client service, strategy and planning as well as quality management leadership roles. In 2006, after eight years with The Vanguard Group where she was the head of human resources for the Asia Pacific region, Karen founded Ryan Gately, a HR consultancy company in Melbourne. Together with her team Karen works with organisations large and small across a broad range of industries to support them to build and leverage talented and energized teams. Karen’s approach is deeply rooted in the 25 years she spent training and teaching karate. The youngest person in Shukokai karate awarded a 1st dan black belt at age 14, Karen went on to be graded to 3rd dan after many more years of dedicated training and teaching. A multiple times winner of state, national and international titles, Karen was also a highly accomplished tournament karate competitor.

David Simpson

Managing Director

Melbourne HR

 
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Melbourne HR's Managing Director, David Simpson, has well over a decade of experience in HR Management and Leadership. During this time he has worked in a variety of environments, including the Defence Force, Corporate entities, and Start-ups.
Through this experience David could see a need for better practice HR advice and outsourcing in the small and medium business bracket, and established Melbourne HR to specifically support that market.

Nick Kennedy

Partner

Deliberate Practice

 
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Nick has over 15 years’ consulting experience, including leadership development, executive coaching, strategic and operational workforce planning, workforce analytics and global talent management. This is complimented by a strong interest in continuous improvement and supported by experience across a range of sectors including, Mining, Oil and Gas, Retail, Manufacturing, Engineering & Construction, Health, Education, and State & Federal Government.
 
Nick is the Chairman of the Workforce Planning Institute and holds the roles of Partner – Leadership Development for deliberatepractice and Managing Partner for deliberatedge.
 
He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and is passionate about connecting strategy, planning and people. 

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