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Melbourne Event Schedule 2017

Melbourne Event #5: Future of Work - Technology and Talent

Speaker: Malcolm Peak
Position: National Director
Company: Randstad HR Consulting

With over 20 years consulting experience, Malcolm is an expert in the areas of organisation change, value proposition development, transformation and career transition.

Malcolm brings a unique perspective to his engagements, having worked in both line management and consulting roles allowing him to clearly understand and cut through to the core aspects of any project that are the true drivers of success or failure.

Malcolm’s experience has extended to some of Australia’s most recognised companies, where he has worked with leadership and management teams across change management, leader development, succession planning, employee value proposition development and organisation transition.

Malcolm is currently National Director of Randstad’s HR Consulting Practice.

Prior to joining Randstad, Malcolm held senior consulting and relationship management roles with a number of large HR consulting businesses, and was also the global HR manager for a technology startup where he was responsible for the establishment of the HR function across three continents and played a key role in growing the business from 30 to 120 people in 18 months.


Kathryn Vati

Speaker: Kathryn Vati
Position: Director HR AU/NZ
Company: SEEK Limited

From: Wed 29th Nov 2017 7:30 am
To: Wed 29th Nov 2017 9:00 am
Price: $99.00

Melbourne Event #4: Reframing Talent Acquisition – A Generalist’s Approach to COE's

Speaker: Tom Richards
Position: General Manager, Talent Acquisition
Company: National Australia Bank (NAB)

Tom Richards, General Manager Talent Acquisition for the National Australia Bank (NAB), will discuss his experience of transitioning from generalist HR Business Partnering roles into leading  a COE (centre of expertise); and how this shaped the thinking and changes for the function, its strategy, and operating model.

Tom Richards is the General Manager of Talent Acquisition for NAB.  Having spent more than 15 years in senior HR roles across the Financial Services, Insurance and Distribution industries, Tom joined NAB in 2012 and prior to his current role held a number of Head of People positions looking after Technology, Product, NabBusiness and most recently Retail.Tom Richards is the General Manager of Talent Acquisition for NAB.  Having spent more than 15 years in senior HR roles across the Financial Services, Insurance and Distribution industries, Tom joined NAB in 2012 and prior to his current role held a number of Head of People positions looking after Technology, Product, NabBusiness and most recently Retail.

Away from work, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife Sam, and his two children: Holly (9) and Kiyan (4).

Tom has an Honours Degree in Business from Sheffield Hallam University in England.

From: Wed 20th Sep 2017 7:30 am
To: Wed 20th Sep 2017 9:00 am
Price: $99.00

Melbourne Event #3: Creating a Diverse Workforce – Inclusion and Infusion

Speaker: Kay Clancy
Position: Business Change Director
Company: MLC Australia

Kay hails from the UK with a career spanning more than 25 years in financial services. Her mission is to bring courage and energy to the workplace and she believes that her role is to create an environment where everyone can thrive, everyone can contribute and all contributions are welcomed and valued.

She is currently Business Change Director for MLC Life leading change for their transformation program and has held senior roles at Kinetic Superannuation, VMIA, CGU and Barclays Bank to name a few.

Kay brings the voice of the people to the executive table and is an ambassador for supporting and developing leaders and building diverse workforces that move beyond old school diversity policies and practices.

Her professional affirmation is “The role of the leader is not to cage the birds but to help them to fly”.

Kay is a mentor for AHRI and the RCSA and is passionate about sending the “lift back down” in her daily life. A qualified company director Kay is the Chairman of a school Board.

Late to motherhood she is a proud mother to 2 boys and her dress sense outside of work can be best described as “I didn’t think I was getting out of the car”.

From: Wed 19th Jul 2017 7:30 am
To: Wed 19th Jul 2017 9:00 am
Price: $99.00

Melbourne Event #2: HR Being Commercial - NGO Sector

Speaker: Annabelle Kirwan - FAHRI
Position: Managing Partner
Company: ARC HR and Management Services

Annabelle is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Human Resources and has recently worked in the field of health and community services. With more than 25 years' experience as a Senior HR practitioner, practicing in industries as diverse as retail, manufacturing, government and health with a strong governance and risk background, Annabelle is known as a change management and organisational development specialist.

Annabelle is an advocate on promoting the HR profession and ensuring HR has a place at the table. She is also a board member for a health service now bringing HR to the board table.

From: Wed 10th May 2017 7:30 am
To: Wed 10th May 2017 9:00 am
Price: $99.00

Melbourne Event #1: Reinventing Performance Management

Speaker: Sophie Conabere
Position: People and Performance (P&P) Director
Company: Deloitte

Sophie Conabere is a People and Performance (P&P) Director at Deloitte and is responsible for the Reinventing Performance Management project, the Talent 2020 strategy and drives the people agenda in the Tax business. Prior to working with Tax, Sophie worked closely with the Consulting group as they experienced significant growth. She is a member of the P&P Leadership Team and has sat on the various BU Executives. Reinventing Performance Management is one of the primary focuses of her role. Deloitte commenced this journey over three years ago and are currently implementing the new experience globally. The focus of her business unit roles includes the following:

  • Driving the change management activities aligned to business transformation
  • Increasing the leadership bench strength and capability
  • Increasing employee engagement and effective minimisation of employee turnover
  • Identifying, acquiring and developing top Talent aligned to business growth and sustainability
  • Embedding a strong performance culture
  • Retention of top talent by managing and driving diversity
  • Delivering high quality people services to the business

Prior to joining, Sophie worked as a Human Capital Consultant at PwC specialising in change management. She also spent 8 years with the Bechtel Corporation working in Australia and the USA in a variety of roles. Sophie was the Senior HR Specialist for Bechtel in San Francisco, California until November 2004, when she returned to Australia. During her time with Bechtel, she managed the start-up the people aspects of the $1.5 billion Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Project. She also facilitated the completion of the Annual Talent Review Process (the annual process to identify staffing gaps, trends, high potential employees, review diversity goals and statistics, complete succession planning and Senior Vice President and Principal Vice President selection) for the Government contract organization (approx. 10,000 employees). Other roles held have covered the broad spectrum of Human Resources including strategy development, performance management, workforce planning and management, leadership identification, development and supply and HR operations.

About the Topic

In 2014, Deloitte conducted a study on their Performance Management process and found that 58% of their executives believed their PM approach didn’t drive employee engagement or high performance. They also discovered that their approach to performance management – based on an annual 360-degree feedback process – was wasting 2 million hours per year across their workforce. This was the catalyst to radically redesign Deloitte’s performance management process.

Sophie Conabere is leading the implementation of the new performance management process across Deloitte Australia where there is a shift away from annual performance evaluation to a process of continuous coaching and improvement. Sophie will share her experience on implementing a new, re-invented performance management system.

From: Wed 15th Feb 2017 7:30 am
To: Wed 15th Feb 2017 9:00 am
Price: $99.00

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