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North Ryde Event Schedule 2018


North Ryde Event #4: From the Factory Floor to the C-suite – Developing each Danoner to their Maximum Through a Meaningful Journey in Strong High Performing Diverse Teams

Speaker: Belinda Reynolds
Position: Head of Talent & Learning, Australia & NZ
Company: Danone

Belinda joined Danone in March 2016 and leads the Australia and New Zealand shared services function of Talent and Learning for Danone, a world leading food company with 100,000 employees worldwide.

The company has a dual commitment of business and social progress and a mission to develop all Danoners, from the factory floor to the C-suite.

In 2016 the organization deployed a new Talent model with a focus on development and succession planning to address leadership gaps, improve employee engagement and enhance career development opportunities.

Belinda will discuss deployment, learnings and results of this model which focuses on Growth Agility encompassing Emotional and Intellectual Agility, Grit and a Growth Mindset and the leadership behaviors that underpin the culture of Danone.

She will also speak about Danone’s approach to learning and bringing Danone Campus to Australia for the first time. Danone Campus is a week-long program encompassing functional, leadership and managerial training, Market Places, exercise and plenary and Danone culture with facilitators from across the globe.

Reporting to the HR Director Araceli Garcia Perez, she previously worked at IBM for many years holding lead roles in Recruitment, HR Management, Learning and Diversity.

Danone at a glance: Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, we are a leading global food & beverage company built on four businesses: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition and Medical Nutrition. With a mission ‘to bring health through food to as many people as possible’, brands sold in Australia and New Zealand include Evian and Badoit water, Aptamil and Karicare early life nutrition and, Activia, YoPRO and Ultimate yoghurts and Souvenaid, a food for the dietary management of the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

From: Tue 30th Oct 2018 7:30 am
To: Tue 30th Oct 2018 9:00 am
Price: $99.00

North Ryde Event #3: Linking Pay to Performance to Drive Productivity: Keeping it Simple

Speaker: Dianne Tilley
Position: Global Head of Talent and Reward
Company: Cochlear

Dianne is a senior executive with over 20 years Human Resources experience. She has extensive remuneration, organisational development and generalist HR experience in senior leadership roles, gained primarily from within the financial services industry and global multinational organisations. She is recognised for her effective delivery of commercial solutions and focus on alignment of HR to the strategic business objectives.

Dianne joined Cochlear just over 12 months ago, where she is leading the globalisation of their talent management practices across 30+ countries. As the business continues to grow rapidly, this has presented some exciting, yet very challenging opportunities.

From: Tue 28th Aug 2018 7:30 am
To: Tue 28th Aug 2018 9:00 am
Price: $99.00

North Ryde Event #2: Matrix Structure Mind-fields! How to Navigate Organisational Structures to Maximise Your HR Outcomes

Speaker: Fabienne Connet
Position: Senior HR Manager - ANZ
Company: Biogen

Fabienne Connet holds a Master of Psychology from the University of Ghent, Belgium and is CAHRI certified. She started her career in London in recruitment, after which she spent just under 10 years with GE. She held various roles with GE in the UK and in Australia, ranging from being a UK & Ireland, European and Australia & New Zealand HRM to managing Finance Leadership Development across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

In early 2016, Fabienne joined Herbert Smith Freehills, broadening her experience from a US multi-national conglomerate to a British/Australian law firm. In 2017, she joined Biogen as the Head of HR for the Australia & New Zealand Affiliate.

From: Tue 29th May 2018 7:30 am
To: Tue 29th May 2018 9:00 am
Price: $99.00

North Ryde Event #1: Building a High Performance Team and Culture

Speaker: Che Lewer
Position: Head of HR
Company: Heinemann Australia

Che completed her Masters of International Business and Human Resources Management at the University of Queensland, Australia. She commenced her career in Human Resources as a HR Coordinator at Park Hyatt Sydney. Thereafter, Che joined the Accor family for 5 years, where she assumed various roles from HR Officer to multi-hotel HR Manager in 2013. At Accor, Che also had the privilege of being appointed as Indigenous Champion NSW/ACT for 3 years, supporting Accor’s diversity strategy within the business.

In 2013, Che left the Hospitality Industry to broaden her HR Business partnering and Commercial expertise and assumed a role at IKEA as HR Manager for 3 years. In 2016, Che took on the role of Head of HR at Heinemann Australia, leading and developing a team of 9 HR professionals as well as overseeing an operation of 550 team members.

From: Tue 13th Mar 2018 7:30 am
To: Tue 13th Mar 2018 9:00 am
Price: $99.00

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