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Brisbane Schedule 2019

Brisbane Event #3: Influencing Workplace Culture During Organisational Change: The Business Transition From Being Privately Owned to Publicly Listed

Speaker: Emma Pollard
Position: Vice President People and Culture
Company: Cornardo Curragh

Emma is an HR executive with strong commercial focus and acumen. She is committed to creating and delivering proactive people practices aligned with and underpinning achievement of values, cultural aspirations, and business goals. Results-driven, practical, commercially astute, and passionate about leading an HR team which is a true strategic partner. Confident, enthusiastic, and prepared to challenge the status quo. Emma is experienced in planning and delivery of large change programs which also maximise existing productive foundations.

International experience across a range of industries, with a proven track-record in building relationships as a credible influencer at all levels. Expertise in mergers and acquistions, integration/cultural assimilation, synergy-creation and realisation, employee wellness and engagement initiatives, talent and succession programs. Trusted strategic advisor and partner to executive teams, with a focus on business outcomes.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Building and leading strong teams of HR professionals
  • Representing and championing HR contribution at board/executive level
  • Merger and acquisition planning and implementation
  • Synergy identification and realisation
  • HR strategy development and delivery
  • Employee relations
  • Employee development
  • Employer branding
  • Employee engagement
  • Talent management and succession planning
  • Organisation development
  • Talent acquisition and retention
  • Employee wellbeing.

About the Topic

In 2018, Coronado, a privately owned company with 3 mines in the US, purchased the Curragh mine in Central Queensland from Wesfarmers, a large Australian listed business. In October 2018 ‘Coronado Global Resources’ was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and Emma was appointed to the Vice President People and Culture role covering both US and Australian operations. Emma will discuss the journey so far to integrate the four operations, each with very different cultures, level of maturity and business requirements; and with the added complexity of a large proportion of the business moving from private to public sector. Emma’s presentation will overview some of the strategies being used to shift mindsets, how priorities were determined and some of the challenges still to come.

From: Tue 10th Sep 2019 7:30 am
To: Tue 10th Sep 2019 9:00 am
Registrations Close: Sun 8th Sep 2019 12:00 am
Price: $77.00

Brisbane Event #2: Technology in Learning

Speaker: James Hanson
Position: Global Learning & Development Manager
Company: Cardno

I’ve enjoyed over 17 years in Human Resources following my decision to change career and re-qualify. With experience in multiple global locations I bring to organisational development a fresh set of ideas, which often expands on traditional theories.

During this time the main challenges I’ve faced in delivering world class development solutions include:

  • Developing globally consistent core business skills to ensure we have the knowledge, skills and training to serve our clients at the highest level;
  • Reaching staff, who are geographically dispersed (in over 100 countries), with a consistent development approach and methods;
  • Ensuring global training is relevant to staff and practical in its delivery to suit different learning needs.

I’ve been very fortunate to work with some great individuals and teams over the years. Together we’ve been able to combat these challenges by implementing development programs across core competency, compliance, technical, leadership and business development career streams, resulting in improved employee engagement, retention and solid financial company performance.

From: Tue 18th Jun 2019 7:30 am
To: Tue 18th Jun 2019 9:00 am
Price: $77.00

Brisbane Event #1: Shaping Organisational Culture at RACQ

Speaker: Heidi Suominen
Position: Chief People Officer
Company: RACQ

Heidi is an experienced executive with a background of success in building organisational growth, operating in complex environments and creating customer and member value. As Chief People Officer, Heidi oversees the strategic human resource direction across the RACQ Group. With an HR career spanning more than 25 years and multiple industry sectors, Heidi is experienced in aligning people practices to organisational culture values and business strategy.

About the Topic

In a disruptive and changing market with shifting member needs organisational culture can be central to strategy and building competitive advantage. Responding to this RACQ introduced an Organisational Culture Framework. This was developed to capture the group’s desired culture (aligned with our values) and to enable shaping of the existing culture to enhance enablers to achieving strategy and the long term vision of the group.

From: Tue 19th Mar 2019 7:30 am
To: Tue 19th Mar 2019 9:00 am
Registrations Close: Fri 15th Mar 2019 4:00 pm
Price: $77.00

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