Delegates will enjoy a full day of inspiring keynote and keynote concurrent sessions on topics that include age, gender equity, indigenous employment and more. Click on the sessions below for session and speaker overview.

Event details

DATE: 13 May 2016

TIME: 8.15am – 5.00pm (registration and networking from 8.00am)

VENUE: Sheraton on the Park, 161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Time Session

8.15am - 9.50am
Opening comments & Keynote 1

The comfort of strangers - My gender journey
Catherine McGregor AM, 2016 Queensland Australian of the Year
9.50am - 10.10amMorning tea and exhibition
10.10am - 11.05am
Keynote 2
From diversity to inclusion – The tipping point
Chris Lamb FAHRI, Head of Human Resources, Australia and Global Head of Diversity, Lendlease, 2015 AHRI HR Diversity Champion
11.10am - 12.00pm
Concurrent sessions 1

1a Telstra: Whole-of-enterprise diversity and inclusion
Nicole Tzavaras, Global Talent Manager, Telstra

1b Trends in Indigenous tertiary education and employment
Michael Combs, Founder & CEO, CareerTrackers

12.05pm - 1.05pm
Concurrent sessions 2

2a CODE for the new economy
Narelle Hooper, Author and journalist
Susan Pettifer, Director Workforce & Information Services, City of Sydney
Rodin Genoff, Founder and Managing Director, Rodin Genoff & Associates

2b Inclusion from the inside out – Driving ownership from the business
Ryan Burke, Executive Manager, Group Diversity & Inclusion, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Catherine Fitzpatrick, General Manager, Government, Industry and International Affairs
Nick Fernando, General Manager Retail Pricing & Distribution Analytics
Clive van Horen, Executive General Manager Small Business
Lucy Riggal, Executive Manager Institutional Client Coverage
Bryan Fitzgerald, Executive General Manager CEO & Group Executive Positioning

1.05pm - 1.45pmLunch and exhibition
1.45pm - 2.45pm
Concurrent sessions 3

3a Leading in an Age of Inclusion: Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion for Innovation
Dr Jennifer Whelan, Founder & Director, Psynapse Psychometrics

3b Family and domestic violence as a workplace issue
Susan Price, Director, People and Organisation, PwC (Facilitator)
Elizabeth Shaw, Manager Advisory Services, KPMG Australia, President of the Board, UN Women Australia
Karen Willis OAM, Executive Officer, Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia
Robert Wood, Head of Sustainability, Virgin Australia
Debra Eckersley CAHRI, Managing Partner, Human Capital, PwC
Ludo McFerran, Adjunct lecturer Centre Gender Related Violence Studies, School of Social Sciences, UNSW

2.50pm - 3.50pm
Concurrent sessions 4

4a Moving forward - Lessons and ideas from the AHRI inclusion and diversity reference panel
Rhonda Brighton-Hall FAHRI, Board Director, AHRI (Facilitator)
Susan Ferrier FAHRI, National Managing Partner of People, Performance & Culture, Australia, KPMG
Chris Lamb FAHRI, Head of Human Resources, Australia and Global Head of Diversity, Lendlease, 2015 AHRI HR Diversity Champion
Fiona Krautil CAHRI, Director, Equity and Diversity Strategy, The University of Sydney
Susan Price, Director, People and Organisation, PwC
Richard Oliver, First Assistant Secretary People Services, Department of Defence
Deb Howcroft, Executive General Manager, Organisational Development

4b Inclusive Leadership: Another workplace fad?
Dr Graeme Russell

3.50pm - 4.05pmAfternoon tea and exhibition
4.05pm - 5.00pm
Keynote 3
Women in Diplomacy – look how far we’ve come
Her Excellency Menna Rawlings, British High Commissioner to Australia

Who Should Attend?

  • Inclusion and diversity practitioners
  • HR professionals with the responsibility for inclusion and diversity practices in their organisation
  • Anyone who is interested in the benefits of inclusion and diversity for their organisation and workplace