Additional speakers to be announced soon.

Lyn Goodear

Lyn Goodear FAHRI

CEO & Managing Director, Australian HR institute

Lyn Goodear is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian HR Institute. She champions the standards of HR practice in Australia and is responsible for leading change that builds organisation capability for the future workforce in areas such as productivity and sustainability, as well as cultivating workplace cultures that are inclusive, diverse and ethical.

Michael Kalimnios

Michael Kalimnios

Chief Operating Officer, Top End Health Service

Michael Kalimnios commenced as Chief Operating Officer of the Top End Health Service in January 2015.  

Prior to this role, Kalimnios was the Chief Finance Officer and Executive Director of Funding, Performance and Corporate Division within the Department of Health for three years.

Kalimnios is a chartered accountant and has worked in executive management roles within the public health sector for more than 20 years.

Claire Maradani

Claire Maradani

Managing Director, Treeti Business Consulting

Claire Maradani has an extensive business background and is a well-respected leadership consultant and business improvement specialist. Her focus is on transforming organisational culture, leadership and management teams, and individuals across a broad spectrum of companies and industries.

A trained mediator with the Dispute Resolution Branch (DRB) Department of Justice and Attorney General, Maradani is also a qualified counsellor (DiSC accredited and NLP certified) and a successful business owner.

Maradani is fulfilling her passion for transforming businesses. In her role she has had the privilege of providing leadership and management training to teams of professionals, making a difference to businesses across Australia.

Clare Payne

Clare Payne

Leading voice on ethics and 2014 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

Clare Payne is a leading voice on ethics in society. She tracks trends and writes about their implications in her monthly ‘Ethical Len’s column in The Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine.

She is the author of two books, ‘A Matter of Trust – The Practice of Ethics in Finance’ and ‘One – Valuing the Single Life’ (2018), Melbourne University Publishing and distributed by Penguin. Clare is a former employment lawyer and an accomplished marathon swimmer.

In 2007, prior to the global financial crisis, Clare’s paper ‘Ethics or Bust’ was awarded the inaugural Ethics & Trust in Finance Prize by the Observatoire de la Finance, Geneva. In 2010 Clare led the establishment of The Banking and Finance Oath (The BFO), a Hippocratic oath for those working in banking and finance. The BFO has been positively received by industry leaders with the list of signatories growing daily.

Clare is a globally recognised leader for her work in ethics in finance and her personal commitment to social issues. She was recognised as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2014 and as an Australian 100 Women of Influence in 2016.

Rob Phipps FCPHR

Rob Phipps FCPHR

Chief People Officer, KFC Australia

Rob Phipps FCPHR has broad experience leading HR functions across the UK, South Africa, Thailand and the South Pacific. He has spearheaded culture and people programs that have seen KFC become a leader in this area, and has been widely recognised within Yum! and across Australia.

Phipps sits on the AHRI NSW Council. He is a FCPHR along with winning the AHRI Dave Ulrich HR Leader of the Year Award in 2015. Phipps is an avid cyclist, having personally raised over $100K for Tour de Cure foundation over the past six years and lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two children.


Tim Soutphommasane

Dr Tim Soutphommasane

Race Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

Dr Tim Soutphommasane has been Race Discrimination Commissioner since 2013. Prior to joining the Australian Human Rights Commission, Dr Soutphommasane was a political philosopher and held posts at The University of Sydney and Monash University. His thinking on multiculturalism, patriotism and national identity has been influential in shaping debates in Australia and Britain. 

Dr Soutphommasaneis the author of four books: I’m Not Racist But … (2015), The Virtuous Citizen (2012), Don't Go Back To Where You Came From (2012), and Reclaiming Patriotism (2009). He was co-editor (with Nick Dyrenfurth) of All That's Left (2010). He has been an opinion columnist with The Age and The Weekend Australian newspapers, and presented the documentary series Mongrel Nation on ABC Radio National (2013). Dr Soutphommasane is an adjunct professor at the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, and chairs the Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity.

Born in France and raised in southwest Sydney, Dr Soutphommasane holds a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy (with Distinction) from the University of Oxford, and is a first-class honours graduate of The University of Sydney.