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 was appointed to the role in December 2012.

Goodear was formerly National Manager, Professional Development at AHRI, a position she held from 2005 to 2012. 

Previously Goodear held leadership and management roles within the education sector at Southwest Institute of TAFE and Deakin Australia, in addition to holding accounting roles within the mining and engineering industries located in the United States and Australia. She has also managed her own consulting business. 

Goodear has a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Education (Leadership and Management). She is an alumnus of the Mt Eliza Business School Leadership Program and the Advanced Human Resources Executive Program of the Ross Business School, Michigan, USA.

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 Lens' 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). Payne is a former employment lawyer and an accomplished marathon swimmer. She swam solo around New York City, a distance of 46 kilometres. She is the only person to have swum from Coogee Beach to the Sydney Opera House, a swim recorded in the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

In 2007, prior to the global financial crisis, Payne's paper ‘Ethics or Bust’ was awarded the inaugural Ethics & Trust in Finance Prize by the Observatoire de la Finance, Geneva.

In 2010 Payne 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. She currently works with Dr. Bronwyn King, founder of Tobacco Free Portfolios.

Payne sees tobacco-free investment as the ultimate ethical case study for the finance sector. She 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 one of the 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.