LEE BAILIE

General Manager, Products & Innovation
InfoTrack

Lee Bailie

General Manager
Products & Innovation, InfoTrack

Lee Bailie joined InfoTrack after spending over ten years with the some of Australia’s largest and most advanced legal and conveyancing operators. As GM of Products and Innovation, Lee’s key goals are to ensure we provide our clients with the most innovative and market leading technology solutions.

In his previous role as CEO of Conveyancing Works, Lee assisted in growing the business to be the largest conveyancing operator in Australia and in doing so gained vast industry experience and knowledge of client expectations. Following the acquisition of Conveyancing Works by Slater and Gordon Lawyers, Lee was pivotal in developing the national expansion of the business on a single platform supported by InfoTrack, whilst also managing the Personal Legal Services Business.

Through his passion for delivery in this space, Lee was recognised in early 2017 as one of the Top 50 influential leaders in the property sector and he continues to ensure InfoTrack’s strategic goals are aligned to that of the industry and our clients. Prior to his legal and property experience Lee held several leadership roles within the media, financial and the aviation industries.

Outside of work Lee likes to spend time with his family and enjoys most sporting activities. Although his boots are hung up, he enjoys supporting rugby union and is always up for the odd game of touch rugby and challenging himself with new adventures.

 

 

GERARD BARWELL

Managing Director
Silverdrop

Gerard Barwell

Managing Director
Silverdrop

Gerard is the founder and Managing Director of Silverdrop, an HRIS services business specializing in chris21. Gerard has worked in HRIS and technology since 1994. During that time, he has worked with various HRIS solutions including Alesco, chris21, Zapper, NPS, AussiePay and various other systems across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. Gerard has also worked with Macquarie Telecom in the Hosting division. His integration exposure includes Mumba Cloud, Workday, SuccessFactors, Cornerstone, Riteq, Kronos, PageUp, SAP, PeopleSoft and Unify Solutions (IDAM). His clients have been in all industries including Local, State and Federal Government as well as private industry sized from 50 to 30,000 employees.

 

Julie Carroll

Director Talent Advisory & Solutions,
People & Performance, Deloitte

Natalie Francis

Talent Specialist, IBM Watson Talent & Kenexa
Australian Leader, Thought Leadership Center of Expertise
IBM Talent Management Solutions

Natalie is a Talent Specialist in the IBM Talent Management Solutions team and Australian Leader for IBM’s Thought Leader Centre of Excellence.

Passionate about workforce science and how it can create sustainable organisational excellence, she has spoken locally, nationally and internationally on workforce strategy, analytics and innovation to enable organisations to be the best they can be. She focuses on practical strategies to improve current practices, as well as on creating fundamental change to facilitate long term sustainable success.

Her insight and capability is grounded through her extensive experience delivering large scale workforce solutions. She has led a range of major workforce initiatives including delivering large scale workforce analytics, leadership and talent solutions. She has led a range of major change initiatives in finance, health and intelligence including culture development for high risk occupations, and workforce strategies to build the innovation capacity in workforces.

Natalie provides new solutions and perspectives to industry through relevant research and presentations, including her PhD in creativity and innovation psychology.

Camilla de Villers

Managing DirectorAsia Pacific
HireRight

Camilla de Villiers

Managing Director, Asia Pacific
HireRight

Camilla de Villiers is the Managing Director for Asia Pacific of HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background screening services.

In her capacity, she is responsible for the HireRight business and activities across Asia Pacific. She has extensive experience in driving operational efficiencies and overcoming business challenges, with a key focus on driving revenue and margin growth.

Previously, she spent 15 years at Thomson Reuters, where she led Regional Wealth Management across APAC and Digital Solutions for the firm globally. She is based in Hong Kong, where she has lived since 2009.

 

About HireRight

HireRight delivers global background checks, and employment verification services through an innovative platform to help you hire the right candidates, so you can grow successfully and efficiently — no matter your size or where you operate. We offer a comprehensive screening solution — that you can tailor to the unique needs of your organization — giving you peace of mind about your people and your processes. Our platform can be integrated with existing HR platforms, making it easy for you to use and giving your candidates the best possible experience. How you build your organization’s talent is one of the most critical business decisions you make. When you partner with HireRight, together, we get it right.

HireRight is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with offices across the globe, including regional headquarters for Asia Pacific in Singapore. Learn more at www.HireRight.com/apac

Jade Dellios

Director HR Technology
PWC

Julie Carroll

Director Talent Advisory & Solutions
Deloitte

Julie has 20 years’ experience within the human resources profession and has worked across varying industries including professional services, construction and mining, energy and health.

Throughout her career Julie has had both generalist HR leadership roles and also led Centres of Excellence. In her current role at Deloitte, Julie leads the Talent Advisory team and is accountable for Talent Analytics, Wellness, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, Special Projects, Performance and Remuneration and Talent Systems. She has also been Program Director leading the implementation of SuccessFactors for 7000 employees and Partners as part of Deloitte’s Talent System Transformation.

In Julies previous role with Leighton Contractors (now CPB) she developed and implemented their Systems Strategy and was HR lead on major technology projects across the organisation including decommissioning of legacy payrolls, Oracle HCM implementation as well as lead for the Successful deployment of Oracle Learning Management across organization. Following the success of the Oracle Learning Management system Julie was invited to speak in the US by Oracle about the project and subsequently awarded HR Director of the Year for Asia Pacific for Leadership of an Oracle implementation.

David Dunne

Head of People Systems &
Operations, Salmat

Jade Dellios

Director HR Technology
PWC

Jade is PwC's HR Technology Lead for Australia, with over 16 years’ consulting and HR, Talent, Payroll and Finance organisation, process and system transformation experience including solution architecture, strategy, estimation and planning, system support, and large scale implementations and upgrades. Recently Jade has been advising large and complex organisations on their HR Technology Strategy. Jade was also the Program Lead for the first Oracle Cloud implementation in Australia to span HCM, Talent, Finance, Procurement and Planning & Budgeting.

MIKE ELLIS

Chief Commercial Officer
Synchrony Global

Mike Ellis

Chief Commercial Officer
Synchrony Global

Mike leads Synchrony Global’s commercial strategy and the development of the organisation. He is responsible for marketing, sales, product development, and driving business growth. He has over 17 years of cloud-based HCM experience working with ADP and NGA in a number of leadership roles including consulting, support, operations and sales. Most recently Mike led the HCM division of HCL APJ. Clients that Mike has worked with include Woolworths, Bridgestone, IRT Group, Singtel, BHP Billiton, Changi Airport Group, AMP, Ralph Lauren, Steelcase and Medtronics.

 

Ariana Falkenberg

HR Systems Project Manager,
Scheduling PM Partners

David Dunne

Head of People Systems & Operations
Salmat

Following over 15 years of experience in HR Generalist and HR Leadership positions within Media, Marketing and IT organisations, David made the transition into his current role as Head of People Systems & Operations at Salmat in January 2015. His first assignment in this role involved leading the HCM stream for Salmat's Workday ERP implementation, the first Workday implementation of its kind in the APJ region. David's focus since then has been on building out Salmat's Workday footprint, including the successful implementation of Talent, Advanced Compensation and Recruitment functionality, simplifying and enhancing the People Systems ecosystem and optimising Salmat's return on technology investment.

Darren Fewster

Executive Director
Global Shared Services, Human Resources, Telstra

Ariana Falkenberg

HR Systems Project Manager - Scheduling
PM Partners

Natalie Francis

Talent Specialist, IBM Watson Talent & Kenexa
Australian Leader, Thought Leadership Center of Expertise
IBM Talent Management Solutions

Darren Fewster

Executive Director
Global Shared Services, Human Resources, Telstra

Darren Fewster is the Executive Director of Telstra’s Global HR Shared Services. Darren is responsible for global HR Shared Services, Employee Relations and, HR Technology.

Darren joined Telstra in 2004 as a Senior Lawyer and was promoted to the role of General Counsel in 2006, leading the Telstra employment law team. He moved from Legal to HR in 2007 and commenced in his current role in 2011. Prior to Telstra, Darren worked as a lawyer with Herbert Smith Freehills. Prior to this, Darren also worked in strategic intelligence roles, leading teams investigating organised and white collar crime.

 

Tyson Goeltz

Head of Enterprise & Public Sector, Australia & New Zealand
LinkedIn Australia & New Zealand

Tyson Goeltz

Head of Enterprise & Public Sector, Australia & New Zealand
LinkedIn Australia & New Zealand

 

 

Laurence Halabut

Chief Human Resources Officer
Toyota Financial Services

Laurence Halabut

Chief Human Resources Officer
Toyota Financial Services

Laurence is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Toyota Financial Services, Australia. As a member of the senior executive team, he is respected as a business leader and a commercially minded HR professional. He also sits on the Asia Pacific Region and Global Toyota Finance HR Committees.

Laurence’s experience spans multinational corporate and unionised environments. He’s previously held high-profile senior HR positions within the financial services sector including HBOS Australia and Bankwest. With over 20 years HR experience, he has consulted for blue-chip organisations and brings strategic focus and direction to complex business environments. During his time with Toyota, he has taken the HR function to a strategic level. This includes fostering talent development and succession planning through a structured Learning & Development program and aligning people policies and processes with business strategy. Throughout his career, Laurence has overseen the implementation of sophisticated, data driven initiatives which have improved HR decision making and is well versed in building business cases for HR technology. Laurence has an MBA, is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and holds qualifications in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations and Professional Coaching.

Contact Details
Laurence Halabut
Chief Human Resources Officer
Toyota Financial Services
D: 02 9430 0213 | M: 0413 642 573
E: laurence.halabut@toyota.com.au
207 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065
Locked Bag 900, Milsons Point NSW 1565

LINDA HAMILL

HR Director
VMWare

Linda Hamill

HR Director
VMWare

Linda Hamill-Mamo has been recently appointed as the Head of HR for VMware’s Asia Pacific business, leading human resources for all field sales and services. Linda is responsible for all aspects of HR, driving the strategy and planning, delivering HR solutions, developing talent, and driving business transformation across the organization.

Linda has more than 25 years of experience as an HR professional across IT health and retail industry. She comes on board with deep knowledge of talent management, change management and people led business transformation in the IT industry. She joined VMware in 2015 as the HR Director for Australia & New Zealand, and has driven growth in one of the region’s most mature markets; she also led People Development and Performance Management initiatives across the region. Prior to VMware, Linda has held senior leadership roles across Asia Pacific in Microsoft and Oracle.

Linda holds a Master in HRM and a Bachelor of Social Science from UNSW.

CHRISTOPHER HARE

Director
Quantitative HR

Christopher Hare

Director
Quantitative HR

Chris is a co-founder of QHR and is an innovative rewards expert and a leader in workforce analytics. Along with leading consulting projects within Australia and in the US, Chris has managed major HR functions in-house and has been responsible for the upskilling of HR teams in the areas of performance, remuneration, sourcing strategy, and strategic workforce planning.

QHR Background

QHR is a management consulting firm that helps clients make smarter workforce decisions

Founded by Chris Hare and Alicia Roach, we employ a team of Associates and Analysts who speak the language of business. All of us strongly believe that competitive advantage springs from a proactive approach to human resources. With headquarters in Sydney and a presence in Melbourne, we are focused on lifting Corporate Australia’s approach to people.

Building on successful projects with over 40 clients and growing, we have extensive knowledge and experience in helping businesses from any industry. We collaborate with our clients to ensure that the solutions provided by QHR result in action. QHR understands that every company operates differently so we take the time to get to know you and your business strategy so that solutions are tailored to suit your specific needs. What sets us apart from other firms is our unique ability to combine dynamic analytics with visually compelling outputs to drive agreement on actions.

With 30 years of professional experience in consulting, finance and human resources. We help you make smarter workforce decisions by leveraging analytics and Strategic Workforce Planning.

RACHEL HILL

Managing Director
Hill Consulting HRS

Rachel Hill

Managing Director
Hill Consulting HRS

Rachel Hill (‘The Recruitment Doctor’) assists large organisations to thoroughly assess their current HR practices, identifying problem areas and restoring them to HR health. With a focus on IT, HR automation and process improvement, Rachel believes in ‘automating the mundane, but adding value to HR with the human touch’.

A neutral, independent adviser on HR IT best practice, Rachel writes thoughtful, common sense articles analysing and speaks on the current marketplace and the latest products, demystifying the minefield of HR IT projects and systems integration. Clients, including BHP Billiton and Australia Post, Hydro Tasmania, ING Direct and CoreLogic trust Rachel’s expertise on HR best practice, automation, systems integration and technology improvements.

PAULA HOLDEN

People & Performance Manager
Corporate Protection Australia Group

Paula Holden

People & Performance Manager
Corporate Protection Australia Group

Paula has a broad range of experience in the private, public and community sectors where she has held executive and senior leadership roles. With a background in Human Resources, she has successfully led organisations through change-management processes with a strong focus on aligning businesses for growth and strategic placement albeit significant sector changes.

Paula holds a Bachelor of Management (HR) and a Masters of Business Administration. She is a fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. As a Director on a number of NFP Boards, Paula is passionate about demonstrating to her two children the importance of living to serve a purpose.

Bernadette King

Head of People Systems
Woolworths Group

Bernadette King

Head of People Systems
Woolworths Group

Bernadette King has had many years specialising in the HR technology field, across both Government and private sector organisations. Most recently Bernadette undertook the role of HCM Program Director for Woolworths which delivered an integrated Success Factors/SAP solution for the organisation of 200,000 team members, and is the largest SAP Cloud Payroll implementation globally. Following the completion of the program Bernadette has taken up the role of Head of People Systems for Woolworths which involves the support, continuous improvement, & program delivery for all people related enterprise applications. The role has dual reporting lines to the Chief People Officer and IT Head of Enterprise, and the team is comprised of both business and IT support teams. Bernadette is passionate about delivering a truly great digital employee experience for the team members at Woolworths and many initiatives are in progress to do just that.

 

Annette Koy

Manager Development & Coaching
Silver Chef Group

Annette Koy

Manager, Development & Coaching
Silver chef Group

Annette has over 10 years’ experience working across a range of industries including engineering, financial services, construction, resources and education. Annette has held roles in the areas of HR and organisational development and has been involved in the implementation of a range of talent management solutions. At Silver Chef, Annette currently leads the development and coaching team and has project managed the implementation of ELMO. Annette has complemented her experience in industry with a PhD in organisational psychology from the University of Queensland. This background has provided Annette with specialist skills in the areas of training design, group facilitation, change management and organisational effectiveness.

Sarah Kruger

Managing Director
Accenture

Sarah Kruger

Managing Director

Accenture

Sarah Kruger is the Managing Director for Accenture’s Financial Services Business in Australia with responsibility for the Talent and Orgnaisation Practice. As the Practice Lead Sarah has overall responsibility for delivery of Talent and Organisation related projects, growing the business and building skills and capabilities in the practice. As a Management Consulting expert within the Australian business she has over 20 years’ experience and has worked with a range of large financial services organisations in Banking, Insurance and Wealth Management. She has lead the definition and delivery of business process, organisational and systems transformational change programs. She has also led the process and implementation activities associated with HR Systems and HR Cloud projects. She has helped clients to navigate complex Stakeholder Engagement and Change Management issues, utilising change analytics and data, from the initial planning stages of a project through to Deployment. In recent years Sarah has been working with clients to understand and plan for changes in the Workforce of the Future, how HR Technologies can support and manage the changes in work and the workforce. Within the Financial Services business she also has accountability for the Inclusion and Diversity Agenda and people engagement activities.

Nicole Mason

HR Projects Lead
Blackmores

Nicole Mason

Director Talent Solutions & Learning Solutions
LinkedIn Australia & New Zealand

Nicole is a Senior HR and Change Manager with over 14 years in multi-nationals covering financial services, stock broking, healthcare, shipping and logistics. Nicole has held a variety of generalist and specialist roles working across Australia, Europe, North America and Asia to design and implement strategic HR solutions. Prior to Blackmores she was the global Strategic Competence Program Manager and Senior HR Manager for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, a global leader in shipping and logistics solutions. Nicole has been with Blackmores for 2 years and is the Project and Change Manager for the Group’s global HR system implementation.

Aaron McEwan

Advisory Leader, HR
CEB, now Gartner

Aaron McEwan

Advisory Leader, HR
CEB, now Gartner

As CEB HR Practice Advisory Leader in Australia and New Zealand, Aaron McEwan helps Heads of HR execute critical business objectives through the application of evidence-based HR and Talent Management practices. A behavioural scientist and coaching psychologist, Aaron believes that great ideas, backed by rigorous science, have the power to unlock the potential of individuals, organisations and the world.

With close to 20 years’ experience in talent management and HR consulting, Aaron appreciates how essential talent is to organisational performance and growth. He works closely with senior executives to evolve their HR strategies, innovate and challenge standard practice by harnessing data and insights derived from the world’s leading companies. He is dedicated to optimising the performance of executives and unlocking the potential of their greatest assets, their people.

Previously, Aaron held a variety of leadership and senior consulting positions at Human Capital firms including the Opic Group, Hudson Global Resources and Lee Hecht Harrison. He holds a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology from Sydney University and Bachelor of Behavioural Science and Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Griffith University.

Alongside his current role, Aaron serves on the national committee for the Australian Psychological Society’s Interest Group in Coaching Psychology and is an Advisory Board Member of CFO 2020, a network of current and aspiring CFOs and Play2Lead, a learning technology start-up. He is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wollongong, an Honorary Associate at Macquarie University and has guest lectured at the University of Queensland, Griffith University and the Australian College of Applied Psychology.

Kirsten McKenna

Director
Cortex Consulting

Kirsten McKenna

Director
Cortex Consulting

Kirsten is an accomplished leadership consultant, dynamic facilitator, skilled sales advisor and performance consultant who is passionately committed to helping individuals and organisations flourish.  The focus of her business aims to elevate engagement and well-being through constructs in positive psychology, mindfulness and neuroscience.  With an excess of 20 years international corporate experience along with extensive experience and education in psychology and personal development, Kirsten brings a unique outlook on sustainably achieving peak performance and engaging the state of flow. 

 

Toby Naylor

Capability & Learning Manager
IAG

Toby Naylor

Capability & Learning Manager
IAG

Toby Naylor has over 10 years of Learning & Development experience in a variety of industries in Australia. Presently as the Capability & Learning Manager at IAG he is working with his team to build new learning solutions that focus on delivering learning to a workforce that is changing as fast as IAG is.

His knowledge of technology’s place in learning has seen him deliver innovative and individual solutions that not only provide people with great learning experiences, but also underpin HR strategy.

EUGENE NEWMAN

Practice Leader Mid Market
Pinpoint HRM

Eugene Newman

Practice Leader Mid Market
Pinpoint HRM

Eugene has worked across a variety of corporate and higher education organisations as a human resources technology specialist for over a decade. Experienced in full suite HR technology implementations, integration and authentication, online content development and quality assurance, Eugene also combines his technical capability with project management, operational effectiveness and strategic planning services.

Eugene currently managers the Mid-Market Practise at Pinpoint HRM, as well as provides advisory consulting services for business readiness and planning, system selection and; process and system optimisation.

KENDRA OVERALL

Regional Manager – Australia & New Zealand
Virgin Pulse

Kendra Overall

Regional Manager – Australia & New Zealand
Virgin Pulse

Kendra works with clients across Australia & New Zealand from large to small on their employee engagement and wellbeing strategy. From conception to implementation, she works with clients on their wellbeing journey to ensure that their employees are supported at an individual level to engage with the wellbeing program, and that the company is supported to ensure they achieve value on investment through analytics and insights.

 

SCOTT RIGBY

Head of Digital Transformation for Enterprise Solutions, APAC
Adobe

Scott Rigby

Head of Digital Transformation for Enterprise Solutions

APAC, Adobe

Leads the digital transformation practice in Asia Pacific for Adobe. He has 20 years of enterprise experience providing strategic advice to C-suite and senior executives in the areas of digital transformation, strategy, marketing, insights, and cloud computing. Scott has advised a broad range of customers (>200 in Asia Pacific) and industries from finance through to retail, media, telecommunications, automotive and high-tech. Examples include Telstra, Citibank, Samsung, Disney, Westpac, L’Oreal & Etihad Airlines. He is skilled in helping organisations reimagine and transform their customer experience, employee engagement, business models, processes and operations, by understanding the opportunities and challenges that new technologies (automation, AI, robotics, IOT, etc.) can have on businesses, their culture, their customers and the world of work. Scott speaks regularly at Adobe and customer events about the intersection of technology and organisational change, and the resulting opportunities.

DR OLIVIA SACKETT

Director of Research and Insights
Virgin Pulse

Dr Olivia Sackett

Director of Research and Insights
Virgin Pulse

Dr Olivia Sackett is Virgin Pulse Institute’s Director of Research and Insights. She has a doctorate in biostatistics and population research, as well as experience consulting for business and government. Her work has also been featured in internationally peer-reviewed journals. At Virgin Pulse, she successfully combines her passion for big data with the drive to have a positive impact on the world.

 

KRISTIN SCHNEIDER

People & Culture, Customer & Digital Transformation
AGL Energy

Kristin Schneidner

People & Culture, Customer & Digital Transformation

AGL Energy

A people director and business leader, helping teams and organisations thrive in rapidly changing work and societal contexts.

At present, Kirstin is Head of P&C for Energy markets at AGL and previously held the position of GM of HR, Coles, partnering the Coles Finance and Digital Directors on the leadership of their businesses, as well as leading the Coles Learning & Development team and Coles Fresh People Strategy in stores. She has also led HR functions for Coles Online, Coles Financial Services, flybuys and Australia Post B2B Sales, where she guided each fast-growing P&L through difficult transitions of culture, capability, talent, structure, ownership and viability.

She has prior experience in both HR leadership roles and as the Head of Talent with Coles, Australia Post and Orica. Her early career was a business owner and entrepreneur.

Ephraim Spehrer-Patrick

Practice Leader Talent Strategy &
Organisation Mercer

Ephraim Spehrer-Patrick

Practice LeaderTalent Strategy & Organisation
Mercer

Ephraim Spehrer-Patrick leads Mercer's Talent Strategy & Organisational Performance Practice in the Pacific.

For many years, Ephraim worked for a Germany-based DAX 50 company as VP HR Strategy, where he has overseen large-scale organisational transformation and technology implementation initiatives.

Before coming back to Australia he moved from the “dark side” of organisational restructuring to the “brighter side” of HR when he joined Mercer almost 10 years ago. His work as Practice leader at Mercer includes People Strategy, Workforce Planning and Analytics as well as Organisation Design and technology driven change. He is also a member of the global Practice leadership team.

Bridget Spiteri

HRIS Manager
Caltex Australia

Bridget Spiteri

HRIS Manager
Caltex Australia

With a field of experience in HR Systems & Technology, Leadership, Coaching & Contact Centres, within industries such as Manufacturing and Consumer Goods, Bridget has a focus on ensuring the appropriate tools are in place for the task at hand and the correct team of people being the most important ingredient.

Working with Caltex Australia for 11 years in various roles which include Strategy, Leadership, Vendor Management, Negotiation, and Process Improvement. She also recently completed a successful implementation of a SaaS HRIS “SuccessFactors”.

Delivering daily on business goals and strategy whilst coaching and mentoring her team is what drives her. She is certified in Project Management Prince2 and has a Diploma in Management & Leadership.

Outside of the office, Bridget enjoys keeping active, travelling and experiencing all the different cultures this world has to offer. Spending time with family and friends and enjoying all the beautiful things life has to offer, including good food.

KELLIE TOMNEY

Founder & Director, Employer Branding Expert
Standout Advantage

Kellie Tomney

Founder & Director, Employer Branding Expert
Standout Advantage

 

 

Edwina Trenchard-Smith

Head of Talent
Scentre Group Human Resources

Edwina Trenchard-Smith

Head of Talent
Scentre Group Human Resources

Edwina is Head of Talent at Scentre Group (Owner and operation Westfield in Australia and New Zealand). Her primary focus is on employee experience including talent acquisition, employee brand and value proposition, onboarding, retention, diversity and inclusion.

Prior to Scentre Group Edwina was a management consultant at Deloitte in Human Capital. At Deloitte, she delivered outcomes for leading banking and resources clients both in Australia and abroad focusing on diversity and inclusion, talent management and organisational change.

Beau Tydd

General Manager
People & Technology, Queensland Airports Limited

Beau Tydd

General Manager
People & Technology, Queensland Airports Limited

Beau Tydd joined Queensland Airports Limited in January 2016, with over 20 years’ of IT experience within various senior management/executive positions. In his role as General Manager People and Technology, Beau is responsible for creating and implementing innovative strategies to further the internal development of the company from both an Information Technology and Human Resources perspective. Beau has extensive experience in all aspects of IT management, leadership and operational management, financial and budgetary control, and human and asset resource management. His strong academic and industry-level qualifications have led to a full range of roles within the public and private sectors in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.

Vaishali Vijay

Director
Digital Services, Capgemini ANZ

Vaishali Vijay

Director

Digital Services Capgemini ANZ

Vaishali Vijay is the Australia Women in Data Science Ambassador for Stanford University. She is Director, Insights & Data, Australia and New Zealand at Capgemini and head of Visual Analytics & Data Visualization. She is passionate about diversity & inclusion and is actively involved in initiatives supporting women and young girls in analytics, technology, STEM &data science.

Vaishali specialises in creating insightful Business Intelligence solutions, data discovery and visual analytics for clients and has been working with well-known companies, government, established MNCs across various industries and countries in Asia Pacific, to integrate and adopt data visualization successfully into their organizations.

Leigh Yardy

Head of Human Resources
City of Parramatta

Leigh Yardy

Head of Human Resources
City of Parramatta

Leigh Yardy is a senior HR Executive with broad experience, having worked in highly complex and diverse organisations. Her industry experience includes transport and logistics, entertainment, education, event management, health,  and most recently local government. She particularly enjoys the challenge of aligning business strategy with people strategy to create organisational capability that delivers results. She has led large scale projects, including mergers integration, organisation redesign, systems implementation, and process re-engineering all requiring expert change management skills.

Fadi Zeitoune

Principal & Managing Director
Levant Consulting

Fadi Zeitoune

Principal & Managing Director
Levant Consulting

Levant consulting is the realisation of a long-held belief in providing honest and innovative advice in an engaging, creative way. Fadi brings over 15 years’ experience and energy, gained working across the region and with top trier consulting firms and clients. He prides himself on being an insightful partner with pragmatism – doing whatever it takes to deliver a good outcome.

Fadi’s area of expertise is in helping organisations define and deliver on their strategy and commercial plans. Fadi brings a depth of experience in design - reshaping organisations to be more effective, creating compelling employee change journeys, and delivering great leadership and learning experiences.

Fadi has worked across industries and the region, partnering with mid-sized to global clients to help improve processes and service delivery, conduct organisation redesign and to engage stakeholder in positive and strategy change.

SPONSORS