About Transform 2020
This summit is an exclusive first opportunity to benchmark your organisation’s transformation strategy; investment in technology and talent against the strategic road maps of cross industry leaders from a diverse range of business sectors and different sized organisations, at different stages in the transformation journey.
Strategic Leadership

Evolve the future-ready skillset among your team, required to deliver Strategic Leadership

Brand Supremacy

Elevate your Brand above your competitors with an enviable employee experience

Workplace Culture

Implement an agile workplace culture to effectively manage Change Transformation

HR Technology

Game changing HR Tech that gives clarity on what to invest in and what’s next in 2020

Equipping, developing & engaging an agile & productive
workplace with emerging HR Technology and best-practise strategy”

Transform 2020 Speakers
Learn speakers of the Transform 2020.
Head of Leadership and Capability, Telstra
Chief People Officer, Eftpos Australia
Global Director, People and Culture, Travelex
Chief People Officer, Fuji Xerox Australia
HR Director, Australia & New Zealand, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS
Head of HR Pacific, Siemens
Group Director - Employee Experience, Domain
Chief People Officer, Norton Rose Fulbright
Director, People & Performance, Australian Film, Television & Radio School
Head of HR, Unilever
Head of Human Resources, Imperial Tobacco Australia
Chief Information Officer, Eftpos Australia
Head of People and Culture, Tradies Group
Chief People Officer, NetComm Wireless
VP, People Operations, Pet Circle
Chief People & Culture Officer, Bingo Industries
Director, Human Resources, Australia & NZ, Tiffany & Co.
Chief People Officer, Craveable Brands
People and Culture Director, Lux Everyday (Scoopon)
Chief People & Culture Officer, Guardian Early Learning Group
Director, Altitude Minds
Head of People Operations, Marley Spoon Australia
Chief People Officer, Nearmap
Head of People and Culture, RecordPoint
Founder and CEO of QOIA The Real Culture Company, Former Director Culture & Capability, AMP
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Transform 2020 Schedule
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HR Leaders are expected to be a cultural conduit enabling an agile and responsive work place, driving productivity and supporting employee engagement during times of seismic operational and systematic change. During this opening session gain deep insight from an industry leading expert in best practice and lessons learned in leading complex transformation.

  • Wearing multiple hats whilst leading and building a culture of innovation: can it be done?
  • Managing and leading change while building resilience both personally& organisationally
  • Delivering high-impact, innovative workforce solutions and experiences that improve workers’ lives
  • Transforming all areas of the organisation through organisational change and transformation, strategy development, organisational design, and large scale outsourcing globally

A highly effective and valued HR director will provide the CEO and executive team with honest and pragmatic advice, even when the truth is challenging to deliver. This session will explore the role of the HR director as the candid truth-teller in a leadership team and best practice for highly effective management of workplace change.

  • Striving to be a Forthright and Courageous Adviser in theC-Suite
  • Keeping it real: having courageous conversations in the C-suite
  • Balancing the benefits of achieving consensus with the dangers of ‘group think’
  • Communicating, inspiring and engaging the workforce in realtime
  • Fostering a culture of creativity and innovation
  • How focusing on employee wellbeing and instilling positive leadership practices has led to employee engagement, retention and increases in NPS
  • Evidence for why positive leadership drives positive organizational growth
  • How to make your case for investment and measure ROI

Recently there have been many success stories of Australian tech companies experiencing rapid growth as they get a foothold in the global market. But often the biggest risks to delivering rapid growth successfully comes down to people.

  • What are the critical elements of a People Strategy to enable rapid global growth
  • How do you retain the elements of a culture that created success whilst scaling a diverse global workforce
  • What leadership capabilities and skill sets support the agenda and how do you get your workforce future ready
  • How to lead continuous improvement in Internal comms and culture – building an EVP and a CVP at the same time
  • Making the most out of the very best in digital communications – from 2005 to 2019 in less than a year
  • Making life and work easy for our people – everything in one place
  • Developing social media platform fluency to reach out and communicate with existing employees and potential new hires
  • Ensuring your leadership team are vigilant and proactive about emerging HR tech or the latest tech effecting enterprise wide change and soon to influence the HR function
  • Which technologies and methodologies are proving to be performance game changers?
  • Lessons learned during our transformation journey: what worked and what I'd do differently in future
  • How to swiftly identify them when they arise in order to avoid added costs
  • Learn from the experiences of leading cross- industry peers
  • Strategies for overcoming resistance and gaining stake-holder buy-in
  • Leadership secrets: tips and tricks for mastering intuitive engagement


  • Louisa Rinaldi Chief People & Culture Officer, Guardian Early Learning Group
  • Molly Rowe, Head of People and Culture, RecordPoint
  • Anish Singh, Head of HR, Unilever


  • Viona Young, Chief People Officer, Eftpos Australia

In recent years, more and more organisations are investing in recognising and rewarding their workforce. Both development and retention of talent is critical to the success of any business and the importance of providing a work environment that demonstrates this commitment is paramount.

  • Developing Talent to strengthen both commercial and leadership conversations are strategically critical
  • The measure of sustainability through strong employee engagement is key
  • Having an agile workplace that fosters diversity & inclusion
  • Enhancing health and wellness that recognises and supports personal challenges

Right now, the tight labour market is continuing to fuel an ever-rising churn rate among Australian businesses in every industry. 67 per cent of employers have reported an increase in turnover over the past three years, and analysts expect that to continue for the foreseeable future. Smart employers are responding to this challenge by creating a welcoming environment for their workers

  • The importance of people finding meaning in their work, the
    critical role of purpose, crafting an authentic culture
  • D&I as a key differentiator and priority for people
  • Signal to employees that family lives matter and that the
    business itself was more like an extended family than merely
    an employer
  • Leadership the most important informer of people’s experience
  • Why HR must employ creative, flexible, values-based solutions
    like this to stem the tide of employee turnover
  • Accepting the reality that it is a fluid market and how
    organisation’s respond

During her 25-year career as an HR leader, Gillian has led cultural,
change management and leadership strategies and initiatives for
several large scale organisations. When the enterprise entered a
period of massive downscaling, Gillian supported 6200 team
members throughout the strategic review and sale process whilst
minimising loss of talent and maintaining engagement. Today
Gillian will share her wealth of valuable insights into:

  • How she dealt with the multiple complex challenges she was presented with during diverse organisational changes
  • Learn which strategies were the most effective when
    confronting challenges
  • Lessons learned: discover what key learnings Gillian takes away
    from this experience
  • AI, automation and analytics: what’s the difference and why do
    they matter?
  • How AI can elegantly assist HR operations to run more
  • Using AI to create valuable insights by suggesting actionable
    strategies based on data

Fast growing companies and start-ups find it challenging to
allocate proper time and resources for building their teams and
setting them up for a success. At Marley Spoon everything starts
with our values and how each and every team member embodies
them and applies them in their daily work

  • Rigorously building the best team (and how it starts with the
    on boarding especially at the manufacturing facility)
  • Driving flat structures and open communication plus the ability to disagree AND commit
  • Practical examples of how we listen, collect and encourage
    feedback at Marley Spoon (both manufacturing site and the
  • Examples of our carefully designed on boarding process

How can analytics assist HR? With the right combination of data
at hand, the possibilities are practically endless

  • Utilising data to determine and analyse high employee
    turnover rate
  • Predicting when employees are most likely to leave to an
    actionable solution to reduce churn rate
  • Determining the relevant metrics such as resignation rates to determine the drivers
  • Matching correlation with metrics such as pay increases,
    performance and promotion wait time provide insight into who
    is leaving and how to craft a tailored employee retention plan
  • What are the biggest roadblocks to recruitment of diverse talent to your sector?
  • What are the best recent examples of revenue and workforce
    growth resulting from having an effective diversity talent
    pipeline strategy in place?
  • What kind of innovative diversity initiatives currently exist and how are they being implemented?
  • How can we sustainably retain driven, diverse aged care
    workers amidst an ongoing crisis of inadequate funding and
    service levels?

Ros Tregurtha Group Director, Employee Experience, Domain

  • Nicolette Barnard , Regional HR Speaker: ASEAN-Pacific/Head of HR Pacific, Siemens
  • Jenny Oh , HR Director Australia & New Zealand,
  • Elise MacFarlane , People and Culture Director, Lux Everyday (Scoopon)


  • Ros Tregurtha Group Director, Employee Experience, Domain
  • Brand trust: the good, the bad and the ugly: how a transparent
    and authentic organisational narrative delivered with integrity
    attracts top talent
  • “Be; Do; Have” vs “Have; Do; Be” : harnessing the power of
    ‘why’ to focus motivation, increase productivity and grow
  • Mindset, Meaning and Metrics: leveraging mind-set, purpose
    and accountability to maximise individual, team and business
  • Think Global: Act Local: how your business can create purpose
    driven influencers committed to positive social impact – the
    triple bottom line
  • How can we best utilize L&D technology and artificial
    intelligence to assist our workforce and the develop essential skills required to lead our future enterprise?
  • What will be the best way forward in terms of overcoming
    chronic talent shortages?
  • What are the implications for Australia in terms of our global
    ranking as employers?


  • Vincent Maquinad,VP, People Operations, PetCircle
  • Claire Devlin , Head of Leadership and Capability, Telstra
  • Duncan Thomas , Chief People Officer, Fuji Xerox


  • Jenny Oh , HR Director Australia & New Zealand
  • Talent recruitment, development and retention: what’s next on the horizon?
  • Which HR tech trends will transition from ‘expensive risk’ to ‘essential tool’?
  • Critical strategic leadership: best practice for effective
    long-term planning
  • How should we be preparing now to best manage what’s next?
  • Communicating upcoming change, risk and opportunity to the


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