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Modernising HR capabilities to increase agility and improve public sector innovation

HR Innovation Executive Meeting Series 2021

October 19th — 28th
Sydney | Melbourne | Wellington | Perth | Canberra | Brisbane | Adelaide

Event overview

Australian government departments are facing economical, technological and demographic changes like never before.

Rising citizen expectations combined with a global pandemic have created new urgency for innovation in the HR space. Government agencies must embrace new HR practices to reshape business processes, making them more creative, motivational, and competitive.

Public Sector Network’s HR Innovation Executive Meeting Series 2021 will bring together key senior attendees to share insights on how government can stimulate innovation through best HR practices.

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Key takeaways

Join this exclusive in-person event to discuss best practice with public sector HR leaders

Network and benchmark with your peers to maximise the benefits of HR tools and technologies

Engage in live and interactive Q&A panel sessions to unlock best strategies for HR management

Agenda at a glance


Welcome Coffee & Registration


Opening from Public sector Network & Icebreaker

 9.15am – 9:30am 

Opening from Chair:
Realising the benefits of HR Innovation in the Public Sector

09:30am – 09:50am

Opening Keynote:
uilding HR capabilities to increase agility and improve public sector innovation

9.50am – 10:10am 

Partner Session:
Maximising the use of technology to ensure successful workplace transformation

10:10am – 10:30am

Establishing a solid human resources management framework to enable workplace innovation

10:30am – 10:50am

Partner Session:
Developing data analysis capabilities for successful HR practice

10:50am – 11:30 am

Panel Discussion:
Exploring the evolving role of human resource management in the public sector


Closing Remarks from Chair

Speaker Line-up

Jacqueline Linke

Associate Director - Leadership Culture & Innovation
Transport NSW

Anat Hassner

Assistant Commissioner
NSW Public Service Commission

Donna Mcleod

Senior Business Manager – People & Performance
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Jennifer Perry

Director, Workforce Strategy & Capability
NSW Public Service Commission

Brigitte Fairbank

Executive Director - People & Corporate Services
NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Josh Faulkner

Director - Employee Experience
Department of Customer Service

Marg Burge

Executive Director - People & Culture
Department of Health & Human Services

Rebecca Quinn

Director - People & Culture
Parks Victoria

Annie Reeves

Executive Director - People & Culture
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Angela Boland

Executive Director - Resource Management
Department of Parliamentary Services, Parliament of Victoria

Leanne Foyle

Director - People & Culture
Victorian Ombudsman

Rachel Baxter

Director - People & Capability
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Geoff Summers

Deputy Chair
Remuneration Authority

Anastasia Varlamova

People & Organisation Coordinator
Auckland Museum

Angela Bingham

Executive Director - People & Capability
Open Polytechnic of NZ

Martin Giles

Change Manager HRSI
Department of Corrections NZ

Therese Stralow

Manager People & Culture
Department of Treasury WA

Lina Barbato

Director - Business & Corporate Services

Jessica Gallagher

Manager - Organisational Development & Workforce Diversity
University of Western Australia

Claire Anderson

General Manager - Business Services
Aqwest - Bunbury Water Corporation

Biljana Gaspar

Human Resources Manager
Development WA

Marisa Kouts

Manager, HR Strategy & Workplace Services
Department of Justice

Nathan Hannigan

General Manager - People, Corporate & Digital Division
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Leslie Bennett

Director - Strategy & Capability
Department of Social Services

Leonie Graham

Director - People Support
IP Australia

Jasna Blackwell

A/g First Assistant Secretary - People Division
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Rachael McMahon

Principal Psychologist/Director - APS Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Unit
Australian Public Service Commission

Kevin Thom

Capability Business Lead
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Shannan Quain

Chief Human Resources Officer
Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

Alexandra O’Brien

Superintendent – Director, Human Resources
Queensland Corrective Services

Kelly Camden

Chief People Officer
Legal Aid Queensland

Elle Ackland

Director - Employee Relations
Department of Transport and Main Roads

Sue Kite

Manager - People & Capability
Environment Protection Authority

Shelley Willsmore

Chief Human Resources Officer
Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment

Sue-Ann Charlton

Executive Director - People & Performance
Department of Human Services SA

Judy Halliday

Chief Operating Officer
Office of the Chief Entrepreneur

Laura Schonfeldt

Executive Director - People & Culture
Department for Education SA

Register to Attend

Complimentary to attend


Registration to this event is complimentary and exclusive to invited guests only.

Any registrations made without an invitation will be cancelled and sent a notification.

KPMG CBD Offices

Wellington, 21st Oct
110 Customhouse Quay, Wellington Central
Perth, 22nd Oct
235 St. Georges Terrace
Brisbane, 27th Oct
Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street
Canberra, 26th Oct
Level 9, Constitution Place, 1 Constitution Avenue
Melbourne, 20th OCt
Tower Two, Collins Square, 727 Collins Street
Adelaide, 28th Oct
151 Pirie Street, Adelaide South
Sydney, 19th Oct
Tower Three, International Towers Sydney, 300 Barangaroo Avenue

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