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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 | 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:
Building 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

Monica Watt

Chief HR Officer
ELMO Software

Brigitte Fairbank

Chief People Officer
NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Jennifer Perry

Director, Workforce Strategy & Capability
NSW Public Service Commission

Josh Faulkner

Director - Employee Experience
Department of Customer Service

Ben Bontia

Enterprise Account ExecutiveCeridian

Susie Quirk


Marg Burge

Executive Director - People & Culture
Department of Health

Rebecca Quinn

Director - People & Culture
Parks Victoria

Annie Reeves

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

Shannon Pigram

Head of Culture & Capability

Cath Jowett


Monica Watt

Chief HR Officer
ELMO Software

David Adamson

VP Sales – Major Accounts

Elena Wong

Head of Business Process Innovation
Fletcher Building

Lisa Marusich

New Zealand Leader & Account Director

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

Mark Bowden


Gareth Talbot

Strategic Account Executive

Andrew Rosson

Presales Technical Consultant, WA

Lisa Yewers

Corporate Productivity & Innovation Manager

Nathan Hannigan

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

Anne Mayberry

Senior Framework Implementation Advisor, APS Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Unit
Australian Public Service Commission

Leonie Graham

Director - People Support
IP Australia

Sharon Mulligan

Director People Strategy, People Services Branch
Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Monica Watt

Chief HR Officer
ELMO Software

Dan Tuckerman

Associate Director

Alicia Lillington

Change and Communications Lead
Federal Government

Tanya Hammond

CEO Chief Collaborator
Tailored HR Solutions

Stewart Munro

Assistant Secretary – Corporate and Financial Services
Department of Health

Mike Pamphilon

Industry Lead & Key Accounts Client Executive, Public Sector

Marc Havercroft

Global Chief Customer Officer
SAP SuccessFactors

Tanya Hammond

CEO Chief Collaborator
Tailored HR Solutions

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, Public Sector Reform Office
Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Daniel Kloza


Helen Worrall

Senior Assessment Consultant

Ben Pascoe

Queensland Account Director

Derek Smith

Queensland Account Director

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

Rowan Roberts

Partner, People and Change

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

Perth, 22nd Oct 235 St. Georges Terrace
Brisbane, 27th Oct Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street
Canberra, Online Event (Teams)
Melbourne, Online Event (Teams)
Adelaide, 151 Pirie Street, Adelaide South SA 5000
Sydney, Online Event (Teams)

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