HR Innovation Roadshow 2024

Enabling High-Performance Teams and a Thriving Workforce in the ANZ Public Sector

WA: 14 February | SA: 15 February | ACT: 20 February
NSW: 21 February | QLD: 22 February
NZ: 27 February | VIC: 29 February


registrations IN 2023


inspiring speakers


engaging partners



Steering Committee

Isabeau Korpel,
Executive Director People & Culture,
Department of Transport

Sue-Ann Charlton,
Executive Director,
People and Performance, Department of Human Services

What’s In Store for 2024

The public sector workforce is undergoing a massive transformation. A key driver for this transformation is its people. There are mandates in review to include more work flexibility, tools to show clear career pathways, and wellbeing initiatives to alleviate fatigue and stress. There is an employee-based focus that is encouraging growth within the public sector workforce to both attract new talent and retain current talent.

The HR Innovation Roadshow 2024 is designed to equip public sector HR with the tools to build high-performing teams and deliver outcomes that benefit the country and state. Across seven major cities, each state-specific program will showcase key projects, best-practice, and insights to demonstrate how government can sustain its transformation trajectory and build a world-class workforce.

Key People You’ll Meet

Chiefs, Heads, Directors, Seniors, Executives and Managers of

People and Culture

Learning and Development

Workforce Capability and Strategy

Diversity & Inclusion

Talent Acquisition and HR

Workplace Analytics

Organisational Development

Business Partnering

Benefits of Attending

Benchmark against top HR case studies from public sector organisations that focus on tangible outcomes that you can implement in your organisation immediately

Exclusive networking opportunities through increased interactivity to connect and collaborate with your peers and other experts

Hear from thought leaders and keynote speakers on strategies and initiatives they are implementing to create a dynamic workforce in their organisation

Learn key takeaways on HR transformation projects

What Your Peers Had To Say

A couple of hours to think about what the future could entail, but what we can do now – by seeing what organisations are doing now!

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

It was very topical given the current economic climate and its impact on the workforce. It has given me great insight into some of the key challenges across the sector.

Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Value-packed and a real opportunity to discuss contemporary issues.
Very high-quality speakers. Very engaging and relevant.

Queensland Treasury

Speaker Panel

Isabeau Korpel,
Executive Director People & Culture,
Department of Transport

Colette Young, Executive Director,
WA Country Health Service

Sarah Kemp,
Deputy Registrar,
Department of Registrar 

Fiona Notley,
Chief Operating Officer,
Curtin University

Mark Burns, Director, Data Analytics - SLED & Retail, Americas, Altair

Mark Burgess,
Executive Director Corporate Services,
Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Graeme Jackson,
Executive Director People & Corporate Services,
Department for Infrastructure and Transport

Christina Borg,
Director, People and Culture,
Courts Administration Authority

Jane Booth,
Chief People and Culture Officer,
University of South Australia

Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk,
Executive Director Government Chief Information Officer,
Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Premier and Cabinet

Sue-Ann Charlton,
Executive Director,
People and Performance, Department of Human Services

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Natalie Hickman, Project Manager – CALHN Professional Accountability Program, Central Adelaide Local Heath

Dani Schlesier, Assistant Commissioner Professional and Pathways,
Australian Public Service Commission

Susan Moriarty, Assistant Commissioner, HR Operations,
Australian Taxation Office

Laura Gray,
Director, Workforce Planning,
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

Charlie Middleton,
Chief Human Resources Officer
Geoscience Australia

Robyn Black,
Chief People Officer,
Australian Electoral Commission

Murray O’Hanlon, Acting Director, Inclusion and Diversity Policy, People Services Branch,
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Jody Grima,
Chief People Officer,
Department of Customer Service

Catherine Carvolth,
Chief People Officer,
NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Sally-Anne Lyster,
Executive Director, Treasury Finance and Services,
NSW Treasury

Executive Director, Health
Alberta Innovates

Commissioner Jeremy Fewtrell, AFSM,
Fire and Rescue NSW

Fay Hollworth,
Director, Courts Learning, Development & Engagement,
Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Rita Hudson,
Executive Director People & Culture,
West Moreton Health

Shareen McMillan,
Executive Director Workforce,
Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Julia Smith,
Chief Human Resource Officer,
Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Sandra Lerch,
Executive Director Strategic Workplace Futures
Public Sector Commission

Julie Etchells,
Chief Human Resources Officer, People & Culture,
Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

Fiona Hewitt,
Deputy Chief Executive Transformation, Strategy, People and Resources,
Stats NZ

Meredith Blackler,
Chief People & Culture Officer,
Wellington City Council

Mel Fawcett,
Principal Advisor, Culture,
Inclusion and Engagement Wellington City Council

Karen Evison,
Head of Organizational Performance,
Land Information NZ

Sarah Nixon,
Head of Talent, People & Safety Group,
NZTA | Waka Kotahi

Angela Bingham,
Deputy Director,
People and Capability,
Victoria University of Wellington

Ken Mitchell,
Culture & Capability Manager
Wellington City Council

Executive Director, Health
Alberta Innovates

Dr Angela Liew, Senior Lecturer
University of Auckland

Following the success of last year’s HR Innovation Roadshow stop in Melbourne and the amount of innovation happening in the workforce space in the state, we’re thrilled to announce that this year we’ll be bringing a brand new, bigger, full-day, standalone in-person showcase & exhibition to Victoria.

The VIC HR Innovation Showcase 2024 will delve into key projects, best-practice and insights to demonstrate how government can sustain its transformation trajectory and build a world-class workforce.

View the website for more information.

Discussing the Most Current Topics

#Embracing Disruption

#Workforce Analytics

#Strategic Workforce

#Improving Performance

#Inclusion & Diversity

#Career Development

#Talent Retention

#Leveraging Technology



Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gain unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with your peers from across the state in dedicated networking sessions, interactive roundtable discussions and meal breaks


Hear from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve HR and workforce services


Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform


Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
BDO Office
BDO Office
RSM Office
Rydges Melbourne Hotel
Novotel Canberra

Public Sector Network will closely monitor COVID-19 regulations in accordance with the advice from the Government and local health authorities to ensure the safety of everyone attending the event physically. In addition, we will be working closely with the venue to ensure precautionary measures are in place.

Event Partners

Hosted Partners




Boost your presence

The 2024 HR Innovation Roadshow gives you direct access to every senior stakeholder looking to advance their customer experience strategy. presents you with a prime opportunity for top-quality lead generation, face-to-face meetings with buyers, and the chance to sky-rocket your marketing conversion metrics in time.

The PSN roadshow was well-organised and executed, with topical content and interesting speakers, great communication, and discussions on the day. We made some meaningful connections and intend to continue working with PSN!

– Oranges Toolkit

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