HR and Future of Work

June 14 – 23
NZ | QLD | VIC | WA | NSW | SA | ACT

Event Overview

Powering Performance in the Public Sector

As government workplaces continue to evolve, HR sits in a strategic position to play a critical role in reimagining and recreating engaging work experiences for their employees. The public sector needs to be prepared for the impact of a changing world on its people, processes, and technologies.

The 2022 HR & Future of Work Roadshow will delve into how government departments can create modern, digitally enabled, and people-focused HR policies in ANZ. 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 beyond COVID.

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Benefits of Attending

Learn how to empower your workforce to achieve whole-of organisation transformation

Uncover fresh strategies to incorporate wellbeing into your HR policy and practice

Explore innovative and emerging technologies that can support your organisation’s HR transformation

See how your peers are facilitating ongoing learning and
development within their organisation

Your Inspiring Speakers

NZ – 14 JuneQLD – 15 JuneVIC – 16 JuneWA – 17 June (Virtual)NSW – 21 JuneSA – 22 June (Virtual)ACT – 23 June

Laura Dixon
Director People & Capability
Ministry for the Environment

Chris Jones
Chief Safety and Wellbeing Officer
Department of Correction

Dr. Ann Cronin
Head of Organisational Learning
New Zealand Police

Janet Upton
Manager Project Capability
Land Information New Zealand

Theresa Rongonui
Director Learning and Organisation Development
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Georgia Knowles
Head of Programme Family and Sexual Violence Prevention
ACC New Zealand

Allyson Skene
APJ Head of HCM Strategy

Mike Russell
Manager, Public Sector and Local Government

John McKeefry
Strategic Partnerships Manager

Rob Clark
New Zealand Country Manager

Dr Sanjay Arya
Associate Director (HR Applications)
Victoria University of Wellington 

Sally Lowe
Assistant Director APS Centre of Excellence for Workforce Planning
Australian Public Service Commission

Sandra Lerch
Executive Director Strategic Workforce Futures
Public Service Commission

Natalie Townsend
Chief People Officer
Residential Tenancies Authority

Vanja Terzic
Manager Employee Development Program
Department of Transport and Main Roads

Alarna Lane-Mullins
Chief People and Culture Officer
Department of Transport and Main Roads

Jenni Pain
Director Strategic Policy & Insights
Australian Financial Security Authority

Greta Bradman
Head of Zero Wasted Potential

Tamara Lutvey

Liana Trajanovski
Assistant Director APS Workforce Strategy
Australian Public Service Commission

Caroline Monzon
Executive Director People and Culture
Development Victoria

Andrew Keen
Executive Director People, Culture, and Corporate
WorkSafe Victoria

Sonja Tymms
Director People and Culture Operations
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Rebecca Gauci Maurici
Director Capability and Culture

Melanie Leggiero
Change Manager

Rebecca Quinn
Director | People and Culture
Parks Victoria

Tegan Davies
General Manager
The Oranges Toolkit

Greta Bradman
Head of Zero Wasted Potential

Jon Lovell

Tony Maguire
Regional Director ANZ

Ruchica Kapoor
People and Organisation Development Business Partner
Department of Transport

Johan Nel
Associate Director Human Resources
University of Western Australia

Julia Chapman Manager Organisational Development Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Morgan Marsh
Executive Director Corporate and Business Services
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Vicky Dimanopoulos
Manager Organisation and Development
Insurance Commission of Western Australia

Heather Pye
Assistant Director APS Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
Australian Public Service Commission

Julia Sutherland

Michele Paphitis
Director People and Culture
Department of Customer Service

Donna Mcleod
Director Workforce Capability and Talent
Department of Regional NSW

Amanda Paterson
Recruitment Manager
Department of Regional NSW

Sue Borhan
Workplace Effectiveness and Culture
NSW Police

Sam Bassily
Director, Workforce Strategy & Mobility
Sydney Metro

Christalla Michael
Executive General Manager, People, Culture & Safety

Sarika Bhana
Senior Manager
Grosvenor Performance Group

Trent Sebbens

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

Sally Nicholas
Director People, and Performance
Department of Treasury and Finance

Robert Cooper
Manager Corporate Training and Systems
Department for Child Protection

Julianne Cirson
Director Corporate Services
Department for Energy and Mining

Judith Formston
Executive Director, People and Corporate Services
Department for Infrastructure and Transport

Vipul Pare
Associate Professor, College of Business, Government and Law
Flinders University

Chelsea Cook,
Director People and Organisational Development
IP Australia

Harry Mahony,
Learning & Development Assistant Director
Department of Treasury

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

Nathan Hannigan,
General Manager, People, Corporate and Digital Division
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Nicole Lisle
Assistant Director APS Workforce Planning
Australian Public Service Commission

Adina Leu
Director APS Workforce Strategy and Planning
Australian Public Service Commission

Claire Firat
Director Learning Delivery and Evaluation
Department of Defence

Lisa Krakowiak
Director Workforce Planning and Analytics
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Charitee Davies
Associate Director
Grosvenor Performance Group

Elissa Speight

Daniel Ridd
Head of Sales and Partnerships

Key Sessions

The HR and Future of Work Roadshow 2022 features the latest initiatives throughout Australia and New Zealand; sharing insights via keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions, and roundtable chats.

Keynote SessionsRoundtablesPanel DiscussionPartner Sessions
Welcome from Chair:

Transforming HR to Meet the Demands of Tomorrow

  • Embracing disruption as an opportunity for innovation within the HR space
  • Determining key areas of focus for a successful transformation journey
Keynote 1:

Rethinking Your Workforce Strategy in a Changing World

  • Recognising your workforce as the critical asset for achieving organisational goals
  • Understanding critical steps for aligning your organisation with the future of work
  • Combining people, systems and processes to modernise your workforce
Keynote 2:

The Correlation Between Wellbeing and Work

  • What is ‘wellbeing’ and why does it matter?
  • Wellbeing v psychosocial risk management – where does health and safety fit in?
  • Shifting our focus: from the individual to the organisation
  • Reviewing practical tips for organisational wellbeing
Roundtable 1:

Enhance Operational Efficiency Through Efficient Workforce Strategies

Roundtable 2:

Upskilling Your Workforce to Support Whole-of-Organisation Transformation

Roundtable 3:

Utilising Technology to Provide a Positive Experience for Employees and Improve Organisational Processes

Upskilling as the Key to Employee Wellbeing

  • How can investing in upskilling future-proof your organisation?
  • How do you utilise upskilling to create a healthier, happier workforce?
  • How do you capitalise on shared adversity and new ways of working to change the conversation about health and wellbeing?
  • What are your top tips for supporting your workforce through ongoing change?
Session 1:

Enabling the Smart Use of Technology to Support Both the Organisation and its Employees

Session 2:

Utilising Emerging Tools, Techniques and Technology to Accelerate Workforce Innovation

Your Registration

Live Presentations

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


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

Technology Solutions

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


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

Your Locations


Atura Hotel Wellington,
24 Hawkestone Street,



Ashurst Offices,
Level 38,
Riverside Centre,
123 Eagle Street,


Ashurst Offices,
Level 16,
80 Collins Street,


Virtual via teams


Ashurst Offices,
Level 11,
5 Martin Place,


Virtual via teams


Ashurst Offices, Hub Civic Quarter, Level 1, 68 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra

What Your Peers Had to Say

“A valuable source of ideas and methods used that could be applied across different agencies.”
Department of Justice

“The experience was positive and valuable and was great to hear what others are doing and problems they are having.”
Transport Safety Victoria

“Positive experience and a good opportunity to share learnings, and to understand challenges in other sectors.”
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network

Event Partners

Chair Partners

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Platinum Partners

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Gold Partners

Venue Partner (SA)

Silver Partner

Bronze Partner