HR Innovation Roadshow 2023

Empowering a Future-Ready Workforce in the Public Sector

NSW: 31 January | VIC: 1 February | QLD: 2 February
ACT: 7 February | SA: 8 February
NZ: 9 February | WA: 14 February


registrations IN 2022


inspiring speakers


engaging partners



What’s In Store for 2023

As the nature of work changes, so too should HR within the government.

Innovative and flexible leadership is needed to drive employee engagement, cultivate a meaningful workplace environment and transform ways of working to meet the modern needs of the public workforce.

The HR Innovation Roadshow 2023 will delve into how government departments can embrace workplace disruptors to stimulate innovation in Australia and New Zealand.

Key People You’ll Meet

People & Culture

Human Resources

Workforce Capability

Diversity & Inclusion

Talent Acquisition

Workforce Strategy

Organisational Development

Workplace Analytics

Benefits of Attending

Experience interactive sessions on the latest workforce challenges, including talent attraction, diversity, inclusion, and employee experience

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

Hear about the latest HR and workforce strategies being implemented at leading departments

Network with your fellow public sector HR and People leaders within your state

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

Sneak Peek at Your State’s Speaker Panel

Darrin Campbell,
Talent Acquisition,
Department of Communities and Justice 

Scott Johnston,
Deputy Secretary,
Revenue NSW

Michelle Jones,
Human Resources,
Legal Aid NSW

Claudia Clegg, Director People and Culture,
Resilience NSW

Gina Bass,
Director Inclusion, Diversity and Wellbeing, People & Culture,
Transport for NSW

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 2023 will delve into key projects, best-practice and insights to demonstrate how government can sustain its transformation trajectory and build a world-class workforce.

Check the full program here.

Kevin Thom,
Organisational Capability, Doctrine and Lessons Branch,
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Sandra Lerch,
Executive Director,
Strategic Workforce Futures,
Public Service Commission

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

Celia Venables,
Business and Corporate Partnership,
Department of Resources

Anne Crowley,
Assistant Director-General,
Human Resources Branch,
Department of Education

Theresa Hodges,
Chief Human Resources Officer,
Department of Health

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

Catherine McLachlan,
Assistant Secretary,
People Strategy and Engagement Branch,
Department of Home Affairs

Nathan Hannigan,
General Manager People,
Department of Industry, Sciences and Resources

Jasna Blackwell,
A/Chief, People Officer,
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Cassie Haynes,
Assistant Secretary,
Human Resource Services, Department of Defence

Jacqui Curtis,
Chief Operating Officer,
Australian Taxation Office

Jeff Grey,
A/ Assistant Secretary,
People Services Branch, Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Renee Hindmarsh,
Office of the South Australian Skills Commission

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

Tanya Di Lorenzo,
People, Culture & Capability,
Department for Infrastructure and Transport

Billie-Jo Barbara,
Chief Human Resources Officer,
Department for Child Protection

Adrian De Silva,
Strategy, People, Product & Transformation, Super SA –
Department of Treasury and Finance

Damian West,
Deputy Director-General,
Workforce Capability and Governance,
Chief Minister,
Treasury and Economic Development

Dr Ann Cronin,
Organisational Learning – Road Police,
New Zealand Police

Nina Russell,
Director Directorate,
Diversity and Inclusion,
Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa – The New Zealand Defence Force

Rachel Baxter,
General Manager,
People and Kōrako,
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Chris Lokum,
General Manager,
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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

Maeve Neilson,
General Manager Health, Safety and Security,
Ministry of Justice

Paul Wilding,
Employee Relations,
Department of Education, Western Australia

Lina Barbato,
Business and Corporate Services,

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

Claire Anderson,
General Manager,
Business Services,
Aqwest – Bunbury Water Corporation

Celeste Mallozzi,
A/Team Leader,
Talent Acquisition,
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

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 citizen services


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

Event Partners

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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