Australia CHRO Executive Summit

4 June 2024 | Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

4 June 2024
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Australia's top CHROs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CHROs today:

Developing empathetic leaders for the new world of work

Fostering Resiliency while supporting the workforce through change

Identifying, growing and retaining employees with the skills your business requires

Australia CHRO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.


Julie Carroll

Serco Asia Pacific
Chief Human Resources Officer

Rebekah Donaldson

Qantas Airways Limited
Executive Manager, People Group

Helen Fraser

Laing O'Rourke
Director, People

Benjamin Morris

Group General Manager, Human Resources Culture & Capability

Louise Spittle

The Arnott’s Group
Chief People Officer

Duncan Thomas

Bravura Solutions
Chief People Officer

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CHRO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Australia CHRO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Coming Soon

The CHRO Executive Summit agendas are driven by the mission-critical priorities identified among the community. Each agenda is uniquely crafted ‘by CHROs, for CHROs,’ and will be available closer to the gathering. All topics and sessions will be inspired by the following themes.

Developing empathetic leaders for the new world of work

Despite valiant efforts, human-centric leaders are still a rarity. But rapid changes to our society and workplaces are making leadership roles increasingly complex. Today’s work environment requires leaders to be more authentic, empathetic and adaptive to be effective.

Fostering Resiliency while supporting the workforce through change

Gartner research shows that 45% of employees say they are experiencing some level of change fatigue at work. HR leaders must help employees navigate near-constant change and mitigate the impact those changes may have on their work and their well-being.

Identifying, growing and retaining employees with the skills your business requires

Even in the face of an economic downturn, the competition for highly-skilled employees isn’t showing any signs of slowing. This means CHROs must realign their recruiting and retention strategies with current business goals and make data-informed decisions for the future of the organization.


We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

Evanta cares about the health and safety of our community. Please review the following recommendations prior to attending the gathering.


Venue & Accommodation

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Community Program Manager

For inquiries related to this community, please reach out to your dedicated contact.

Denzil Fernandez

Community Program Manager

(04) 727 41540