Australia CHRO Inner Circle

7 March 2024 | Alto Event Space, Melbourne

7 March 2024
Alto Event Space, Melbourne

Collaborate with your peers

Join Australia's top CHROs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Developing a Strategic Vision to Enhance Managerial Excellence

Creating Effective Manager Development Pathways

Evolving the Job Itself and Resetting Role Expectations

Australia CHRO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

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


7 March 2024

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 18:45  Discussion Topics

Strategic Plans for Nurturing Effective Leaders

Bridgid Connors headshot

Bridgid Connors

Chief People Officer

RMIT University

Tamara Douglas headshot

Tamara Douglas

Group General Manager People and Culture

Metcash Trading

Carolyn Noumertzis headshot

Carolyn Noumertzis

Chief People Officer

Regis Aged Care

Craig Murphy headshot

Craig Murphy

Chief People Officer


Trent Pawsey headshot

Trent Pawsey

Director People & Culture Au, NZ & PI

Philip Morris International Inc.

Sarah Tinsley headshot

Sarah Tinsley

General Counsel

Culture Amp

Organisations are placing elevated expectations on leaders and managers, demanding multifaceted skillsets and enhanced adaptability in an ever-changing business landscape to guide teams toward successful outcomes. However, a Gartner study reveals that 75% of HR leaders say that their managers are overwhelmed by the growth of their job responsibilities and 73% say that these managers are not equipped with the skills to lead change. Rather than only enforcing more training and skill development programs, CHROs must create a strategic vision to enhance manager capability and effectiveness in meeting rapidly evolving business expectations.

In this interactive conversation among peers, CHROs will discuss and debate solutions to level up leadership and empower managers to successfully lead amid ongoing uncertainty and disruption.

Topic 1: Creating Effective Manager Development Pathways

  • What factors contribute to the success or failure of your current manager development initiatives?
  • Have you integrated technology or other innovative methods to ensure leadership development programs stay relevant?
  • What key performance indicators do you use to measure the success of your manager development initiatives?

Topic 2: Evolving the Job Itself and Resetting Role Expectations

  • What key skills do you believe are currently lacking in managers in your organisation? How do you address this gap?
  • What strategies have you put in place to empower managers to connect employees with others for coaching and development?
  • When faced with changes, how do you enable your managers to adapt and guide their teams through transitions?

18:45 - 19:15  Networking Break

19:15 - 20:30  Summary Discussion & Dinner

20:30 - 21:30  Social Hour

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

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