Australia CHRO Inner Circle

23 March 2023 | Ace Hotel Sydney

23 March 2023
Ace Hotel Sydney

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:

New Ways of Leading for a New Era of Work

Improving Retention by Meeting New Employee Expectations

Managerial Effectiveness in Times of Constant Change

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

Helen Fraser

Laing O'Rourke
General Manager, People

Benjamin Morris

Group General Manager, Human Resources

Michelle Phipps

Chief People Ofiicer

Louise Spittle

The Arnott’s Group
Chief People Officer

Duncan Thomas

Bravura Solutions
Chief People Officer


23 March 2023

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 18:45  Discussion Topics

Revitalising Leadership Effectiveness in a New World of Work

Jane Fraser headshot

Jane Fraser

General Manager People Consulting & Solutions

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Rebecca Munn headshot

Rebecca Munn

Group Executive People and Culture

Queensland Rail

Lisa Murphy headshot

Lisa Murphy

Chief People Officer

Fantastic Furniture

Paula Hammond headshot

Paula Hammond

Chief People and Performance Officer

The Star Entertainment Group

Mark Barling headshot

Mark Barling

Senior Sales Director


Bo Manamperi headshot

Bo Manamperi

Head of HR ANZ


Sally Craig headshot

Sally Craig

GM People & Culture

Kennards Hire

Louise Spittle headshot

Louise Spittle

Chief People Officer

The Arnott’s Group

Organisations everywhere are facing uncertain and unpredictable times, as rising inflation, hard-to-find talent and global supply chain constraints make sustained growth extremely complex. HR leaders in particular are facing a delicate balancing act, weighing trade-offs between people and technology, cost savings and talent investments, and business requirements with employee needs, to name a few. Underlying it all, CHROs must also continue to excel in their most foundational role – cultivating a positive culture and employee experience to attract new talent and retain existing talent.

According to a study by Gartner, 60% of HR leaders are prioritising leader and manager effectiveness in 2023 as the key to tackling key challenges. As the work environment evolves, so too must the leader-employee dynamic. Agility and flexibility are critical to sustained success.

Join your peers to discuss and debate new leadership imperatives for a new age of work.

Topic 1: Improving Retention by Meeting New Employee Expectations

  • Employees today demand authenticity and empathy from their managers. How do you teach these skills to your leadership teams and how do you identify them in future leaders?
  • 52% of employees say a flexible work environment plays a huge role in their decision to stay with their employer. In the past 12 months, what policies has your company put in place to increase flexibility for your employees? What impact have these policies made on your retention rates?
  • What are the biggest challenges you face in making changes to meet new employee expectations? What is your plan to overcome them?

Topic 2: Managerial Effectiveness in Times of Constant Change

  • How do you currently measure leader effectiveness, and how frequently do you collect employee feedback on the matter?
  • How do you define human-centric leadership at your organisation? Where would you rate your leadership bench today on a scale of 1-10?
  • What is your approach to change management and how do you keep that approach consistent across the organisation? What do you do well and what areas do you need to improve?

18:45 - 19:15  Networking Break

19:15 - 20:23  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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