Sydney CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

24 November 2020 | 09:00 - 14:30 AEDT

24 November 2020 | 09:00 - 14:30 AEDT


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Sydney CHRO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Leading through a new employee experience

Redesigning HR strategies, structures, and service delivery models

Modernizing mental health and well-being programs in a new era of work


Alexandra Badenoch

Telstra Corporation
Group Executive Transformation, Communications and People

Rebekah Donaldson

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Chief People Officer

Lucinda Gemmell

Airservices Australia
Chief People & Culture Officer

Michelle Phipps

Coca-Cola Amatil
Group Head of Talent, Development and Inclusion

Louise Spittle

Campbell Arnott's
Chief People Officer

Lindall West

First Sentier Investors
Chief Human Resources Officer


24 November 2020

09:00 - 10:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Keynote

CHROs Leading Business Strategy in Times of Uncertainty

In times of economic uncertainty and global disruption, HR has the power to guide enterprise strategy into reality. Join this keynote session to hear a panel of CHROs discuss how they’ve fostered an environment of engagement, entrepreneurship and innovation.

10:00 - 11:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Making Concrete Progress in DE&I

The tragic reality of systemic racism is at the forefront of America’s consciousness again. How are HR leaders truly infusing diversity, equity and inclusion into their organisations to make lasting change in corporate America and society?  

10:00 - 11:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Leadership Development Without Boundaries

The multiple crises of 2020 have proved challenging for leaders as they manage their teams remotely and navigate complex issues around employee fears, mental health and social unrest. In this boardroom, CHROs will explore paradigm shifts in leadership development and fresh approaches to the use of technology, behavior change and measuring leadership performance.   

11:00 - 11:45 AEDT Virtual Summit Keynote

The Future of Work and HR Design

The future of work is now and CHROs are redesigning the HR function to deliver. In this keynote session, HR leaders discuss how their strategies, teams and structures are transforming in a new era of work. 

11:45 - 12:15 AEDT Break

12:15 - 13:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Keynote


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13:00 - 14:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Build Your Future Workforce

In this new era of work, HR leaders are adapting to new business models and embracing flexible workforce planning. Join fellow CHROs to discuss new approaches to securing and utilising talent and how best to plan for an optimal workforce.     

13:00 - 14:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Digital Transformation in the New Normal

CHROs play a critical role in driving digital initiatives that support fundamental shifts in the workplace, the work itself and permanent states of agility. Join this boardroom to discuss strategies and systems through a digital lens and plot next steps in your company’s digital journey.

14:00 - 14:30 AEDT Networking

Community Discussion

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups. 


Your Community Partners

Program Partner

Sydney CHRO Programme Managers

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program managers.

Olga Demura

(02) 9094 4986

Denzil Fernandez

(04) 282 88 558