7,000+ Attendees | 170+ Speakers | 8 Conference Tracks | Virtual Expo | Networking



Covid-19 has dramatically changed the way we work. Workplace Wellness Festival has also adapted to the new paradigm and has rapidly established itself as Australia’s big online festival of all things workplace health and wellness. Now into its 3rd year, no other event matches Workplace Wellness Festival’s profile, breadth of content and sheer audience size.

Workplace Wellness Festival brings together over 200 expert speakers from Australia and overseas; the industry’s top vendors; and thousands of business professionals – all virtually on our state-of-the-art platform!

Held online over two days, the event features 8+ conference tracks that allow attendees to take in the big-picture in the Plenary Hall or deep-dive into key topics of interest in concurrent conference tracks 



Dr Michael Leiterworld authority on workplace burnout; Honorary Professor, School of Psychology, Deakin University; Adjunct Professor, Acadia University, Canada 

Commissioner Christine MorganCEO, National Mental Health Commission

Professor Ivan Robertson, Founding Director, Roberston Cooper Ltd; Emeritus Professor, Work & Organisational Psychology, The University of Manchester, UK 

Damien MuCEO and Managing Director (Australia and New Zealand), AIA

Craig Hudson, Managing Director New Zealand and Pacific Islands, Xero, Aoteoroa (New Zealand) 

Elizabeth Bradford, passionate diversity and inclusion advocate, Head of Strategy and Chief of Staff, Commercial Banking Asia Pacific, HSBC

Maurice WilkinsLead, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Fastly, USA 
James White, Global Diversity and InclusionFastly, USA

Laureate Professor Clare Collins
internationally renowned nutrition researcher and Laureate Professor 
in Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Newcastle 

David Burroughs, Chief Mental Health Officer, Westpac  

Dr Michelle Lim, leading Australian expert on loneliness, inaugural Chairperson and Scientific Chair, Ending Loneliness Together
Professor Nareen Young, Industry Professor, Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research, University of Technology, Sydney

Sir John Kirwan, All Blacks rugby legend and mental health champion; co-founder, Mentemia 

Yemi Penn, Engineer, Entrepreneur and Transformation Leader, Yemi Penn 

Dr Dinesh Palipana OAMSenior Medical Officer, Gold Coast University Hospital; Lecturer, Griffith University 
Sophie Scott, Medical Reporter, ABC

Rachel Hodgdon, President & CEO, International WELL Building Institute, USA 

Lisa Annese, CEO, Diversity Council Australia 

Jim Kelly, Director Health & Safe Design, SafeWork NSW 
Angela Priestley, co-Founder, Agenda Media, and Publisher & Founding Editor, Women’s Agenda 

Zoe Coglitore, Chief People and Capability Officer, Pizza Hut Australia  

Dr Ian Hosegood, Qantas Group Medical DirectorQantas

Linda Fitzhardinge FAICDPartnerships Director and Compassion Architect, The Groundswell Project 
Lucy Hammill, Head of Workplace Experience & Events, PEXA  

Dr Kate Hall, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing, AFL

Tanja KovacCEO, Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC)  

Kate Carnell AOcompany director and leading small business advisor; former Ombudsman, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Deputy ChairBeyondblue
Wesa Chau, Co-founder of Resilience Against Racism and CEO, Cultural Intelligence

Dawn O’Neil AM, mental health thought leader, Breathing Space Ambassador, CogNative Solutions 

Christine Yeung, award-winning psychologist; Founder & CEO, Beyond Story 

Professor Nicole Lee, leading expert in alcohol and other drug practice and policy, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University 

Brooke Dwyer, Group Wellbeing Manager, Qantas

Josh Vernon, CEO, Earnd

Dr Moira Junge, Senior Consultant, 360 Edge; Health Psychologist & Board Member, Sleep Health Foundation 

Scott Montgomery, CEO and Co-Founderwellteq 

Travis Johnson, Global Product Lead, Garmin Health

Catherine Birchall, Founding Director, Money101

Dr Adrian Tomyn, National Manager, Research & Analytics, Corporate & International, Bupa

Zach HotchkissCountry Manager ANZ, Unmind  

Kim Turnbull, Human Resources Manager, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers

Dr Zac Seidler, Director of Mental Health Training, Movember

Dalia Feldheimcreator of Dare to Lead Like a Girl campaign; organisational psychologist; Adjunct Professor, Singapore Management University 

Simon Illingworth, former Detective Sergeant and anti-corruption investigator; CEO, Ethical Strength

Kirrily Tibb, General Manager People, ANZ, Intrepid Travel

Ryan McGrory, Head of Employee Experience & Internal Communications, Youi

Conor Duffy, National Injury & Wellbeing Manager, Kmart Australia 

Sally Craig, GM People & Culture, Kennards Hire 
Martin Cowie, Chief People Officer, OMD 

Heidi Sturk, Director, e-Mental Health in Practice, Queensland University of Technology

Phil Usher, CEO, First Nations Foundation 

Associate Professor Anya Johnson, Deputy Head of Work and Organisational Studies, The University of Sydney Business School

Associate Professor Helena Nguyen, Work and Organisational Studies, The University of Sydney Business School

Annelie Xenofontos, Senior Associate Strategy, Axiom Workplaces 

Dipra Ray, CEO, Springday  

Diana Nadebaum, Chief People Officer, Gurner

Jessica Yun, Workplace Correspondent & Finance News ProducerYahoo Finance 

Maria Lykouras, General Manager Advice, Commonwealth Private

Carli Phillips, Wellbeing Lead Australia & New Zealand, EAP Lead APAC, Johnson & Johnson

Zahra Peggs, Group Executive, People & Corporate Affairs, TSA Group – Australia 

Richard Martin, National Sales and Customer Experience Director QLD, Benestar

Dr Adam Hall, Senior Director, Talent & Reward Australia, Willis Towers Watson

Susan Henry, Head of People & Culture, The Starlight Children’s Foundation

Aaron KhanCEO & Founder, BODi Corporate

Michelle Loader, Managing Director, Fisher Leadership

Dr Jenny George, CEO, Converge International

Dr Mark Cross, Lead Psychiatrist in theABC TV series, Changing Minds; author of Anxiety

Domino RischPrincipal, Hassell Architects

Josh Marsden, Director – Corporate Wellbeing, Active & Thriving

Damien King, Founder, CEO/CTO, PUML Better Health

Dr Devora Lieberman, Medical DirectorCity Fertility NSW

Sandra de Kock, GM People & Culture, Perth Airport 

Dr Greg Wood, business ethics expert, Retired Professor, Department of Management, Deakin University

Fay Calderone, Partner, Hall & Willcox 

Daniel McGregor, Wealth Coach & Co-FounderWorkplace Wealth  

Dr Suzy GreenClinical and Coaching Psychologist (MAPS); Founder, The Positivity Institute

Dr Andrew Tucker, Director, Australian Sleep & Alertness Consortium, Sleep Health Foundation  

David Scott, Managing Director, 

Naomi Seddon, international lawyer, Shareholder, Littler 

Dr Justine Tuffley, Health & Wellbeing Specialist, Healthworks 

Brad Joffe, General Manager, Earnd

Gillian Coutts, Country Director, Potential Project Australia 

Broni Scarce, ANZ Business Development Director, SkinVision 

Harry GasiamisHead of B2B Sales – Australasia, Garmin Health

Deborrah Lambourne, CEO, Job Centre Australia Limited

Candice Smith, Head of Wellness, AIA Australia

David Rowell, Managing Director – Health & Benefits, Australia & New Zealand, Willis Towers Watson 

Cassandra Kirk, Head of Design Strategy, Axiom Workplaces

Sean Silvey, Head of Wellbeing, Health and Safety, Bupa 

Alasdair Gordon, CEO, Ecosse Global 

Sanji Kanagalingam, CEO, WeGuide

Charles Pittar, Managing Partner, Aptus Growth 

Dr Fiona Crichton, health psychology specialist and Clinical Team Lead, Mentemia, New Zealand 

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