10,000+ Attendees | 200+ Speakers | 13 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 thirteen 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 


2020 Speakers

Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM, inaugural Commissioner of Resilience NSW and acclaimed former chief of NSW Rural Fire Service

Ronni Kahn AO, Founder & CEO of Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest 

Professor Patrick McGorry AO, world-renowned mental health researcher and former Australian of the Year, Executive Director of Orygen and Professor of Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne 

Dr Norman Swan, Australia’s most respected health journalist, and trusted voice on coronavirus, ABC Television & Radio National 

Jamie Marloo Thomas, Storyteller and Creator, Wayapa Wuurrk

Rasmus Hougaard, best-selling author of The Mind of the Leader; Managing Director, Potential Project International, USA

Libby Davies AM, inaugural CEO of White Ribbon Australia and champion of transformative social change programs

Mariam Veiszadeh, Members and Advisory DirectorDiversity Council of Australia 

Gordon Cairns, Chairman, Origin Energy and Woolworths Group

Dr Dinesh Palipana, one of the first people in Australia to graduate medical school with quadriplegia; Lecturer, School of Medicine, Griffith University 

Tony De Leede, renowned Wellness and Fitness Entrepreneur, Wellness Solutions

Professor Sue Gordon, Chair of Restorative Care in Ageing, a partnership position funded by ACH Group and Flinders University

Katherine Perfect, Head of Agency, Google Marketing Platforms

Scott Hazard, Global Real Estate and Workplace Experience Leader, Atlassian, USA

Dr Ian Simpson, Head of Health Safety & Wellbeing, ABC

Jack NoonanVice President, Australia and New Zealand, International WELL Building Institute

Dr Brock Bastian, psychologist and internationally acclaimed researcher; Partner, Ethics Applied 

Ainhoa Emaldi Azcue, Culture & Learning Specialist, Canva

Alison Mirams, Founding CEO of boutique tier one construction company, Roberts Pizzarotti

Inga Vilkins, Head of Health and Wellbeing, Bupa

Katherine Newton, CEO, R U OK?

Martin Cowie, Chief People OfficerOMD Australia 

Charlotte Lockhart, CEO, 4 Day Week Global

Marianne Hynes, Transformational Leader, Care to Grow; Former COO, PwC’s Indigenous Consulting

Professor David DunstanHead, Physical Activity Lab, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute 

Catherine McNair, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, QBE Insurance 

Domino Risch, Principal, Hassell 

Jon Baker, Group Head of Safety and Business Continuity, Coca Cola Amatil

Raewyn Mai, President, National Wellness Institute of Australia

Laura Higgins, Senior Executive Leader- Financial Capability, ASIC Consulting

Sam Payne, Co-Founder & CEO, Pink Elephant

Monique Newberry, Operations and Projects Lead, SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre

Shelley McDowell, Director, Customer Experience Strategy, CBRE

Damien Woods, Chief Executive OfficerBenestar Group

Fiona Andrew, National Health & Wellbeing Manager, Australia Post 

Jenny George, CEO, Converge International

Duncan Young, Head of Workplace Health and Wellbeing, Lendlease 

Sue Langley, Founder and CEO, Langley Group

Jeremy Moore,  Assistant Commissioner, Workforce Strategy and Change, ATO 

Carli Phillips, Employee Wellbeing Lead Australia & New Zealand, Johnson & Johnson

Diane Edwards, GM People, Foresight and Innovation, Ports of Auckland, NZ

Rebecca Jenkins, People Operations, Employee Engagement, Airtasker 

Professor Felice Jacka, Director, Food & Mood Centre, Deakin University

Dr Sally Phillips, General Manager of Health Services, TAL  

Paul Heptonstall, Senior Wellbeing & Education Manager, National Rugby League

Alex Diab, Director People & Property, NSW Business Chamber 

Deborrah Lambourne, CEO, Job Centre Australia Limited

Associate Professor Christhina Candido, Environmental and Sustainable Design, University of Melbourne

Kaylene Little, Head of People & Communities, Tassal Group 

Dr Addie WoottenClinical Psychologist; CEO, Smiling Mind  

Ali Skrzypiec, Head of Wellbeing, Safety and Environment, oOh!media 

Sharon Kolkka, Wellness Director, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

Kristen Hartnett, Manager Regional NSW & ACT, MoneycareThe SalvationArmy

Jack Heath, CEO, SANE Australia 

Kate Connors, Director of Wellness, PwC Australia

Tanya Howard, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Business Partner, THE ICONIC  

Ryan McGrory, Employee Experience Manager, Youi

Gino Carrafa, Managing Director, D’Accord OAS

Robert Adams, Professor of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine & Medical Director, Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Flinders University  

Dr Kaushik Ram, Neuroscientist, Brain and Mind Research Institute, The University of Sydney 

Sonja Braidner, Churchill Fellowship Recipient; Member, AHRI Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Panel

Associate Professor Genevieve Healy, Principal Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

Valerie Mack, Principal – Interior Design, Buchan

Emma Walsh, CEO, Parents At Work 

Chantal Brodrick, Marketing & Communication Specialist, Wellness Solutions

Annelie Xenofontos, Senior Workplace Strategist, Axiom Workplaces

Peter Pollnitz, Work Health, Safety & Injury Management, SA Health 

Ash Rosshandler, CEO, GoodCompany

2020 Sponsors & Partners






Endorsing Partners