Workplace Wellness Festival 2023 Speakers Coming Soon!

Past Speakers 2022

Layne Beachley AO, world champion surfer, Co-Founder, Awake Academy

Sir John Kirwan,
Co-founder, Groov

Wesa Chau, Co-Founder of Resilience Against RacismCEO, Cultural Intelligence

James White, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Fastly, USA 

Maurice Wilkins, Director and Head of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Belonging, Twitch, USA

Professor Paula Brough, Director, Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, Griffith University

Dr Sally Phillips, Head of Health Services,  Zurich Life & Investments

Domino Risch, Principal; Global Commercial & Workplace Sector Leader, Hassell Studio

Lynnette Edmonds, Head of Talent and Engagement, Edelman Australia

Pauly Grant, Chief Talent Officer, Publicis Groupe 

Aunty Munya Andrews, leading Indigenous Australian thinker, author and barrister; Co-Director, Evolve Communities 

Ariane Virtue, Lead for Family Friendly Workplaces, UNICEF  

Professor Cassandra Szoeke, Director, Healthy Ageing Program, University of Melbourne

Lauren Levin, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Minter Ellison

Allisa O’Connell, Head of People and Culture, Flight Centre Travel Group

Nicki Luther, Senior Director, Human Resources, Stryker

Andrea McDowell, VP of People, Culture and Impact, Cape

Claudia Barriga-Larriviere, People & Culture Director, Sendle

Kelly Mitchell, General Manager Employee Experience, Tabcorp

Lindy Visagie, HR Director, Selleys and Dulux Group International

Fay Calderone, Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council, Hall & Willcox

Professor David Dunstan, Head, Baker-Deakin Department Lifestyle and Diabetes, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Professor Genevieve Healy, MRFF Emerging Leadership Fellow, Professor of Physical Activity and Nutrition, The University of Queensland

Iva Durakovic, Interior Architect; Lecturer, School of Built Environment, UNSW

Kristin Hay, Partner, Head of People and Culture, Knight Frank Australia

Fiona Andrew, National Health and Wellbeing Manager, Australia Post

Bettina Sammut, Manager People and Culture, Canteen

Nicole Karagiannis, Chief People & Culture Officer, Harrison.ai 

Rob Taylor, Head of New Markets – Australia & New Zealand, Zoom Video Communications

Jo Cairns, Chief People & Safety Officer,
Bingo Industries

Mark Blackman,
Founder, Floe

Scott Hood, APAC Managing Director, Virgin Active

Jay Boudou, Regional Vice President, APAC, Virgin Pulse 

Naomi Seddon, International lawyer, Partner, Littler 

James Windon, Co-founder & Co-CEO, Flare 

Rita Slogrove, Learning and Organisational Development Manager, Fletcher Building Australia 

Jack Noonan, Vice President, Asia Pacific, International WELL Building Institute

Dr Kate Daley, 
Head of Psychology, Unmind

Vesna Garnett, Chief People & Culture Officer, The Iconic

Ross McDonald, 
Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Perkbox

Damien Woods, Chief Executive Officer, Benestar Group  

Matt Elliott, Co-Founder and Creator, The Change Room

Christine Yeung, CEO & Founder, Beyond Story 

Yemi Penn, Engineer, entrepreneur and mindset transformation leaderYemi Penn

Allan Ball, Executive Director, White Ribbon Australia

Dr Patrick Aouad, Co-founder & CEO, [cu]health 

Sarah Berry, Lifestyle Health Editor, Sydney Morning Herald & The Age

Gillian Coutts, Country Director Australia, Potential Project

Jessica Mayers, Senior Relationship Manager, Pride in Diversity, ACON  

Dwayne Bannon-Harrison, Director, Ngaran Ngaran Cultural Awareness 

Simon Jarvis,
CEO, Mentoring Men

Carla Rogers, Churchill Fellow and highly respected program designer; Co-Director, Evolve Communities

Hussein Hamka, Senior Regional Manager, APAC, Virgin Pulse

Steph Gillon, Head of Financial Wellness, Flare  

Davina Bester, Project Lead & Interior Architect, Mineral Resources Limited 

Eran Thomson,
nder, PowerProv  

Rebecca Kouimanis, Psychologist, Benestar  

Jeff Hardy, proud Yulwaalaraay man, former NRL star and Mentor for young Indigenous people, The Change Room 

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

Pete Ekstedt, Program Implementation, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Movember 

Dr Mark Deady, UNSW Senior Research Fellow, Black Dog Institute

Lucas Finch, Global Head of Wellbeing, Xero

Kate MunningsGroup CEOVirtus Health Limited 

Debora Kocak, Chief Operations Officer, PUML Better Health  

Emma Howard, National Mental Health Manager, Clayton Utz

Amanda Tipping, National Partnerships Director, The Pink Elephants Support Network

Carli Philips, Wellbeing Keynote Speaker, Corporate Wellbeing Hub

Laurie Aznavoorian, Leader, Strategy and Research, Bates Smart 

John Bale, Managing Director and Founder, Fortem Australia

Dale Cleaver, Chief Executive Officer, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT

Jessica Yun, Business Reporter, Sydney Morning Herald/The Age

Matt Clarke,
Country Manager Australia, Groov

Dr Suzy Green, Founder, The Positivity Institute

Suzie Barnett, CEO, Junglefy

Jo Hetherington, Head of Financial Health, TAL Australia

Ricky Pena, Chief People Officer, Engineers Australia

Ryan McGrory, Founder, exsona

Jenny Steadman, Senior Consultant & facilitator, Potential Project

Mark Graham, Chief People Officer, RGF Staffing

Daniel McGregor, Co-Founder, Workplace Wealth 

Professor Denise Jepsen, organisational psychologist, academic and researcher, Macquarie University Business School

Teena Pisarev, Chief Operating Officer, Virtus Health

Matt Meffan,
Regional Sales Lead, APAC, Unmind

Jordana Cheong,
Client Success Lead ANZ,


Fiona Murphy, General Manager People and Culture, mycar

Annabel Khoo, Workplace & Change Strategist, Meta5 Group

Emma Baxter,

Dr Justine Tuffley, Health and Wellbeing Specialist, Healthworks 

Tegan Davies, General Manager, The Oranges Toolkit

Kevin Janks, Chief Meditation Officer, Co-founder, Centred Meditation 

Camille Wilson, National Organisational Development Manager, Benestar 

Devan Valenti, Manager Asia Pacific, International WELL Building Institute 

Tim Nelson, Director, APAC Business Development, Lifeworks

Kelly Trupkovic, National Sales Manager, Livewell by Zurich

A/Professor Fraser Torpy, School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney

Danny Mann, Co-founder and Managing Director, [cu]health

Kate Pippos, Yoga Head Coach, Virgin Active

Uncle Allen Madden, Respected Gadigal Elder, cultural representative for the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council 

Alice Scott, Pilates Head Coach, Virgin Active

Harry Godber, Head of Strategy, Flare