Speakers

CONFIRMED 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

Commissioner Christine Morgan, CEO, National Mental Health Commission

Maurice Wilkins, Lead, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Fastly, USA

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

Mark Blackman,
Founder, Floefit

Michael Chetner, Head of Australia & New Zealand, Zoom

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

Helene Westerlind, CEO,
LiveWell by Zurich

Dr Denis Cronson, Chief Sales & Distribution Officer,  LiveWell by Zurich

Scott Hood, APAC Managing Director, Virgin Active

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  

James White, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Fastly, USA 

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

Dr Kate Daley, 
Head of Psychology, Unmind

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

Vesna Garnett, Chief People & Culture Officer, The Iconic

Yemi Penn, Engineer, entrepreneur and mindset transformation leaderYemi Penn

Allan Ball, Executive Director, White Ribbon Australia

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

Dwayne Bannon-Harrison, Director, Ngaran Ngaran Cultural Awareness 

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

Andrea McDowell, Head of Experience, Lendi Group

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

A/Professor Christhina Candido, Director, SHE (Sustainable and Healthy Environments) Lab, The University of Melbourne

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

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

Lucas Finch, Global Head of Wellbeing, Xero

Kate MunningsGroup CEOVirtus Health Limited 

Professor Lucy Taksa, Professor of Management, Deakin Business School

Emma Howard, National Mental Health Manager, Clayton Utz

Effie Fox, Executive Director People and Culture, Lifeline

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

Jo Cairns, Chief People & Safety Officer,
Bingo Industries

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

Fiona Andrew, National Health and Wellbeing Manager, Australia Post

Bettina Sammut, Director People Culture and Safety, Taronga Conservation Society Australia

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

Dr Suzy Green, Founder, The Positivity Institute

Hamish Hay, Chief People Officer, Australia Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

Jo Hetherington, Head of Financial Health, TAL Australia

Ricky Pena, Chief People Officer, Engineers Australia

Ryan McGrory, Founder, exsona

Gillian Coutts, Country Director, Potential Project Australia

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

Damien King, Founder and CEO, PUML Better Health

Fiona Murphy, General Manager People and Culture, mycar

Annabel Khoo, Workplace & Change Strategist, Meta5 Group