Australia CHRO Inner Circle

31 March 2022 | The Fullerton Hotel

31 March 2022
The Fullerton Hotel


Collaborate with your peers

Join Australia's top CHROs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Creating new ways to work

Boosting employee engagement

Skilling leaders for inclusive leadership

Australia CHRO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.


Julie Carroll

Serco Asia Pacific
Chief Human Resources Officer

Rebekah Donaldson

Qantas Airways Limited
Executive Manager, People

Helen Fraser

Laing O'Rourke
General Manager, People

Benjamin Morris

Group General Manager, Human Resources

Michelle Phipps

Chief People Ofiicer

Louise Spittle

The Arnott’s Group
Chief People Officer

Duncan Thomas

FUJIFILM Business Innovation
Chief People Officer


31 March 2022

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 18:45  Discussion Topics

Reinventing the Effective Employee Experience

Martin Adlington headshot

Martin Adlington

Group Chief People Officer


Rebekah Donaldson headshot

Rebekah Donaldson

Executive Manager, People

Qantas Airways Limited

Joanne Fox headshot

Joanne Fox

Executive General Manager, People & Culture

AGL Energy

Colleen Harris headshot

Colleen Harris

Group Chief People Officer

Ramsay Health Care Limited

Victoria Pickles headshot

Victoria Pickles

Senior Director Human Resources, Asia Pacific

Brambles Australia

Rebecca Roberts headshot

Rebecca Roberts

GM People


Annie Schmidt headshot

Annie Schmidt

Group Chief People and Culture Officer

St Vincent's Health Australia

Hilary Young headshot

Hilary Young

Human Resources Director, Australia & New Zealand

Reinsurance Company of Australia

Adam Gregory headshot

Adam Gregory

Senior Director, APAC Talent Solutions


Dharma Chandran headshot

Dharma Chandran

Chief People Officer

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Connectivity is paramount to today’s hybrid work environments. Workers’ changing employer expectations necessitate deliberate company culture strategies across all levels of leadership. Providing access to tools and information, fostering a sense of belonging, and aligning the employee experience with the employee lifecycle and business outcomes falls to the CHRO to create an engaged, high performing workforce at scale.

In this interactive conversation among peers, CHROs will discuss their role in creating employee engagement strategies that keep workers loyal and motivated while adjusting to new ways of working.

Topic 1: Creating new ways to work

  • What does a unified employee experience mean to you? What steps are you taking to achieve this across the organization?
  • How are you adjusting workflows across the enterprise?
  • How are you providing employees with the tools and access they need to be successful in the current work environment?

Topic 2: Boosting employee engagement

  • How are you creating a motivational atmosphere for employees in either remote or hybrid work environments?
  • How are you building a culture that is change-ready and driving that transformation with employee support every step of the way?
  • How are you skilling leaders for inclusive leadership to foster the right culture?

18:45 - 19:15  Networking Break

19:15 - 20:30  Summary Discussion & Dinner

20:30 - 21:30  Social Hour


We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

Evanta programmes are uniquely positioned to succeed in the current landscape.

  • Our invitation-only gatherings are designed to be smaller in scale, providing a safe and comfortable environment.
  • All in-person programmes are local and complimentary, with zero impact on your organisation’s T&E.

We are committed to creating the safest possible environment for all participants, partners, and associates. As a part of our commitment we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines. Information on vaccinations, face mask guidance, on-site safety measures, and more, can be found here: Health and Safety Resource Policy.



Parking & Transportation

Train Stations within walking distance to the hotel:

Wynyard Station: 4-minute walk

Martin Place Station: 3-minute walk

Parking near hotel:

No 1 Secure Parking: 159 Pitt Street

Wilson’s Parking: 123 Pitt Street (Angel Place)

*Both carparks are charged at public rates and we always recommend pre-booking if possible.

Health & Safety Guidelines

To ensure the well-being of participants, partners, and associates, we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines.

As a part of our commitment to create the safest possible environment, we are requiring all participants, partners, and associates to be fully vaccinated to participate in in-person programs, in addition to completing a health status attestation prior to arrival. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.

Your Community Partners

CHRO Thought Leader
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Australia CHRO Programme Managers

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

Olga Demura

Program Manager

0413 659 609

Denzil Fernandez

Program Manager

(04) 282 88 558