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2018 Keynote Speakers

Speakers

Culture & Leadership Conference Speakers

An introduction about our guest speakers, the diversity of their professional backgrounds and the insights they each bring to this year's 20th Annual Conference.

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Kate Evans

Group Executive People & Culture
SHAPE
presenting in:
melbourne & sydney

Kate Evans

Group Executive People & Culture
SHAPE
presenting in:
melbourne & sydney

Performance : That’s Culture

"We know that Constructive Cultures deliver better business results. Kate will share her story of how SHAPE’s vision to have a highly constructive culture is being lived everyday as ‘the way we do things around here’. She will demonstrate an undeniable link between the Constructive Culture Shape has built and the amazing business performance they achieved because of it. The SHAPE journey has involved making tough choices, increasing accountability, and building leadership capabilities. Kate will share the decisions, approach and performance data through her insightful and personal experiences with SHAPE."

Kate commenced with SHAPE in 2004 and was an integral part to the introduction of a People & Culture department, where she now holds the Group Executive position. Passionate about Leadership and Organisational Development.Kate is responsible for all functions associated with People at Shape and enjoys being part of an effective leadership team that drives business results through highly engaged and motivated employees.

Kate commenced with SHAPE in 2004 and was an integral part to the introduction of a People & Culture department, where she now holds the Group Executive position.

Passionate about Leadership and Organisational Development, Kate is responsible for all functions associated with People at Shape and enjoys being part of an effective leadership team that drives business results through highly engaged and motivated employees.

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Christian Campanella

HR DIRECTOR
PERNOD RICARD
presenting in:
melbourne & sydney

Christian Campanella

HR DIRECTOR
PERNOD RICARD
presenting in:
melbourne & sydney

Leaders Impact : That's Culture

Over a period of a decade, Pernod Ricard Winemakers undertook significant change within their Australia operations as they reshaped their business footprint. During this time, successive employee engagement surveys demonstrated poor results and made Pernod Ricard Winemakers ask the question: what impact does leadership have on culture and performance? Christian will share how they answered that question by developing leaders who positively impact their teams and have achieved business results which exceeded expectations.

Christian is the HR Director for Pernod Ricard Winemakers. Christian’s HR and leadership experience comes from over 20 year’s in multiple industries (beverage, automotive, professional services, local government and rail) based in Australia, New Zealand and the UK along with exposure and responsibilities across many other countries in Europe, Asia and North America. Christian’s most recent role at Pernod Ricard has responsibility across multiple countries along with being a member of the global Pernod Ricard HR Strategic Committee responsible for setting the global group HR strategy and direction.

Christian is the HR Director for Pernod Ricard Winemakers. Christian’s HR and leadership experience comes from over 20 year’s in multiple industries (beverage, automotive, professional services, local government and rail) based in Australia, New Zealand and the UK along with exposure and responsibilities across many other countries in Europe, Asia and North America.

Christian’s most recent role at Pernod Ricard has responsibility across multiple countries along with being a member of the global Pernod Ricard HR Strategic Committee responsible for setting the global group HR strategy and direction.

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Corinne Canter

Senior Consultant
Human Synergistics
presenting in:
melbourne & sydney

Corinne Canter

Senior Consultant
Human Synergistics
presenting in:
melbourne & sydney

Working Teams : That’s Culture

"We know that teams are capable of achieving more together than any one individual could possibly achieve on their own... when they are effective! Corinne will share how our new technology is providing teams with valuable insights through real-time feedback."

Corinne is a senior consultant, facilitator and coach with Human Synergistics Australia. Corinne’s experience in leadership and organisations comes from over 25 years in leadership roles in operations and Human Resources working in telecommunications, finance and construction industries. She is a published author on leadership, culture and innovation.In 2012 she was Program Director and co-research lead investigating the “Science of Aha” with the University of Technology Neuroscience Research Unit investigating how to teach leaders to increase their capacity for new and innovative thinking leading to more Aha! moments.Corinne’s passion is helping leaders create impactful collaborative teams that

Corinne is a senior consultant, facilitator and coach with Human Synergistics Australia. Corinne’s experience in leadership and organisations comes from over 25 years in leadership roles in Operations and Human Resources working in telecommunications, finance and construction industries. She is a published author on leadership, culture and innovation.

In 2012 she was Program Director and co-research lead investigating the “Science of Aha” with the University of Technology Neuroscience Research Unit investigating how to teach leaders to increase their capacity for new and innovative thinking leading to more Aha! moments. Corinne’s passion is helping leaders create impactful collaborative teams.

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Rebecca Kardos

MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO
AURORA ENERGY
presenting in:
melbourne & sydney

Rebecca Kardos

MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO
AURORA ENERGY
presenting in:
melbourne & sydney

Courage and commitment : That’s culture

"Shifting a deeply embedded culture is complex and difficult. What happens when things don’t go to plan? When you learn that your perception doesn’t match reality? How do you as a leader continue to lead and move forward with the journey in the face of a significant setback? Leaders need courage, focus and long term personal commitment to sustain change. It is something Rebecca Kardos, CEO of Aurora Energy knows firsthand. In an honest and thought-provoking presentation, Rebecca will share her personal story and insights as a CEO of the ups and downs of culture transformation. "

Rebecca is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Energy the Tasmanian State Owned energy retailer. Rebecca has significant executive experience in the utilities sector in Australian and New Zealand in both the public and private sector. Rebecca also has non-executive director experience in the not for profit sector and with industry bodies. Rebecca is passionate about creating and realising value for customers, organisations, shareholders and the broader community. She has proven performance in the creation and execution of strategy, which is supported by her strong ability to collaborate, constructively challenge, facilitate change and culture leadership. Rebecca holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Computer Science and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rebecca is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Energy the Tasmanian State Owned energy retailer. Rebecca has significant executive experience in the utilities sector in Australia and New Zealand in both the public and private sector. Rebecca also has non-executive director experience in the not-for-profit sector and with industry bodies. Rebecca is passionate about creating and realising value for customers, organisations, shareholders and

the broader community. She has proven performance in the creation and execution of strategy, which is supported by her strong ability to collaborate, constructively challenge, facilitate change and culture leadership. Rebecca holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Computer Science and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Shaun McCarthy

CHAIRMAN
HUMAN SYNERGISTICS AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
presenting in:
melbourne & sydney

Shaun McCarthy

CHAIRMAN
HUMAN SYNERGISTICS AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
presenting in:
melbourne & sydney

Sustaining Success : That’s culture

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Shaun established Human Synergistics in New Zealand and Australia and brings with him wealth of knowledge, experience and anecdotes from a long and distinguished Consulting Career. If you have a question about leadership or Culture – Shaun will have a story to illustrate an answer to it. It is this depth of experience that has led to him being invited to lecture in University programs, speak at many national conferences and being featured in the Australian Financial Review, Boss Magazine and on ABC radio.

Shaun established Human Synergistics in New Zealand and Australia and brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience and anecdotes from a long and distinguished Consulting career. If you have a question about Leadership or Culture – Shaun will have a story to illustrate an answer 

to it. It is this depth of experience that has led to him being invited to lecture in University programs, speak at many national conferences and being featured in the Australian Financial Review, Boss Magazine and on ABC radio. Shaun is also a member of the AHRI Advisory Research Panel.

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Robert A. Cooke, Ph.D.

CEO AND DIRECTOR
HUMAN SYNERGISTICS INTERNATIONAL
presenting in:
melbourne & sydney

Robert A. Cooke, Ph.D.

CEO AND DIRECTOR
HUMAN SYNERGISTICS INTERNATIONAL
presenting in:
melbourne & sydney

Collateral Damage : That’s culture

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Dr Cooke is the CEO and Director of Human Synergistics International and Associate Professor Emeritus of Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Cooke was previously an Associate Research Scientist at the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Kellogg School of Management.

Dr Cooke is the CEO and Director of Human Synergistics International and Associate Professor Emeritus of Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Cooke was previously an Associate Research Scientist at the

University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Kellogg School of Management.