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2020 Keynote Speakers

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Culture & Leadership Conference Speakers

We are thrilled to bring you such a great group of speakers from across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific, sharing their journeys toward constructive culture and leadership.

These speakers bring a diverse range of backgrounds, industries, and challenges, with key insights to help you or your clients shape your own journeys.

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Inspired. Curious. Unbossed

Guy Strong, Country Head Australia & New Zealand will share the transformation journey of Sandoz. One that led them to drive an INSPIRED, CURIOUS & UNBOSSED culture. Where patients and their people are at the heart of everything they do.

In 2018, Sandoz Australia & New Zealand encountered challenges in various aspects of their business and there was a critical need to identify what was standing in the way of good performance. While their market fundamentals were good, and the team were knowledgeable, their culture wasn’t matching up. Guy, along with the Head of People & Organisation Clarette Crame, will tell the story of how they turned Sandoz around…with incredible results!

“Through purpose, improving ourselves and empowering our people, we are reaching new heights”

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Guy Strong

Country Head Australia & New Zealand
Sandoz

Guy Strong

Country Head Australia & New Zealand
Sandoz

  
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Clarette Crame

Head people & culture Asia
Sandoz

Clarette Crame

Head people & culture Asia
Sandoz

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Spark

Growing an Agile way of working

Join Heather and Roz as they share how their authentic partnership and Development ecosystem has helped them to build and grow the Spark Agile Leadership Programme.

Heather Polglase and Roz McCay will share the framework and principles that have been fundamental to this experimental approach to growing leadership at Spark - which is pretty far from “off the shelf” leadership development work and practice. During the session both Roz and Heather will share what good looks like for them and Spark, context and insights about why they’re doing what they’re doing, and what more is possible from the evolution of the constructive leader to the highly adaptive one.

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Heather Polglase

HR Director
Spark

Heather Polglase

HR Director
Spark

  
Roz
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Roz McCay

Programme Director
Hiakai Co-lab Limited

Roz McCay

Programme Director
Hiakai Co-lab Limited

  

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Hanes
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Sandra Blackburn

General Manager People and Culture
Hanes

Sandra Blackburn

General Manager People and Culture
Hanes

Hanes Australasia is home to some of our most recognised apparel and lifestyle brands, such as Bonds, Sheridan and Champion. Hanes will share their story of a focus on culture through constructive leadership.

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Vision V1

Transforming Retail Culture in the Pacific

Vision Investments Limited is a diversified and successful business enterprise with a long history of trading in Fiji. VIL is a publicly listed company and currently the second largest company on the Fiji Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation exceeding USD 200 million.

Hollis Toaisis will tell the story of transformation for the retail arm of their business in the Pacific and how they developed a strong culture with their retail store managers. Hollis will share how they operationalised the behaviours they wanted to see and the set up and systems they put in place within their retail store structures to encourage more constructive interaction.

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Hollis Toaisi

PEOPLE & CULTURE MANAGER
VISION INVESTMENTS

Hollis Toaisi

PEOPLE & CULTURE MANAGER
VISION INVESTMENTS

  
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Maria Sandys

MANAGER HR & COMPLIANCE
VISION INVESTMENTS

Maria Sandys

MANAGER HR & COMPLIANCE
VISION INVESTMENTS

  

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Roche V1
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Gin Chen

Chapter Lead Therapeutic Solutions Partner
Roche

Gin Chen

Chapter Lead Therapeutic Solutions Partner
Roche

Reimagining healthcare sales

Roche is one of the world’s leading and largest pharmaceutical companies, specialising in five Disease Biology Areas (DBAs) including oncology, hematology, immunology, infectious diseases and neuroscience. Gin heads up the sales team for Roche Hong Kong. 

Gin will be sharing the transformational change story of the sales team at Roche Hong Kong in order to create better outcomes for more patients, faster. This was part of a bigger change journey for Roche globally to move towards agile working. Human Synergstics worked with the team to better understand their culture and how they worked with healthcare professionals to get better results for their patients. Following a culture review Human Synergistics supported Roche with design sprints and leading change workshops to reimagine the sales function. They worked hard to transform the way they worked as a team by moving from a culture of competitive sales strategies to shared KPIs to the value patients receive.

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Phocas

Phocas has a simple mission – to make people feel good about data. The tailored industry-focused solutions simplify data management through powerful analytics and visualization tools, and revolutionizes the way customers interact with their own information. Phocas changes the way people think and work, and makes it easier for people to be decisive and operate with confidence.

At the heart of Phocas is a commitment to our values - to make life ‘fun, fulfilling and forever’ for Phocas customers, employees and investors. The CEO & Co-founder Myles Glashier and Chief People Officer, Karen Hailwood will share the Phocas story of transformation from a small bootstrapped start-up – to an established global business with big growth plans – all in the rapidly changing world of SaaS. Alongside the innovative products we have a dedication to nurture a culture where people are trusted, have autonomy and feel good about coming to work each day. Our culture is fundamental to our success.

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Myles Glashier

CEO & Co-Founder
Phocas

Myles Glashier

CEO & Co-Founder
Phocas

  
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Karen Hailwood

Chief People Officer
Phocas

Karen Hailwood

Chief People Officer
Phocas

  
Myles Glashier

Myles Glashier

CEO & Co-Founder
Phocas

Karen Hailwood

Karen Hailwood

Chief People Officer
Phocas