Conference Speakers

Conference Speakers

We are thrilled to bring you such a great group of speakers from across Australia sharing their journeys toward constructive culture and leadership in TedX style micro shares. Learn from CEOs and leaders from a diverse range of backgrounds, industries, and challenges, as they share their successes, learnings and future focus.

Andrew Reeves

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director,
Ingham’s Group Limited

Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Advanced Management Program – Harvard Business School

Andrew was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Ingham’s on 29 March 2021.

Andrew has more than 40 years’ experience in leadership and governance roles across the food and beverage and agribusiness industries in Australia and internationally. From 2019 to 2021, Andrew was a Non-Executive Director on the Inghams Group Limited Board and was a member of the Board’s Finance and Audit Committee and Risk and Sustainability Committee. Andrew was previously the Chief Executive Officer of George Weston Foods, Managing Director and Executive Director of Lion Nathan Limited, Managing Director Australia of Coca-Cola Amatil Limited and Managing Director of The Smith’s Snack Food Company.

Grant Kerswell

Chief People Officer, Ingham’s Group Limited

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management), Master of Business Administration

Grant has 30 years’ experience in human resources, spanning diverse industries, from the fast-moving consumer goods sector to infrastructure. 

Since joining Inghams in 2019, Grant has been the Chief People Officer, where he assumed the role of a strategic advisor, specialising in critical areas such as capability, culture, and communications. Grant has played key roles in multinational organisations, including Arnott’s Biscuits, Broadspectrum and Coca-Cola Amatil. Throughout his career, Grant has consistently delivered robust human resources practices with a keen eye for aligning these strategies with overarching business objectives. He is recognised for his pragmatic approach to enhancing human resources operational efficiency, implementing cutting-edge practices, and earning a reputation for innovative solutions, exceptional communication skills, and analytical prowess.

Angela Ewers

Chief People Officer, ARN Media

Angela Ewers is the Chief People Officer at ARN Media, a leading ASX-listed media and entertainment business operating in radio, audio, digital and outdoor in Australia and Hong Kong.

Angela is a HR thought-leader with a deep expertise in culture and engagement; organisational development and design; employment and industrial relations; coaching and leadership; and leading complex organisational change including through M&As.

Angela’s great passion is cultivating the conditions for teams to achieve their life’s best work. To do this, Angela brings a deeply humanistic and person-centred approach to HR practices and has a track record for building thriving, constructive workplaces delivering exceptional value for team members, customers, shareholders and the communities she operates in.

Ciaran Davis

CEO & Managing Director, ARN Media

Ciaran is responsible for the strategic and operational direction of ARN Media. He has transformed a business with large debt and a declining asset portfolio centred on traditional publishing, into one of the most exciting media businesses in Australia today.

Prior to becoming Group CEO if ARN Media, Ciaran spent five years as CEO of ARN repositioning the business to become the number one metropolitan radio operator in Australia.

Ciaran has over 20 years’ media experience working in over 15 countries throughout Europe and the Middle East and in 2022, became Chair of Commercial Radio and Audio in Australia – the industry body representing the interests of commercial radio broadcasters throughout Australia.

Siobhan McGlinchey

Regional VP Human Resources, APACSA at McCain Foods

Post Graduate in Management, Charles Sturt University

Siobhan is an impactful, energetic and inspiring leader with over 15 years experience leading People and Operations teams within iconic food retail brands such as Nando’s, Yum (KFC & Pizza Hut) and McDonalds.

She is passionate about leading and developing teams to deliver outstanding results with the objective of optimising the customer experiences. Siobhan has a values-driven, purposeful and strategic leader, with strong executional focus.

Originally founded in Canada, McCain Foods is a global business that employs over 20,000 people worldwide and is a global leader in prepared potato products. They pride themselves on being a family and values-driven company, “celebrating real connections, through delicious and planet-friendly food“.  In this session Siobhan McGlinchey will share the McCain story toward high performing, impactful, constructive leadership and culture.

Corinne Canter

Head Of Consulting, Human Synergistics Australia

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,  and to increase organisational effectiveness and business performance.

Corinne’s experience at operational and board levels enables her to work with clients that produce effective roadmaps that relieve organisational pressure points, enhance performance and drive sustainable results.

How Culture Works

What does ‘culture’ really mean, how does it work, and what impact does it have on performance? Take an interactive journey to get an overview of how culture works.

Our Integrated Approach

Our Integrated Diagnostic System uses the Circumplex to display visual feedback for individuals, teams, managers, leaders, and organisations, enabling you to use a common language at all levels.

Case Studies

Find out how other organisations are creating change and achieving results.

Want to achieve genuine change & unlock growth within your business?

Contact Human Synergistics to find out how we can help you today!
Scroll to Top