IBM - 2021 Culture & Leadership Conference

Published on 24 Feb 2022
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Katrina Troughton - Managing Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand

IBM is one of the world’s most iconic brands. For over a 100 years it has been at the forefront of technological progress bringing world-changing ideas to its’ clients, the community and the world. IBM’s sustained success has been due to its commitment to re-inventing itself and adapting to the changing needs of its clients and local markets. Believing strongly that leadership and culture shape performance their leaders set out to shape the IBM Australia and New Zealand journey in evolving its culture to the next level.


Kirstan Wilding - Leader Corporporate Social Responsibility - TasNetworks

Kirstan leads the Corporate Social Responsibility team at TasNetworks, the Tasmanian electricity network service provider. "We are a purpose-led team; shaping the brand, social impact, stakeholder engagement, environment and sustainability strategies and actions." Kirstan has traversed a diverse career within the electricity industry for close to 20 years, with expertise in energy policy and regulation. A career shift in November 2018 to corporate social responsibility has fuelled Kirstan’s passion for building trusted relationships, and delivering creative and inclusive projects that make a positive difference with communities.



Chaoli Jones - Production Manager, Security and Transformers - Gallagher

Chaoli is very much part of the Gallagher family having worked in various roles within Gallagher for the last 13 years. She shares her transformational leadership journey and the hands-on approach she took to grow her skills and confidence as a new manager but also the changes she made to improve her health and personal life. Becoming a production manager while exciting and interesting was also fast paced and stressful at times. As part of her manager training Chaoli went through the LSI and coaching process with Human Synergistics which was a catalyst of positive change for her in her life. How she saw her world at work and at home changed dramatically and she has worked hard to make positive changes.




Nicole Gower - Vice-President, People and Culture - Macquarie University
Jill Johnston - Head of People and Development - Sydney Opera House
Vanessa Ellis - Executive General Manager, Customer Experience - Auckland Transport
David Byrum - General Manager/Director - Human Synergistics Australia

Senior industry leaders from across the Tasman join us for a lively discussion around the future of leadership and share their views on what skills, behaviours and mindset will be critical for success in our changing world. Human Synergistics' David Byrum facilitates the session with a Q&A session with our virtual audience.