About the conference

HR must work in strategic partnership with the executive team to have a powerful impact on the organisation’s success.

HR cannot just react to business decisions made at the board level. Instead, HR Leaders need to contribute productively to high-level discussions of corporate strategy. An enhanced HR skill set must include a firm grasp of key concepts, models and language of strategy.

HRD: Executive Leadership Forum is designed for senior HR and organisational development leaders from large multinational firms at the highest level. It is also suited for HR leaders from firms with large strategic expansion plans in which HR can play a key role in adding value. Conference participants report directly to the CEO and Board and manage global workforces.

Human Resources Director Magazine (HRD) is Australia’s only magazine written for and targeted purely at the most senior HR professionals (CHRO’s & HR Directors) and top corporate decision makers. HRD Magazine is the official publication of the Executive Leadership Forum.


2015 Speakers included:
Alexandra Badenoch, Director Human Resources, Corporate Affairs & Customer, Asciano
Christine Stasi, General Manager People and Culture, Business Banking, NAB
Darren Fewster, Executive Director, Shared Services, Human Resources, Telstra 
Glen Peterson, CEO, Generator Talent Group
Helen Fraser, Director, Human Resources, Australia & New Zealand, Aecom
Isadore Payne, Head of HR ANZ, Bayer
John Mullen, CEO, Asciano
Justin Miles, 
Managing Director, Generator Talent Group 
Karin Sanders, Head of School of Management, UNSW Business School and OB and HRM Director, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UNSW Australia
Kathleen McCudden, Director of Human Resources, IBM 
Kelly Pumpa, HR Director, Revlon
Naomi Mourra, Head of HR, Australia & New Zealand, BBC Worldwide
Pearly Daly, Director Global Talent & Succession Management, ResMed
Peter Olsen, Executive General Manager - Support Resources, Thiess Australia
Rob Garratt, Managing Director, General Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Revlon
Robert Tanti, General Manager Human Resources, Star Track 
Sonia McDonald, Director, Leadership HQ
Sue Davidson, General Manager, HR Strategy & Organisational Development & Integrated Reform Program Director, CSIRO