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Past Speakers

Claire Walker

Chief People Officer

Genesis Energy

Charlotte Ward

Chief People Officer


Sravan Rajupalem

Data Scientist


Candice-Lee Maree

People and Culture Manager

Aurora Energy

Felicity Cammochowiek

Senior People Specialist

Air New Zealand

Dr. Deepika Jindal

Professional Teaching Fellow

The University of Auckland

Ray Nafatali

Manager People and Culture Data and Insights

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Alex Howieson

Head of People, Property and Safety

Sky New Zealand

Jenny Dwyer

Director of Consulting

Talogy NZ

Richard Parker

Chief HR Officer

The Warehouse Group

Payal Kulkarni

Human Resources Director

JW Marriott Auckland

Kirsty Donbavand

People and Capability Manager

New Zealand Rugby

Phillipa Gimmillaro CMHRNZ

Chief People Officer

HIND Management

Dale Harding-Thomas

Kaiarahi HR

Waipapa Taumata Rau (University of Auckland)

Alexis Cameron

Model of Care Lead

Te Whatu Ora; Te Toka Tumai Auckland

Vincent Chung

Head of People Systems and Analytics


Greg Eder

Principal Consultant

Peter Berry Consultancy

Paul Scott

General Manager


Jessica Xu

Leadership and Talent Lead

Bank of New Zealand

Clare Sarney

Head of Learning and Organisational Development

Watercare Services

Stefanie Boyer

Associate Director; HR Advisory

University of Auckland

Roz Urbahn

Chief People Officer

Livestock Improvement Corporation

Gareth Cameron

Director of Human Resources

Cordis Hotel (Langham Hospitality Group)

Carol Mendes

Assistant Director of Human Resources

Cordis Auckland

Ben Choo

People Analytics and Systems Manager

Genesis Energy

Lauren Oldham

Senior People Scientist

Culture Amp

Nicole Larsen

Technical Trainer, Ready Workforce


Prof. Jarrod Haar PhD

FRSNZ, CFHRNZ, Dean's Chair and Professor of Human Resources and Management and Maori Business

Massey University

Susan Lowe

Chief People Officer

Alpine Energy; HRD Hot List Winner 2023

Lara Prentice

Head of People and Performance

Les Mills NZ

Belinda Woolrych

Head of L&D and OD

Skycity Entertainment Group

Ronald Krishna

People Analytics & Insight’s Specialist / Consultant

Trent Wai-Poi

HXM Value Advisor

SAP SuccessFactors – APJ

Manishi Kohli

Director Planning, Performance and Analytics

University of Waikato

Lucy Cennamo-Jones

Director of Consulting

Talogy NZ

Fran Haas

Customer Success Manager


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