Mastering the Balance Between Profit, Productivity, and Employee Engagement in 2024

Join us for an exciting breakfast panel session hosted in Melbourne on the big trends and challenges for the HR industry.

You’ll hear the key findings from our newly released HR Industry Benchmark Report, unveiling the realities impacting today’s HR strategy. From economic concerns, productivity pressures, and the need for a more sustainable approach to acquiring skills for the future, this event promises insights you won’t want to overlook.

Where: Level 20, 100 Queen St, Melbourne
When: Thursday, 18 April at 8.30am – 10am

What’s on the agenda?

HR’s Influence on Driving Cost-Efficient People Strategies

HR faces the challenging task of people management within constrained budgets. Explore how HR can drive cost-efficent strategies, boosting organisational success.

Data-Driven HR: Moving from Tactical to Strategic

Drawing from data-driven insights, HR can wield significant influence on business decisions, particularly concerning a company’s significant cost element – its people.

Insights from our 2024 HR Industry Benchmark Report

Hear the key findings from our report surveying 1200 HR professionals in Australia and New Zealand, providing valuable benchmarks for your HR initiatives.


Live from our Melbourne office, you’ll hear from the top voices of the HR industry.

Rebecca Gravestock, Chief People Officer at AFG

Rebecca is an experienced leader, consultant and innovative executive. Most recently, she spent five years as a Director in people and performance at Xero during a significant period of growth for the company. She has over 15 years of experience as a management consultant with Booz and Co/PwC in Australia, Asia and Europe.


Chris Karagounis, Managing Partner at ALEX KAAR

Chris has been in the executive recruitment industry for over 25 years and is the Managing Partner of Alex Kaar. Chris facilitates senior executive search appointments with industry expertise across financial services, infrastructure, utilities, retail, digital, property, government and private equity.


Kate Wilkinson, Chief People Experience Officer at ELMO Software

Kate leads the people strategy for ANZ & the Philippines, overseeing People Operations, Talent, and Workplace Experience. With over 20 years in HR across various sectors, she excels in attracting, securing, and retaining top talent through exceptional people experiences.


Moderator: Joseph Lyons, CEO at ELMO Software

Joseph is responsible for accelerating the next stage of the ELMO’s growth in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, as well as Breathe HR in the UK. Before ELMO Software, Joseph was Managing Director at Xero, leading sales, partner, customer, product, marketing, technology and communications teams.


Register today!

Join us for an exciting breakfast panel session hosted in Melbourne on the big trends and challenges for the HR industry.