Australian Taxation Office
Liam Page leads a team dedicated to improving the way corporate services are delivered—and the outcomes they produce—in a large public-sector organisation. An accredited change manager and HR practitioner, he’s responsible for designing and implementing change to critical enabling services, and for developing new initiatives that challenge the status quo.
Department of Finance
Cassie is currently the Senior People Advisor for Department of Finance. In this role and in previous roles in Commonwealth government departments she has achieved a track record of transforming HR to better support and drive business outcomes.
Cassie is acutely aware of the changing nature of work, trends and the evolving environment in which organisations need to operate. It is her skills and experience combined with her passion for improving organisational capability, and the way in which we work, that makes Cassie an exemplary leader in the HR field.
The changing nature of work and the opportunities that are presenting themselves fuel Cassie’s desire to actively pursue and embrace new ways of working. The workplace paradigm is shifting in a way that requires new skills, better job design and different ways of networking and engaging with people. Cassie’s skills and experience mean that she has the ability to achieve and lead these changes within organisations.
NSW Department of Family & Community Services
Lorraine is the Director, Talent & Performance Partners at NSW Department of Family & Community Services (FACS) – a NSW government organisation that is highly diverse, large complex and undergoing unprecedented reform and restructure. Lorraine is an organisational development and performance specialist who has led and enabled multiple organisational redesigns, workforce performance improvement and capability builds, and HR functional transformations in various public sector organisations such as NSW Treasury, Workers Compensation Commission and NSW Attorney Generals Department. She has a professional interest in the workforce impacts of an increasingly complex environment, technological advancement and what that means for workforce capability, agility and leadership. Currently, Lorraine’s portfolio in FACS includes Recruitment, HR Advisory, Business Partners, and HR services transformation. She is transforming the way Human Resources services the business, including moving from recruitment to a talent advisory function ready for the future.
Claire Planinsek is a senior Talent Acquisition leader that is focused on delivering efficiencies and improved business outcomes. Throughout her career, she has become proficient in establishing or transforming recruitment functions, designing talent acquisition strategies, building long standing client relationships and effective vendor partnerships.
Claire has worked in-house or onsite at brands such as Johnson and Johnson, Macquarie Bank, Hudson Global Resources, Melbourne Commonwealth Games and Department of Human Services.
After moving home to Melbourne from Sydney in 2017, she joined Australia Post Group to oversee the volume recruitment team, and more recently became the Head of Talent Acquisition and Careers for the Australia Post Group. The teams comprise of 90 recruiters and specialists who manage approximately 11000 hires per annum.
In her spare time, Claire enjoys Melbourne’s cosmopolitan lifestyle, playing tennis and mastering making delicious cocktails!
Sharon is a strategic HR / Talent Acquisition professional with 20+ years of specific recruitment industry. As former global head of recruitment for ANZ Bank Sharon’s experience includes design, build and leadership of resourcing functions globally, management of cross-border recruitment teams, troubleshooting and turnaround of failing recruitment functions, programme management and project management of value-add resourcing initiatives to enhance and optimise operational performance. Wide experience also includes the Set Up, Operating Model and Managing Professional Shared Services hubs across HR, Finance and Marketing functions.
National Disability Insurance Agency
Clare McArthur is the Director of the NDIA’s Inclusion and Diversity Section. After migrating to Australia from the UK, Clare studied Science and Education at the University of Melbourne. Since then she has lived and worked in a number of overseas countries in various roles. Clare joined the then Department of Immigration and Citizenship in 2006 and worked in policy development, program management, Learning and Development and Strategic Human Resources. In 2015 Clare moved to Geelong to work in the National Disability Insurance Agency and is passionate about supporting employees with disability to lead an ordinary working life and creating an inclusive workplace.
Jamie is responsible for SEEKs Employment business across Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Education Sectors. Jamie also carries responsibility for SEEK Business (SEEKs online marketplace for buying and selling businesses and franchises) and SEEKs Digital media offerings.
Prior to working at SEEK; Jamie held a variety of Marketing, Program Management and Client Team Leadership roles at IBM. His most recent role prior to joining SEEK was leading IBM Client teams for Enterprise and Government in NSW and ACT. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UNSW, and is in the final stages of completing his Executive MBA at Melbourne Business School.
Jamie’s brings a strong digital and technology background together with his understanding of HR and the Employment marketplace to support SEEK on its mission to help people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and to help organisations succeed.
Department of Family and Community Services
Paulette is a Strategic Talent Acquisition leader with over 20 years experience working across a wide variety of sectors including, IT&T, Banking, Finance, Retail and Government. Paulette has worked in a wide variety of recruitment models including; corporate-in house recruitment, RPO & Agency with experience not only in the Australian market but also covering the Asia Pacific region.
Paulette commenced her recruitment career working for major retailer Myer followed by a number of years spent working for large IT recruitment agencies after which she spent some time in the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) space within the banking and finance sectors. Paulette spent 10 years enjoying various Talent Acquisition lead roles managing APAC teams at Cisco systems where she set up their Strategic Sourcing capability for Asia Pacific and then progressed to Global Talent Acquisition Strategy and Planning roles after which she joined Telstra leading their strategic sourcing efforts before joining the Public Sector working for Service NSW and currently the Senior Talent Acquisition Manager at the Dept of Family and Community Services. Paulette holds a Business and Psychology degree.
Australian Electoral Commission
Hamza is currently the Recruitment Manager at the Australian Electoral Commission. Hamza is a passionate Human Resource generalist with experience across the HR lifecycle. He has seven years of experience in recruitment, workforce planning, learning and development, policy development, change management, coaching and capability development. Hamza has worked full time in the Human Resources industry since 2010 in a variety of industries across Retail, Education, Information Technology and Government.
Beyond Hamza’s education and work experience, he is a diversity advocate who also volunteers within community and youth development sector. He is a frequent contributor to public discussions on community, youth and diversity issues and serves on boards and committees for government and non-government sector. Hamza work has been recognised through awards from various Government bodies and community organisations including 2014 Citizen of the year, 2015 Community Hero and Australian Defence Force 2012 & 2013 Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award.
Department of Justice
A Recruitment Manager with over 19 years of experience working across both the private and public sector. For the first 10 years, Bree worked within multinational and specialist recruitment agencies in
Australia and the UK, primarily focusing on the search and selection of accounting & finance and actuarial professionals. For the past nine years Bree has worked within the Recruitment Services Team at the
Department of Justice and Regulation, Victoria and currently manages a team of 54 recruitment staff.
Department of Industry, Innovation & Science
Australian National University
City of Canterbury-Bankstown
With a professional recruitment background of over 24 years, Juliane possesses a wealth of specialist industry experience and an awareness of the challenges faced by the market.
Juliane’s professional background includes recruiting for business, financial, technical, and marketing, HR, IT and industrial roles on a local, state and national level; including 16 year’s management experience in white and blue collar recruitment, recruiting for commercial and administrative and blue collar staff and managing a team of specialist white & blue collar consultants. Juliane also has ten year’s senior management experience in industrial and commercial recruitment projects.