Through the eyes of executive sponsors: What makes a ‘good’ Change Manager (Brisbane, AU)

7:30am Wednesday, 27 March 2019
8:30am Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Hudson Global Resources
Level 17, 66 Eagle Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000

Join us for our first breakfast event for the year. Facilitated by Tony Bywater, our panel of Executive Change Leaders are sure to share some candid conversation about what they think makes a ‘good’ change manager: what are the core skills, qualifications and experience that they look for; and what does ‘good’ look like in practice.

This forum provides a rare opportunity to exchange invaluable insights between executive-level panelists and change management professionals. The session aims to reinforce skills that build and foster effective partnerships between change managers and client organisations.

Executive Change Leaders Panel 

Jacob Formann, Chief Information Officer
Crime and Corruption Commission (Queensland)

Jacob is a Management and Information Technology professional with over twenty five years’ experience across a range of industries including Public Sector, Education, Mining, Manufacturing, Finance and Utilities.  Jacob helps organisations define and translate their business objectives into Information Technology initiatives.  He creates and embeds operating models, strategies and pragmatic transformation plans and provide ongoing advice.  Jacob has built a strong reputation and lasting relationships with many organisations; where he has delivered advice and managed implementation of major change initiatives.  With solid commercial acumen, Jacob is an experienced executive leader, business developer and consulting practitioner.  His passion is for solving problems and delivering positive change in organisations.

Lina Gillespie, Chief Transformation Officer
Metro North Hospital and Health Services, Queensland Health

As Chief Transformation Officer for Metro North Hospital and Health Services, Lina has been tasked to lead the transformation program that shapes Metro North's strategic direction of the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital, Redcliffe, Caboolture, Kilcoy Hospitals, Woodford Correctional Health services and all community health services and facilities.  Her focus is workforce development, service innovation, supporting technology and process improvement to better position Metro North to meet current, emerging and future challenges and ensure service and financial sustainability.

As a Business Transformation Executive with strong project management experience of large operational improvement projects in health care, financial services, mining and transport sectors, she has assisted clients at Board, senior management and operational levels. She has extensive experience in process redesign, operational and business reviews and organisational redesign.

Her specialties include Operational Strategy, Operating Model Design and Implementation, Operational Improvement, Employee Experience, Customer Experience, Organisational Restructure, Business Transformation, Change Management, Brand Marketing, Strategic Marketing and Product Development.

Heidi Suominen
B.Bus (HR Mgt), Grad Dip Training and Development, GIACD, Chief People Officer

Heidi is an experienced executive with a background of success in building organisational growth, operating in complex environments and creating customer and member value.   As Chief People Officer, Heidi oversees the strategic human resource direction across the RACQ Group. With a HR career spanning more than 25 years and multiple industry sectors, Heidi is experienced in aligning people practices to organisational culture values and business strategy.  Heidi is an internationally-experienced and industry-recognised human resources and corporate shared services executive with a demonstrated history in business transformation and people performance.

Peter Scott
Chief Financial Officer, Energy Queensland

Peter Scott is the Chief Financial Officer for Energy Queensland and is responsible for managing the financial, energy pricing and energy regulatory aspects of the Energy Queensland Group of companies, in addition to the company secretariat and general counsel functions.

Peter’s portfolio also includes enterprise level information, digital services and reporting, strategic procurement, and the provision of corporate shared services. Peter is a Director of various subsidiary companies of the Energy Queensland Group.

Prior to joining Energy Queensland, Peter was Energex’s CFO for two years. Throughout his career   he has gained extensive experience as a senior executive in both local government and government-owned corporations, including holding various CFO and Chief Executive roles. Peter’s earlier career included a variety of banking and government/semi government roles across regional Queensland.

Peter holds a Diploma of Business, a Bachelor of Business, a Master of Professional Accounting, and a Master of Business Administration. He is also a Fellow of Certified Practicing Accountants and was a Director on the Energy Super Board during 2017-18.

We acknowledge and thank our event sponsor Hudson for their support. 

Members free, Non-Members $45. Members should login to claim the discount. Registration from 7am with the event commencing at 7.30am. Breakfast is includedTimes are AEST. 

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