Towards a future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A look through the lense of Top leaders in Australia

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What does a future of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging look like for Australian organisations?

Well, in our upcoming webinar you will find out this and more from some our Best Workplaces List winners. We are also lucky enough to have UKG as our key sponsor and panellist.

In this webinar, you’ll discover best practices around DEI & B, how to best support undeserved communities and learn about the next-level flexibility & benefits that Best Workplaces have in place.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • Best practices for DEI & B among Best Workplaces™
  • How to support underserved communities and First Nations People
  • Key next-level flexibility & benefits that Best Workplaces have in place and how you can implement them too

This webinar is designed for

  • CEOs and CHROs
  • Business leaders and decision-makers
  • Key people of influence in the organization

About the speakers

Brian K. Reaves

Chief Belonging, Diversity and Equity Officer, UKG

In his role, Brian leads the company’s global belonging, diversity and equity programme, expanding existing initiatives while working to strengthen a culture built on trust, fairness and equality, so that every U Krewer can thrive in every stage of their career.

Prior to UKG, Brian served as Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Dell Technologies. Earlier in his career, Brian was head of Diversity and Inclusion at SAP, and served as Global Head of Products and Innovation for the SAP d.Studio next-generation technology team.

Brian has held senior executive software development and management roles across industries and in tech sectors such as cloud computing, finance, healthcare, supply chain, utilities and telecommunications. He began his career as a software developer at the Xerox Corporation.

Mary Hogg

Regional Human Resources Director for Australasia, Hilton

Mary is Regional Human Resources Director for Australasia at Hilton. Based in Sydney, she supports a diverse portfolio of 28 hotels with 12 hotels in the pipeline across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. As part of Hilton’s Asia Pacific HR Leadership Team, Mary drives people and culture plans to realise Hilton’s ambitious growth plans to double the region’s footprint within the next five years, with a focus on launching new brands and entering new markets.

Mary joined Hilton in November 2021 as the next step in her 20-year career in Human Resources. Initially based in the UK, Mary grew her career through a variety of sectors including the Police, Hospitality, Local Government and Education. In 2011, Mary relocated to Australia and after exploring the country, settled in Sydney and soon became the Australia/New Zealand HR Leader for the world’s second largest tourist attraction operator, Merlin Entertainments.

In 2018, Mary became the Regional HR Director for Asia Pacific with responsibility for people leadership across nine countries, including China, Japan and Australia. Born in the UK, Mary holds a BA Hons in Human Resource Management from the University of Lincoln and is a Chartered Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute. She is married with two children, is an active runner and explorer of new cultures and will usually have multiple books on the go at any time.

Karen Clancy

People Director ANZ, Specsavers

Karen leads Specsavers People and Organisation department, which supports the more than 8000 people working in Specsavers’ 400+ stores, as well as the more than 650 people working behind the scenes in the Support Office, lab, warehouse and in the field across Australia and New Zealand.

Karen is passionate about Specsavers people and takes great pride in leading the way to create an inclusive environment and culture where every Specsavers team member can thrive. Karen’s drive is also on display outside of work in her commitment to running, and you can always be sure she has packed her runners on every business trip.

The Host

Stuart Elliott

Strategic People Consultant, Great Place To Work®ASEAN & ANZ

Stuart is a highly experienced strategic Human Resources professional who promotes organisational change to transform people, drive performance and deliver sustained value.

Holding roles in both business and human resources at executive and general management level, Stuart has spent significant parts of his working career in some of Australia’s largest and most well-known banks and held roles across HR, change management, institutional banking and strategic management.

With expertise in areas such as understanding and driving organisational culture change and preparing for the future of work as well as Enterprise and Strategic Workforce Planning Stuart joins the Great Place To Work Australia team as our leading Strategic People Consultant to work with clients across Australia improving employee experience and engagement – and living out our mission – of making every workplace a great place to work for all.