Join us at the 9th Annual OHS Leaders
Australia Summit

BE PART OF AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST GATHERING
OF SENIOR HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVES
25 – 26 MARCH 2020, SOFITEL HOTEL
BRISBANE

Join the gathering

ABOUT THE EVENT

The 9th annual OHS Leaders Summit will once again bring together over 150 of the country’s leading health, safety and wellbeing executives over two days. The gathering will take place on the 25th and 26th March 2020 at the Sofitel Hotel in Brisbane.

You will have the opportunity to hear from over 35 local and international speakers via keynotes, workshops, panel discussions and roundtable sessions.

You will also be able to personalise your own agenda and maximise your time out of the office by engaging in only the most relevant sessions for your business.

Various networking functions will be held over the two days in the shape of refreshments breaks, lunches, breakfasts, networking drinks and dinner, giving you the chance to interact and catch up with your peers in a very relaxed setting.

SPEAKERS

Greg Hewson
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Greg Hewson

Executive General Manager – HSEQ, Broadspectrum

Elle Osborne
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Elle Osborne

Global HSE Director, Baker Hughes

Laurie Shelby
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Laurie Shelby

Vice President, EHS, Tesla

Jamie Ross
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Jamie Ross

Head of Zero Harm, Spotless

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PROGRAM

The summit program is a draft and is subject to change.

Arrival & Registration

45min

Welcome & Introduction

Tyron McGurgan, CEO, Focus Network

5min

Master of Ceremonies

Andrew Barrett, Chief Connector, Safety on Tap

5min

Opening Keynote Presentation – Leading for HSE, Can You Accept Feedback?

Elle Osborne, Global HSE Director, Baker Hughes
As we go into a world of even bigger data fuelled internally and externally, we need to prepare our leaders to accept feedback and act on it.

30min

Elle Osborne

Elle Osborne is an HSE leader who partners with the operations Team of PPS to work towards creating a safer, competent, and operationally [...]

Opening Keynote Presentation – Topic to be confirmed

John Green, Senior Vice President EHS, AECON

30min

Keynote Presentation – Topic to be confirmed

Terry Wong, General Manager, Move 4 Life

40min

One-to-One Meetings

30min

Networking Break

15min

Workshop – Integrating Health and Wellbeing with Safety

Jamie Ross, Head of Zero Harm, Spotless
For 99% of human history we all did a great job of working together, trusting and caring for each other, and focusing on what mattered most to keep ourselves safe and alive. What has happened in the most recent 1%? Why do our innate human fears and psychological conditions formed thousands of years ago now create huge challenges to changing behaviours and creating strong safety cultures? Drawing on the latest global psychological and anthropological research, supported by fascinating real-life stories, this presentation explores how our world has inherently changed around us as humans, and how those changes impact directly on organisational culture and performance. We look at how modern-day factors - continuous states of distraction, the 'technology tsunami', and the increase in micro-laziness - are creating even more challenges for organisations seeking to improve performance. The audience are left with memorable stories and concepts, plus practical techniques to apply what has been learnt from traditional societies, in order to influence their people to better engagement and performance.

30min

Jamie Ross

Jamie is the Head of Zero Harm for the Spotless group, responsible for leading the business towards best practice in risk management and [...]

One-to-One Meetings

30min

Workshop 2A – Using Artificial Intelligence to Democratize Ergonomics in the Workplace

Kent Hatcher, CPE, Director of Consulting and Ergonomics Engineer, Velocity EHS
Until recently, quantitative assessments for identifying musculoskeletal disorder risk factors in the workplace required in-depth training, competency, and practice. Ergonomics teams would get bogged down by the dreaded “paralysis by analysis” and spend valuable time finding issues in the workplace versus spending time fixing them. With recent advances in technology including artificial intelligence and computer vision, it is now possible to democratize ergonomics—involve everyone in optimizing the workplace. Ergonomics teams can be equipped with tools that help them solve problems more accurately, quickly, and effectively. This session will explore the role of technology, how to increase team effectiveness, and scale ergonomics across an enterprise.

30min

Kent Hatcher

Kent Hatcher, Director of Consulting and Ergonomics Engineer at VelocityEHS’ Humantech, partners with companies to develop, manage, and sustain [...]

Workshop 2B – Topic to be confirmed

30min

Keynote Presentation – Topic to be confirmed

30min

Networking Lunch

40min

Keynote Presentation – Decluttering: Breathing Life Back into Safety

Kym Bancroft, Head of Health and Safety, Queensland Urban Utilities
Decluttering safety systems is not simply a matter of throwing things out. Kym will explore how Urban Utilities, as part of its safety cultural transformation journey, identified what clutter is (vs what it is not), how the clutter was created and how they have implemented a robust and defensible approach to making changes to reduce safety clutter; and how to measure this.

30min

Kym Bancroft

Experienced in the design, development and implementation of evidence-based Safety and Wellbeing Cultural Change processes, I can simultaneously [...]

One-to-One Meetings

30min

Workshop 3A – Improving Workplace Psychological Health and Safety with Technology

Jason van Schie, Managing Director, Flourishdx
“A psychologically healthy and safe workplace is one that promotes workers' psychological wellbeing and actively works to prevent harm to worker psychological health, including in negligent, reckless or intentional ways”. This definition assigns two responsibilities to employers: 1) prevent harm; and 2) promote wellbeing. This workshop will explore how risk management and health promotion can be deployed at scale with FlourishDx to enable proactive (as opposed to reactive) mental health care for employees. The important role of the line manager and how they can be empowered to lead psychological health and safety at a work group level will be discussed.

30min

Jason van Schie

Jason van Schie holds a Masters of Applied Psychology (Occupational), and has been working as a registered psychologist since 2005. Based in [...]

Workshop 3B -Topic to be confirmed

Gensuite

30min

One-to-One Meetings

30min

Workshop 4 -Topic to be confirmed

Campbell Warren, Group Manager HSEQ, Coates Hire

30min

Campbell Warren

Over 20 years' experience in heavy engineering and construction, comprised of a valuable balance of operational, managerial and [...]

Roundtable Session – Topic to be confirmed

Avetta

40min

Roundtable Session – Topic to be confirmed

Everyday Massive

40min

Roundtable Session – Topic to be confirmed

APM

40min

Roundtable Session – From Reacting to Learning, the Next Step in Organisational Effectiveness

Andy Shone, CEO, Southpac International
What gets measured gets done, or so we believe! Today many organisations are driven by metrics and dashboards. The result of this often means that we focus on efficiency, getting stuff done quickly, as opposed to being thorough, i.e. being effective. This mindset appears to be increasingly driving the familiar routine; • Deadlines are imposed for close out of the identified issues. • Quick fixes ensue. • Dashboards and reports drive action. • Problems recur. The result of all of this, Management Systems become a convenient mechanism for managing administrative work (safety work) without affecting the safety of work. Organisations need to move towards approaches that are more focused on learning and understanding. Approaches that accept the inherent complexity of the modern workplace, and in turn take systemic action to improve performance rather than falling back on simple explanations and familiar fixes. Human and Organisational Performance (HOP) is an approach or philosophy that focuses on building an understanding of how organisations and people work together with the aim of enhancing performance. Specifically the learning team method is focused on taking the time to truly understand, with the aid of frontline personnel, how work is happening and the best way to make it better.

40min

Andy Shone

Andy is the CEO of Southpac Group and is an active facilitator and consultant in Quality, Safety and Human & Organisational Performance. He has [...]

Networking Break

15min

Keynote Presentation – A Practical Approach to Thinking Differently – The CHEP Journey

Craig Johnson, Senior Manager Safety Health and Environment Asia Pacific, CHEP
‘Safety Differently’ was first explored as a concept within CHEP in 2018, in the search to better understand human behaviour and their response to workplace conditions. The change arose through the realisation that one of the key measures of safety was plateauing and the introduction of a new approach to safety management would open more opportunity for greater improvement. The presentation explores the CHEP journey through the Safety Differently lens; from its beginnings, to building wider engagement throughout the business. It looks at some of the key learnings along the way, and how CHEP adapted, to eventually bring about a change in the way the business responds to situations that arise in the workplace.

30min

Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is the Senior Manager, Safety Health and Environment, Asia Pacific for CHEP and holds over 14 years’ experience with CHEP in [...]

Roundtable Session – Following the Leader

Following the Leader Greg Hewson, Executive General Manager – HSEQ, Broadspectrum
The importance of visible, felt leadership is well recognized in establishing a mature safety culture. But what forms should this take and what do good senior leadership actions look like? Is seeing and “feeling” senior leaders in the field enough? Many organizations have KPIs around Leadership Talks or similar activities. Senior leaders and Boards influence safety outcomes in many ways, and the biggest impact may not be due to what they say when in the field. Are we effectively using the skills and experience of senior leaders to critically assess the way work is planned and done? What is the right balance between general field conversations and ensuring “Safety 101”? In this roundtable discussion we will encourage participants to share thoughts and good practices around positive leadership involvement – what works well/ what doesn’t.

40min

Greg Hewson

A senior HSE leader with a record of achievement and success in project execution, cultural step-change, strategic HSE management, systems [...]

Roundtable Session – Creating a Learning Culture

Michelle Oberg, Safety Innovation Lead, Downer
Sarah Colley, Group Manager – Innovation & Culture, Downer
Organisational learning is key to change and innovation. This experiential workshop will walk you through how a Learning Team process is run. You will walk away with practical insights into how to harness the collective insights of your workforce to collaborate to solve complex issues.

40min

Michelle Oberg

Michelle is the Safety Innovation Lead for Downer Utilities who focuses on setting her people up for success by understanding what helps and [...]

Sarah Colley

Sarah's work focuses on human-centred approaches to building a health, safety and well being culture. Sarah is a nationally registered [...]

Roundtable Session – Topic to be confirmed

Evan Kidd, Group Work Health Safety Manager, Abacus Property Group

40min

Evan Kidd

Evan Kidd joined Abacus Property Group in 2014 bringing with him significant operational and strategic management experience across multiple [...]

Roundtable Session – Topic to be confirmed

40min

Free Time

30min

OHS Leaders Networking Reception

30min

OHS Leaders Networking Dinner

2h 30min

Networking Breakfast

40min

Opening Keynote Presentation – Topic to be confirmed

30min

Keynote Presentation – Psychological Safety on Lights and Sirens

Louise Dubois, Director Safety and Recovery, NSW Ambulance
Cognitive overload is a condition where a situation gives too much information simultaneously, resulting in being unable to process this information. When you are facing a complex problem with minimal guidance the situation may result in a sense of disappointment, failure . We will explore this field and assist you in designing experiences that optimises the limited capacity of the working memory while reducing risks in emergency situations.

30min

Louise Dubois

"Louise has been actively delivering results in the area of organisational health, safety and workers compensation for over 25 years. Amongst [...]

Keynote Presentation – Topic to be confirmed

Premium Health

40min

Networking Break

15min

One-to-One Meetings

30min

Workshop 5 -Topic to be confirmed

Rob Fisher, President & Director of Operations, Fisher Improvement Technologies

30min

One-to-One Meetings

30min

Workshop 6 -Topic to be confirmed

Jimmy Carr, National HSE Operations Manager, Komatsu Australia, Optimum HMS

30min

Keynote Presentation

Norton Rose Fulbright

30min

Networking Lunch

40min

One-to-One Meetings

30min

Workshop 7 – Insights and Case Studies from an Integrated Trajectory for Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Wade Needham, Head of Safety, Environment and Wellbeing, Serco
It is often difficult within organisations to create impact across the functional boundaries of Safety, Workers Compensation, HR and Wellbeing. Wade will share case studies and practical ways in which to align executive and middle management towards investing and undertaking interventions which impact people risk across a broad functional spectrum

30min

Roundtable Session – Occupational Violence, Learn the Defensive Moves

Louise Dubois, Director Safety and Recovery, NSW Ambulance
The community is aware that violence occurs in emergency departments and towards paramedics across the nation. It is less well known that patients, clients, family and bystanders are also violent and aggressive towards paramedics. Some of the violence is caused by people affected by alcohol, drugs and mental illness. However, a large number of assaults are by angry people under stress. This session will show the amplitude of occupational violence challenges, teach you what you can do to reduce it in your workplace and show you a few defensive moves. Who knows these moves could save your life!

40min

Louise Dubois

"Louise has been actively delivering results in the area of organisational health, safety and workers compensation for over 25 years. Amongst [...]

Roundtable Session – The Health Benefits of Good Work

Keith Govias, Chair, Health Benefits of Good Work
The Health Benefits of Good Work (HBGW) is an initiative from the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). This initiative is based on compelling Australasian and international evidence that good work is beneficial to people’s health and wellbeing and that long-term work absence, work disability and unemployment generally have a negative impact on health and wellbeing. This session will explain how employers can get involved with the program and the value that applying the principles can bring to their workplaces

40min

Keith Govias

Keith is a Retail Safety specialist who has worked with some of Australia's leading retail brands. He has been the Chair for the Australian [...]

Roundtable Session – Topic to be confirmed

Lisa McKeown, HSE Leader, Laing O’Rourke

40min

Lisa McKeown

A Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner with over 20 years’ experience of working in the construction industry across a wide range of [...]

Roundtable Session – Topic to be confirmed

40min

Closing Keynote Presentation – Surviving and Thriving in a World of Innovation: Driving Workplace Safety and Health at Tesla

Laurie Shelby, VP EHS, Tesla

We all have to deal with a rapidly changing business world. Developments such as increased automation and intensifying global competition add complexity and stress to our daily lives. But what if you worked for a company like Tesla, where innovation and rapidly-paced change are part of your daily routine? Are there any lessons learned at Tesla that we can apply to our own dynamic work environments? Laurie Shelby, Vice President, EHS, Tesla, will share some of her challenges and lessons learned. As most know, Tesla seems to be constantly in the news these days, promoting the world's transition to sustainable energy with electric cars, solar energy, and integrated renewable energy solutions for homes.

Main points that meeting attendees will learn from your presentation:

  1. Process used for building a safety and health culture in a disruptive and innovated company.
  2. How to not let outside influences slow progressive safety – quiet the “less informed”.
  3. Process for designing safety into products and processes.

40min

Laurie Shelby

Laurie Shelby joined Tesla Inc. as their EHS Vice President in October 2017. She leads worldwide EHS for approximately 45,000 employees in the [...]

Networking Drinks

60min

WHY ATTEND

STAR KEYNOTES
AND PRESENTERS

We invite only the leading international and local experts to provide sessions on site, this allows for attendees to be taught by front-line executives that compress years of meaningful experience into a systematic, well organised learning program.

NETWORKING
OPPORTUNITIES

Keeping in line with the main goal of the event in achieving new relationships, we provide a huge amount of networking opportunities for attendees through breakfast, luncheons, cocktails and informal introductions.

1-1 PRIVATE
MEETINGS

Allowing both buyers and sellers the opportunity to engage with one another onsite in a series of prearranged business meetings. These provide both parties a great opportunity to build new relationships by interacting face to face.

TARGETED
SESSIONS

Being able to experience different sessions is what makes this event unique; whether you are looking to attend an interactive workshop, roundtable, 1-1 meeting or panel discussion.

NETWORKING
DINNER

Interact and relax amongst your peers at the official Networking dinner where you will have the opportunity to be part of the entertainment.

PERSONALISED
PROGRAM

The summit is personalised for YOU, this means that what is important to your business is important to us. We create personalised itineraries around sessions you want to attend, allowing for your time to be spent wisely while out of the office.

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PURCHASE TICKETS

Should you wish to attend this years upcoming 9th Australian OHS Leaders Summit on the 25th – 26th of March 2020, please purchase your tickets below

1 Ticket

$2990

  • Access to onsite mobile App
  • Meals & refreshments over the two days
  • One night complimentary accommodation at the Sofitel
  • Access to all interactive workshops, keynotes and roundtable sessions
  • Entry to pre-dinner Networking Drinks Reception
  • Seat allocated at the OHS Leaders Dinner
  • Access to Closing Networking Drinks Function
  • Access to presentations & event photos
    slides and photos
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Group Ticket (2 - 4)

$2499

  • Access to onsite mobile App
  • Meals & refreshments over the two days
  • One night complimentary accommodation at the Sofitel
  • Access to all interactive workshops, keynotes and roundtable sessions
  • Entry to pre-dinner Networking Drinks Reception
  • Seat allocated at the OHS Leaders Dinner
  • Access to Closing Networking Drinks Function
  • Access to presentations & event photos
    slides and photos
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GROUP TICKETS (5+)

$2299

  • Access to onsite mobile App
  • Meals & refreshments over the two days
  • One night complimentary accommodation at the Sofitel
  • Access to all interactive workshops, keynotes and roundtable sessions
  • Entry to pre-dinner Networking Drinks Reception
  • Seat allocated at the OHS Leaders Dinner
  • Access to Closing Networking Drinks Function
  • Access to presentations & event photos
    slides and photos
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Meet leading Health & Safety executives from a range of industries.

Interact and engage with some of the strongest and most powerful brands from across Australia.

'This year was even better than last! The calibre of attendees is like no other event in the Australian marketplace. This was a very impressive group of the countries most senior safety professionals and presenters, while the one to one meetings with suppliers has allowed me to really understand where I need to be investing. Count me in for next year.'

 

– LINFOX

'Our First year we took a 7 meeting package, the second year we took a 14 meeting package and now in our 3rd year we were gold sponsors. Our business has now done 10x since working with the OHS Leaders team and we have already signed up to be diamond sponsor for 2020.'

 

– DONESAFE

'The OHS Leaders Summit continues to provide a fantastic opportunity to listen to peers, their journeys, opinions & lessons learnt. Once again I am going away feeling inspired and energised. Thank you.'

 

– SUPER RETAIL GROUP

'We have joined this summit for the last 5 years and have been the major sponsor for the last 3. This event has been invaluable for our business, the opportunity to meet with the countries most senior safety leaders one on one has been fantastic. It all starts here at the summit and then it’s up to your teams to foster these relationships.'

 

– PREMIUM HEALTH

'It’s the only event my colleague and I attend. High quality presentations, high quality providers, engaging workshops, and plenty of networking opportunities.'

 

– VEOLIA

'Great networking opportunity, with providers and delegates. Learnt new ideas, what is working well in the industry, international perspective was enlightening. Very positive experience and is refreshing to hear from new approaches in industry that are delivering results.'

 

– JLL

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