HR GROW Speakers and Facilitators

HR GROW brings you a wealth of real-world knowledge through our local and international speakers and panel discussions.



Professor Doug Waldo

Creator of Reach Quotient and HR Grow Masterclass Facilitator

Professor Doug Waldo will be providing intimate insights into how Reach Quotient was discovered. He will share with delegates direct case study findings from his development and facilitate all masterclasses providing first hand guidance on real world application.

Home Grown Experts

Jamie Getgood

Australian Leader/Manager of the Year 2017, former HR Manager of Holden Australia and HR GROW Feature Speaker

Jamie will be sharing his insights from his experience as a Senior HR Leader across generalist and specialist HR roles in a number of large multinational organisations. Jamie was named as the Australian Leader/Manager of the year at the Australian Excellence Awards in 2017 and was a finalist in the AHRI HR Director of the year awards 2017.

Rebecca Gravestock

Director of People and Performance, Xero Australia and Asia and HR Grow Feature Speaker

With great people and teams being a strategic priority at Xero, Rebecca's role is focussed on enabling people to do the best work of their lives. Rebecca will be sharing her insights on how she supports and grows collaborative and highly effective teams.



Shirley Farrell

Founder and CEO at Senza Carter Pty Ltd and HR GROW Expert Panel Facilitator

Shirley will be bringing her 20 + years in HR Management to facilitate one of HR GROW's expert panel discussions. Shirley's qualifications in Business – HR Management and complimentary disciplines underpins a structured approach to HR Management that has seen the successful design, implementation and management of a wide range of HR Management initiatives and services.

Kerrie Brown

Head of Employee Experience at Jaxyn and HR Grow Expert Panel Facilitator

Kerrie is all about employee experience - people, performance, culture, change and communication expertise. Highly strategic and commercially astute with expertise in delivering employee experience solutions across a range of industries.



Tony Wiggins

Talent & Leadership Consultant at Leadership Hq and HR Grow Expert Panelist

Tony Wiggins is a well-known strategic HR leader based in Brisbane with 20+ years' experience in the Government, Not-for-Profit and Private Sectors.

Tony is a social innovator that specialises delivering strategic Organisational Development strategies that contribute to the readiness, effectiveness and high performance of leading-edge organisations.

Veronica Sargeant

HR Disruptor, Champion for Diversity & Inclusion, HR Business Partner for RB and HR Grow Expert Panelist

A passion for people is what drives Veronica in what she does. She is a dedicated HR Business Partner with a commitment to champion Diversity and inclusion in the corporate environment.



Alan Chambers

Owner Arctree HR Business Consulting and HR Grow Expert Panelist

Alan Chambers comes from a successful career in the United Kingdom and Europe working in senior business manager positions with some of the Top 25 FTSE companies. He has a strong and dedicated approach to delivering the best possible service and results to ensure a positive outcome for all concerned.

Steve Eltis

Strategic People Leader At Wesley Mission Queensland and HR Grow Expert Panelist

With over 20 years' experience, interest and success at driving cultural change at an organisational level. Steve has extensive knowledge in developing and deploying engagement strategies, productivity improvements and leadership development programs.



Chris Beaumont

Senior Management at Service Design and HR Grow Expert Panelist

With over 25 years experience in human services - predominately in the disability sector - with 20 of those years working in frontline to Senior Management roles, Chris now works in Service Design, facilitating a human centred design approach to work with customers, families and staff to create contemporary products and services for people with a disability.

Alex Glassey

Director of International Partnerships At Neurocapability and HR Grow Expert Panelist

Alex links corporate strategy to psychological safety. He shows senior leadership how to create business cases that fully unleash their human capital to drive business objectives.



Terry Williams

Expert, author & motivational speaker on engaging people and HR GROW MC

Terry Williams will be guiding HR GROW Delegates through two amazing days of learning and discovery. Terry is an outstanding speaker and an expert on engagement as well as a professional comedian.