2017 Speakers /

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Karen McDonnell

Immediate Past President, IOSH & Occupational Health and Safety Policy Advisor

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) (United Kingdom)

Stephen Woolger

Manager Health & Safety

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC)


Adam Watson

Head of Operations & Emergency Management

WorkSafe Victoria

Andrew Russell 

Managing Director


Anna Blaikie

Head of Health Safety and Environment – Pacific


Dr Anne-Marie Makin

Senior Work Health and Safety Consultant


Bill Kritharas


Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Carlie Holt


Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Chris McKie

Chief Inspector, Compliance and Enforcement

SafeWork SA

Christian Frost

Head of HR Program Delivery and WHS

News Corp Australia

David Garden


NSCA/Blackwoods Training

Dr Denis Boulais

National Risk Manager

Broadlex Services

Elizabeth Tosti

Director, Metropolitan Operations and Sector Initiatives

SafeWork NSW

Geoff Hoad

Director Workplace Health & Safety


Geoff Hurst

Principal, ENGENEOHS

President, Risk Engineering Society/Engineers Australia

Glenn Barlow

Product Services Global Sales Manager

SAI Global

Lucy Bochenek

Special Counsel

Clyde & Co

Dr Marilyn Hubner


BuildUp Research

Mark Leopold

Workplace Engagement Manager


Marcus Hooke 

National Director

Production & Logistics News Corp Australia

Michael Walsh


Branach Manufacturing

Paul Baulch

Head Judge

National Safety Awards of Excellence

Dr Peta Miller

Strategic WHS Advisor

Safe Work Australia

René van der Merwe 

Head of Workplace Health & Safety


Robert Wentzel

Managing Director

The Jonah Group

Rossana Parmegiani

Special Counsel

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Susan Withycombe-Taperell

Senior Associate

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Terry Wong

General Manager

Move 4 Life

Tim Fleming

General Manager HSE – Australia Hub

Laing O’Rourke