• 12 June 2014
    • Good People HR Presents L.E.A.D

    Guy Russo

    CEO Kmart / Target
    Topic: Kmart's revival after flirting with collapse / Half The Sky Australia

    Guy was Managing Director and CEO of McDonald’s Australia from 1999 – 2005 and President of the Greater China Region from 2005 – 2007. He served as Chairman of Ronald McDonald House Charities (Australia and Hong Kong) and is currently Chairman of Half the Sky Foundation leading a global effort to benefit orphaned children in China.

    After leaving McDonalds in 2007, Guy advised private ventures in Asia, and in 2008 was engaged by Wesfarmers Ltd to lead its Kmart business in Australia and NZ. Beetween 2008 and 2014, Guy has led a corporate turnaround which has seen Kmart become the most profitable department store in Australia.

    • Tags:

      • McDonald's
      • Kmart
      • Half the Sky
    • 19 November 2015
    • Good People HR Presents L.E.A.D

    Patrick Ross

    Former VP Robert Bosch
    Topic: Overcoming people challenges through Patrick's lens - a high level view on HR

    Patrick Ross recently returned from an assignment in China with the Euro-Pro Group, makers of Shark Floor care products and Ninja blenders. His assignment at Euro-Pro was as Vice President, responsible for all operations in China, where all the group’s products are manufactured.

    In this role, Patrick was responsible for Supply Chain, Quality, Manufacturing Engineering and Social Compliance, also being the responsible executive for the group’s China Headquarters in Shenzhen.

    Patrick was selected to head up the Euro Pro Group due to his 25 year career track record at Robert Bosch (Aus) in 2012. Patrick’s last role at Bosch was as Regional President for Automotive Electronics. Concurrently, he was also the Vice President responsible for Operations of the Clayton Plant and a Director of the Company.

    • Tags:

      • Robert Bosch
      • Shark Floor / Ninja Blender
      • HR
      • People Challenges
    • 22 October 2015
    • Good People HR Presents L.E.A.D

    William Confalonieri

    CDO - Deakin University
    Topic: the CIO’s Role Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – problems, solutions and personal insights on a way forward

    William Confalonieri is Chief Digital Officer and Vice-President with Deakin University Australia, originally being appointed first Deakin’s CIO in January 2012. He has been awarded Chief Information Officer of the Year by ITNews at the Australian CIO Strategy Summit in February 2014 and is representative of the new breed of Digital Leaders who are focused on digitally driven enterprise strategy, with special emphasis on creating competitive advantage through the orchestration of digital ecosystems and organisational change to deliver premium experiences to stakeholders. He has a blend of public and private sector experience, strong technical and business skills, experience in managing large dispersed teams in different countries and cultures, and a track record of large scale transformations.

    Having passion for the application of emerging technologies, he believes that digital innovations and changes in technological paradigms will substantially transform organisations and industries over the next few years, with the evolving expectations on rich digital experiences being the enablers of that transformation. William is elected President of McKinnon Secondary College after serving many years as a Council member.

    He is also advisor to the Victorian Government – Victorian Public Sector Commission, non-executive Director of VERNet Pty Ltd and Editorial Advisory Board Member with ITNews Australia. William has postgraduate qualifications in Computer Science, Business Administration, Negotiation and Economics, is a certified Enterprise Architect and a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    • Tags:

      • Chief Digital Officer
      • Deakin University
      • Chief Information Officer
      • Digital Innovation
    • 2016
    • Good People HR Speaking Engagements

    Kristine Tuazon

    Founder Good People HR
    Topic: The Evolving Recruitment Market

    Kristine Tuazon has been in HR & Recruitment for 16+ years and in that time she has seen the job market in Melbourne at its best and at its worst. She takes the 'human' in Human Resource Management very seriously and the benefits it has to the work environment when you do.

    Kristine founded Good People HR in 2012 and now has a portfolio of 17+ loyal clients and a team of consultants providing outstanding end-to-end recruitment and executive search services for all types of organisations ranging from some of Australia's biggest brands to many smaller businesses. This means that she knows exactly what it takes to recruit from graduate level up to CEO positions and on the flipside advise how to get that job of your dreams!

    • Tags:

      • HR
      • Recruitment
      • Job Search