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QLD Townsville Network Forum

Date: Thursday 31 Oct 2019
Time 7:10AM - 9:00AM
Venue: Conference Centre
Mater Health Services NQ
25 Fulham Road
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 0.00
CPD: 1.50
Enquiries: Phone: 03 9918 9243

QLD Townsville Network Forum

QLD Townsville Network Forum

Check in time – 7:10 am
Session start – 7:30 am
Session finish – 9:00 am

Off-street parking available.

Panel Discussion: Learning From Experience - Managing The People-Side of Significant Organisational Change And Major Projects

Organisation change drivers are many and various - competition in the marketplace, cost cutting, technology changes, political changes and growth strategies – just to name a few. The required change is equally varying, from large scale organisational projects to minor changes. Whatever the change people are impacted and the management of the people side of change will impact success.

Our three-person panel has both management and HR representatives who have managed major organisational change across multiple industries. The panel will share their experience and the practical insights will inform the planning and execution of your next change.

Speaker: Josie Gabrielli, Projects Director, Mater Health Services North Queensland Ltd

Josie is Townsville born with an extensive career in healthcare which began at The Mater training as a Registered Nurse. Josie completed a Bachelor of Nursing Science (JCU) in 1995 to build her career options before moving to Sydney. Josie held roles in operating theatre management, Prosthesis and Devices Negotiation Group working with the Commonwealth Department of Health, new private hospital developments, commissioning and commercial management, Director, Business Development for 1st Private University Hospital and Clinical Advisor Hospital Projects for NSW Health Infrastructure.

Josie, has returned to where her career began at the Mater in Townsville and is the Projects Director, managing the Capital and Business Development Portfolios. Mater is undertaking an unprecedented level of capital investment on the Pimlico Campus through a $100m Masterplan and this capital plan has triggered a significant process of change for Mater. Josie has led change regularly through her career, using contemporary models and is enjoying the challenge of supporting her Mater colleagues through this period of growth and development.

Speaker: Rhiannon Wilson, Business Director, Hays Recruitment

Rhiannon is currently Business Director and Executive Recruiter for North Queensland. She joined Hays Townsville in 2007 and for over 10 years was the leading specialist recruiter in Senior Finance for North Queensland; transforming finance teams in public sector, not for profit, commercial and professional practice. In this time, Rhiannon developed an intricate knowledge of the North Queensland market and an extensive network of exclusive contacts across the region, which has organically led her to oversee Executive Recruitment and Project Management of Hays Assessment & Development for Hays North Queensland.

Rhiannon has a genuine understanding of culture, optimising people performance, leadership, corporate strategy project management and leadership, which she has acquired through her personal leadership experience as a Director and Office Manager and her ongoing post-graduate studies. This makes Rhiannon an ideal partner for managing change projects in complex businesses. Rhiannon’s commitment to the Townsville economy was recognised in 2015, when she was awarded the CPA President’s Award for her efforts in coordinating and promoting the regions premier networking and professional development event “Business Professionals Week”.

Rhiannon was awarded a Hays Leadership award in 2011 and is committed to ongoing development and has recently completed a Master of Business Psychology.

Speaker: Glenn Seri, Executive Manager, Queensland Country Health Fund

Glenn has worked in a diverse range of General Management roles throughout Queensland Country prior to accepting the role of Executive Manager Queensland Country Health Fund in April 2019. With previous experience in Credit, Property, Transactional Services, IT, Branch Operations and the SmartBudget product, he is well equipped to assume responsibility for the operations of Queensland Country Health Fund – a wholly owned subsidiary of the Credit Union.

Glenn has a history of making significant contributions to the organisation, having assumed responsibility for project managing both the construction of the Queensland Country Centre in Townsville in 2014 and the successful merger with Queenslanders Credit Union in 2018. With an eye for opportunity, Glenn also led a project to commercialise and improve Queensland Country’s long term flagship product, BillPaying, to form a joint venture company which saw the product relaunched as the new and improved SmartBudget. Glenn became the CEO of this joint venture, putting his MBA from James Cook University to good use.


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Registration closes Thursday 31 October 2019

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Conference Centre Mater Health Services NQ 25 Fulham Road Townsville, QLD 4812


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