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TAS Launceston Network forum

Date: Wednesday 10 Apr 2019
Time 4:30PM - 6:30PM
55a Lindsay Street
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 0.00
CPD: 1.50
Enquiries: 03 9918 9200 (Short courses & Formal Education)
03 9918 9243 (Network Forums, Webinars & Events)

TAS Launceston Network forum

Session Starts: 4.30 pm
Event Concludes: 6.30 pm


The Driving Forces of Organisational Change

In a rapidly changing world, organisations are seeking to build adaptable workforces capable of responding to strategic objectives and market conditions. The ability for HR professionals to support this capability is key. Join us at this networking forum where we will seek to unpack and understand contributing forces behind organisational change.

The event format will run as short presentations from 3 panellists followed by a Q&A session and networking opportunity, facilitated by Cameron Scott, Vice-President (Membership) AHRI Tas State Council.

This forum will benefit all levels of HR, people managers and anyone involved with organisational change. You do not need to be an AHRI member to attend.


Melita Cornell, Head of People Advisory, Bellamy’s Organic “Leading people through organisational change – a tactical response”

Melita Cornell is currently the Head of People Advisory with Bellamys Organic, a Tasmanian ASX 200 listed fast growing global food and formula brand for infants and toddlers.

Originally from Launceston, Melita moved to Hobart and completed a BA in Political Science at UTAS, before heading to Sydney where she began her HR career. For over eighteen years, Melita has held various senior HR roles including as Manager Workforce Planning and Strategy with the Department of Attorney General and Justice. In Sydney, Melita also worked with Legal Aid, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and later Deacons Law Firm (now Norton Rose) a top tier Law Firm. During this time, she continued her education in HR with the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) and in Project Management with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

When her daughter was just 1 ½, Melita moved back to Tasmania to raise her in our beautiful state. She initially joined Tas Health (NW) as Director of HR and later also worked with Federal Group as HRM.

Melita joined Bellamy’s in late 2016 as Head of People Advisory. With people in Launceston, Melbourne, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore Melita has responsibility for the people strategy, culture initiatives, industrial and employee relations, recruitment and talent management, reward and recognition, WHS, learning and development, organisational reform and policy across the business.

Dr Graeme Tonks, Retired Senior Lecturer, UTAS “To what extent should generational change influence organisational change?”

Dr Graeme Tonks is a retired Senior Lecturer, prior to joining the University of Tasmania, Graeme was employed in the private sector holding a range of HR roles. At UTAS, he taught in the fields of Management, HRM, and Organisational Psychology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

His research interests included the psychological contract, employee commitment, management education, workplace diversity and International HRM. Alongside publishing in academic journals, Graeme has written two corporate histories. The first was the Bougainville Copper Mine (an international business failure) and Wrest Point (a Tasmanian business success).

Barbara Brown, General Manager People & Culture “A leader who’s always real, not always right.”

Barb is currently General Manager People & Culture, designing and delivering workforce strategies across multi-disciplinary functions underpinned by demonstrated experience in developing Workforce Plans and Capability Frameworks.

With a background in Human Resources in aged care, accounting and now health insurance, Barb’s experience has been amongst a diverse workforce and has grown a deeper understanding of the motivators of people in different environments.

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This forum is open for AHRI members and non-members to attend. Registration is a 2-part process.

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    Registration closes Monday 8 April 2019

    Enquiries: email the AHRI CPD Events Team or phone 03 9918 9243

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    10/04/2019 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    55a Lindsay Street Invermay Launceston, TAS 7250 AUSTRALIA
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