Day two of the HR Leaders Resources Summit kicked off with a keynote panel discussion on, “Diversity Programs and Policies,” provided by, Barry Bloch, Executive General Manager, Project Support, BGC Contracting, Leanne Daniels, Group HR Manager, Hunter Water, Chris Newitt, Head of Human Capital, Laing O’Rourke and moderated by Millano Pellegrini, Head of HR, Caltex Supply Chain, Caltex Australia.
Milano opened up this Keynote Panel Discussion by asking the panelists, “What is your organisation doing from a cultural lens re: diversity to complement policies and programs?” This discussion highlighted examples of flagship policies and programs; stressing the importance of inclusion, robust debate and redirecting resistance by taking a deeper and honest look into cultural considerations, stumbling blocks and what the future holds, not only within the resources sector…but across all channels and industries.
Leanne Daniels is responsible for leading a team of 6 HR professionals in HR and ER Strategic direction, HR generalist, EBA and IR, Learning and Organisational Development, HR systems and reporting, succession planning, culture change and business transformation activities. This uses her experience as a HR Manager in Projects, Operations, ER/IR, Leadership Programs, Corporate, and HR Planning and Analysis strengths.
Chris Newitt has over 25 years’ experience in the fields of industrial relations/ human resource management at all levels including, four years as a senior executive of a major Australia and New Zealand employer, Thiess Services Pty Ltd and more recently heading the Human Capital function for Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Northern Region and South East Asia. With a breadth of industry experience including construction (client & contractor), coal mining, banking & insurance, manufacturing and government in industrial advocacy and enterprise agreement negotiations at both State and Federal level. Chris is a reliable and trusted advisor that can deliver tangible and timely results. Chris’s goal is to secure the goals of his employer, clients, fairly, energetically and relentlessly. He provides straight forward answers to difficult workplace problems. Chris can work with clients, training their managers to coach their supervisors, advising with strategy or technical matters, dealing with people emergencies, workplace conflict, complaints and investigations in an honest, open, professional and empathetic manner.
Milano Pellegrini, Head of HR, Caltex Supply Chain. For the past six years Milano has headed up HR for Caltex Supply Chain. Prior to that he was a self-employed HR consultant for five years after several senior/executive HR roles predominately in the finance industry. Milano has a MBA from Macquarie Graduate School and a Master of Adult Education from UTS. Indeed, Milano has also been an adjunct lecturer for Macquarie University in its Masters programs and also attended Executive Education at Harvard, Columbia, Cambridge and INSEAD business schools