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30 March - 1 April 2021

Designing well-being models with strategic leadership

Intensified by the impacts of COVID-19, the mental health and wellbeing of Australia’s population is highly vulnerable and in steep decline. Three in five workers in Australia experienced a mental health condition in 2020.  

Unsafe psychological health is estimated to cost Australian organisations $6 billion per annum in lost productivity. Poor mental health outcomes are not only expensive for organisations in terms of lost profit; they are a considerable compliance risk. Workplaces have a legal responsibility to manage risks to mental wellbeing, just like they do with any other health and safety risk.   

With the current workforce mental health crisis in mind, Akolade has invited Australia’s leading wellness and mental health champions from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to gather together in 2021 to share their strategic leadership models and stories of innovative wellness design for the workplace. 

Attend this forum and learn how to:

Develop strategic and empathetic 

Build greater organisational capability to prevent and manage poor mental health 

Design work for optimal wellness integrated with desirable business outcomes  

Create a culture of transparency around mental health issues to tackle stigma 

Drive engagement and connection with meaningful balanced work 

Build and implement an inclusive framework to attract and retain diverse talent 


James Kelly
Director Health and Safe Design
SafeWork NSW 

Lucinda Brogden AM
National Mental Health Commission 

Kim Grady
Head of Group Safety Wellbeing and Governance
Australia Post 

Ana Marinkovic
Executive General Manager, Business Direct and Small Business

Michael Schneider
Managing Director
Bunnings Group  

David Brewster
Chief Legal and Safety Officer
Coles Group

Felicity McDowell
Legal Director
Johnson & Johnson
Consumer Health
Australia and New Zealand

Danielle Odd
Group Head of Safety Strategy

Meg Tecson
National Manager, Workers Compensation and Injury Management

Fleur Marks
Chief Wellbeing Officer
Well You

Amanda Reid
National HSE Manager

Deborah Yates
National Managing Partner People and Corporate Affairs
KPMG Australia

Leyla Parbery (1)

Leyla Parbery
Head of Benefits, Wellbeing Specialist
Deutsche Bank

Amanda Watt
Partner, Employment
Law Practice Leader,
Board Member
Minter Ellison

Megan Kingham
Director Staff Health
NSW Ambulance 

Louise Howard
Executive Director Safety,
Transport for NSW
AFR BOSS Young Executive 2020

Kathryn Bellion
Head of People Experience
King and Wood Mallesons 

Ryan Ghisi
General Manager,
Global People Programs
Xero New Zealand

Kamal Sarma
Managing Director,

Alexia Houston
Head of Insurance and Risk
Clayton Utz
Corporate Mental Health Alliance Australia 

Mitch Wallis
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Heart on my Sleeve
Expert Advisor
Corporate Mental Health Alliance Australia 

Sean Hall
Productivity and Mental Wellbeing Consultant

Meaghan Clarke
Business Unit Director
Neuroscience and Virology
Janssen Australia and New Zealand

Mark Pittman
General Manager – Government Services, Workers Compensation
Allianz Australia

Rhonda Brighton-Hall
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
mwah – Making Work Absolutely Human



Early bird discount

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Team discount 

Register 3-4 delegates and receive an additional 15% DISCOUNT off the standard price
Register 5-7 delegates and receive an additional 20% DISCOUNT off the standard price

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