SPEAKER ABSTRACTS & BIOGRAPHIES

Wayne Bishop

Activetics

Olly Bridge,

Medibank

Catherine Frogley,

Sanitarium

Peter Hartnett,

Sanitarium

Samuel Holt,

CEO GP2U

Dr Tom Nehmy,

Healthy Minds

Managing an Ageing Workforce – The Strategic Role of Health/Wellbeing

The ageing of populations and workforces is a megatrend. The retirement age is increasing and mature age employees are staying at work longer. These shifts are unprecedented and pose challenges for employers who are generally not prepared …or equipped to deal with these emerging trends.

 

Ageing workforce is a complex area and there is no “one size fits all”. Solutions require an integrated approach that embrace workforce planning, risk management, diversity, remuneration/benefits, employee engagement, health/wellbeing, safety and workers compensation. Leading-edge employers are now driving integration through a wellbeing lens.

 

This presentation will examine the mature age business case and provide insights in to the strategic role workplace health/wellbeing professionals can play in providing age-friendly business solutions.

 

Biography

Wayne is currently a Director of Activetics Pty Ltd – a Melbourne-based consultancy that specialises in business issues driven by an ageing workforce.

 

A former General Manager in the Workplace Health Industry, Wayne has more than 30 years

experience in the design and delivery of tailored programs at the worksite. He was one of the founders of the workplace health movement in Australia. He established the first national network of health management practices in Australia.

 

In recent times he has directed his attention to the business challenges created by an ageing workforce. His experience is showing that programs designed for this cohort often acts as a lens into broader enterprise strategies and practices.

 

He is now regularly requested to consult and make presentations to leadership teams, business groups, peak bodies and professional associations. His current projects have involved guiding strategies for workforce management with some of Australia’s most respected and forward thinking employers.

 

Lifting the lid on the impact of a holistic H&W program

An quick overview of Medibank’s 5 year journey to Better Health. What was done, how it was measured and what where the outcomes. How Medibank measured the impact of its holistic H&W programme

 

Biography

Olly Bridge trained as a Sport & Exercise Scientist at the University of Bath - English Institute of Sport (EIS). Having specialized in Exercise Physiology, Olly has worked with the likes of Jenson Button and Mark Webber at Benetton/Renault Formula One and the British Olympic Gymnastics Team.

Whilst Olly enjoyed working with elite athletes early on in his career, his real calling came to him during his 7 years in Sales and Marketing for BMW head offices on both sides of the world. It was during this stage of a successful corporate career that he increasingly became concerned by the poor general health of the average corporate worker. Realizing there was a critical need for global change, it was only a matter of time before Olly started to do all he could to empower people to regain control of their own health. This is where he became a Director of the Global Corporate Challenge and helped 'move' 1.5 million people into better health.

Now, as Head of Health & Wellbeing at Medibank, Olly has access to 3.8 million lives and by merging his passion and knowledge of Exercise Science with his personal experience of a demanding corporate career he is perfectly placed to make a real difference to people's lives.

Melbourne only

The Only Thing Constant is Change. Navigating Change & Transition in Employee Health & Wellbeing

We live and work in a world where change is just not change it is exponential change.  This creates company complexities in our work and life.  What role does health and wellbeing play in helping us to adjust and to navigate the complexity of change.

 

Biography

Catherine has over 30 years’ experience in HR, Learning and Development, OD and Change Management roles across the Finance industry, as a consultant and with an FMCG.  Catherine is the Leadership and Capability Manager at Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing Company, a 100% Australian owned Company and the manufacturer of some of Australia’s favourite breakfast brands including Weet-Bix, Up and Go and So Good.  Catherine has been instrumental in the design and delivery of the 2016 Australian HR Awards Winner for the Best Learning and Development Program for their program called “Living, Learning and Leading by Values”.  Catherine is passionate about fostering an environment in which people can flourish and grow, where people feel valued and know that they can make a difference.  Catherine holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Education and a Masters of Business (Human Resource Management

 

Sydney & Brisbane

The Only Thing Constant is Change. Navigating Change & Transition in Employee Health & Wellbeing

We live and work in a world where change is just not change it is exponential change.  This creates company complexities in our work and life.  What role does health and wellbeing play in helping us to adjust and to navigate the complexity of change.

 

Biography

Peter Hartnett is the General Manager People and Culture for Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing, a 100% Australian owned company with 118 years of history and manufacturer of some of Australia’s favourite breakfast brands including Weet-Bix, Up & Go & So Good.

 

With over 28 years working in the human resources field, Peter has been with Sanitarium for the last 8 years and has provided the framework to help create a culture that has allowed the business to adapt to a rapidly changing food manufacturing landscape in Australia as well as grow the business in other key areas and position it for a disruptive world.

 

Peter holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Masters in Human Resource Management and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology.  In 2016 Peter was privileged to have won the Australian HR Awards HR Director of the year and credits this to the team that surrounds him.

 

Technology and the rise in virtual health services

Sam will discuss how organisations can leverage medicare subsidised mental healthcare services including psychology and psychiatry & share insights into global trends for online healthcare.

 

Biography

Samuel Holt is the founder of Skin Patrol, SkinView and iamskincancer.com and is the CEO of Australia's largest online medical practice GP2U which delivers over 50,000 online GP, Specialist and Psychology consultations each year. Sam has a passion for digital healthcare, improving access and developing new ways to consume traditional healthcare services.

New horizons in workplace health: Where is the ‘cutting edge?

The single greatest challenge for corporate Australia is the prevalence and impact of mental health difficulties. The coming of age of workplace health is evident in the recognition that employee wellbeing and work performance are interdependent and inseparable. This presentation will reveal how the cutting edge of psychological theory and practice can be applied for powerful outcomes in both areas.

 

Biography

Dr Tom Nehmy is a clinical psychologist, keynote speaker and corporate trainer. His award-winning research into the prevention of psychological disorders has been published in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals. He helps organisations implement psychological skills training to produce more resilient and higher performing employees