KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Lessons from an HR leader: Top-tier firms’ secrets to developing the best people
For over 100 years, General Electric (GE) has been widely acclaimed as being at the forefront of developing people and leaders. But in the face of an increasingly volatile and fast-moving world, the company has been forced to reinvent its organisational culture to remain at the top.
Where it once focused on and prided itself on process excellence, GE has begun the shift to a much more agile, flexible culture - developing leaders at all levels, scrapping traditional staples like performance ratings, and adopting mentalities and approaches from successful start-ups.
As leader of the HR Community across the breadth of GE's operations throughout Australia, New Zealand and PNG, David has played a key role in all these changes. He’s also worked in senior HR roles across a number of other global businesses over his 30 year career, including BHP, Linfox, Zurich Financial Services and more.
All organisations, large and small, need great leadership. This is a rare opportunity to hear first-hand lessons from someone who has led HR at some of the country’s leading businesses.