Adnan is an experienced HR Manager who specialises in the fields of remuneration, reward, compensation, performance management, employee benefits, mobility and workforce analytics. He has worked in the insurance, engineering, infrastructure and construction, manufacturing and health care industries and was educated in the fields of Human Resources, Accounting and Information Technology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and Monash University, Melbourne. In his career to date, Adnan has worked for both Australian and global companies and has spoken at a number of HR conferences on the topics of remuneration benefits and mobility in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Before her academic career, Dr. Blount worked in senior management and consulting roles relating to information systems in the banking and IT sectors. Dr. Blount’s areas of expertise include anywhere working (telework, telecommuting), cyber security, cyber governance, artificial intelligence and the future of work, the sharing economy, effective utilisation of information and communication technology (ICT). This includes social media and the utilisation of ICT in learning and teaching. Dr Blount’s research program utilises multidisciplinary approaches to investigate how information systems achieve organisational strategies and objectives with an emphasis on the future of work. Dr Blount is a member of the Centre for Workforce Futures research centre and the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub. She is also a member of Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Association of Information Systems (AIS).
Hayley Granato is a Senior Human Resource Consultant – Global Mobility with Boeing Defence Australia. In this role she provides consultancy service through the development, analysis and interpretation of Global Mobility policies and procedures including managing complex issues in international taxation and immigration.
Upon completion of a Bachelor Degree in Business, majoring in Human Resource Management from the Queensland University of Technology, she has held numerous HR and Global Mobility roles within large multi nation corporations in both the UK and Australia.
She has extensive experience in managing the end to end life cycle of an international assignment and working closely with the business to provide tailored and effective global mobility solutions.
Linda is the Global Mobility & Benefits Manager at Qantas Airways Limited, responsible for the policy design, application and process execution of the Global Mobility Programs for the Qantas Group (which also includes Qantas subsidiary, Jetstar Airways Limited). Linda started her professional career at PwC in their graduate program within the Corporate Tax practice. After 6 years, she moved to an in-house tax consulting role at Qantas as a Senior Tax Adviser before specialising as their Employment Taxes Manager for the next 10 years. In that role, which included expatriate taxation, Linda worked closely with the Global Mobility teams in providing tax effective advice on structuring cross border relocation packages and ensuring global expat tax compliance obligations were met. Linda moved into the Global Mobility team in 2016 taking a broader Group function in integrating Qantas and Jetstar’s mobility programs including expatriate taxation and immigration.
Aside from Global Mobility, Linda also has responsibility for enhancing the delivery of employee benefit policies and programs for the Qantas Group, supporting annual remuneration processes and managing the administration of Qantas’ equity plans.
Linda holds a Bachelor of Business degree and a Bachelor of Law degree and is qualified as a legal practitioner.
Barbara Lam has been in the global mobility industry for more than 17 years. Barbara started her early mobility career with Procter & Gamble in Hong Kong then took an international assignment in Manila working on the regional expatriate payroll migration projects, re-engineering work processes, and training new team members. Taking all of this in-depth knowledge and expertise in expatriate compensation in Asia, she set up a regional team providing expatriate payroll services to the Procter & Gamble account for the EMEA region with IBM UK. Barbara is currently the senior manager at Avery Dennison overseeing the global mobility program for the Asia Pacific region and is involved with global mobility policy design, process review, and deploying new mobility initiatives.
Yvonne is a globally recognized expert on expatriates and international work and has published over 100 academic articles, book chapters and conference papers. Her research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The Economist. She serves as Associate Editor at the Journal of Global Mobility and The International Journal of Human Resource Management. She is co-author (with Chris Brewster) of Working Internationally: Expatriation, Migration and Other Global Work (Edward Elgar, 2019) and co-editor (with Jan Selmer) of the Research Handbook of Expatriates (Edward Elgar, 2017).
Keryn Mendes is an experienced Global HR Manager, underpinned by an extensive background in Global Mobility spanning 13 years and various regions throughout the world, supported by ERC T-GMS accreditation, and leadership training programs.
Role experience includes current redesign of the Australia Government’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) mobility program. In previous roles, leading Ericsson’s International Mobility program in South East Asia & Oceania region, APAC Global Mobility team lead for Rio Tinto, and senior Global Mobility roles across branded organisations such as Toll, and Boeing.
With over 20 years in various global roles specifically focused on mobility and international HR, and five years in UK roles focused on UK HR, Learning & Development and Relocation service provision, Carolyn has enjoyed watching the role of HR evolve. She has also seen the role of the mobility function change from transactional support function to strategic, and the place of work develop almost beyond recognition. Carolyn combines curiosity and creativity with a strong ‘common-sense’ approach to global mobility, and has a keen focus on the future of workforce planning. Highly collaborative, she is also focused on quality of employee experience as an EVP and achieving optimum business results for the ROI measures. Carolyn has a degree in psychology and sociology from London Metropolitan University, and is UK CIPD qualified, and is frequently asked to speak on the topic of changing landscape of mobility.
Archana is a senior management professional with varied HR experience having worked in technology, design, animation and engineering industries. She is currently working with SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins as Head of HR based in Singapore for the last 7 years. She has held various leadership roles including head of global mobility and reward for Asia, previously. She currently is the HR Business Partner for their business in Asia and also heads learning and talent development in the region.
Shazy is Dyson’s Global Mobility Manager based in Singapore. In this role, Shazy is involved with daily operations as well as strategic projects involving cross-border moves. She also maintains stakeholder and supplier relations and manages quality assurance and operational excellence among many other responsibilities. Shazy’s Global Mobility career over the last nine years has spanned several industries including electronic manufacturing, business solutions, hospitality and banking. Through the years, Shazy has had the opportunity to be a part of multiple HR transformations and policy reviews and has a goal-orientated and success-focused approach.
Melissa is based in the Adelaide office of Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation with over 137,000 employees across operations in more than 100 countries. Responsible for the management of international and domestic mobility for all Schneider Electric entities in the Pacific, Melissa provides solutions and support to the business on international transfers, partnering with HR, implementing practices, and the management of all life cycle processes for international assignees and vendor management.
Previously, Melissa was involved in all aspects of international payroll at the BHP Billiton Shared Services Centre, including undertaking an international assignment to the US.
Aloysius has over 15 years’ experience working in Global Mobility. Currently, his role as the APAC Hub leader at Continental Automotive where his team are responsible for about 400 expatriate moves into the APAC region across 11 countries. He was part of the team that successfully established the APAC regional mobility hub for Continental outside of Germany in April 2016. Prior to joining Continental, Aloysius has worked at Unilever, General Motors and PriceWaterhouse Coopers.
Yeoh has been with Vietjet Air since 2018 as Group Director of the People Department. He has 20 years of experience from HR numerous disciplines in diverse industries, ranging from telecommunications to IT, banking, hospitality, aviation and retail. Prior to joining Vietjet Air, Yeoh was responsible for managing the implementation of PeopleSoft and SAP HR Management Systems (HRMS) at a previous organisation and has worked for AirAsia, Genting Resorts Berhad; CSA Sdn Bhd, where he was involved in Business Process Outsourcing; and DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd, where he successfully revamped and simplified the company’s benefits structure. Yeoh holds a Master’s of Business Administration.
Maggie Zhang joined AIG as HR Lead, North Asia and Head of HR ,Hong Kong in December, 2014. She was appointed as Chief HR Officer for International GI business in Feb 2018. Maggie is also shepherding the D&I teams in the geographies globally on top of her International HR lead role.
Prior to AIG, Maggie has held different senior positions in Standard Chartered Bank and worked in the main financial centers in Asia including Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Maggie holds a MBA degree from Fudan University.