CCIQ Lunchbox Series: Qld Workforce Strategy

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The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland invites you to a Lunch Box event about the Queensland Government’s Good people. Good Jobs. Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022 – 2032, on March 24 featuring a keynote address from the Hon. Di Farmer MP, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development.This will be followed by a panel discussion about the Future of Work, moderated by CCIQ CEO Heidi Cooper featuring;
  • Hon. Di Farmer MP, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
  • Adam Fitzhenry, Head of People Integration and Innovation at Australian Retirement Trust
  • Nick Lindsay, Chief Operating Officer at Hypersonix Launch Systems
  • Peter O'Sullivan, Chief People Officer at BDO
CCIQ's recently released Future of Work Report supported by Australian Retirement Trust is a valuable asset that supports Queensland businesses to shift their thinking and behaviour in relation to our working future, as well as strategically plan for the opportunities ahead.The report provides insight into the workforce, workplace, and work life trends expected to influence Queensland businesses over the next decade. It describes how technological, economic, social, political, legal, and environmental shifts will impact the way we undertake work in the future.We hope you can join us.
Event details:Date: Friday, 24 March
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Venue: BDO Offices
Address: Level 10, 12 Creek St, BrisbaneLunch will be provided
Keynote Speaker
Honourable Di Farmer MP
The Honourable Di Farmer MP is the Queensland Government Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development, and Member for Bulimba.The issues Di addresses in her portfolio are close to her heart and she is committed to speaking to people in every corner of Queensland about how to help them.
Whether the topic is related to small businesses, social enterprise, workforce shortages, vocational education training (VET), supporting new industries with skilled staff, and so much more, Di is keen to hear how the Government can best tailor its support to the needs of all Queenslanders.In March 2022 Di convened the Queensland Workforce Summit to work on solutions to the global workforce shortages that were also affecting our states’ businesses. The Queensland Good people, Good Jobs Workforce Strategy 2022-32 released in August 2022 was driven by the summit findings. It focuses on our under utilised workforce by supporting employers to take on staff they may not have traditionally employed and will help more Queenslanders into jobs they had only ever dreamed of.Di is committed to helping to build a strong economy so all Queenslanders can enjoy good jobs, better services and an unbeatable lifestyle.
Adam Fitzhenry
Head of People Integration and Innovation at Australian Retirement TrustAdam is a passionate disruptor for modern workplaces. He’s on a mission to help people feel they belong and to redesign the traditional employee experience by striking the right balance between culture, technology and the workplace. He’s led large cultural and workplace transformation programs, including working with Boards and Executives, and is an advocate for human-centred and sustainable design in the workplace.
Nick Lindsay
Chief Operating Officer, Hypersonix Launch SystemsNick is a former Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy with experience in Naval Aviation, UAV design and operations, and the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Program Executive Office (PEO). His civilian experience includes ten years at SpaceX, the world’s leading rocket company. In 2009, Nick joined SpaceX as a Propulsion Test Engineer responsible for development, qualification, and acceptance testing of the Draco and SuperDraco engines used on the Cargo and Crew Dragon Spacecraft. 
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Peter O'Sullivan
Chief People Officer, BDOPeter O’Sullivan is Chief People Officer with BDO in Australia and leads the firm’s Advisers of the Future strategic workstream which is focused on the future of work at BDO. He is also a member of the firm’s Global People Committee which provides him with international perspectives on people strategy and the future of work. Peter has nearly 25 years’ experience in HR across diverse sectors and industries. He has a particular interest in professional services firms having started his career as a commercial lawyer with Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst).
MC & Moderator
Heidi Cooper
Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Commerce and Industry QueenslandHeidi is passionate about driving Queensland’s strategic growth and throughout her career, Heidi has worked extensively for the advancement of business in Queensland. With over 20 years in law, corporate affairs and policy making, Heidi has successfully driven strategies for major companies with strong growth agendas and significant customer and community relationships. She has specialised in leading sustainable business initiatives with a key focus on economic growth, job creation, education, sustainability and community engagement. 

Event Properties

Event Date 24/03/2023
Event End Date 24/03/2023
BDO Brisbane CBD
Blue Tower, Level 10, 12 Creek St, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
BDO Brisbane CBD
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