RecFest Event Speakers
CEO - WorkShape.io & Curator of Recruiting Brainfood.
Hung LeeCEO - WorkShape.io & Curator of Recruiting Brainfood.
Hung Lee is the Editor of leading industry newsletter Recruiting Brainfood
He is an industry professional with over 15 years experience as an agency recruiter, Recruitment manager, Internal Head of Talent, recruitment trainer, founder of award winning online recruiting platform WorkShape.io, and now Editor and Community builder at Recruiting Brainfood - the best weekly newsletter in recruitment.
Talent Manager - Flybuys
Edan HaddockTalent Manager - Flybuys
Edan Haddock has been working in the Recruitment Industry for almost 10 years. A successful network focussed agency recruiter, Edan made the transition to Internal Talent Acquisition, as the National Talent Acquisition manager at AIA Australia, and is currently designing the Talent Acquisition strategy and solution for flybuys. Edan is an avid cyclist, and enjoys anything and everything about food and wine. Edan lives with his partner Jason and adorable cat Denzel.
Mentor, Facilitator, Career Coach and Author
Mary ButlerMentor, Facilitator, Career Coach and Author
Mary is a careers and people strategy expert. With 25 years in corporate, in a variety of industries across the globe, working with individuals, teams and organisations to drive growth through identifying and addressing capability gaps.
Mary is the author of ‘Recreate your career story: how to get clear on your career’.
CEO - JXT
Rick MareCEO - JXT
Rick Maré is the founder and CEO of JXT - A global integrated digital recruitment solutions business. JXT's suite of SAAS solutions help recruiters and HR departments adopt world's best practice and become more efficient.
JXT provides recruitment consultants, corporates and Government - organisations of any size, structure and complexity - with innovative digital solutions that enable them to be seen online. To appeal to candidates across all levels, skills and industries. And, to vastly improve key metrics associated with the hiring process.
Advisor to startups, CV’s. Strategy for hiring teams & Founder of Tru
Bill BoormanAdvisor to startups, CV’s. Strategy for hiring teams & Founder of Tru
Easy to spot in the crowd, Bill never wears a suit, and always wears a hat!
Bill has always had a simple vision; to make recruitment better for everyone. He achieves this by advising talent technology companies on their product road map, with V.C.’s over investments in the sector, with hiring companies on technology and approach.
He is also the host of #tru events. #tru has hosted over 100 events during the last 12 months, in 65 countries and 5 continents. This has led to conversations with over 2,500 people who work in and around recruiting across the globe, offering great insight into the market, and the technology needed to support it. He is a judge and advocate for the UK #CandE (candidate experience awards.) which enables him to understand how the market is shifting towards giving candidates a consumer experience, and which companies are performing well.
Founder and COO - SEE Change Happen & #truInclusion
Joanne LockwoodFounder and COO - SEE Change Happen & #truInclusion
Joanne is a Transgender Awareness & Inclusion Specialist. A trainer and Consultant that specialises in supporting business and organisations to become transgender and gender non-conforming inclusive for their staff, stakeholders and customers.
Operations Manager & Mentor - Fruit2Work
Simon FenechOperations Manager & Mentor - Fruit2Work
Simon had a golden life and through tragedy he turned to drugs, went to jail and when he was released from prison employment was almost impossible for him. Today he is the operations manager for a social enterprise and he helps others turn there lives around.
APAC Program Coordinator - Talent Board
Stan RolfeAPAC Program Coordinator - Talent Board
Stan Rolfe has previously held senior talent acquisition roles with companies such as Barminco, Jacobs, John Holland, and Hudson. Stan founded Qi Talent Solutions to assist organisations in their quest to improve their talent acquisition functions. He is also the APAC Program Coordinator for Talent Board a non-profit organisation focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience.
Founder & CEO - Alcami Interactive
Jane BianchiniFounder & CEO - Alcami Interactive
Jane Bianchini has over 20 years experience in the IT and HR/Recruitment industry and is the founder/CEO of the Alcami Interactive, a data driven digital video interviewing application that Jane has built with the sole purpose of disrupting the recruitment industry from within.
Throughout her career, Jane has held senior executive positions across both large public and small private companies, leading high performing successful organisations, recruiting technology and sales professionals across Asia Pacific.
Payroll Onboarding & Journey Coordinator - Spendless Shoes
Alana SfitkisPayroll Onboarding & Journey Coordinator - Spendless Shoes
Alana has transformed the employee journey for more than 1000 people across the 200+ Spendless Shoe stores nationwide. From creating a savvy digital-first impression with candidates to enabling new starters to deliver legendary customer service in-store, the HR & Payroll team are revolutionising their teams traditional role. With employees as the hero of their story, the Spendless team are winning awards by growing and retaining their talent.
Founder and CEO - HROnboard
Peter ForbesFounder and CEO - HROnboard
Passion is building great technology businesses - creating a disciplined, innovative and fun place to work.
Peter Forbes is the founder and CEO of HROnboard, the app that has made a name for itself helping HR create and send beautiful job offers to new employees. Peter has 20 years experience in the HR Tech space as an HRIS and Payroll consultant, developer and product designer. He is also the managing director of Navigo, the experts in niche enterprise HR solutions.
Group Performance Director - Thomas International & Motivational, Inspirational and Keynote Speaker and Trainer
Derek RedmondGroup Performance Director - Thomas International & Motivational, Inspirational and Keynote Speaker and Trainer
One of Britain’s most famous athletes, Derek Redmond is a World and European relay champion. Having broken the British 400m record on two occasions, Derek was one of the country’s best athletes during the 1980s and 1990s. A key member of the relay squad that won gold at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo, he competed at the highest level for over a decade.
He first rose to prominence in 1985 when he broke the 400m British record achieving a time of 44.82 seconds 12 months later he was selected in the 4x400m relay team for the European Championships in Stuttgart.
Derek’s story is truly inspiring and he now works as a motivational speaker sharing his remarkable story with audiences up and down the country. He has worked with a wide range of high profile brands delivering his inspiring stories from the track in corporate environments.
Founder - LiveHire
Mike HaywoodFounder - LiveHire
Mike is a regular speaker and author on the future of work. His passion for growth is evident in his drive to scale businesses in fast-paced, competitive industries with technology solutions that help move us to a more humanised and connected world, delivering positive value in people’s lives.
Head of Career Insights (Marketing) Australia & New Zealand - Indeed
Jay MunroHead of Career Insights (Marketing) Australia & New Zealand - Indeed
Having worked within the recruitment industry for over 15 years, Jay Munro is now Indeed's Employer Insights Strategist for Australia and New Zealand. During his career he has had the opportunity to garner insights from working in a variety of roles, including recruiting, consulting, and product development of new sourcing technologies