The Future of Work - reimagining the workforce

The Future of Work - reimagining the workforce

Nov 29
The final event in CEDA WA’s Future of Work series examines how the business community can re-invent their approach to talent acquisition and retention for today’s agile, digital, mobile, analytical, and technologically-driven workforce.


Christine Holgate, Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Australia Post
Jodi Cant, Director General, WA Department of Finance
Naveen Unni, Managing Partner, Perth, McKinsey & Company
Anthea Raven, Acting Branch Manager, Strategic Policy Branch, Safe Work Australia

Event overview

Industry leading experts will share insights and offer advice for reimagining and creating a worker-centric, productivity-driven organisation, empowered and ready for the future of work.

Companies demonstrating best practise will consider in their presentations:

  • How diverse, inclusive, innovative work practises help create empowered, autonomous workplaces and foster trust.
  • The role of the physical work space in increasing productivity
  • How can leaders support their employees be more productive, increase their wellbeing, and enable their organisations to be more responsive to change?

Event presentations

Christine Holgate, Australia Post MP3

Panel discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

Christine Holgate
Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Australia Post

Christine Holgate joined Australia Post as Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director on 30 October 2017, after nearly nine years as the Chief Executive Officer of Blackmores.  She has more than 30 years of diverse international leadership experience in highly regulated industries, including healthcare, media, telecommunications and finance; and more than 20 years of public board experience as either a non-executive director or CEO and has held senior management positions in Asia, the Americas and Australia.

Meet the panel

Jodi Cant
Director General, WA Department of Finance

Jodi Cant was appointed Director General of Department of Finance in August 2018. For the two years prior, Jodi was Chief Executive of Landgate, Western Australia’s Land Information Authority.  Under Jodi’s leadership, the business was named Australia’s Most Innovative Government Agency and 19th Most Innovative Business by the Australian Financial Review.

Naveen Unni
Managing Partner, Perth, McKinsey & Company

Naveen Unni is the managing partner in McKinsey & Company’s Perth office. He has worked at McKinsey for over 15 years, the last 6 of which have been in establishing the Perth office and growing it 10x over this period.

He is also a leader of the electric power and organisation practices in Australia. He works with clients in transforming themselves in the face of external disruption. Over the past 6 years, he has delivered over $3bn of annual EBIT improvements for his clients, while making their organisations significantly better.

Anthea Raven
Acting Branch Manager, Strategic Policy Branch, Safe Work Australia

Anthea Raven is the acting Branch Manager of the Strategic Policy Branch at Safe Work Australia. She is responsible for developing policy and guidance relating to workers’ compensation and work health and safety (WHS) and oversees the development of workers’ compensation and WHS data and evidence. Anthea has been with Safe Work Australia since June 2017. She has a background in health services, with over 14 years of experience in key health and social policy areas of the Australian Public Service. These include population health and chronic disease prevention, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Aged Care Reform and Family Programs Policy.

Meet the facilitator

Diane Smith-Gander AO
Non-Executive Director, Wesfarmers

Diane Smith-Gander is non-Executive director AGL Energy, Wesfarmers Limited, Chair of Safe Work Australia, Asbestos Safety & Eradication Council, a board member of Keystart Loans, Henry Davis York, CEDA and immediate past President of Chief Executive Women, Australia’s pre-eminent women’s advocacy group.  

Diane has held a wide range of non-executive roles in the past including Chairman of Broadspectrum, Deputy Chairperson of NBNCo, non-executive director of the CBH Group, commissioner of Tourism WA and board member of the Committee for Perth.

Supported by CEDA members

Event series sponsors