Speakers

James Della Porta

James Della-Porta

Regional Sales Director

ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll

James is a dynamic and experienced leader who has worked with a large number of organisations across Asia Pacific over the past 20 years. Helping customers utilise technology to modernise their business, enabling significant efficiencies, business insights and improving both the employee and customer experience. James is passionate about leadership and has run a global program with the goal of transforming managers into true leaders. Believing we are in a time of innovative technology disruption, James is enthused by the positive changes new technologies are bringing to the way we work and develop talent.

Al Jury

Dr. Al Jury

Chief Human Resources Officer

The University of Queensland

Dr. Al Jury is the Chief HR Officer at the University of Queensland (UQ), a role he has held since early 2018. UQ has more than 50,000 students, 7000 staff and is ranked one of the top 50 universities in the world. Leading a function of more than 150 people at UQ, he is currently driving a significant, multi-year HR transformation program.

Prior to taking up the role at UQ, Al held senior executive level HR positions in one of the world’s largest energy companies (Equinor, previously known as Statoil). Equinor has been ranked as one of the world’s 50 largest companies in the Fortune Global 500 list and currently employs more than 25,000 people with annual revenues exceeding USD$60bn. In the almost decade working for Equinor, he was based in London, Stavanger and Houston.

Al has also been the co-founder of two digital agencies – Alfresco Design and Alpha Digital. Alfresco Design (now part of Next Digital) grew to have over 1000 clients including Rio Tinto, Xstrata, Shell, Vale Inco, Visa, Bose and various government agencies and was sold to the STW Group. Al then co-founded Alpha Digital which has grown to be one of Brisbane’s leading digital agencies.

Al holds a PhD in Organisational Psychology from the University of Queensland and executive education from Harvard Business School. He is registered as a Psychologist in Australia and a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Ben Jensen

Ben Jensen

HR consultant

Ben Jensen is an experienced Human Resources professional with a background in health, manufacturing, supply chain, resources and engineering industries. Over 20 years he has gained his credentials in industrial relations, occupational health and safety, organisational and leadership development programs, performance management, engagement and retention strategies, remuneration and benefits planning. His experience with HR teams in North and South America, Europe, India and Asia Pacific has contributed to his broad capability.

Ben has worked with Queensland University of Technology on both undergraduate and post graduate programs including the Project Management Academy. He has accreditations in psychometric and ability assessment tools and specialised in global recruitment, talent management and employer branding initiatives. Ben has a Business Management degree and a Masters of Employment Law.

For the past four years he has been the Chief People and Technology Officer at Admedus, an ASX listed global medical technology company.

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