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WAIKATO VIRTUAL: Case Studies in Leading Workplace Change

Whether you are an HR practitioner or business leader, managing change will be part of your role. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to learn some of the pitfalls and tips from our panel, who have all recently managed changes in their organisations.

With representatives from the public, private and not for profit sectors, our panel offers diverse insights and learnings from three brief case studies of leading a variety of change initiatives within their organisations.

Shelley Campbell will share the challenges leading of a not for profit responding to the challenges of Covid-19 and implementing the structural and staffing changes that this required.

Andrew Johnson will outline his experiences of growing a private company through acquisition and integrating staff from other organisations into a new culture and different ways of working.

Nick Ollington will speak to the complexities of relocating hundreds of local government staff from eight different sites into one purpose built, open plan facility and how this impacted efficiency and culture.

Following the case studies, there will be an opportunity for questions to be put to our panel.

All ticket sales from this event will be donated to the Waikato Cancer Society.

About our Presenters

Shelley Campbell is currently CEO at Waikato Bay of Plenty Cancer Society, where she has led the organisation through the challenges of Covid-19. Formerly, she was CEO of Sir Peter Blake Trust where she was responsible for implementing its leadership development and environmental programmes. Prior to this, Shelley oversaw the health business cases for the Minister of Health’s reforms in Auckland and was the Chief Executive of Waikato Primary Health, providing health services to 315,000 people across the central North Island.

Andrew Johnson is the Managing Director of London Green Group, which has investments in a number of technology companies. In his role Andrew has led the acquisition and integration of several new entities into the Group. Andrew’s background includes appointments as acting CEO with entities in farming, forestry and tourism and executive education courses at Harvard Business School. A Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, Andrew holds many governance roles including the Waikato Anglican College Trust Board (Chair), Director of Inframax Construction, and The Lines Company.

Nick Ollington is the People and Capability Manager at Waikato Regional Council, where he has recently led the organisations large team through the transition to new premises. Nick’s role focuses on developing capability, which has included delivering initiatives to improve culture and leadership across the organisation. Prior to this Nick held roles leading the human resources functions in both Fonterra and AgResearch. Nick holds graduate and post graduate qualifications from Waikato University and is a member of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand.


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