Dr David Keane, MC HRNZ Summits
David Keane, PhD is the Founder and CEO of The 10 Behaviours of Successful People, a learning and development company focused on creating workplaces that bring out the very best in people both in their professional and personal lives.

His team of accredited facilitators and partners deliver high-impact learning programmes to business, government and not-for-profit organisations throughout the world.

Dr Keane is a former business school dean, university professor, business executive and consultant with both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte Consulting. He has published many articles and book chapters on various management issues. His best-selling book, The Art of Deliberate Success: The 10 Behaviours of Successful People, is published worldwide by Wiley.

David lives in New Zealand and contributed to many HRNZ events over the years.



Jo Cribb
Jo is a consultant who has a track record of developing and executing strategy, influencing decision makers and finding solutions to complex policy and organisational challenges. She is an experienced Chief Executive, board director, strategist, gender and policy expert. Jo’s interest in the future of work and her subsequent research resulted in her co-authoring the book 'Don't Worry About the Robots: How to Survive and Thrive in the New World of Work'


Katie Williams, Human Resources Director, Vodafone

Katie is an Organisational Psychologist by training, with experience in Management Consulting in NZ, Europe and the UK. She is a working mother of three children. Katie is passionate about supporting women to live the life they most want, through increasing gender equality in the workplace.


Nick McKissack, Chief Executive, HRNZ
Nick has been the Chief Executive of HRNZ since July 2018. He’s been leading the organisation through a period of change and modernisation since his appointment. Nick started his career in human resources roles at New Zealand Post before moving into general management roles with QV and Te Tumu Paeroa. His interests lie in the development and implementation of strategic change.


Rachael Mason, Partner, Lane Neave

Rachael is one of the partners of Lane Neave - that operate New Zealand's largest and most respected immigration law practice based out of offices located in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown.

She works with both multi-national corporate clients and smaller local employers across a wide range of industry sectors in managing their global and local migrant workforces. Her clients include many of New Zealand's largest and most well-known employers whom she assists with issues such as developing immigration and recruitment strategies and in writing and reviewing compliance and legal right to work policies.

Rachael regularly presents to HR and other professionals regarding key immigration policy changes and issues related to recruiting and maintaining an immigration-compliant workforce.


Bridget Jelley Registered Psychologist/ Director of the Effect
B.A Linguistics, Grad, Dip Psychology M.A Psychology, Post Grad Dip Professional Practice in Psychology 

Bridget is a business owner and Psychologist who blends and applies her skills from the fields of psychology and business to assist organisations, leaders’ teams and individuals to achieve their goals. With a warm, energetic and determined approach to her work, Bridget engages people through experiential learning allowing for those light bulb moments to occur and clarity to be gained.

Bridget has worked in various settings internationally including, organisational, mining, utilities, government, construction and private practice. She is experienced in working across various levels within a business in the areas of risk, resilience, wellbeing, psychosocial safety, mental health, leadership and business coaching.

With a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Bridget draws from various philosophical underpinnings to produce successful outcomes for individual’s teams and organisations. In addition to her qualifications, she is a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society, is registered with the New Zealand Board of Psychologists (General Scope) and is committee member of the New Zealand Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group. She is experienced in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Training, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Coaching, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Meditation. 


Ryan Ghisi, General Manager of Global People Programmes, Xero
Ryan has worked closely with executive teams and boards at many large international organisations on strategy and initiatives that drive employee attraction, engagement and retention. He has a passion for everything that impacts the employee experience, including recognition, wellness, culture, career and development, flexible working, remuneration and rewards and leadership.