MAY 2025
MELBOURNE
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CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPACT

For too long, the true value of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity has been overlooked, eclipsed by competing priorities of the corporate agenda. While systemic transformation can be hard to envision, and harder still to unleash, the business case for Diversity and Inclusion is stronger than ever before, and pathways to action are clearing.

The Diversity and Inclusion Forum is dedicated to better understanding and unlocking this value by drawing on the shared experiences of Diversity and Inclusion Leaders from some the nation’s most respected businesses. The Forum will feature the voices of international and local leaders of authority and proven success to drive this mission-critical dialogue and attendees will walk away with practical, case-based insights into advancing and innovating within their own Diversity, Inclusion and Equity programmes.

Why Attend

    • We secure the highest calibre thought leaders from Australia and across the world to speak within a seamless and integrated format, facilitating fully interactive sessions that allow you to ask the questions that matter.

 

    • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate.

 

    • Your experience is at the heart of the Forum. Our audience is screened for seniority, allowing for a five-start networking environment to extend the conversation beyond formalities.

 

    • We respect the seniority of our delegates by diving deeper into technical subject matter with a business-driven, outcomes-focused agenda.

 

Gain Access

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7 Exclusive Keynote Addresses
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20+ Executive Speakers
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Executive Learning Agenda
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5-Star Networking Environment
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150+ Executives
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Past Speakers

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Randall Tucker
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Executive Vice President & Chief Inclusion Officer

Mastercard (US)
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Randall Tucker
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Executive Vice President & Chief Inclusion Officer

Mastercard (US)
Randall Tucker is Executive Vice President, Chief Inclusion Officer for Mastercard, where he is responsible for aligning the company’s global diversity and inclusion initiatives with the corporate business strategy to ensure that every employee has the opportunity to reach their greatest potential.

Before joining Mastercard, Randall served as head of Inclusion and Diversity at Darden Restaurants Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Earlier in his career, he served in various sales and human resource roles at Marriott International.

Randall has been named Crain’s New York Business’ Notable Black Leaders, Adweek’s Pride Star Honoree, featured in Forbes, Fortune, Quartz, Business Insider, and regularly speaks at key industry events including Money20/20, FT Moral Money, the World Bank, Financial Alliance for Women, and many others. He also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Steering Committee for the Partnership for Global LGBTQI+ Equality.

Randall holds a Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University, where he currently serves on the College of Business Advisory Council. He has been a guest lecturer at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.

He lives in New York City with his husband.

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Ifem Onuora
Head of Race, Equity & Inclusion

FA Premier League (UK)
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Ifem Onuora
Head of Race, Equity & Inclusion

FA Premier League (UK)
Iffy is Head of Race Equality & Inclusion at The Premier League, having been appointed in April 2021. Amongst his duties, he’s Chair of the PL’s Black Participants Advisory Group (BPAG), and leads on the PL’s No Room For Racism action plan, and the flagship Player to Executive Pathways Scheme (PEPS).

Prior to this he’d spent nine years working for the Players Union (the PFA), in a joint role as Coach Educator and Equalities Executive. As part of his role there, he was also a Trustee of the anti-racism organisation, Kick It Out, and sat on the FA Council as part of the FA’s Inclusion and Advisory board.

Before joining the PFA in 2013, he’d taken several Coaching roles as an Assistant Head Coach and Head Coach both in the UK and abroad, and all this after a fifteen-year playing career spanning three decades.
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Katie Wyatt
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Head of Culture and Inclusion

Coles Group
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Katie Wyatt
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Head of Culture and Inclusion

Coles Group
Katie is a proud Noongar Yamatje woman from Whadjuk Noongar country (Perth), living and working on Wurundjeri country (Melbourne). With over 20 years of leadership, organisation development and commercial experience in various sectors, Katie believes in the power and responsibility of business to support social change. Her unique career has provided her with technical, strategic, and multi-sector expertise in driving growth and performance at the organisational and board level.

Currently Head of Culture and Inclusion in one of Australia’s largest employers, Coles Group, Katie has led a multi-year strategy and initiatives to build an inclusive and diverse environment underpinned by shared values and culture. In her leadership she has seen Coles achieve gender balance in leadership, Gold employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQI+ inclusion and top 3 ranking in the Access and Inclusion Index. She also serves as a Director on the boards of the Reece Group Foundation, Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) and Gippsland Water, and mentors diverse up-and-coming board directors.
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Fiona MacDonald
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Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion

ANZ
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Fiona MacDonald
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Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion

ANZ
Fiona is an experienced Diversity & Inclusion professional and lawyer and is currently ANZ’s Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion.

In this role, Fiona is responsible for setting and executing the bank’s enterprise diversity and inclusion strategy and ensuring alignment with the broader Talent and Culture and organisational purpose, vision and strategy.

Fiona leads the bank’s dedicated Diversity & Inclusion Centre of Excellence, which provides specialist advice, guidance and insights and delivers initiatives to build a diverse workforce and inclusive culture.

Fiona is known for her curiosity and empathy, and for taking a pragmatic, collaborative and relationship-based approach.
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Courtney Pond
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Group Inclusion & Diversity Manager

The NRMA
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Courtney Pond
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Group Inclusion & Diversity Manager

The NRMA
Courtney Pond brings over 15 years of extensive experience in human resources and workplace health and safety, having held national positions in retail, warehouse, and corporate sectors with leading Australian brands. She is dedicated to fostering psychologically safe and inclusive workplaces by championing human-centred approaches to people leadership and strategy. With her diverse skill set, Courtney excels in developing comprehensive frameworks for holistic employee engagement. As Group Inclusion & Diversity Manager at the NRMA, she leads the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy, while also co-chairing the Gender Equality Council, RISE. Beyond her corporate roles, Courtney actively contributes to the Australian Human Resources Institute, serving on the NSW Diversity & Inclusion Committee and mentoring AHRI members. Passionate about community engagement and societal change for good, she also volunteers her time to women’s and youth causes outside of work.
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Ruby Anandajayasekeram
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Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion Excellence Advisor

Shell
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Ruby Anandajayasekeram
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Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion Excellence Advisor

Shell
Ruby Anandajayasekeram (she/her) pivoted her career in 2021 to pursue her passion and purpose – contributing to more diverse, inclusive and equitable workplaces and society – after a 20+ years rewarding global corporate legal career where DE&I featured prominently as her side-gig.

As Global DE&I Advisor at Shell, an energy company with 100,000+ employees in more than 70 countries, she partners with senior leaders and a diverse range of cross-functional and business teams to develop and operationalize Shell’s global DE&I strategy, principles and initiatives, as Shell works towards its ambition to become one of the most diverse and inclusive companies in the world.

She has actively championed DE&I throughout her career - from chairing Shell’s first Employee Advisory Board to the Global Council of Race, sponsored by the CEO, which was established in 2020 after the murder of George Floyd to ensure that race and ethnicity plans were shaped by the voices and lived experiences of staff - to contributing to Norah Breekveldt’s book “Me and My Mentor: How Mentoring Supercharged the Careers of 11 Extraordinary Women”.

Ruby is alumni of the Williamson Community Leadership Victoria Program, and holds Bachelors’ degrees in Law (Hons) and Commerce. In her legal career, she served as a Committee Member for the Association of Corporate Counsel and Victorian Women Lawyers, was nominated for the Financial Times Lawyers Innovation Award and recognized as a Leading In-House Environmental Lawyer in the Doyle’s Guide.
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Sharon Jones
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Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Origin Energy
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Sharon Jones
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Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Origin Energy
Sharon is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion specialist with over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources in Australia and the UK.

Sharon is passionate about disrupting the barriers to inclusion for everyone and embedding change within organisations.
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Marcelle Harrison
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Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Kmart Group
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Marcelle Harrison
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Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Kmart Group
Marcelle is the Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the Kmart Group, encompassing Kmart and Target. Marcelle graduated from Deakin University, with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Throughout her career she has worked across community services, wellbeing, accessibility, diversity and inclusion. Marcelle joined Kmart Australia in 2015 within the health and wellbeing field before transitioning into accessibility, diversity and inclusion for the Kmart Group. Marcelle is currently responsible for designing and delivering organisational wide strategies to support inclusion and belonging.
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Why Get Involved

The Diversity and Inclusion Forum is driven by an ambitious business agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking the minds shaping business.

Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community. Digital and physical brand activations, as well as consultations in dedicated activation spaces further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience.

As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with leading executives, the Diversity and Inclusion Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.

 

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Jessica Ewing-Flynn Commercial Director
Tel: 0400 998 248
Email: [email protected]

 

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Tel: 61 2 8004 8590
Email: [email protected]

Pricing and Discounts

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Delegate registration is strictly for in-house Diversity and Inclusion, HR and Culture professionals. service providers, vendors and consultants are not permitted to register as delegates. If you are a service provider, vendor or consultant, please reach out to [email protected] to discuss your involvement.

Registrations have now closed. Contact [email protected] for any registration enquires.

 

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Tel: 61 2 8004 8590
Email: [email protected]

 

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Jessica Ewing-Flynn Commercial Director
Tel: 0400 998 248
Email: [email protected]

 

We look forward to delivering this event for you.

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