Home HRGC2018 Wellington 2015 Melbourne 2015 London 2014 Auckland 2014 HRGC Awards HRGC Hall of Fame

Where it all kicked off…

Auckland, New Zealand, 4 - 5 September 2014

The HR Game Changer was two days like no others.

This was a conference to kick off creating a map of how we transform HR, taking ideas from entrepreneurs, business leaders, HR innovators, academics, sales and marketing, not for profit and much more. Check out below what was shared.

Angela Atkins will also be capturing the key themes in her book to be released in early 2016.

Read the HRGC blog

A short romp through the origins over HR from 100,000 years ago until today!

See the NZ 2014 conference twitter stream HRGCNZ 2014: Up the Down Escalator HRGCUK 2014: Adjusted Development

Our speakers

Rod Drury

CEO, Xero

Natasha Hubbard

HR Director, Xero

Carol Hirschfeld

Maori Television

Nigel Latta

All round disruptor!

Melissa Clark-Reynolds

Candice Kinser

CEO, NZ Tech

Jason Judkins

CEO, Yealands Wines

Cecilia Robinson

CEO, My Food Bag

John Plato

CEO, Plato Design

Bunny McDiarmid

Greenpeace NZ

Fiona Michel

Deputy Chief Exec, NZ Police

Helen Doomen

Inland Revenue

Anne Clews

Inland Revenue

Mark Tapsell

The Zone

Paul Jacobs


Kirsti Grant


Daniel Piper

Right Hand Man

Lorraine Breheny

GM Marketing, The Warehouse Group

Jan Bibby

GM HR, Vodafone

Heather Eccles

Ormiston Senior College

Dr Stephen Teo

Professor of HRM, AUT

Tash Pieterse

Community Leader #nzlead

Aimy East


Richard Rudman

Bolivar & Associates

Evana Lithgow

Working Minds

Jason Ennor


Dr Jane Parker

Professor of HR, Massey

Melanie Cash

Leadership & OD,


Christopher DeMers


Dr Keith Macky


Kirsten Patterson


Alison Hall

Aon Hewitt

Richard Breden

MD, enableHR

David D’Souza

CIPD London

Julie Chapman

CEO, KidsCan

Amanda Sterling

Community Lead #nzlead

Lloyd Pinder

GM HR, Mitre10

Stephen Knightley

Director, InGame

Jocelyn Anso

Aon Hewitt

Ingrid Hood

Spark Retail Academy

Kylie Telfords HR Musings 50 Ways to Leave your Lover HRM Online Article Learing to Fly