Steven Asnicar

Steven Asnicar is a Director with Diversity Australia with over 25 years’ experience in People and Culture and Change Management with a strategy, operations, customer service and safety focus.

Steven is a Leading International Keynote Speaker on Diversity, Unconscious Bias and Inclusive Leadership.

Steven consults to organisations in the public and private sectors and has worked with departmental heads and CEOs across various industries, including insurance, finance, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, transport, utilities, mining, building and construction, security and primary industry. His clients include BHP Billiton, Westpac, National Australia Bank, Ashurst, McDonalds, Norman Disney Young, World Vision Australia, the Qantas Group, SNP Security, Brookfield Multiplex and Sydney Water.

Diversity Australia represents Urban Assessment Systems in Australia. Urban Assessment Systems is an Australian based organisation that operates globally. Steven oversees all of the Hogan Assessments work in Australia and is the principal point of contact with Hogan Assessment Systems.

Steven has consulted to some of Australia’s leading brands on selection, change management and organisational analysis.


Andrew Watt

Andrew has been involved in facilitation and creating content and instructional guidance for training across legal, compliance and administrative throughout his time with Diversity Australia.

Andrew is a Key Presenter and Auditor in the Diversity Accreditation space globally.

Through his career he has manage the delivery, design of creative and engaging training and assessment products for a range of clients including Roads and Maritime Services NSW, Qube, Indigenous Business Australia (IBA), Coca-Cola, Toyota and Coles covering a range of nationally recognised content such as Workplace Health & Safety, Responsible Service of Alcohol and Chain of Responsibility as well as various non-accredited courses including Transport and Storage of Dangerous Goods, Equality and Diversity and Small Business Planning.



Joanne Yates

Joanne is a passionate presenter with a diverse and strong background in policy development, advocacy, and stakeholder engagement gained from working within values oriented organisations.

Joanne is a rare and accomplished speaker in the Diversity Space with an exceptional range of skills and experience in organisational design.

Adept at managing complex issues, she is an experienced leader and mentor and have built and maintain a solid collegiate network, establishing collaborative working arrangements to negotiate positive organisational outcomes. She has an excellent knowledge of government and parliamentary processes, combined with significant experience working with boards and committees and operating in high volume, time restricted, complex environments.



Robert Davey

Rob Davey is a Director of Diversity Australia Pty Ltd. Rob leads the organisation which specialises in diversity performance, managing change, strategy alignment, leadership, business planning, and people and culture.

Rob has worked with many clients across multiple industries on various people related strategies using a model around self-management, relationship management and working ‘in’ and ‘on’ the business.

With an unfailing focus on skills and tools for individuals enabling a genuine contribution to organisational success, Rob’s work always starts with the end in mind. He ensures absolute clarity of desired outcomes and works closely with workshop participants, be they senior leadership teams or line managers, to ensure their alignment and ownership of improved performance in their role.



Jess Ferguson

Jess is a driven leader, facilitator and coach who has worked in various roles across all tiers of government and in fast paced start up environments. Her background spans human resources, learning and development, business consulting, operations management and business development. She has led countless people development projects, consulted extensively to businesses and has led and scaled teams through intense periods of growth and change.

Jess is passionate about transforming workplace and leadership practices, empowering others and changing the game on gender equality. She is natural rebel who likes to challenge the status quo. She's on a mission to create a “Leadership Rebellion” which is about building inclusive and authentic leaders with a focus on people, purpose and progress. She believes in a brighter future through better leaders and better workplaces, she loves to challenge traditional perspectives and thinking, particularly those that limit opportunity for personal growth and equality. Jess is an Adjunct Professor and Fellow with the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Universal Business School Sydney and a post graduate student in Coaching Psychology at the University of Sydney. .



Michael Corrigan

Michael is a specialised diversity auditor with over 15 years of Industrial Relations experience, in public and private sector management, together with experience in the Trade Union movement has given Michael the unique insight into the varying and changing workplace. Having completed an internationally recognised Law Degree and current author on Industrial Relations matters of a publication called Positive Business ensure Michael is up to date on all current and emerging trends specifically in the Industrial Relations fields

Michael has dealt with a wide range of Industries and is able to provide specialist advice in the Public Sector, Public and Private Hospitals, Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing, Transport, Hospitality, Retail, Telecommunications, Finance, Airlines and Community based organisations. With a vast amount of experience in Industrial Relations across Australia, Michael has appeared on behalf of clients in the NSW, Queensland, Australian Industrial Relations Commission, Anti-Discrimination Commissions and WorkCover reviews on a raft of issues, matters appeared for on behalf of clients include but not limited to disputes, wages recoveries, unfair dismissals, award variations, negotiations, discrimination claims and WorkCover Claims .



Claudia Correa

Claudia is a Human Resources professional with a proven track record of delivering successful and effective human resources strategies, industrial and employee relations and recruitment advice to businesses across a range of industries, functions and models.

Claudia is a Talented HR Professional with Extensive Corporate and relationship management skills working ‘in’ and ‘on’ businesses.

Success has been developed over fifteen years of experience through in-­‐house and consulting, in a variety of industries including: Support Services Multi-­‐ Industry (Laundries, Health, Cleaning, Catering and Retail), Professional Services (Legal and Engineering), IT & T, Mining & Resources and Oil & Gas. Experienced in working in both private and public sectors. Strong consulting and interpersonal skills combined, with an ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels, to engage and sustain ongoing commitment to change. Pragmatic and solutions focused, a passionate and seasoned HR professional who takes pride in supporting clients through the myriad of people related issues. .



Sylvia Vorhauser-Smith

Sylvia is an international speaker on applied neuroscience, the future of work and human capital management and a seasoned executive facilitator and coach.

She is a featured contributor to Forbes Magazine, a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute HR Tech Advisory Panel, author of numerous white papers on talent management and co-author of the books Talented South-East Asia 2014, Talented Philippines 2015 and CLIFFHANGER, HR on the Precipice in the Future of Work 2017..

Sylvia is an executive coach, speaker, author and leadership workshop facilitator with extensive experience in corporate and entrepreneurial business environments, including senior business and human resources positions at Westpac Banking Corporation and Citibank Limited.


Carolyn Queale

Carolyn is a seasoned Inclusion Advisor and Auditor and can advise you on how to set up an inclusive workplace and step you through the process of understanding Inclusion, diversity and the employment process. She is a qualified consultant in the Diversity and Inclusion space including how to work with Disability Employment Providers assisting with recruitment processes and designing jobs to suit the job seeker in the market.

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