HR Transformation with John Holland


How HR is leading John Holland into the New Frontier of Digital Transformation.


Join us for breakfast on either November 16 (Perth), November 23 (Melbourne) or November 29 (Sydney) where you will hear how John Holland's HR strategy is delivering on its business strategy of growth and transformation.

John Holland is one of Australia’s largest fully integrated Infrastructure and property  companies - but it’s not finished growing yet. The company is set to double the size of its business by 2020. 

Chris Walsh, CIO and Peter Howell, Group General Manager of Organisational Development will share how John Holland is undergoing a major digital transformation, whereby it is rethinking traditional business models and approaches to safeguard the company’s market-leading position. As part of this shift, John Holland’s HR team has been challenged to recruit 2,500 new employees.

This transformation of HR has seen the department move from an administrative resource, to a strategic driver of business growth. Working together, the pair are transforming HR by digitising it with SAP SuccessFactors.

Marc Havercroft, COO & Head of Strategy, ANZ, will set the scene by sharing the latest workforce trends.

You will have ample time to enjoy breakfast, ask questions and engage with your industry peers


When:  7:55am                 Registration/Breakfast

             8:15am                 Session commences

             10:00am               Session concludes

Peter Howell
Group General Manager of Organisational Development
John Holland
Peter is a senior executive with over 20 years Human Resources experience for some of Australia’s largest and most complex organisations in the transport and logistics, retail, construction and heavy manufacturing industries. This experience, together with the knowledge gained from owning and operating a small business and a partnership in a consulting firm, has resulted in a career recognized for commercial acumen, flexibility and resilience and focus on alignment of HR to the business strategic objectives.
Chris Walsh
Chief Information Officer
John Holland
Chris Walsh is an internationally recognised technology leader whose career is defined by multi-industry experience. Chris has just finished off leading the technology package for the state of the art Perth Children's Hospital, a significant IoT project. For ten years, Chris has lead innovation and change throughout the Construction Industry in various forms. From leading large complex software development programs to whole datacentre refresh programs and cloud strategies. With a strong focus on security, Chris leads all security programs within John Holland ensuring multiple layers of defence.