Introducing your International Keynotes

Dr Paul Litchfield, OBE, Chair of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing and former Chief Medical Officer and Director of health, Safety & Wellbeing, British Telecom (UK)

Paul Litchfield has been active in the field of workplace health and disability for more than 30 years. He has been involved in UK national and European initiatives to promote good physical & mental health, to improve rehabilitation back into work and to reduce the stigma of mental ill health. In 2015 he was appointed as Chair of the UK’s What Works Centre for Wellbeing, which was established at the request of David Cameron to further understanding what can be done to improve wellbeing across society. He is an inaugural member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council and has contributed to leading edge thinking on chronic disease, mental health and wellbeing in the context of an ageing society. In 2007 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to Occupational Health.

Paul was also formerly the Chief Medical Officer and Director of Health, Safety & Wellbeing, at British Telecom.


Dr Rebecca Michalak, Principal, PsychSafe (Australia)

Best described as a no-nonsense HR Strategist with special interest in the corporate governance implications of psychosocial hazards management as these relate to worker and business performance, Dr Rebecca Michalak (Dr Becs) is an experienced public presenter, expert panelist, facilitator and trainer. She has worked extensively with audiences ranging from international to domestic, Executive and business leader to front-line, and from several hundred attendees through to invite-only client boardroom sessions.

Rebecca brings to her speaking and workshop engagements over 15 years’ experience in senior management, consulting, and strategic human resources management roles in the private, not-for-profit, and public sectors. Adopting a stress optimisation approach to performance and organisational culture, her perspective on managing human resources for strategic competitive advantage is knowledge-worker centric and underpinned by social sustainability principles.

Dr Becs holds a PhD in Business (University of Queensland), an MBA (Strategic HRM) and a Master of Management Research (University of Western Australia), and BA Psychology Hons. (Organisational Psychology) from Murdoch University.

Date & Location

Auckland: 27 November 2018
SKYCITY Convention Centre, Auckland

Earlybird Price

$595 + GST
*Earlybird closes 16 October 2018

Standard Price

$650 + GST


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