Our Judges

Celebrating Excellence: Judges from Every Year

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Joseph Hanson

Meet Joe, the Head of Migration and Co-Founder of Yakr.   Yakr, named after the indigenous word “yakka,” meaning “work”, is a pioneering startup that seamlessly integrates international recruitment with migration law, delivering a comprehensive solution for Australian companies to recruit, sponsor, and relocate skilled workers.

Joe cut his teeth working alongside one of Australia’s leading Accredited Migration Law Specialists. Motivated by a desire to streamline the process of bringing overseas talent to Australia, Joe co-founded Yakr to leverage purpose-designed technology and AI while maintaining exceptional customer-first service standards, with one of the very simple core policies at Yakr being “when a client asks, respond”.

With just over a year and more than 200 successful visa applications under the belt at Yakr, Joe is now dedicated to driving continuous improvement of the client experience through the Yakr App. He is also passionate about advocating for the value of international talent in Australia’s technical, manufacturing, and mining industries.  Originally hailing from the mighty metropolitan of Dysart in Central Queensland, Joe has a particular focus on addressing crippling talent shortages in regional Australia.

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Charlotte Doyle

Charlotte has over 12 years of experience in Global Mobility and HR, 8 years of that being at Atlassian where she now leads the Global Mobility function. She is extremely passionate about all things GloMo and understands the critical role it plays as a powerful tool that attracts, grows and retains talent. In her current role, she is responsible for designing and implementing engaging and effective mobility programs and policies, alongside leading a team of high performing Global Mobility Managers and Specialists who simplify and unblock complex mobility challenges with technical expertise. She is strongly committed to operational excellence, compliance and extensive stakeholder collaboration whilst fostering an innovation culture to create meaningful impact through mobility.

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Jennifer Tiffin

Committed and motivated Business professional with success in leading change within challenging multi-site environments, this change process occurring simultaneously with the startup establishment roles of HR within the businesses, as well as during times of business integration.

As a leader Jennifer created high energy, high engagement teams and delivered cross country restructuring programs whilst building strong talent benches.

Proven experience supporting Executive leadership teams and Operational leadership in the strategic alignment of HR practices to influence workplace change that drives achievement of overall business objectives.

Ability to develop relationships that enhance the perception of the HR function locally and across interstate and international offices. Demonstrated strengths in the development of leading-edge HR initiatives and providing HR strategic advice to management whilst maintaining operational credibility.

Who am I?
• I am an ‘OWNER’ rather than an ‘executive’
• I dream BIG and thrive in ambiguity
• I believe ‘the right people’ will build and deliver ‘the right plan’ together
• I believe in international diversity and bringing teams together to ‘get things done’
and in the end, having fun at work is what keeps me going, especially during the tough times!

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Kate Coulson

Kate has 20 years of experience as an in-house global mobility advisor, with a focus on the APAC region. Kate is responsible for immigration, global compliance, policy advisory and end-to-end assignment management. Kate embraces the ever-changing nature of global mobility and is passionate about understanding and consulting with her stakeholders to achieve the best mobility outcome for the business, as well as the assignee and their family. A career highlight has been the development and implementation of offshore global mobility team(s) as well as developing and nurturing local global mobility advisors. Global mobility is complex and multifaceted and Kate is passionate in educating and navigating global mobility with her stakeholders.

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Matt Gilford

Matt manages the global mobility team at Woolworths Group with the responsibility for the delivery of domestic and global mobility support across Australia and New Zealand.  As a keen advocate for the strategic value mobility can bring, Matt is focussed on transforming the mobility function to deliver data driven insights using technology, collaborating across all functions of the People team to balance compliance with employee experience. Matt started his global mobility career at EY in London before relocating to the EY PAS practice in Sydney. Throughout his time at EY Matt supported a range of clients with complex cross border tax and wider global mobility challenges and initiatives before moving into his current role with Woolworths.

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Ryan Busekist

Ryan began his career at KPMG in his native United States, working across various aspects of personal, partnership and corporate taxation. After 3 years, Ryan moved into KPMG’s International Executive Services group in Atlanta, focused exclusively on US expatriate taxation. Ready to live the experience himself, Ryan accepted an assignment with KPMG Australia, spending four years in Melbourne supporting the local US tax practice, as well as expanding his skill set into Australian taxation and general mobility advisory work.

 

In 2010, Ryan moved to London and to his first in-house role at SunGard (later FIS), overseeing all aspects of EMEA mobility in a newly created Global Mobility function for SunGard. Ryan spent 10 years at SunGard/FIS, working through the integration of mobility programs during acquisitions, participating in the launch of a forward-looking business travel compliance program and the development of the function into a more rounded talent mobility offering. He capped his tenure at FIS as the global Mobility & Travel Enablement Lead.

 

In 2020, Ryan took a new challenge and moved into the tech sector, joining Meta in London to lead its EMEA Relocation team within the Global Mobility function. Ryan worked with his global counterparts to continue to build an agile program at scale, which was able to pivot quickly as business needs changed.

 

Most recently, Ryan joined Netflix and relocated to their European headquarters in Amsterdam. Ryan leads a dynamic team of mobility & immigration professionals as they navigate a unique company culture and program, focused on employee experience and putting people before process.

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Sharon Sathe

Sharon is a current Talent Acquisition Manager for KPMG. A proud graduate from both the University of Otago and University of Auckland, she was inspired to pursue a career in Recruitment after completing a Masters in Psychology and wanting to work in a corporate environment rather than clinical setting. Prior to working at KPMG, she was the Talent Acquisition Business Partner at GHD and Senior Advisor at Deloitte, where she was responsible for managing multiple portfolios and bringing in top talent into the business. In her free time, Sharon can be found hanging out with her young family (including a one-year-old toddler and bordercollie fur baby), checking out the restaurant scene, looking at where to travel next or being at the beach!

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Jovina Rasiah

Jovina commenced her career in 2001 with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Sydney as an expatriate tax consultant, specializing in both Australian and U.S income tax for high wealth individuals. After 4 years, she transferred to PwC San Francisco to utilize U.S tax consulting skills, where she spent 2 years before returning to Australia and joining EY.

 

In 2007, Jovina’s career path took her from expatriate tax consulting to Human Resources, joining Insurance Australia Group (IAG). She had the opportunity to work in the remuneration and benefits space, as well as global mobility.  Jovina joined the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) in 2009 where she had the opportunity to work within the Global Mobility space but also on major projects such as the global implementation of the HRIS. In 2017 she joined ResMed where she is currently the Global Head of Mobility.

 

Jovina’s varied roles have broadened her skills and knowledge in not just global mobility, but project management, remuneration and benefits and change management. Her strengths lie in stakeholder management and end-to-end project management, overlaid with a natural passion for process improvement and customer service.

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Jodi Schmerl

Jodi is a driven Global Mobility Leader with over 20 years’ experience in Global Mobility, Remuneration and Benefits, and Employment taxes, covering both in-house and consultancy roles.

 

Jodi currently leads the Global Mobility function at Treasury Wine Estates, a leading wine company with over 12,000 hectares of vineyards and 3,400 employees worldwide.  In her current role, she provides strategic and operational support to Treasury Wine Estates and its international assignees across the globe with a vision to create a clear and simple approach to relocating employees where they are needed, thereby developing talent globally whilst also driving successful business outcomes.  Jodi draws on her extensive experience working with a diverse range of clients in Big 4 consulting firms to design, develop and implement international and domestic mobility solutions, spanning policy, process, operations and technology.  She has a unique understanding of the end-to-end mobility lifecycle.

Jodi has a strong background in international personal tax, global payroll and employment taxes, as well as remuneration and benefits. She has also acquired multiple skills in stakeholder engagement, project management and human resources.  Jodi is passionate about Inclusion and Diversity, and Health and Wellbeing, having spent time on the Institute of Chartered Accountant’s Diversity Advisory Panel and Treasury’s Health and Wellbeing committee.

Judging Chair

Monique Dawson

Monique is a Director in EY’s People Advisory Services practice and leads the APAC Assignment Services and Mobility Transformation Team. Monique has over 15 years of assignment management experience, including end to end coordination of international and domestic relocation across a wide variety and size of programs, coupled with first hand experience as both an international and domestic expatriate.

Monique works with clients to enable a best practice and innovative mobility experiences, for assignees and business stakeholders. This includes advising and supporting organisations, across Asia Pacific and internationally, to develop fit for purpose mobility strategies, policies and processes enabled by technology and clearly defined operating models.

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Astrid Vaughan-Hofstee

Astrid is a driven global mobility specialist with over 15 years of mobility experience covering both in-house and consultancy global mobility roles. Astrid started her Global Mobility career in the Royal Dutch Navy and choose to continue this mobility career path at KPMG & EY in the Netherlands. In Hong Kong, placed in house at Goldman Sachs by Cartus relocations, Astrid oversaw the onsite team as well as managed parts of the Goldman Sachs APAC mobility programs, working closely together with the US and Europe counterparts. In Melbourne, Astrid started at EY before joining Swinburne over 3 years ago and has continued her passion for Global Mobility while taking on a new HR specialization in Remuneration. ASTRID IS THE WINNER OF THE BEST GLOBAL AWARENESS INITIATIVE 2021 AWARDED BY THE EMPLOYEE MOBILITY INSTITUTE, AUSTRALIA.

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Claire Springthorpe

Claire leads the International Mobility function for Capgemini Australia and New Zealand. International Mobility provide global mobility support to enable the business to meet its client commitments through the deployment of skilled employees around the world. International Mobility also work alongside the Talent teams to grow employees’ careers and assist with personal aspirations to live and work across the world within the Capgemini family. Based in Sydney, Claire provides advisory and strategic guidance to the business, collaborating closely with key stakeholders to drive the Group mobility agenda, local mobility initiatives and supporting Capgemini’s growth ambitions. She leads a team which provides operational global mobility support across the business.

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June Mahadevan

As the Regional Global Mobility Leader at Publicis Groupe, June Mahadevan is responsible for delivery of mobility case management, advisory and compliance services, expanding mobility services and driving mobility strategy throughout the APAC and India. She is a highly experienced Global Mobility professional with a track record in managing complex de-centralized Global Mobility programs, and managing cross-border tax, immigration and relocation matters. June has also spent over 15-years in Global Mobility Professional Services, where she developed an in-depth specialisation in global mobility automation and process excellence to deliver breakthrough levels of improvement in global mobility programs, minimization of compliance risk and data governance.

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Nicky Brophy

Nicky Brophy is an experienced HR and International Mobility Specialist with 23 years’ experience in General HR, Recruitment and International Mobility. Currently, working as a Global Mobility Specialist with BAE Systems supporting the business with in-depth knowledge for expatriates and the business alike. Previously, leading the Mobility Program for Ericsson across 16 countries throughout Southeast Asia, Oceania and India. Nicky has worked for large multinational companies in both the defence, oil and gas and telecommunication industries. Nicky is focused on collaborating with key business stakeholders to enable improved outcomes in cross border employment and the mobility program. Working in a highly complex organisation across multiple countries Nicky’s strong mobility background supports with all things mobility including expatriate taxation and immigration compliance solutions. Nicky’s extensive experience enables business mobility programs to confidently build key skilled capability.

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Odette Brimblecombe

Odette Brimblecombe is a dynamic force in the world of operations, workforce and talent management and she’s responsible for orchestrating mobility and talent solutions while simultaneously spearheading marketing initiatives to captivate, engage and retain highly motivated team members for Whitehaven. Odette’s wealth of experience spans across a variety of industries, from food manufacturing and healthcare to mining, disabilities and industrial sectors (both heavy and light). Her unique and diverse background allows her to bring fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to the table. Driven by a results-oriented mindset, Odette’s success lies in cultivating robust stakeholder relationships. Her passion for making a tangible impact on people’s lives fuels her commitment to empowering teams in delivering top notch solutions. A true motivator at heart, Odette zeroes in on team dynamics, nurturing their growth and inspiring individuals to unlock their full potential.

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Rachel Daly

Rachel Daly (Hocking) brings over 20 years’ experience in the Global Mobility sector having held positions at Sirva Relocation and currently working for Telstra Corporation within the Reward, Performance and Global Mobility area. During this time, Rachel has seen quiet a lot of change within the industry from working on policies that apply the traditional home build up approach with full expatriate  benefits to the adoption of more flexible global  approaches in moving talent across the globe. Rachel has had extensive experience with the implementation, management, and coordination of global mobility programmes from small to large programs  through to new starts up in developing countries and the implementation of new Global Mobility IT systems.   More recently Rachel has been focused on developing Global Mobility flexible work policies and processes that enable Telstra Group employee’s do their current home location role from a different country.

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Udit Lakra

Udit leads Global Mobility at Macquarie Group and is responsible for programme delivery, transformation, and operations in over 30 jurisdictions. He has over 15 years of Global Mobility, HR transformation and workforce advisory experience, having firsthand knowledge of the mobility lifecycle through his prior roles in Australia, India and the United States. Over the course of his career, he has held led business traveller product and markets teams, designed mobility policy and governance frameworks; implemented international and domestic remote work programmes; and specialised expatriate taxation and global immigration. Udit’s focus on enhancing the employee experience through global mobility offers a unique opportunity to shape the success of the organisations’ global workforce strategy, while supporting the professional and personal growth of employees.

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Sandi Huynh

Sandi has 19 years of experience in Global Mobility. Her career started at PwC in Sydney, where she specialised in expat tax – predominantly US tax. She had the opportunity to go on secondment to London and Singapore. 4 years ago, she decided to make the switch to an in-house GM role first at Uber and she is now a Mobility program manager at Google. She looks after the assignment and tax pillars and has spent the majority of the last few years building Google’s temporary remote work program.

Mario Martinoski
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Mario Martinoski

Mario has over 12 years of experience in global mobility through consulting and in-house program management. Mario’s global mobility knowledge covers many different aspects, however some key areas of focus include policy advisory and implementation, global compliance and the use of data to make strategic decisions. Mario has a strong passion in fostering strong partnerships with his team and broader stakeholders, working closely to coach and mentor, and together, achieving the best possible outcomes. Throughout his career, Mario has embraced the ever-evolving challenges of global mobility, leveraging deep understanding of the intricacies involved in managing globally mobile employees. Mario takes immense pride in facilitating seamless transitions for employees, ensuring their success in diverse environments while aligning with the company’s strategic objectives. Mario’s dedication to optimising global mobility processes and providing a supportive, empathetic approach has led to a track record of successful results and employee satisfaction. As we navigate the dynamic landscape of global mobility, Mario is committed to continuously innovating and driving excellence.

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Rowena Fagen

Rowena Fagen is a skilled HR and Mobility professional with 20+ years of experience ranging across many People & Culture roles within global medical device, medical technology, and legal industries. With an educational foundation in Human Resource Management her career began in recruitment agencies, leading to in-house HR positions spanning Global Mobility, Talent Acquisition, Remuneration & Benefits, Capability & Development and HR Generalist roles. Throughout her career, Rowena has held key roles in multinational corporations, where she has successfully developed and implemented global mobility strategies and policies that align with business objectives and has become a trusted advisor for navigating the complexities of global talent management and an advocate for both employees and leadership. Rowena is passionate about the complete employee life cycle and works hard to empower people within her organisations to grow and flourish through talent mobility management. This passion has led her to specialise in Global Mobility, mobility framework design and assignment management. Currently in a Senior Mobility Manager role at King & Wood Mallesons, a top tier legal firm, Rowena brings a wealth of expertise to this role where she continues to shape mobility best practice by embracing mobility management, promoting strong employee experiences and continuous improvement

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Jane Riley

Jane has been in the relocation and global mobility industry for over 25 years. She says “Once you have a taste of our exciting industry, you simply cannot leave, it’s woven into the fabric of my being!” No surprise Jane is now General Manager Corporate Services and Global Mobility at the Grace Group, given her passion for the industry. Growing up as an expat kid, relocating across cities and countries was the perfect training ground. Jane started her career following her passion in Marketing, completing her formal qualifications before joining Ansett Wridgways in a temporary role with plans to save and embark on a two-year backpacking trip. This turned into a 20-year epic journey as Jane’s love of the industry and a particular interest in Global Mobility, grew. Jane worked her way through the business holding various roles nationally and globally, leaving her roles as Santa Fe’s Director Sales & Marketing in 2014. She has spent many years in professional services, cultural transformation, global recruitment and is often engaged as a keynote industry speaker. In her spare time Jane enjoys spending time with her adult boys, motorbike riding and travelling anywhere and everywhere!

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Selina Keller

Selina leads the Vialto Australia Workforce Transformation and Managed Services team. Her key focus is helping organisations with the development, review and implementation of global mobility strategy, policy, processes and tools.  She has a passion for supporting organisations to make moving people internationally and domestically as easy as possible. With over 22 years of experience across mobility HR and tax, Selina has worked with organisations across a range of sectors, geographies and sizes to help solve their mobility challenges.  Outside of work, Selina loves nothing more than to spend quality time with her husband and two children – exploring Sydney’s great harbourside spots, fabulous restaurants and drinking coffee!

 

Jeremy Tobin
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Jeremy Tobin

Jeremy started his career as a graduate tax consultant at KPMG in the international Executive Services team. There he worked primarily in compliance and the preparation of income tax returns for internationally travelling expatriates as well as across the global mobility, employment taxes and FBT space.  In 2013, after three years with KPMG Jeremy made the move to work in the global mobility team at Monash University and has now spent the last 6 years managing the team who primarily provide in-house immigration services to international staff, managing the relocation of domestic and international staff, the establishment of employment arrangements at its international satellite campuses and locations as well as facilitating short and long term assignments between these locations.

Anna Michielsen
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Anna Michielsen

Anna Michielsen is ECA’s General Manager for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

ECA provides Assignment Management Software, Assignment Calculators and Tools, Data, Consultancy and Training for organisations with globally mobile workforces.
Anna’s role leading ECA’s regional Pacific team is wide-ranging – from delivering day to day client solutions through to mobility policy and software implementation projects. Best of all is working with ECA’s great clients across an extensive range of industries and organisations.

Prior to ECA, Anna has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate HR and remuneration roles with companies in the technology, finance, FMCG and government sectors. These roles encompassed strategy and reward alignment, employee engagement and organisational values transformation. Career experience in the corporate world has given Anna great insight for a role with a service provider.

Leane Alexander
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Leane Alexander

Leane leads Global Mobility at Canva and has been working in the Global Mobility industry for over 15 years. Having grown up in an expat family living in various countries across many cultures, Leane has an undeniable passion for the world of global mobility, both personally and professionally. Prior to joining Canva, Leane spent many years in professional services leading the Australian internal global mobility team at KPMG, sitting on KPMG International’s Global Mobility Council. She started her career with a focus on immigration, working for The Canadian Consulate General in Shanghai then PwC Legal & Smith Stone Walters in the UK.  Leane’s areas of expertise include the delivery of global mobility strategy, policy implementation and operational management. She has experience in large-scale business adjustments to global mobility programs that include navigating remote working, virtual assignments and the management of tax, immigration and compliance risk across various jurisdictions.

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Shumin Yeo

Shumin is Senior Manager, Global Mobility at Micron Technology Inc.  Shumin has held roles across HR and Global Mobility focusing on APAC and with the most recent leading the Mobility program in NA and EMEA. Shumin has been involved in numerous expansion and key talent moves, instrumental in driving initiatives and ensure early collaboration with key stakeholders, and transform the role of global mobility. She is recently named as the Rising Star of the Year in the FEM EMMA America 2022 and the team received the Employee Experience Award – Best Talent Mobility Programme 2022 (Gold).

Shumin’s other true passion is in diversity, equality and inclusive (DE&I) where she is the co-lead for the Micron Women’s Leadership Network’s (MWLN). The team received the HR Excellence award in Empowering Women Strategy 2021 (Silver). With this passion, she is influencing to integrate the DEI into the mobility program.

 

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Alf Carlesater

Alf is an international HR Crisis, Talent Mobility, and People Operations Partner turned entrepreneur with a talent for developing and deploying functional efficiencies in HR operations across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

As a strategic corporate business partner and senior-level consultant, he is currently engaged to operationalise a people-focused Global HR Crisis & Incident Response framework at Meta, and previously held a Senior Regional HR Leader, Talent Mobility position for Asia Pacific & Sub-Saharan Africa at General Electric.

Alf is an experienced consultant, service director and program manager with intellectual curiosity, strong business acumen and effective communication skills.

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Angelica Vitug

Angelica is a Global Mobility specialist with extensive experience within the professional services industry. Currently she is the Mobility Lead for WSP in Australia and Manila, a leading global engineering professional services consultancy firm with a global footprint across approximately 40 countries.

As the Mobility Lead, Angelica is responsible for managing the end to end International and Domestic Mobility program for WSP Australia and Manila, including but not limited to assignment management, strategic policy design and development, vendor management and overseeing  immigration and tax compliance.

With the continued and rapid growth of the business both organically and through numerous acquisitions, Angelica has been instrumental in guiding local and international stakeholders through the changing nature of work and various legislative changes impacting mobilisations. She has worked to improve and mature the WSP mobility program with particular focus on assignee experience and operational efficiencies.

Kim Thomas Macquarie Bank
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Kim Thomas

Kim leads Global Mobility at Macquarie Group and is responsible for the global mobility policy and operations across more than 30 countries.

With over 18 years global mobility and HR experience Kim has broad expertise developed in-house and as a consultant across international global mobility; remote work policy and management; operational management and process improvement; global benefits; expatriate taxation and social security; global immigration and risk management.

Kim has experience leading onshore and offshore teams, HR transformation, people management, HR and recruitment and vendor management. A vital component to Kim’s success in these areas has been engaging and developing strong relationships with her immediate team, key stakeholders across the organisation and with global mobility professionals within the local ANZ market and globally.

Lynne Florence
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Lynne Florence

Lynne Florence, GPHR, SHRM-SCP is a global mobility leader with a strong focus on partnering with the business to provide effective and flexible solutions. As Programs Manager on the HPE Global Employee Mobility team, she brings more than 12 years of global talent mobility capabilities gained through her work in the oil and gas sector, and more recently, in technology at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Her experience in managing large and complex mobility programs at National Oilwell Varco and Halliburton placed her at the forefront of mobility program design, global immigration, global relocation, expatriate tax and talent mobility. Currently at HPE, Lynne is working on many projects and program enhancements including; employee experience, talent mobility, remote working, posted worker directives and global immigration initiatives to name a few.  During her career, Lynne has also added proficiency in other HR areas and projects, including HRBP, onboarding, deferred and global compensation, and M&A. She holds an MA in Psychology and Management Studies from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Lynne currently lives and works in Houston

Liz Clarke
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Liz Clarke

Liz is an experienced senior HR professional with over 30 years extensive experience working in the international business environment. Currently Liz is the Regional APAC & India Global Mobility Manager for Jacobs Engineering Group based in Sydney. In this role Liz oversees the end to end mobility function for the region encompassing tax, immigration, relocation, compliance, policy/procedure along with assignee and family support. Liz is a senior member of the Global Mobility team reporting into Jacobs HQ in Dallas US.

 

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Monique Dawson

Monique is a Director in the EY People Advisory Services team, and is responsible for leading the Melbourne Assignment Services and Mobility Transformation team and offerings. As part of her role, Monique works with a diverse range of clients to design, develop and implement bespoke and innovative mobility solutions, spanning across policy, process, operating model and technology.  In addition, Monique leads the administration of international and domestic mobility programs for her clients and has an extensive understanding of the end to end mobility lifecycle.

Monique has over 15 years’ experience in mobility, and has been an international and domestic expatriate and undertaken multiple client secondments and works collaboratively with her clients to execute mobility and talent strategies, and also bring her unique personal experience to her work.

Monique holds a Bachelor of Commence – Accounting from Macquarie University and is a member of the TEMI Taskforce. Monique has also been highly commended for her work in the Global Mobility space, recognised in the 2019 TEMI Mobility Champion awards and received a 2019 FEM APAC EMMA Award for her EY thought leadership on Diversity and Inclusiveness in Global Mobility.

Ulrike Fisher
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Ulrike Fisher

International HR & Global Mobility leader with a history of working in the biotechnology, financial services, consulting and engineering industries.
Global Mobility process and service delivery transformation expert and remuneration adviser.
Achievements include:
• Foundational Global Mobility policy leadership and development in multi-national organisations
• Transformation of Global Mobility service delivery from centralised to regional model
• Worked successfully across multiple cultures and led teams through change in Australia, Europe and USA.

Jessica Beatson
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Jess Beatson

With a background in emergency services and emergency management, Jessica has spent more than a decade assisting companies to fulfil their duty of care obligations to their employees and the communities in which they operate. Specialising in the areas of employee wellbeing and organisational risk mitigation, Jessica has worked across global emerging markets, driving risk mitigation practices within her clients businesses’ from Melbourne to Mongolia.

As General Manager, ANZ with International SOS, Jessica is passionate about helping organisations move towards more sustainable business practices as their operations rapidly expand into new regions, guiding them on how to adopt the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, turning global goals into local business practices.

Jacquie Davidson
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Jacquie Davidson

Jacquie Davidson is a global HR and Mobility leader, most recently serving as Head of the Asia Pacific and Japan Employee Resource Centre and Mobility Advisor at Adobe. Before joining Adobe as their Head of Global Mobility, she headed the global mobility program at Google and worked at several tech firms in Silicon Valley, including Facebook and eBay. She recently repatriated back to the US from Sydney, Australia after a 3.5 year assignment.

Bridget Romanes
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Bridget Romanes

Bridget is a global mobility practitioner and strategist with degrees in Economics and Political Science and a background as an expat, diplomat, writer and analyst. A New Zealander by birth, Bridget has lived and worked in India and Singapore.  She founded Mobile Relocation in 2016 and now partners with New Zealand and international businesses, to provide specialist services to recruit, resettle, retain and develop the offshore and expat talent on which the New Zealand economy depends.  Mobile is known for innovative, people-focussed talent mobility programmes and was recognised by TEMI with the Leading Wellbeing Programme Initiative and Employee Experience Awards in 2019 and the Mobile Workforce Initiative of the Year in 2020.  Ongoing learning and thought leadership key to Mobile’s mission. Bridget presents on talent mobility in New Zealand and internationally, and her work has been widely published online, in the media and industry publications.

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Michelle Phipps

Dr Michelle Phipps was recently appointed General Manager HR AusPac: Business Partnership and Talent at QBE Insurance. Prior to this role, Michelle was Group Head of Talent, Leadership and Inclusion at Coca-Cola Amatil. Michelle also serves as a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute D&I Advisory Committee. Before joining Amatil, Michelle was Vice President HR Asia Pacific for Brown-Forman Global Spirits. She was on the Board of the Australian Drinks Association and Committee Member for its Women in Drinks and HRD Forum and also served as an NED on the Board of AusDance NSW. Before Brown-Forman, Michelle was HR Director ANZ for the Kellogg Company, HR leader for Coles Supermarkets NSW and spent nine years early on in her career in Retail Sales and Store Management at David Jones. Michelle has a PhD in Culture and Identity, a Masters in HR Management and is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two children.

Charlotte Stevenson
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Charlotte Stevenson

I have been in Global Mobility for over 20 years spanning a variety of roles on the service delivery side and in-house mobility. I started my mobility journey at Price Waterhouse in the UK providing consultancy services to external clients where I fell in love with the variety each day would bring; the high of knowing you helped a family with a relocation and working collaboratively with clients to evolve their mobility function. After 12 years with Price Waterhouse, and going through the merger that created PwC, I decided to move into the corporate space as an in-house mobility expert, I had various roles within PepsiCo and Honeywell and experienced my own International Assignment, as well as a secondment into the Compensation & Benefits function. My family and I decided to make the move to Sydney in 2017 and we’ve loved any minute of it. I joined PwC Australia leading their in-house mobility function for the region, and I am currently with King & Wood Mallesons as we embark on their mobility journey. Each and every one of my roles has taught me something about myself, the value mobility can bring, and I’ve had the pleasure of learning from some incredible leaders. I am passionate about mobility and love to seek ways to evolve the function to ensure alignment with business strategy, create a positive employee experience, and ultimately see mobility on a journey towards greatness!

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Angie Carrier

Angie’s unique background and 30+ years of experience in over 100 countries has created a results-oriented Mobility Professional with extensive experience and proven track record in managing large corporate Global Mobility programs. Her finance, tax and commercial background as well as her on the ground project experience allows her to be more “in tune” with her clients, the business and the assignees.

Angie has a keen ability to teach others, is a passionate and enthusiastic believer in Mobility; a welcome speaker at Mobility conferences and round tables and is an ardent champion of Global Mobility technology:

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Vick Pillay

Vick Pillay is the MD of MindTribes, a consultancy that drives business performance through cross-cultural alignment; co-founder of Culturally Diverse Women, CDW. Under his leadership, both brands have had award winning success, with MindTribes being recognised as one of Westpac’s Businesses of Tomorrow, 2018 and Telstra Business Award Finalists, 2016. His focus is on identifying growth pathways, improving financial and business performance, and developing individuals and diverse teams.

He brings this expertise and his global leadership experience having worked with multinationals across Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Vick is a board member for Australian Philippines Business Council.

He is also a Plan International Ambassador and acts as an advisor to the Breast Cancer Network, Australia and Australian Conservation Foundation.

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Ong Seow Yin

Ong Seow Yin is Vice President, Human Resources at World Fuel Services, a Fortune 500 Oil & Gas company based out of Miami, Florida, USA. Responsible for all spectrum of the HR operations in the Asia Pacific region, Seow Yin is based in Singapore.

With over 25 years of experience in the field of HR, she currently oversees all aspects of HR operations in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, India, China and Australia. As a strategic business partner, Seow Yin provides significant input for HR and human capital management initiatives in the company.

With her extensive experience and knowledge in mobility, international compensation, relocation policies formulation, mergers & acquisition as well as other niche HR functions, Seow Yin brings to the table her strategic insights in international HR operations.

Marieke Zielman
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Marieke Zieleman

Marieke is an experienced transformation executive. She has over 20 years of global experience working in strategy, business transformation and leading organisations through both operational and cultural change.

She has worked primarily in the investment banking sector overseas, before returning to New Zealand to work in audit, business development, strategy and HR for Fonterra; before moving to Air New Zealand, where she managed the development and delivery of the international airline strategy as well as the development and delivery of a new culture and engagement strategy to support the airline’s vision.

More recently, Marieke has been independently consulting to CEO’s around digital strategy and business transformation, working across corporates and SMEs on their changing work environment, whilst assisting in the implementation.

Marieke is highly strategic in her thinking, with key strengths in turning the innovative thinking into practical solutions. She has a passion for working with New Zealand businesses on the development of their future potential, including digital capability, the future of work and organisational development required to deliver this growth.

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Dawn Hale

Dawn has worked in the Global Mobility industry for over 20 years. Her current role is in the UK as the Head of Global Mobility for Johnson Matthey Plc, a FTSE 100 Company. She is responsible globally for all aspects of the Group’s short and long term international assignments, permanent international moves, domestic relocations and short term business visitor compliance. Prior to this she has had Global, European and Asia Pacific Global Mobility roles based in the UK, Australia and New Zealand working for global companies such as IBM, PwC, Accenture and Fonterra, New Zealand’s largest global company.

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Ashleigh Croxford

Australasia – International Mobility Lead, Arup

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Thomas Koola

Tom is a Compensation, Benefits and Global Mobility specialist with a strong background in managing international people assignments across Financial Services and Higher Education industries.

With over ten years’ experience in Human Resources, Tom has worn many hats and played many roles. Tom led the procurement process to identify the right mobility partner to deliver the future-state vision for RMIT University. Prior to the University, Tom streamlined the global mobility processes at Computershare and created efficiencies for people movements across 20 countries. Tom has also reviewed and redeveloped global mobility policies and procedures across both organisations. Tom is currently informing compensation, benefits and global mobility process for the Workday implementation at RMIT University.

Tom has completed a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Monash University and is very connected to their alumni and student mentorship programs. Tom is a staunch Liverpool supporter and in his spare time, he produces music, makes short films and travels the world.

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Nicky Brophy

Nicky Brophy is an experienced HR and International Mobility Specialist with 20 years’ experience in General HR, Recruitment and International HR. Currently leading the Mobility Program for Ericsson across 16 countries throughout South East Asia, Oceania and India supporting mobility strategy, alignment and policy.

Nicky has worked for large multinational companies in both the oil and gas and telecommunication industries. Nicky is focused on collaborating with key business stakeholders to enable improved outcomes in cross border employment and the mobility program.

Working in a highly complex organisation over 180 countries Nicky’s strong mobility background supports Ericsson with the expatriate taxation and immigration compliance solutions. Ericsson rely on Nicky’s expertise to effectively manage its mobility program to mobilise and build key capability for business success. Today, Nicky is on the Australian committee for The Forum of Expatriate Management and an active member of TEMI.

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Leigh Thomas

Leigh holds a wealth of experience across rewards, strategy and business transformation. He led the rewards function across Asia Pacific at leading brewer Carlton United Breweries/AB-InBev, before completing his Executive MBA (with Melbourne Business School) and transitioning out of rewards into the role of Corporate Strategy Director for Australia, India and South East Asia. More recently, he was involved with the demerger of Coles Group from Wesfarmers, and now leads strategic projects and trade planning for Non Food within Coles Supermarkets.

Leigh has worked on two of the largest demergers in Australia (Foster’s/TWE, Wesfarmers/Coles), and multiple acquisitions. He’s had the opportunity to manage and develop domestic and international mobility programs through these times of change. His strategy experience has also allowed him to review foreign markets through a commercial lens. On a personal level, Leigh is a keen traveller having explored over 40 countries – driven by a passion to seek out unique life experiences.