2020 Briefing – How A Culture Of Mental Wellbeing Drives Commercial Performance

For members of the 2020 Community only.


Date: Thursday 31 August 2017

Venue: KPMG, Level 38, Tower Three, International Towers Sydney, Barangaroo

Time: 7.30am – 9.30am – breakfast will be served


Ignoring mental health is costing Australian businesses $48.9 billion per year in lost productivity according to recent research.


As a leader, how do you create an environment that both supports mental wellbeing and drives commercial performance? What are your responsibilities to protect your staff and your business? How can you increase your organisation’s awareness to better support your team?


I’d like to invite you to spend a morning with three industry leaders who will share their insights and experiences on this topic, in a facilitated conversation led by 2020 Chair Peter Griffith.


2020 Briefing Expert Panel


Derick Borean – Chief Executive Officer, Altius Group
Derick is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Altius Group, an organisation whose focus is to enable people and organisations to realise their health potential. Altius employs over 300 health professionals delivering services including injury prevention, workplace wellbeing, employee assistance and rehabilitation from over 25 locations across the country.


Sue Barnes – Special Counsel Workplace Relations, Macpherson Kelley
Sue has over 25 years’ experience as a lawyer, the majority in workplace relations. She has acted for clients across a broad range of industries including healthcare, banking and finance, recruitment, retail and professional services. Sue speaks regularly on a variety of workplace topics including the prevention and management of mental health issues in the workplace which she is passionate about.


Tom Parker – Associate Director, Registered Psychologist, PeopleSense
Tom is an Associate Director at PeopleSense, a boutique organizational consultancy company employing over 90 people. Tom is a Registered Psychologist, currently completing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (UWA), specialising in the treatment of anxiety, depressive disorders and substance dependence.