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NBN x PerthYP Presents: Future of Work

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PerthYP is excited to announce Part 2 in our series of flagship events with our Partner, NBN Co, the company building and operating the national broadband network (nbn).

Join us at on 22 October 2020, as PerthYP hosts its second Panel Event for 2020 on The Future of Work.

Life is changing – fast.

This panel will explore the skills, sectors and industries required in the future, the future of professional workplaces, and what a 'new normal' looks like after COVID. Hear from our highly reputable business and industry panellists and fellow PerthYP members on digital enablement and the future of the role of technology; the importance and expectation of well-being at work; and learnings from COVID to date. Network over drinks and canapes before and after our panel discussion, in what promises to be a very engaging and insightful evening. Further information regarding our panellists will be released in the coming weeks!

The Future of Work, presented by NBN & PerthYP

FLUX Basement

191 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000

Thursday, 22 October 2020

5:30pm Registration and Networking for a 6.15pm Panel Discussion


Moderator: Dr. Sandy Chong - Principal Consultant at Verity Consulting

[Verity Consulting]

Dr. Sandy Chong is a Harvard alumna, Dr. Sandy Chong is the winner of 2020 Stevie® International Business Awards for Executive of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year in US, 2019 Asia's Top Sustainability Women of the Year, and the 2016 Singapore Management Consultant of the Year.

A changemaker, contributor, and educator in international business, Sandy has been the lead strategist for over 15 years in clients’ pursuit of international growth.

To date, Sandy has assisted over two hundred companies such as Yahoo!, Sun Microsystems, Apple and American Express in expansion strategies and has given keynotes at the Harvard Business School, United Nations, Special Olympics, and Women Economic Forum on leadership, international trade and economic empowerment.

The first Asian woman to be elected the President of the United Nations Association of WA and a strong advocate of driving business performances with social impact, Sandy has been awarded the 2020 Australia Community Citizen of the Year for her contribution to the industry and community locally and internationally.


Rachael McIntyre -General Manager, Community and Stakeholder NBN Co


Rachael is a an accomplished corporate affairs professional with 25 years’ experience in strategic stakeholder and community engagement, public relations, media, government relations and issues and crisis management which she has developed across a number of private and public telecommunications organisations in both the United Kingdom and Australia.

Rachael joined the National Broadband Network (NBN Co) in 2015 as Head of Community Affairs for Western Australia. In 2018, Rachael was appointed to the role of General Manager of Community and Stakeholder within the Corporate Affairs function, where she leads a national team across a range of key functions including state media relations, stakeholder engagement, national partnerships, state government relations and community affairs.

Rachael is dedicated to improving the customer experience on the nbn™ access network and lifting the digital capability of all Australians.

Whenever time permits, Rachael, her husband and two teenage boys head off grid for adventures throughout the North West Coast, Kimberley and Pilbara ...despite her numerous requests any and all luxury items go unfulfilled!

Sharon K. Parker - Director of the Centre for Transformative Work Design at Curtin University

[ Transformative Work Design ]

Sharon K. Parker is an ARC Laureate Fellow, Director of the Centre for Transformative Work Design at Curtin University, a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Curtin Faculty of Business and Law an Honorary fellow at the University of Western Australia, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield where she was previously Director at the Institute of Work Psychology. She is a recipient of the ARC’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick Award, and the Academy of Management OB Division Mentoring Award. Her research focuses particularly on job and work design, and she is also interested in employee performance and development, especially their proactive behaviour.

She has published more than 100 internationally refereed articles, including publications in top tier journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and the Annual Review of Psychology on these topics and, in November of 2019, Sharon was named among the world’s most influential scientists and social scientists in the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list released by the Web of Science Group, and the only female in Australia appearing on this list in the field of Economics and Business.. Sharon is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology.

She is an Associate Editor for Academy of Management Annals, a past Associate Editor of the leading organisational psychology journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and she has severed on numerous editorial boards. Professor Parker has attracted competitive research funding worth over $40,000,000, and has worked as a researcher and consultant in a wide range of public and private organizations. Her research has been cited more than 21,000 times.

Andy Lamb - Entrepreneur, Innovator, Mentor, Coach, Speaker, and Angel Investor

[Andy's Website]

Andy Lamb is a successful entrepreneur driven by innovation, and the excitement of what can be. As a mentor, speaker and facilitator of change, he is constantly supporting the success of other entrepreneurs, whilst working as founder of his own consulting business Innovation Studios.

Based in Perth, Andy works with clients throughout Australian and Asian markets. He has been working with CSIRO’s ON team to develop and deliver program to assist with research and deep science commercialisation for the past 5 years.

A serial disruptor and early adopter of new technology trends, Andy has been involved in technology-based businesses for over 25 years. He uniquely balances a 20-year corporate career holding senior strategy roles for global consulting and financial companies with hands on start-up experience, and a deep research and education view point.

Andy brings a unique blend of innovation from a start-up perspective, with an understanding of human behaviour, creativity and design. A practitioner of Design Thinking Techniques and applying Lean Thinking Tools to drive innovation and different outcomes without the usual heavy corporate strategy engagement process.

Andy holds a Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne, a Honorary Fellow of Innovation from UWA, has been an Entrepreneur in Residence and Deputy Chair of angel investing group, Perth Angels. He has recently been appointed to the Minerals Research Institute of WA College to further assist with linking minerals research projects to industry.

What drive’s Andy is the opportunity to help take some of the worlds best research in Australia and solve key global problems through building teams and skills development to enable impact!

Carolyn Williams - Chief Executive Director of Centre of Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation (CERI)


Carolyn is an alumnus of UWA, having completed her honours in UWA Department of Biochemistry. She obtained a PhD in molecular genetics from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School at the University of London working on cystic fibrosis, where she was responsible for starting the first carrier testing facility in the country. Through a few career twists and turns her interests have taken her to live in Melbourne where she ran her own clinical research project and was a Founding Member of the Australian Biospecimen Network. Later she was seconded to the Maldives, where she founded a thalassaemia genetic screening service bringing state- of-the-art technologies to the country.

Back in her home town of Perth, Carolyn worked as Special Projects Development Manager for the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research, responsible for the establishment of several new research laboratories. It was the opportunity of helping inspire researchers to follow their dreams that brought Carolyn to CERI. As a lifelong ‘intrapreneur’ herself, she hopes the CERI program will pave the way for young academics to think a little differently from the mainstream and, in the safety of the CERI entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem translate their knowledge into new global enterprises based here in WA.

CERI is a social enterprise focused on early stage innovation – nurturing, empowering and inspiring talent while creating the mindset and providing the discipline needed to successfully commercialise innovations.

The ongoing prosperity of future generations of Western Australians depends on our ability to reduce our dependence on the resources industry with a renewed focus on diversifying our economy to include other important sectors of business.

Collaborating with universities, research organisations, business and government, CERI provides an environment in which the industries and jobs of the future can germinate. Providing connections, mentoring, education, accommodation and avenues to capital, CERI engages, nurtures and empowers leaders developing the industries and jobs of the future.

Facilitating connections and relationships, CERI will also help innovators and business, researchers and government collaborate in a way that addresses a rapidly changing employment landscape.

CERI leverages the intellectual, research and commercial expertise in Western Australia and beyond, to stimulate high value innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset across the community.

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