sirf roundtables

Operational Excellence National Forum

The Operational Excellence National Forum will be held in August 2018, Gold Coast, QLD. This is the premier conference in Australia for the fields of all things about Operational Excellence with several streams and dozens of practitioner presentations.



Presentations from:

Troy Krogh | GM at Scott Automation & Robotics
Peter Kennedy | Senior Manager at EY Consulting
Richard Koch | Director at New World Business Solutions
Julie Williams | CEO at AG Solutions
Bill Holmes | Director at RCA Rt
Morten Lauritsen | Head of Parcel Delivery Experience at Australia Post
Les Hewett | Director at Efficiency Works
Warren T Dennis | CEO at HS Business School
Sharyn Grant | Managing Director at LSC Solutions
Barry Henson | CEO at Desert Fire
Neil Perry | Head of Development and Joint Ventures, Solid Waste Services, Cleanaway
Brenda Gallagher | CEO at Supply Chain Unlocked
Mark Hocknell | PuMP Partner Australia at Mark Hocknell
Mylyn Dat | Provisional Psychologist at Caterpillar
Racquel Taylor | National Warehouse & Distribution Manager at Caltex
Dwaine Febey | Manufacturing Manager at Cochlear
Neil Hannotte | HSE Manager at Integria Healthcare
Tim Gray | Managing Director at Prophit Systems
John Broadbent | Director at Realise Potential
Greg Watkins | Safety & Sustainability Manager at Cement Australia
Brad Jeavons | Continuous Improvement Manager at Winson
Adam Franklin | National LEAN Manager at Asahi Beverages
Helen Barker | National Operations Manager at Corporate Bodies International
Andrew Clark | Managing Director at Logistics Help



OPEX NF Presenter Logos (1).png
Tim Baker.jpg

Dr. Tim Baker

Director at Winners at Work

Joining Toastmasters at 21 to overcome his fear of speaking in public, Tim Baker has come a long way since the early days of sweaty palms. 

Dr Tim Baker is a specialist in organisational performance. He has a successful track record in transforming organisational capability through change programs and leadership capability development for 18 years. Organisational effectiveness is Tim’s forte. 

He is a disruptive thinker, willing to challenge conventional HR practices and come up with practical, innovative solutions to real-world problems.


Jamie Getgood.jpg

Jamie Getgood

Senior HR Leader at GM Holden

Jamie is a Senior HR Leader with a proven track record of achievement across Generalist and Specialist HR roles in a number of large multinational organisations.

Jamie’s passion for people, the development and inclusion of his team and the success of the business is evident in the success he has achieved. He is collaborative and innovative and appropriately and constructively challenges the status quo.

With GM Holden closing its manufacturing operations in Australia, he has taken leadership in the closure of the industry with a strong focus around change management and employee engagement principles. The key foundation of this support has been around the development of a best practice Transition Centre to support all employees in the auto industry receiving the support, advice and training to help them transition into new work.




This one-day masterclass is designed for leaders wanting to turbo charge their performance management system.

I’m a 3, but she’s a 5; it was her turn this year.” 
How many times have you overhead this type of conversation? Performance reviews are a tool, not a being, and yet on performance review day that is how most employees feel.

Studies have found that performance reviews are the second-most disliked work activity by managers after firing employees, and 86 percent of employers’ report being unhappy with their performance management systems. Other research has found that only 8 percent of HR executives thought their performance management systems made a significant contribution to employee performance.

Universal dissatisfaction with the traditional performance management process is causing more and more employers—like Accenture, GE, Microsoft, Abode, and Deliotte, to name a few—to very publicly retire their old performance management systems of rankings and ratings in favor of less formal and more infrequent performance conversations.


Further Information

For any registraion inquiries, please contact Heidi Thompson on 0419 511 767 or

Cnr Surfers Paradise Boulevard & Laycock Street, Surfers Paradise
Ph: 1800 811 454

SIRF Rt discount rate: $115 per night (includes GST) 

Discounted accommodation has been arranged as part of the forum at the Mantra on View, a 10 minute walk to the venue. To secure the SIRF discounted rate, please complete this booking form and return directly to the Mantra. See form for further details.

Parking is available on-site at a reduced rate of $8 per night. Please register with reception as a conference delegate prior to parking your car.



  • 31km from Coolangatta Airport
  • 80km from Brisbane International Airport
  • 500m from Surfers Paradise beach
  • 500m to Cavill Avenue (main street of Surfers Paradise)
Mantra on View Image.jpg

What can you expect?


  • Three separate streams of Continuous Improvement, Safety and Environment and Supply Chain
  • Two Keynote presentations
  • Post conference workshop
  • Numerous exhibitor booths
  • 24 Quality presentations
  • Case studies
  • Discussion groups
  • Networking
  • Drinks and canapes
  • And much more.....



Who is this for?

As an organisation whose mission is improving the future of Australian industry, SIRF Roundtables has over 300 member companies in Australia and NZ, covering industries like power generation, mining, chemical, food & beverage, paper, building materials, mineral processing, steel, manufacturing, oil & gas, pharmaceutical & water utilities.

People who would greatly benefit from attending this National Forum are Senior and Middle-Level Managers, Production Managers, Continuous Improvement and Quality Professionals, HSE Specialists, Supply Chain Managers, Logistics and HR Managers. In short, all who help manage and lead or are involved with Safety, Continuous Improvement and Supply Chain functions in your organisation. 

Inspirational Speaker

Brooke Hanson                              Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist

Brooke Hanson

Swimming star Brooke Hanson OAM, an Olympic gold and silver medallist, remains one of Australia's most recognised Olympians.

Brooke made her debut for the Australian Swimming Team at the 1994 Commonwealth Games before going on to represent Australia over 25 times at major international championships.

In 2004 Brooke climbed her Everest, when, after missing two Olympic teams in 1996 and 2000, she won her Olympic gold and silver medals in Athens.

Brooke’s was one of the real success stories of 2004, hearing her name read out on the Olympic team after winning three gold and one silver medal in front of a packed hometown crowd at the Olympic Trials in her hometown, Sydney.

And she has not looked back since. 

  • $1195 general public
  • 15% bulk discount (3+)
Buy Now
  • $1240 general public
  • 15% bulk discount (3+)
Buy Now