The Rhetoric and Reality of Creating a Positive Work Culture

The central importance of culture in shaping how we act within the places we work has been starkly illustrated in recent months. When unacceptable workplace behaviour is caught in the spotlight, it is to culture that our attention turns for solutions. As we emerge from this time of Covid we are presented with renewed opportunities to positively shape the cultures in our organisations.

But what does it take to create lasting positive culture change?

How do we capture the energy generated by the national conversation into potential inflection points and turn the rhetoric into reality?

Join us for a panel discussion to hear from a range of leaders and experts who have a pivotal role in influencing culture in the organisations in which they work.

Our Panel:

The Hon Kate Lundy
Company Director with a demonstrated commitment to technology and future-oriented industries.

Kate is a Non-Executive Director for the NRMA and holds a number of other board positions including for the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Electro Optic Systems Holdings Limited, National Youth Science Forum and the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre. She is also an ACT Defence Industry Advisory Board Member and an ACT Government Defence Industry Ambassador. Kate was formerly an Australian Senator representing the ACT.

Matt Anderson PSM
Director of the Australian War Memorial.

Prior to his current role Matt was the Deputy High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and was a former Ambassador to Afghanistan, High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands as well as Samoa. He has also had postings to South Africa, Papua New Guinea and served as the Chief Negotiator of the Peace Monitoring group on Bougainville (2001-02). Matt was awarded the Public Service Medal for his role in leading the humanitarian and consular response to the 2009 Pacific tsunami.

Paula Goodwin
Group Executive & Chief Operating Officer at the Bureau of Meteorology.

Paula has held a number of First Assistant Secretary roles, including Chief Operating Officer and First Assistant Secretary in the Department of the Environment and Energy. Her passion is organisational transformation and partnering with the business to achieve this – particularly from a people and culture perspective. She previously led the integration of the People Divisions of the Department Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Customs and Border Protection while driving the development of people strategies for the integrated Department. Prior to that, Paula worked across a range of Policy and Human Resource functions both in the public and the private sector. She is a member of the AHRI ACT Council and a Fellow Certified Practitioner Human Resources

Tim Grenfell
Chief Psychologist with the Australian Federal Police.

Tim has 20 years’ experience as a Clinical Psychologist and 15 years’ experience in a range of management roles. He has been employed in ACT and NSW Health in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. In 2015 Tim transitioned from working in purely clinical settings to working in organisations with “operational” roles. He spent several years in the role of Manager of Organisational Psychology for a Commonwealth agency attached to the Attorney General’s Department. In 2019 he moved into the Chief Psychologist role heading up psychological services across the Australian Federal Police.

Start: 29/04/2021 4:30 pm

End: 29/04/2021 8:00 pm


Venue: The Shine Dome