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Wellbeing Revolution Masterclass & Legal Leaders Panel Discussion
Join our expert presenters and executive leadership panel to reframe your understanding of organisational wellbeing through the lens of financial results.
Presented by Positive Group, experts in measuring and building skills to futureproof workplace performance, this masterclass promises actionable insights and the hard metrics around employee wellbeing including how to measure the positive impact of sustainable productivity on the corporate bottom line.
Our experts draw on real-world experiences and comprehensive research to:
- illustrate why psychological health is the cornerstone to high performance and how to make sense of the stress paradox
- explore the business case for taking a proactive approach to wellbeing that focuses on equipping individuals to build core skills for high performance, adaptability and resilience
- highlight research-led interventions and examples of practical strategies for implementing wellbeing initiatives to drive a positive transformation within your organisation
The panel discussion
Hear from our distinguished panel of general counsel, law firm, business and industry leaders as they unpack learnings from the masterclass and explore common concerns and challenges related to return to office, motivating junior talent and consider how purposeful work supports employee wellbeing.
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Meet our experts
Drawing on her business and legal experience Melinda heads up the Asia Pacific business with the Positive Consulting Group. Prior to Positive, Melinda enjoyed a legal career spanning over 25 years as a Partner in global law firms Ashurst and DLA Piper advising on Intellectual Property matters. Melinda served as the Country Managing Partner (DLA Piper - Australia) and then Group Head of Intellectual Property & Technology internationally, through a period of strong growth for the firm regionally and globally. Prior to those roles, Melinda led various client relationship teams and the Intellectual Property & Technology group in Australia.
Melinda also currently serves as Chair of Minds Count Foundation. She was a formerly a Board member of the Corporate Mental Health Alliance (Australia) and The Arts Health Institute.
Melinda is a passionate advocate for corporate workplace health. She is the founding Chair of DLA Piper’s International Health & Wellbeing Steering Committee and works tirelessly to raise awareness about mental ill-health and advance change across the corporate community globally.
Georgia is an established global coach and facilitator with a background in psychology. She has successfully built a long-term career in the global corporate environment, working with leaders across various sectors, including financial and professional services, pharmaceutical and retail, as well as mining and manufacturing, with some of the world's largest brands. Georgia is passionate about helping leaders thrive through psychology-based concepts, enhancing self-awareness and empowering them to reach their full potential and live happier, more productive lives.
Currently, she delivers her services to a diverse range of global clients, spanning across all time zones. Her previous work has taken her to India, North America, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and New Zealand, fueling her passion for travel and cultural exploration. Key areas of interest for Georgia include communicating with presence, diversity and inclusion, mental health awareness, and well-being conversations. In addition to her professional pursuits, Georgia is a mother of three young children and resides in an idyllic small town in country Victoria, Australia.
David is the Chief Legal Counsel and Director, People & Finance at Canon Oceania, after having worked in-house as a lawyer at Telstra for more than nineteen years. Prior to moving in-house, David worked in private practice for Mallesons Stephen Jacques, having started his legal career working for Mallesons in Taiwan. Outside of work, David is a fanatical photographer and one of the founders of the Laws of Creativity portrait project, exploring the role that creativity plays in the practice of law. David serves on the board of the Minds Count Foundation, working in mental wellbeing in legal workplaces, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Chris is Director, Policy and Chief Legal Officer Engagement at the ACC. Chris manages policy and the GC100, an invitation-only group open to the highest ranked CLO in an ASX100 company or equivalent. Chris has over 25 years senior commercial experience having worked in executive capacities for leading organisations including top 100 ASX listed entities unlisted and private equity owned corporates and significant experience with NFP’s and industry associations. Chris has over 15 years’ senior health management experience as a General Manager with the major Health Fund Bupa (MBF), General Manager with Australia’s largest Radiology Network, I-MED and as CEO of the Australian Rheumatology Association. He has also been an Independent Director of the Australian College of Nursing for the maximum 2 terms pursuant to its Charter (until 2021). Chris is a qualified lawyer with an MBA and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jane Lewis is Vice President, Sales at Thomson Reuters and has over 25 years experience in the information industry. Jane leads Go To Market activities across Asia and Emerging Markets, building client relationships and facilitating thought leadership conversations. Originally from the UK, Jane has been based in Sydney since 2021 following over 20 years in Hong Kong.
Jane is passionate about Diversity and Inclusion and is also an Executive Sponsor of Women@ThomsonReuters.
Michael is a trained lawyer and practiced in Tax for a period with KPMG. For the last 20 years Michael has worked at Thomson Reuters in a wide range of product, commercial, development and business unit management roles. Michael currently is Vice President of Client Relationship Management covering ANZ, Asia and MENA. In addition to this, Michael is executive sponsor of Thomson Reuters mental wellness Business Resource Group. This group is focused on raising awareness, providing support and aiding in recovery with respect to mental wellness issues.
About Positive Group
With more than a decade of experience, Positive's team of psychologists, neuroscientists, and business experts have worked with organizations globally across various sectors. Our solutions are designed to measure and drive the factors that have been proven to transform health, culture, and business performance. At Positive, we adopt a proactive approach to psychological health and well-being, relying on robust science and a strong evidence base. We firmly believe that psychological health and well-being are the most crucial indicators of performance, as they exert a powerful influence on cognitive function, energy levels, motivation, productivity, and interpersonal communication. We translate this knowledge into simple tools and techniques that strengthen the protective factors necessary for resilience and help mitigate the risk factors associated with burnout.