Program & Speakers 2021-07-26T13:51:26+00:00
Program Committee
Social Functions
Keynote Speakers
Invited Speakers

Summit Program

The ALPMA Program Committee is proud to present the 2021 Summit program. Please click on the dates below to view the daily program.

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Summit Program

Please note: The Summit program is subject to change as planning progresses.

Keynote Speakers

Layne Beachley

The Worlds Greatest Female Surfer  |  Australia’s Top 40 Women Over 40

Layne Beachley is widely regarded as the most successful female surfer in history. The only surfer, male or female, to claim six consecutive world titles (1998 to 2003), Layne went on to win a seventh in 2006 before retiring from the ASP World Tour two years later. Having spent two decades breaking down the barriers in her chosen profession, Layne has committed herself to making it easier for young women to achieve their goals by establishing the Layne Beachley Aim For The Stars Foundation. Celebrating achievement and supporting the journey of Australia’s young women, the foundation provides financial and moral support to encourage them to dare to dream, pursue their passion and aspire to achieve in all endeavours including academia, business, arts and sport.

Not one to rest on her laurels, for the last seven years Layne has also staged the richest stand alone ASP Women’s World Tour Event – The Beachley Classic – at Dee Why Beach. A huge success given the location, prize money and promotion, the Classic is considered the ultimate contest to win by the top 17 female surfers in the world. Due to a lack of sponsorship the event was cancelled for 2013, but is scheduled for a return in 2014. The 2004 Laureus Alternative Sports Person of the Year, 2006 Surfing Hall of Fame inductee, 2011 Sport Australia Hall of Fame inductee, ISA World Masters Champion, and a 2012 Olympic Games Athlete Liaison Officer, in 2013 Layne was recognised as one of the top 10 most influential surfers in Australia (the only woman to grace the top 10) and named the third greatest Australian female athlete of all time, behind Dawn Fraser and Betty Cuthbert.

She was also listed among Australia’s Top 40 Women Over 40 for 2013.Layne currently serves on the board of Surfing Australia and the Sport Australia Hall Of Fame, and as ISA Vice President, Director of the Layne Beachley Aim For The Stars Foundation and long time Ambassador for Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific. She also supports several other charities and organisations including the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Planet Ark, the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation, PCYC, Sunnyfield and Tourism NSW.

Future Crunch

Thought Leaders  |  Science Communicators

Incredible things are happening on our planet. Diseases are being eradicated, millions are being lifted out of poverty, billions of people are gaining access to the greatest information resource humanity has ever known. We can use open source code to print prosthetic limbs, we can cut and paste our DNA, and we’re taking bold new steps into space.

Dr Angus Hervey and Tané Hunter are the dynamic duo better known as Future Crunch. They deliver mind blowing presentations to generate optimism and shift perceptions to create new and better ways of doing things in the 21st of century.

Future Crunch believes that disruptive technologies are bringing about a world that is more peaceful, transparent and abundant. They are determined to share a narrative that breaks through negatives perspectives regarding the state of the world as we know it. They seek to engage humanity with hope, optimism and positively driven purpose.

Future Crunch are a collective library of innovative brains. The team combine expertise in economics, coding, politics and data analytics with design, art and music. Each Future Crunch experience is a rich fusion of customised research designed to ‘crunch’ your particular industry’s future. They provide unexpected perspectives on what the future looks like.

Future Crunch are disruptive in their optimism. They cut through the dominant discourse of a planet destined to destruct, and give us all the inspiration to activate purpose and be a part of a movement that stands for collective hope about the future. They invite audiences to become curious about the miraculous advancements occurring for humanity today.

On stage, Angus and Tané are showmen who weave charisma with credibility, and stagecraft with steadfast knowledge and research. They are original yet relatable, entertaining yet relevant to any organisation looking to harness the forces of technological disruption, drive cultural change and take advantage of the opportunities ahead.

Invited Speakers

Justine Cooper FCIPD, FAHRI

Head of Brook Graham APAC, Brook Graham from Pinsent Masons

Justine has extensive experience as an HR leader gained over 25-years working with leading organisations in the financial, retail and professional services sectors. She has specialised in leading international HR strategies through transformation and has a proven track record both as an HR leader in complex, multi-stakeholder environments and in managing organisational structural and cultural change including:

  • Head of Human Resources roles for Barclays in UK, Italy and Republic of Ireland
  • Head of Human Resources for Westpac Commercial Bank, Australia

Today Justine leads Brook Graham for Asia Pacific. A dedicated diversity and inclusion consultancy business with over 15 years experience in helping organisations realise the benefits of embracing diversity, in 2017 Brook Graham became part of Pinsent Masons. Justine is a regular speaker in the area of diversity and inclusion. She has lived, studied and worked across UK, Continental Europe and Asia Pacific and has led the implementation of the D&I strategy across a number of businesses including initiating a European Diversity Council at Barclays Bank and being part of the team to achieve 50% Women in Leadership at Westpac Bank.

Externally Justine held a role on the Executive Board of Women in Banking & Finance UK & Ireland in 2012 – 2013, and chaired the Australian HR Institute’s (AHRI) Diversity Network NSW for 3 years. Justine is a member of the AHRI NSW State Council and an appointed AHRI Awards Judge.


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Social Functions

Corporate Golf Afternoon – Pre-Summit

Date: Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Dress Code: Golf Casual
Venue: RACV Royal Pines Resort Golf Course
Cost: $200 per player, Team of 4 players, $800

ALPMA will be hosting a Corporate Golf Afternoon on the Wednesday, 24 November 2021 on the RACV Royal
Pines Golf Course, as an unofficial opening to the Summit.This will be a fun, social game played as a four (4) ball, better ball (4BBB) Ambrose format.

Need some extra assistance to leverage your beginner’s luck? There will be professionals on-hand at the start of the afternoon to give some tips and coaching to help you swing your way into becoming a pro-Golfer.

Offsite Partner-Hosted Activities

Date: Thursday, 25 November 2021
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Venue: Offsite from RACV, variety of locations
Cost: Inclusive in full delegate registrations

New for 2021, we are introducing offsite activities and tours for our Summit delegates to enjoy, on the afternoon of Thursday, 25 November 2021. Hosted by our Summit partners, delegates will be taken to an offsite location to enjoy a recreational activity. Delegates will receive full details in advance relating to the activities and we hope it will be an informal and engaging networking opportunity with your fellow Summit attendees.

Progressive Partner-Hosted Dinners

Date: Thursday, 25 November 2021
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Venue: RACV Royal Pines Resort
Cost: Inclusive in full delegate registrations

New for 2021, we are introducing the opportunity for our Platinum Partners to host small groups of delegates for dinner parties onsite at the RACV. Taking place across the Resort’s venues, Partners and delegates will have quality networking opportunities throughout the Thursday 25 November evening. Delegates will enjoy a variety of cuisines, served across different locations. An event not to be missed!

“The ALPMA Summit is the “go to” legal industry event to engage with inspirational industry thought leaders, suppliers and the legal management community who will inspire and equip you to create tomorrow’s legal services success.”

Program Committee

Ann-Maree David
CEO/Program Director
College of Law

Stephanie Beard
General Manager – People
Harwood Andrews Lawyers

Diana Dawid
HR Manager
Mills Oakley

Debra Fillipin
Head of Business Development Asia Pacific
Pinsent Masons

Devika Kumar
Practice Manager
Fleming Foster Solicitors
New Zealand

Naomi Mole
People & Culture Officer
Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers

Justine Fletcher
Practice Manager
James Conomos Lawyers

Nicole Anderson
Law Firm General Manager
Bell Legal Group Gold Coast