Event Details

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 - 14:30 to 15:30
Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT)


Zoom Webinar


AIHS Member: Complimentary
AWL Members: Complimentary


Event Organising Body: 
Australian Institute of Health & Safety
(03) 8336 1995



On behalf of the Australian Institute of Health & Safety and Women & Leadership Australia (WLA), we invite you to join us on Thursday 29 October 2020 for a webinar presentation titled: Leading Workplace Health & Wellbeing in a Pandemic.

As a result of COVID-19, the entire world has undergone a dramatic transformation which has not only impacted global economies; but it has forced the business world to re-evaluate the way we work, lead, interact and communicate with one another.
In particular, the mental health & wellbeing of employees has become an extremely important area for all organisations who are leading their staff through this challenging time.

In this session our panel of guest speakers will explore what a good health & wellness program looks like and what it takes to demonstrate effective leadership across all aspects of organisational health & wellbeing.

Learning Outcomes:

•             Return on Investment for Health and Wellness programs

•             How do you measure ROI?

•             What does a ‘good’ health and wellness programme look like?

•             How has COVID changed Work health and wellness programs or focus?

•             How do organisations show leadership in health and wellness?

Event Details

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020
Time: 14:30pm – 15:30pm AEDT
Format: Zoom Webinar
* Please note this webinar will be recorded and a link will be distributed to all registered attendees post event.

Your Speakers


Kuda Sekete, Health and Wellbeing Culture Partner Experience, Urban Utilities

Kuda has worked in health and safety for more than ten years, with national and international clients across various industries. Her expertise ranges from coaching to designing and delivering programs grounded in applied psychology and principles of human centred design, to workplace wellbeing. In her current role at Urban Utilities, she partners with leaders in developing and implementing holistic health and wellbeing programs for a diverse workforce of more than 1000 blue and white-collar employees.

Katrina Walton, Director / Workplace Wellness Strategist, Wellness Designs

Katrina has built a reputation as a pioneer of workplace wellness. She has over 25 years ‘on-the-ground’ experience in the development and implementation of multi award-winning wellness and human capital solutions for small to large organisations across the globe. Katrina is a sought-after speaker and trainer, having presented throughout Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom, including as an Adjunct Lecturer with the Centre for Environment and Population Health, Griffith University.

Sally Bennett

Sally Bennett, Risk Manager for The Melbourne Arts Centre
Sally is an experienced Risk & Governance, professional with significant experience across several industries, bringing practical risk management into organisations from Board level to site level. She is passionate about developing risk intelligent cultures, in which risk based conversations assist an organisation to drive a continuous improvement culture.
She is also a non-executive director on the Boards of two disability service providers.

Previously Co-owner and Managing Director of Enhance Solutions, a Risk Management consulting company which specializes cultural change, embedding a risk and governance culture in organizations. Sally has partnered with a wide range of industries, including Utilities, Local Government, Health, Construction and Manufacturing, and ranging from medium sector to large multinationals. She worked with these organizations to develop strong governance and risk management frameworks, and implementing both strategic and operational risk practices. She also works to build mindful risk leadership within the organization, ensuring both a performance mentality and compliance are achieved and driven from the top.
Prior to being in consulting, Sally was Corporate Risk Manager for Pacific Dunlop globally, a large multinational manufacturing and retailing organization, and was Safety Systems Engineer in a plastics manufacturing organization.
Sally has recently undertaken the AICD Company Director's course, and has been assisting Boards and Risk and Audit committees with risk and governance. 

Julia Cohen
Julia Cohen, Director, Safety Health & Wellbeing, University of Sydney

Julia is a senior leader with substantial experience in delivering outcomes in all aspects of people safety, health and wellbeing from the perspectives of regulators, insurance, healthcare, rehabilitation and large employers.
She has a proven track record in devising and delivering innovative solutions to resolving risks in complex settings. Julia is a graduate in WLA's Advanced Leadership program and is skilled at conceiving strategy that aligns safety and wellbeing to the business objectives of the organisation.
Her approach to Safety is a model that holds people at the centre and focuses on two core objectives: “to develop a positive safety culture” and, “to enhance a healthy and engaged workforce”. Julia is passionate about the value that a healthy and safe workplace has in people’s lives.

Andi Csontos
Andi Csontos, Partner, EY

Andi Csontos is a senior EY Partner in Climate Change and Sustainability Services with over 20 years of health and safety experience. With her background and qualifications in psychology and safety science, Andi brings a holistic view to the organisational and people challenges of mental and physical health, psychosocial safety and work. She is regularly sought after as a thought leader on Healthy+ strategy; delivering business outcomes and productivity through people engagement and health and safety improvement.

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