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2021 NIBA Dive In The critical role of LGBTQIA+ Allies

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join our panellists as they discuss discuss the importance of allies and the role they play.

2021 NIBA Dive In The critical role of LGBTQIA+ Allies

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The critical role of LGBTQIA+ Allies

Join our panellists as they discuss discuss the importance of allies and the role they play. You’ll hear personal stories and experiences of active vs passive allyship and how to move from being a passive ally to an active one.

Event Details

Venue  Fiume in Crystalbrook Vincent, 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane Qld 4000

Date  Thursday, 23 September 2021

Time  4:00pm to 6:00pm AEST

Organisers

NIBA
Dive In

Speakers

  • Chris Smeed

    CEO and Co-Founder – Cubiko

    Chris Smeed is the co-founder and CEO of Brisbane-based software startup Cubiko, an innovative platform dedicated to helping general practices gain insights into their practice business and operations every day. For the last seven years, Chris has seen first hand the opportunities that can be realised through harnessing the power of practice data, having worked across practice management and practice support roles himself. Since 2012, Chris has been the Director of Finance and Business Development at Inala Primary Care (IPC), a large not-for-profit healthcare organisation pushing the boundaries of quality services available to disadvantaged communities. Chris is a surveyor for AGPAL and a Director for a number of companies across both the not-for-profit and commercial start-up space and is renowned for his enthusiasm, high energy, commitment, and proactive approach to making practice life healthier.

  • Kiley Hodges

    Partner – Sparke Helmore Lawyers

    Kiley is a specialist insurance and construction lawyer with over 23 years’ experience representing public and private companies, Australian and overseas insurers, Lloyd’s syndicates, underwriting agencies, brokers and TPAs. Kiley is a member of Sparke Helmore’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee and an Executive Sponsor of the firm’s LGBTQIA+ employee network, Sparkles. Kiley was also greatly honoured to win the Queensland Law Society’s Individual Award for Workplace Culture & Health in March 2020 for her efforts at the firm and in the community throughout 2019. Kiley is passionate about driving positive change at all levels so, in addition to her practice, she is a member of Sparke Helmore’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee. She is an advocate for bringing your “whole self” to work. She has a long history working with the disability community and is an active ally for LGBTQIA+ inclusion. Kiley is acutely aware of the impact small changes can have on the success of individuals (and businesses, alike) and sees value in the opportunities and perspectives introduced to the workplace when people feel their individuality is supported and allowed to thrive.

  • Philip Jackson

    HR Manager – Queensland Investment Corporation

    Philip Jackson is an experienced HR and Diversity and Inclusion professional and a loud and proud advocate for LGBT+ issues. As a senior HR leader at QIC, one of Australia’s largest institutional investment managers, Philip is currently the Chair of QIC’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Chair and founder of QPride, QIC’s LGBT+ employee network. Over the past couple of years, he has established and grown an engaged, active and informed network of allies across QIC and created a platform where LGBT+ challenges and triumphs are regularly discussed. He is also an active member of InterBuild and QIC’s key contact for Future IM/Pact and Pride in Diversity. Philip holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources) from Griffith University and a Diploma in HR Management from CIPD (UK). When he’s not at work, Philip is a passionate supporter of the arts, a lover of travel and a self-proclaimed foodie/tech geek.

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