RCSA Principal Partner


Seizing Tomorrow's Talent Opportunities. 

RCSA is excited to present Talent X, a one-day future focused event for the talent industry that will examine where people, strategy and technology collide.  How we drive innovation, how we seize tomorrow’s staffing opportunities, and how we keep a human touch are key themes that will be broken down over a day of interactive and thought provoking sessions for professionals in the recruitment, staffing and talent acquisition space.

Following on from our successful 2021 event, next year’s experience will be held in Melbourne on 9 June with a speaker line-up of leading futurists alongside industry thought leaders who will dissect the challenges and opportunities facing our industry. 

Held on the day of the RCSA Industry Awards, this RCSA Member event will educate and inspire to thrive in the future world of work.

Session Details

Event Date:
 9 June

Event Venue: Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf, VIC

Event Time:  9:00am - 4:30pm AEST 

Talent X is a hybrid format event taking place in-person and online. Attendees have the opportunity of attending the event live in Melbourne, or taking part in elements of the day online via our digital broadcast. 

With that said, RCSA is seeking to bring as much of our community together for the event on the day. For this reason, tickets to attend the event live have been heavily discounted. RCSA is fully committed to delivering a safe event in line with VIC Government COVID Safe Policy



Dylan Alcott

Australian of the Year 2022, Dylan Alcott AO, a dual sport athlete, has represented Australia on the international stage in both wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis since the age of 13.

In 2008, at the age of 17, Dylan was a member of the Australian wheelchair basketball team, The Rollers, won gold medal victory at the 2008 Paralympic games in Beijing. Dylan became the youngest ever wheelchair basketball gold medallist in history. At the 2016 Rio Paralympics Dylan Alcott won gold in both the singles and doubles tennis making him one of an elite few to have won Olympic gold in two different sports at two separate Olympics.

Dylan was born with a rare type of tumour wrapped around his spinal cord, which required immediate surgery only weeks after birth. After a three-year battle for his life, Dylan defied the odds and through sheer determination and hard work, he has been able to strive to become one of Australia’s best and widely recognised Paralympians. One of Dylan Alcott’s greatest achievements was being inducted as a member of the Order of Australia in 2009 at the age of 18.

In 2017, Dylan created the Dylan Alcott Foundation, a foundation to help young people who are struggling to come to terms with their disabilities. The foundation aims to improve quality of life through mentoring, scholarships and grants which assists individuals to be involved in education and sport. Dylan is also an entrepreneur, and is the co-founder of Get Skilled Access, a training provider educating corporates and governments on how to better understand and treat customers with disabilities.

Dylan Alcott was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2022 for distinguished service to paralympic sport, particularly to tennis, and as a role model for people with disability, and to the community through a range of organisations

Charles Cameron

Charles has over 20 years’ experience in the workforce solutions industry spanning across economics, advocacy, risk management, lobbying, compliance and professional standards.

Before taking on the role of Chief Executive, Charles was an equity Partner with FCB, Australia’s largest dedicated workplace legal and consulting firm, prior to which he founded and grew his own consulting firm which specialised in lobbying and risk management within the recruitment and employment services industry.  He gained invaluable experience working with IPA, one of Australia’s most established recruitment firms, where he was the Workplace Relations and Safety Manager as well as  7 years working as an Advisor and Advocate for Australian Industry Group.

In addition to his successful professional services career he  founded a tech start up in 2006, which continues to successfully service the recruitment market today. 

Charles is a Director of the World Employment Confederation and is the Chair of the National Federations Committee.

Dr Catriona Wallace

Dr Catriona Wallace has been recognised by the Australian Financial Review as the Most Influential Woman in Business & Entrepreneurship.

Catriona is an expert in the field of Artificial Intelligence and is an Adjunct Professor, keynote speaker, Chair of an AI VC fund and the Director of the Gradient Institute, a Responsible AI consultancy.

As the founder of one of the first Artificial Intelligence companies to list on the Australian Securities Exchange, Catriona has truly lived the life of an entrepreneur and CEO in the emerging technologies field. Indeed, Flamingo AI was the second only woman-led (CEO & Chair) business ever to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Based on her extensive experience in AI, and working between the US and Australia, Catriona delivers keynote speeches globally on topics including Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation, Responsible Technology, the Future of Work and Diversity and Inclusion.

This unique skill set has also seen Catriona invited to Co-Chair Sir Richard Branson's B Team's AI Coalition, to sit on the Federal Government’s AI Action Initiative team as well as achieve significant industry awards. She has been achieved Advance Australia’s highest award in Technology & Innovation for Australians working abroad, she has been named among the Top 9 Female Entrepreneurs by the Sydney Morning Herald and Top 30 Women redefining business by Womens’ Agenda and as one of the top AI speakers, globally, by Onalytica. Catriona was also inducted into the Royal Institution of Australia acknowledging her as one of Australia’s most pre-eminent scientists.


Emily McLeod 

Emily is the co-founder and director of WOW Recruitment, a Sydney-based consultancy operating across sales, marketing, digital and business support. In five short and eventful years, (punctuated by a pandemic) Emily and her team have won the trust of some of Australia’s most recognisable brands, recruiting at some serious scale whilst retaining a commitment to WOW’s founding principle – to make clients, candidates and recruiters happy.

How is she doing? Well, exponential headcount and profit growth underpinned by industry leading NPS scores and client retention rates saw WOW rewarded with the Rising Star Award at the last year’s Tiara’s.

Emily and WOW really are a shining example of the power of personality and relationship building in achieving success.  

James Jennings - Sourcr

James is one of the co-founders of Sourcr, a reviews and customer feedback platform that helps recruiters build trust and grow their business.

Sourcr helps you stand out in a crowded recruitment market. They help you manage your reputation and improve it. They help you win more business and grow your brand.

Your reputation's never been more important. Online searches for recruiters have grown 10-fold in the last 5 years. But it’s not just about the people looking for you. Your online brand is now crucial to your outbound activity too. The first thing clients and candidates do before deciding whether to respond to your messages, is research you.The number 1 way of increasing your response rate, is through customer reviews.

James has worked in the recruitment industry since 2013 both within agencies and recruitment technology platforms.


Maarten Roosenburg

In 2001 Maarten commenced his career in recruitment at Drake International developing innovative interactive resume technology throughout Australia, North America and New Zealand. After four years Maarten decided it was time to build his own recruitment business and in May 2005 SMAART Recruitment came to life.

Specialising in the Sales, Marketing and Contact Centre sectors SMAART has evolved into an award winning company with an instantly recognisable brand. Maarten has focused on empowering his staff and SMAART has gone from strength to strength, enjoying a unique culture where normal recruitment metrics are replaced by staff autonomy. With an interest in technology Maarten has a strong record in supporting start-ups, of which many have developed into highly successful businesses.


Elissa Krajcer

Elissa is a Talent Acquisition leader with over a 15 year’s experience within the Digital, Tech, Media & Advertising space. Before tackling her current role leading the International Talent Acquisition team at OpenTable and Kayak, Elissa has worked within large tech companies like Expedia Group & Yahoo7 as part of the global internal TA team, and leading the RPO for ANZ. Before her internal recruitment career, Elissa started in external agency and founded her own digital recruitment consultancy, TTL Talent.

Elissa is a strategic thinker and has experience across APAC and EMEA leading dedicated, cross functional, cross border internal recruitment teams. She is driven with a focus on data & analytics whilst establishing lasting relationships. Elissa is customer centric and is continuously searching for innovative ways to raise the bar in recruitment, partnering and talent acquisition gold standards.


Rebecca Hartshorn

Rebecca is an experienced executive accountable for the overall management and performance of the Launch Group of companies. She is an RCSA NSW/ACT Council representative and supports the Networking & Celebration portfolio.

Rebecca leads an award-winning team of consultants who consistently out-perform industry norms. She is a sales-led executive with a broad cross-functional skill-set, previously leading marketing, sales and operations teams, across the UK, Asia and ANZ. Her key strength is people leadership and organisational change management; she has led large transformation projects impacting 200-900 consultants in both PLC and SME recruitment companies.

Along with a Masters from Cambridge University, Rebecca is a qualified PRINCE2 practitioner and holds a Foundation Certificate in Change Management. Outside of business, you’ll find her on the netball court!

Julie Dolan

Julie leads Recruiting Enablement at Canva, supporting the Talent Acquisition team with the skills, tools, data and operational capabilities needed to deliver on Canva’s hiring goals through rapid hypergrowth and into the future. Julie leads a team of talent operations and enablement professionals to solve some of the most complex talent challenges as the company scales, with a focus on recruiting operations & insights, recruiting skills & training, internal mobility and workforce planning.

With over 10 years of experience in the recruitment industry, Julie has worked as part of agency, outsourced and in-house recruitment teams and for the last few years has been focused on delivering large, cross-functional transformation projects. Julie is passionate about making changes stick, communications clear and making user-led decisions - keeping the recruiter, candidate and stakeholder experience always front of mind. 


Anna Henry

Anna is an Account Executive - Field at Bullhorn. She has a decade of experience working in the recruitment industry. As a recruiter, she worked with a well-established agency in Sydney, then moved to London to join a scale-up agency, building out the business in the UK and across Europe.

Passionate about helping recruitment agencies realise their growth potential, Anna’s role at Bullhorn is to assist customers in the APAC region by consulting, advising and helping to drive their innovation strategies.

Hugh Catterall

Hugh is a Global Account Specialist, Enterprise at Bullhorn. He has over 7 years experience working across the recruitment and executive search industries. Hugh started his career digitising middle and back office systems before moving into data, analytics and automation roles focused on improving business operations.

Hugh’s role is to help Bullhorn customers become as efficient as possible through automation and AI. A little known fact about Hugh, he can solve a Rubik’s cube in under 1 minute.

Guy Davy

Guy Davy is a Senior Manager for LinkedIn’s Search & Staff Talent Solutions. Guy and his team is responsible for supporting recruitment professionals across Australia and New Zealand. 

He has over 17 years of experiences spans in the UK and Australia. He has worked for organisations of all sizes, from global companies to start-up SMBs.    Guy firmly believes that LinkedIn’s role is to empower the world’s recruitment professionals to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Having watched the Recruitment industry transform over the last eight years he is passionate about supporting recruitment leaders add insight to their natural recruitment instincts. 

In addition to his role as a sales leader, Guy is the Executive Sponsor for Women @ LinkedIn and the Parents @ LinkedIn employee resource groups and has a reputation for developing talent.  

Penny O’Reilly

Penny O’Reilly is a highly respected leader and influencer within the Australian and New Zealand Recruitment Industry.

Since joining the Recruitment Industry over two decades ago, Penny has operated at an operational, strategic and executive level to support thousands of organisations across Australia and New Zealand design, build, implement and manage successful recruitment programs.

In 2021, Penny was appointed to the global leadership team of ManpowerGroup. As Managing Director of ManpowerGroup Australia, Penny holds overall responsibility for the ongoing growth, success and strategic direction of the ManpowerGroup Australia operation.

Prior to this appointment, Penny held Managing Director roles at global recruitment firms Hudson and Kelly Services.

In 2015, Penny was appointed to the board of the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association (RCSA), the peak body for recruitment professionals and employment consultants across Australia and New Zealand. In 2020, Penny was elevated to the role of Vice President, RCSA.

Penny is a deeply engaging leader with demonstrated success in building businesses that deliver sustainable profit. She is a firm believer in enabling people to achieve their potential and a strong industry advocate. Penny is also a regular commentator on recruitment strategy, diversity and inclusion, people management and leadership issues within the Australian and New Zealand market.

Penny completed a Bachelor of Business & Management at the University of Newcastle and holds certification from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

On a personal level, Penny enjoys travel, sport, new challenges and the simple pleasure of spending downtime with her family and good friends.

Suzie McInerney

Suzie has been the CEO of Six Degrees Executive since 2019 and is now in her 12th year with the business.

Six Degrees is a leading independent Executive Search and Recruitment agency that specialises in placing top talent in key B2B and B2C industries and commercial disciplines along the Eastern Seaboard of Australia.

With a background in Consumer & Brand Marketing prior, Suzie landed in recruitment initially as a consultant new to the industry, and quickly progressed through the organisation into key leadership roles as the organisation grew and evolved. Prior to CEO, Suzie was the Victorian State Director for a number of years and took on special projects including championing the firms Diversity & Inclusion strategy.

Suzie led the business with a ‘brave not perfect’ mantra through the COVID Pandemic in 2020 and has more recently driven the recovery and transition to new ways of hybrid working which has resulted in most successful period in the company’s 18 year history.

Suzie is very passionate about developing strong leaders and driving a positive culture built on principles of Inclusion, Holistic Wellbeing and Continuous Learning.

Suzie’s holds a Double Degree Bachelor of Business Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology). She also once owned and operated a ‘hatted’ 200 seat restaurant and is a very proud Mum to two children - Louis (6) and Ivy (9)

Stuart Campbell

Stuart Campbell’s career in labour-hire and permanent recruitment spans 26 years across Australia and the UK. As the founder and CEO of the JV group of companies, Stuart’s businesses include JV Recruitment, JV Traffic, Luna Legal Professionals and Absolute Labour Hire.

Over the past five years, Stuart’s life genuinely changed and has been enhanced by his exposure to and learnings from his son’s neurodiversity diagnosis. With this first-hand awareness and understanding of neurodiverse needs, Stuart has clearly defined his purpose; to support and develop his family. He sees his team at JV, Absolute and Luna as an extension of his family unit, and he extends this mantra to ‘support and develop’ in his approach to business relationships - with his staff, job candidates and clients alike.

A true diversity and inclusion champion, Stuart believes “diversity only truly works if you are genuinely inclusive”. As such, he has developed a hunger to learn, listen and ask questions, and ultimately take action to positively change the lives of others. Every day, it is his mission to make an impact on how people view and take action toward building D&I in the workplace and in the broader community.

Michael Gubieski

Michael is the Senior Head of Strategy for SEEK’s Employment business. He leads the development of a number of aspects of SEEK’s marketplace strategy, including execution in market via product and commercial teams.

Prior to joining SEEK, Michael was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he advised clients across a range of industries on strategy and transformation projects.

Outside of work, Michael’s major life priority is indoctrinating his 2-year-old and 5-year-old daughters into becoming one-eyed Carlton supporters.

Rachael Townsley

With over 14 years of marketing experience, Rachael Townsley has worked for some of the world’s most recognisable international brands in the Entertainment, Tech and Media & Advertising space. She recently joined the world’s #1 job site, Indeed, as the Marketing Director of Australia, where she is responsible for leading her team to drive growth for job seekers, small and medium sized businesses and enterprise organisations.

Rachael is passionate about creating an open, diverse and inclusive workplace culture where everyone can be their true selves. She is an active mentor and invests time into developing emerging talent as well as being an advocate for women and using her platform to help educate, grow and inspire women within the workplace.

Sally McKibbin

Sally McKibbin joined Indeed in 2019, after 11 years in the recruitment industry. 

As a passionate networker, presenter and project manager, she works with large scale clients all over Australia to assess their recruitment needs for today and the future.

As the Inclusion Resource Group Lead, Sally works with advocates and allies to deliver innovative strategies to promote accountability and awareness around diversity, inclusion & belonging in recruitment.


Henley's Bar and Kitchen (previously Beer DeLuxe)

The recently renovated King St Wharf venue offers water views, great drinks and tasty snacks from Executive Chef Jason Roberson. 

Henley's Bar and Kitchen
9 Lime St, Syndey NSW 2000



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Discount rates for 10 Live Attendee bookings

$1,200 + GST for RCSA Members Group of Ten

$3200 + GST for Non Members  Group of Ten


Pan Pacific

  • Address: 2 Convention Centre Place | South Wharf VIC 3006
  • Cost (breakfast additional AUD $27.00 per person per night, charged on consumption):
    • DELUXE KING: $259 per night
    • PREMIER KING CITY SKYLINE VIEW: $289 per night
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Novotel Melbourne South Wharf

  • Address: 7 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006
  • Cost: 15% off best available public rate (already applied to link below)
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Event Sponsors

For more information about attending Talent X, contact the RCSA Events Team: trainingevents@rcsa.com.au |
Kate Griffiths – 0403 174 387 


To learn more about exhibition or sponsoring at Talent X, please email kgriffiths@rcsa.com.au