Assignee Experience: The drive to make it better
This session will involve a panel discussion focusing on the assignee experience and ways this could be improved. We will examine:
- Is there a link between the assignee experience and the driver for the assignment?
- Assignment Policies: what works well, what doesn’t work well?
- How can the experience be improved whilst the costs are maintained or lowered?
- How significant is the role of third party service providers
- Real life perspective from an international assignee
Facilitator: Mardi Heinrich, KPMG - Partner, Global Mobility Services
Mardi leads KPMG Melbourne’s Global Mobility Services team. Mardi has over 16 years of experience advising employers in relation to cross-border tax matters which impact their globally mobile workforce. She also advises expatriate employees on the Australian tax implications of relocating into or out of Australia. She has had significant experience in overseeing some of KPMG’s largest global expatriate engagements and understands the importance of tax compliance in both home and host locations. Her experience in managing expatriate populations for clients has allowed her to develop a deep knowledge of tax and social security issues related to both short-term and long-tern assignments. Mardi also has extensive experience advising on Australian employer obligations, including PAYG withholding, fringe benefits tax and superannuation, particularly in relation to expatriates.
Mardi relocated from Sydney to Melbourne in 2016 and despite the fact that it is certainly a little cooler compared to Sydney’s northern beaches, Mardi has fully adapted to being a Melburnian.
- Keryn Mendes, CSIRO – Global HR Mobility Specialist
Keryn Mendes is the Global HR Mobility Specialist at CSIRO, redefining its mobility processes and practice, in line with CSIRO’s international growth strategy.
Previous roles have seen her lead Ericsson’s International Mobility program in South East Asia & Oceania region, underpinned by 12 years’ experience in Global Mobility roles across a variety of industries and working with some well-known brands such as Boeing and Rio Tinto.
After obtaining her GMS accreditation with ERC Worldwide in 2009 in the UK, Keryn continued to deliver best practice delivery in International Mobility, which led her to becoming a founding member of the Melbourne Chapter of Forum of Expat Management (FEM).
In 2014 she was awarded FEM’s APAC Best Global Mobility Program in the Technology/Media Sector for Ericsson Australia, and continues to champion for innovate mobility solutions and a positive assignee experience.
- Nicole Woodcock, KPMG - Senior Manager, Global Mobility Services
Nicole has over 7 years’ experience supporting KPMG’s clients in the global mobility and expatriate tax space.
Nicole has undertaken a number of international assignments herself during her career, both short-term and long-term assignments. Most recently, Nicole was on a long-term assignment in Mongolia.
Nicole has managed the delivery of expatriate tax services to some of KPMG’s largest expatriate tax and immigration clients, which has exposed her to a multitude of global mobility issues both in Australia and in Mongolia, allowing her to develop deep knowledge of our client’s business needs and mobility policies required to support them.
- Belinda Dunn, Regional People Director APAC & Corporate, Worley Parson
Belinda has worked for WorleyParsons for eleven years across a variety of People function leadership roles. Prior to her current role, Belinda went on assignment to Houston Texas where she was People Director – Americas. She had the opportunity to work across 6 different countries in the region, as well as experience the Super Bowl, a World Series win, snow, sleet and an almighty hurricane all in one year. Belinda has broad experiences having worked in diverse People Function roles within the banking, strategy and defense industries prior to WorleyParsons. Belinda holds a Master of Labour Law and Relations from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Business from the University of Newcastle. New to Melbourne she is enjoying Victoria with her husband and 3 young daughters.
14th August 2018, 12:00-02:00pm
KPMG, Tower Two, Collins Square, 727 Collins Street Melbourne
- Complimentary to Corporate HR
- £75 for global mobility suppliers, per person, assuming the supplier has a valid Supplier Membership of £350