Event details


20 March

Imagine a business facing escalating competition, potential for new markets and a merger with a local producer elsewhere in Asia. Imagine also that same business sourcing, retaining and developing talent, managing virtual teams, an ageing multi-generational workforce, multiple stakeholders and contractors. Sound familiar? You’re not alone.  In Roffey Park’s work with clients and our research we are working with HR and OD professionals, across the private sector and public service, helping them to address challenges for which traditional HR practices has nothing to offer.

We are also seeing a polarisation in the HR function, some are clinging to a ‘commodity management’ paradigm of HR, still acting as if human are ‘resources’, focused predominantly internally rather than externally. Others have already made the shift to a more agile, systemic approach with a focus on the external as well as the internal.

But what does this mean in practice?

Join us over breakfast where we will explore, discuss and share ideas on what all of this means for HR in organisations today. We will share our latest research and insights on how HR can transform itself to address the organisational challenges that it faces now and in the future.  There’ll be ample opportunity for discussion, so you will leave with pragmatic ideas on the immediate difference you can make back in the workplace.


Alex Swarbrick, Regional Director- Asia Pacific

M.Phil, BSc, PG Dip PCP (Psychology) Chartered FCIPD

Based in Singapore Alex is an experienced manager, consultant, facilitator and executive coach, combining a strong background in HR with leadership development. Before joining Roffey Park, Alex ran his own consultancy and coaching practice working both in the UK and internationally. His previous roles were Head of HR for The Work Foundation, personnel director for an international development agency in Nepal and a number of HR roles in the BBC. He is passionate about helping individuals and organisations become even more effective, and has a particular interest in the relational aspects of leadership and management, and in intercultural leadership, having run leadership programmes in over 20 countries. A business graduate with an MPhil from London School of Economics in organisation design and skill use, he is also a qualified executive coach, holds a Post Grad Diploma in Personal Construct Psychology, and an Advanced Diploma in Intercultural Management from Cambridge University.


Timings and fees

NUS Graduate Club, Suntec City, Singapore

Tuesday 20 March 2018

8:30 am to 10:30 am with breakfast included


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