HPMA NI Conference

Events Conference NI Awards Development Commitee


The HPMA NI Annual Conference and Awards 2019 will be taking place on 4th - 5th April 2019 in the Hilton Hotel, Belfast.

This year’s theme is “A Whole New World…HR Can Make It Better”


Claire Smyth, Assistant Director of HR, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Myra Weir, HR Director, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Andrew Dawson, Director of Workforce Policy, Department of Health

Nicky Ingham, HPMA Executive Director

Dean Royles, President Elect, HPMA

Nicola Millard, Head of Customer Insight & Futures, BT Global Services

Mark Latuske, Deputy Director - People and Culture, Ulster University

Helen Prendergast, Headstart Consultancy



2018 Conference

Northern Ireland HPMA Roadshow - It should be you - HR leadership at all levels?

Thursday 22 - Friday 23 March 2018: Hilton Templepatrick, Belfast

The 2018 HPMA Roadshow came to Belfast for two days of inspirational speakers and excellent networking.

Speakers included:

Day one:

  • Claire Smyth, NI HPMA Vice-president
  • Myra Weir, Director of HR & Corporate Affairs, South Eastern HSC Trust
  • Gordon Parkes, HR Director, Northern Ireland Electricity Networks, CIPD Awards 2017 winner
  • Dorcas Crawford, Senior Partner, Edwards & Co Solicitors, mediation expert
  • Fiona Scullion, L&D Manager, Mindwise
  • Sheila Kadeer, Wellness Programme Manager, Vivup
  • Tom Beaumont, Public Sector Lead, Neyber
  • Cormac Venney, Manager, HIPerformance Consultancy
  • Elaine Way, HPMA Trustee and Former Chief Executive of Western HSC Trust
  • High Performance Energy Consultancy
  • Campervan of Dreams

Day two:

  • Deborah Tarrant, HPMA President
  • Andrew Dawson, Director of Workforce, Department of Health Northern Ireland
  • Janet Wilkinson, Director of Workforce, Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership
  • Heather Bebbington, Associate Director of HR, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • James Devine, Deputy Chief Executive & Executive Director of HR&OD, Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • James Lawton, Account Executive, Jobscience
  • Joe Barr, endurance cyclist and motivational speaker

Click here to view information on speakers from the roadshow.

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