About Kelly Quirk
Kelly has over 15 years of resourcing, outsourcing and HR consulting experience, with directorships at Robert Walters, Hays and Randstad, across four continents. She has an outstanding track record of leading teams which help multinationals achieve their strategic objectives through talent acquisition, employer branding and change management, often applying her expertise to shared services and multi-jurisdictional environments. With extensive experience supporting and working alongside clients in the Middle East, India and Asia Pacific, Kelly is recognised as a leading authority on cross-border resourcing and outsourcing solutions in emerging markets. She has deployed bespoke procurement, technology and service delivery models to help clients realise significant cost management, efficiency and risk mitigation benefits, while meeting rigid quality criteria and securing vital local stakeholder buy-in. Kelly is a graduate in Medical Science, has an MBA from the University of Southampton and has held non-executive director positions in the Human Resources Outsourcing Association (European Chapter), the global organisation for service providers and employers in HR outsourcing and transformation. Kelly has recently been appointed as a non-executive director to the APAC HRO Today Services and Technology Association.
About Rabia Siddique
Rabia is a criminal and human rights lawyer, a retired British Army officer, a former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor, a professional speaker, trainer, MC, facilitator and published author. In 2006 Rabia was awarded a Queen’s commendation for her human rights work in Iraq and in 2009 was the Runner Up for Australian Woman of the Year UK. After starting life as a criminal defence lawyer and youngest ever Federal prosecutor in Perth, Rabia moved to the UK in 1998 where she eventually commissioned as a Legal Officer in the British Army in 2001. In a terrifying ordeal that garnered worldwide attention, along with a male colleague, Rabia assisted with the rescue of two SAS soldiers from Iraqi insurgents in Basra. Her male colleague received a Military Cross for outstanding bravery, while Rabia’s part in the incident was covered up by the British Army and Government. In a fight for justice she brought a landmark discrimination case against the UK Ministry of defence, and won. Rabia went on to become a Crown Advocate in the British Counter Terrorism Division, which saw her prosecuting Al Qaeda terrorists, hate crimes and advising on war crimes prosecutions in The Hague. Rabia has recently written and published her memoir, ‘Equal Justice’, which is a story about strength, resilience, courage, conviction and determination. An Australian/UK feature film is shortly to be made about her life. Rabia is currently Legal Counsel to the Commissioner of the Western Australia Police and is rapidly gaining a reputation as an outstanding motivational and inspirational speaker, facilitator, resilience and leadership coach, and champion of women in leadership.