Laura Hopes

Industry Adviser

Originally from London and with a background in business support recruitment for a leading player in the UK market, Laura moved to Sydney in 2011 to follow the path of many other sun seekers before her. Laura now has over a decade of recruitment experience across both the London and Sydney markets, and is the proud creator of HopesConsult, an independent boutique training consultancy offering the very best in recruitment training in Sydney. With 10 years’ experience working with a range of organisations, from independent traders to global operations, Laura has placed over 2000 candidates into roles and has managed and led teams to high level success. The co-founder of Lotus People Recruitment, an award-winning business support agency, a Yoga Teacher and Recruitment Trainer, Laura brings her varied and extensive experience to mentor aspiring high billers and managers in their recruitment and HR careers. With a passionate, expressive and practical hands on approach, Laura works one on one or with teams to redefine the recruitment process and ultimately increase sales, revenue and customer experience.

Speaker Sessions

8:00 - 8:50

Women in Leadership Breakfast - Registrations required

Hart Room

Start the day with a peer discussion on some of the unique challenges and opportunities often faced by women in recruitment: closing the confidence gap, navigating difficult work/life balance choices, imposter syndrome, and more. Leah McKelvey, VP of Global Enterprise Strategy & Operations, will kick off the session with a Q&A with Abbie Morris, Director of Organisational Development at Allegis Group, about some of the experiences and initiatives from the Allegis team across APAC, and how they’ve focused on enabling their current and future leaders. After this short introduction, industry leaders will lead a discussion at each table before asking one person from each group to share the lessons back with the entire team. Limited spots available, to register your interest in attending please email