Workshop Facilitators


Katie Kossian
Senior Associate
Katie has more than nine years’ employment law experience, working with a variety of clients in both the public and private sectors, as well as in-house. 
Katie has advised clients on a wide range of employment and IR related issues including contract negotiations and drafting, the application and interpretation of various industrial instruments, performance management and management of injured workers; restructures and redundancies, discrimination complaints, investigations, disciplinary matters and termination of employment. Katie also has extensive litigation experience, appearing in and briefing counsel for matters in the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW, Fair Work Commission as well as the Local, District, Federal and Supreme Courts.


Diana Diaz                             Sarah Saliba
     Special Counsel                           Associate           
Gadens                                     Gadens   
Diana is a Special Counsel in the Employment Advisory Group at Gadens. Diana has extensive experience advising corporate clients on a broad range of matters including enterprise agreement making, managing workplace change and restructuring, terminations, disputes, workplace investigations, training and HR policies, remuneration and benefits and business protection issues.
Sarah Saliba is an Associate in the Employment Advisory Group at Gadens. Sarah has broad experience advising corporate clients and senior executives on general employment law matters including employment and independent contractor agreements, termination of employment (including redundancy and restraint of trade) and award coverage. Sarah also provides advice on workplace policies and procedures and has experience in providing workplace training seminars. 


Joanne Alilovic
3D HR Legal 
Jo Alilovic is the Director and founder of 3D HR Legal and author of “Homeforce”.  Jo was an early adopter of the remote first and hybrid workforce, managing her own distributed team for the last 5 years. She also has a strong interest in diversity initiatives and workplace change, and in 2020 she celebrated over 100 episodes and 68,000 downloads of her podcast, “The Juggle”.  
In her business, Jo works with business owners and leaders who want to go from people problems to teams that get results. A key part involves getting clarity on minimum expectations, coaching leaders through difficult conversations, investigating complaints, and conducting engaging and actionable workplace training to facilitate positive cultural change. 


Gemma Sharp
Special Counsel 
Cooper Grace Ward
As Special Counsel in Cooper Grace Ward’s workplace relations and safety team, Gemma brings over 10 years’ experience providing advice on employment, industrial discrimination, and health and safety matters.