Friday 4 November 2022 

 7:15am Registration opens
 7:30am Breakfast served
 7:45am Welcome
  Beth Blackwood (CEO) AHISA
 7:50am Board's role and hot topics in governance
  Ben Tallboys (Principal) Russell Kennedy Lawyers
 8:20am Opportunity for table discussion
 8:30am The Board's role in student safety
  Ben Tallboys (Principal) Russell Kennedy Lawyers
 9:00am Opportunity for table discussion
 9:10am The Board's role in managing grievances
  Ben Tallboys, Russell Kennedy Lawyers
 9:40am Opportunity for table discussion 
 9:50am Closing remarks
  Beth Blackwood (CEO) AHISA 
 10:00am   Breakfast concludes

Program Disclaimer: This program is correct at time of publishing but is subject to change should unforeseen circumstances arise.


Ben Tallboys is a Principal at Russell Kennedy Lawyers and specialises in Workplace Relations, Education and Safety.

Ben has been a trusted advisor to AHISA and Heads of independent schools across Australia since 2006, and spends his days, nights and, yes, weekends, advising Heads on all issues to do with staff, students, parents, boards and the media.  Ben works tirelessly to help schools achieve practical outcomes, and manage financial, legal and reputational risk when issues and crises emerge. When disputes cannot be avoided, Ben represents his clients in the Fair Work Commission, courts and tribunals in relation to breach of contract, bullying, discrimination, duty of care, enterprise bargaining, industrial action and unfair dismissal claims. 

Ben also supports Heads in relation to their own personal employment arrangements, including first-time appointments and contract renewals.

Ben regularly speaks for AHISA, at schools, and for school law conferences, on a wide array of practical issues encountered in the education sector
Registration is ONLY open to current AHISA Members and their chairs and boards.

Single Registration       $110 per person 
Two Registrations        $100 per person
Three+ Registrations    $90 per person
Increase your discount by registering more representatives from your board in one transaction.
*Prices are inclusive of GST. A booking fee will be applicable.

Gilbert Suite
Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide

Venue Map: Adelaide Convention Centre
(Gilbert Suite located on ground floor)

If you chose to drive, there are two undercover car parking option, North Terrace and Riverbank Carparks. The Riverbank car park is accessible from Morphett Street/Festival Drive.
Both car parks are located directly under the Centre and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Clearance is 2.0 metres and automated payment stations accept payment via card only (major credit cards, debit cards and mobile pay).  


0-1 HOUR $7.50
1-2 HOURS $12.00
2-3 HOURS $16.00
3-4 HOURS $18.00
EARLY BIRD* $17.00

More details can be found on the ACC website

Public Transport:
The closest tram stop is located right in front of the historic Adelaide Railway Station, which is just a two minute walk from the Centre.
In addition, three main taxi companies operate in the Adelaide metropolitan area and can be booked for pick up or drop off from our North Terrace and Morphett Street Bridge (West Building) entrances. For guests departing the Centre, a taxi rank is located on North Terrace, right on the Centre’s doorstep. Uber is also in operation within Adelaide providing another convenient mode of transport.

More details can be found on the ACC website


AHISA National Office
Nicola Hart

Event Manager
T: 02 6247 7300
E: [email protected]