HR & Payroll Leaders Symposium – Dublin 2023

The GPA is pleased to invite all HR and Payroll Leaders to attend its Symposium on March 30, 2023.

Date:  30th March 2023
Time:  09.0
0am - 12.00pm IST
Venue: The Gibson Hotel, The point square, Dublin 1, Ireland D01 X2P2
Cost:  Free

The Global Payroll Association (GPA) are excited to extend an exclusive invitation for you to join a thought leadership Symposium. This symposium will also provide opportunities to network with the speakers and other payroll leaders in your city. This is an exclusive event you don’t want to miss.

Our Speakers


I have always found the GPA events to be extremely informative with high quality speakers covering key topics, great networking opportunities and fantastic value for money too!”

A great day and so good to have so many payroll professionals under one roof! As always the speakers gave a very good overview as to what is going on in the real payroll world

The GPA team were very helpful, professional and welcoming. This really made the day most very enjoyable as well as being informative. The setting for the venue was well-chosen for getting there and the meetings were well-organised and structured. There was something for everyone concerned with the complexities and issues in payroll both in the UK and globally, thank you GPA!

Getting to the venue


Cordoba Suite
The Gibson Hotel, The point square, 

Dublin 1, Ireland D01 X2P2

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The Venue

Graham Jenkins

Graham was previously the Global Process Owner for Payroll and T&E at IBM, where he was responsible for Payroll/T&E strategy, operations and resourcing during a 30 year career.

Patrycja Strzelecka 

Patrycja has many years of experience in outsourcing business services. She has built one of the biggest accounting companies in Poland, Extor S.A., which TMF acquired in May 2016. 

Joan Haafs

Joan leads TMF Netherlands' Global Business Services, including the Dutch international payroll business. He has over 17 years’ experience in the payroll outsourcing industry.


I had a very enjoyable day and it was great to catch up with delegates from last year. The event was very informative and featured some excellent presentations by your key speakers.

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Welcome and Registration.

9.00am - 9.30am

People: The key to a successful Payroll Transformation - Keith O’Brien – Principal Consultant Global HR & Payroll at Payrollminds 

Join Keith for this knowledge-rich session as he explores ways to unlock every organisation's most valuable asset in times of change; its people. Keith walks us through how to identify the essential skillsets and experience required for a payroll transformation, ways to find and hone those skills within your own team and how to train and guide people through the critical change journey.

9.30am - 10.15am 

10.15am - 11.00am 

Coffee and Networking 

11.00am - 11.20am



11.20am - 12.00pm

How to run a successful Global Payroll Transformation project - Lara Smart, Director at L Smart Consulting Ltd

Lara will break down the steps to support you on your payroll transformation journey and help you succeed by providing an overview of key areas to consider:
1. The start of your transformation journey – the core steps from Discovery to Delivery
2.  Setting your transformation Programme/project up for successful delivery

Lara is an advocate for the payroll industry and supporting and enabling people on their journey and she believes sharing insights can only strengthen the industry.

It is time for digital transformation in Global Payroll - Fidelma McGuirk CEO Payslip

Global payroll is often overlooked for digital transformation, but this business-critical delivery really needs it for many valid reasons:

  • Replace manual entry and legacy processes
  • Prevent payroll errors and reduce risk of compliance failure
  • Connect payroll with wider ecosystem: HR, Finance and Benefits
  • Releasing crucial data for reporting and analysis

This session will examine the need for digital transformation in payroll, what it looks like in practice and why it is essential for visibility & control in the complex world of multi-country payroll delivery & management. It is about using smart tech to work across countries in smarter, faster and better ways.

Attendees will learn how automation, integration and digitization can genuinely transform global payroll and ensure the payroll department is in a position to meet all current & future challenges while evolving into a strategic business partner inside the organization.


Melanie Pizzey
Global Payroll Association

Fidelma McGuirk  Founder & CEO at Payslip
Lara Smart
L Smart Consulting Ltd 
Keith O'Brien
Principal Consultant Global HR & Payroll with Payrollminds