Aidan manages a worldwide team of learning and development professionals, and he has direct responsibility for global delivery of learning and strategic development programs, vendor and partner management, financial and strategy management, and acquisition integration.
Alastair is the UK General Manager at Arctic Shores and leads the Sales and Marketing Functions, focusing on the UK and Republic of Ireland. Alastair manages a number of the business’ key accounts, including PwC, KPMG and Siemens. With a background as a Business Psychologist, Alastair uses a consultative approach with clients and prospects to promote best practice in organisational selection and assessment. Alastair is passionate about next generation psychometric assessment and embracing innovation in the assessment space to improve client ROI and to boost candidate experience.
Alison Esse is one of the founding partners of The Storytellers, a unique culture change, engagement and leadership consultancy which has pioneered storytelling in business to help leaders from over 170 major organisations all over the world to bring about high performing leadership, change and transformation.
She is a regular speaker on the subject of storytelling and the role it plays in changing attitudes and beliefs, and building an emotional connection to unlock energy and commitment within large, complex organisations. Alison is responsible for building the profile and client base of The Storytellers worldwide and plays a pivotal role in building senior client relationships at board level.
Alison is a graduate in modern languages from Edinburgh University, her early career being spent in consumer PR, event production and sales and marketing.
Amanda Reszkowski serves as Clinical Director of Executive Optimization at R3 Continuum, bringing nearly 15 years’ experience in the field of behavioral health.
As the Clinical Director for Executive Optimization, Amanda oversees both the clinical and non-clinical solution suite designed to discretely support high-level executives both personally and professionally. She has consulted with Fortune 500 companies on issues related to disruptive event management and behavioral health literacy and awareness in the workplace.
Amanda is known as an adept strategic partner to her clients; understanding their unique cultural needs, and collaborating to implement behavioral health solutions that integrate resilience and optimize executives.
She holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, where her focus was direct practice in mental health. She is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional and an Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor.
After graduating from the University of East Anglia, where she studied American and English literature, Angela went on to have some interesting experiences including managing a fine Havana cigar store on Old Bond Street and teaching English to Italian students.
Her leadership skills led her to enter the world of HR, first in the tobacco industry and then at Ofsted, where she became Head of Policy & Employment Relations after several years. Angela joined Mencap in 2007, starting as Head of HR for services and then getting the People Director role in 2013. Angela somehow combines being mum to Maxwell, 7 and being a people director, which she describes as an absolute privilege.
Anne Fulton is author of The Career Engagement Game, and has been keynote speaker at conferences such as the 2018 Workforce Transformation Forum at the London School of Business, HCI Employee Engagement Conference (Chicago, NY, Miami, Atlanta) and HRMI Leadership Conferences across the US and Canada. Anne has been a Registered Organizational Psychologist for over 20 years, and is an experienced OD Transformation expert with a passion for career enablement, talent optimization and workforce agility. Founder of the Career Engagement Group, their Fuel50 Career Pathing is now operating in 28 countries, in over 50 Fortune 500 companies such as EBay, Pepsi, Walmart, MasterCard, TexasHealth and many more, Anne and her team are dedicated to improving employee engagement, supporting Diversity Initiatives and creating career acceleration programs for employees whether they are High Potentials, Talent, Graduates or Emerging Leaders. Their clients see consistent uplifts in engagement results, retention gains and many are now delivering award winning career programs with the help of Anne and the team at Fuel50. Winners of the HRTech Awesome New Technology in 2014, Brandon hall Career Pathing Gold Excellence Award 2015 and 2016, Top 20 global Engagement Influencer 2017 and Employee Engagement Award US Vendor of the Year 2018, Anne and the Fuel50 team are delivering retention, engagement gains and transforming the employee experience in organizations across the world
EAP professional with over 25 years’ experience as senior clinical leader with Morneau Shepell. She is committed to the development of global clinical best practices, resources and support for individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. Barb is active in the area of clinical research and evaluation, having been published in numerous articles and journals, and has presented at conferences around the globe. She is currently an active board member with EARF (Employee Assistance Research Foundation) and EAPA (Employee Assistance Professionals Association) and presents on digital behavioural health innovation at conferences around the globe.
Before founding THE GROWTH HOUSE, Ben spent 16 years as the CEO of BBH in Singapore and London, helping some of the world’s biggest businesses and brands to grow. Businesses like Audi, Barclays, British Airways and Tesco.
The growth that Ben and his team helped to deliver for these companies was acknowledged in October 2018 when BBH London became The IPA Effectiveness Company of the year. During more than a decade in charge of BBH London, Ben and his team delivered more than £600M of revenue and £170M of profit. BBH was in the ‘Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For’ for ten consecutive years.
Ben is passionate about helping leaders, teams and businesses to grow. The Growth House is now working with companies such as Virgin Media, Costa and Rothco. He is helping the extended leadership teams of all of these businesses to craft, amplify and activate their growth narratives.
As Head of International Ben is leading Personio’s expansion across UK, Benelux, Nordics and Spain. Before joining Personio in 2019 he was the Regional Sales Director EMEA at Stack Overflow where he oversaw the company’s international growth scaling the team from 2 to 70+ people across UK, Germany and France.
Bernard Marr is an internationally bestselling author, futurist, keynote speaker, and strategic advisor to companies and governments. He advises and coaches many of the world’s best-known organisations on strategy, digital transformation, and business performance. LinkedIn has recently ranked Bernard as one of the top 5 business influencers in the world and the No 1 influencer in the UK. He has authored 16 best-selling books, is a frequent contributor to the World Economic Forum and writes a regular column for Forbes. Every day Bernard actively engages his almost 2 million social media followers and shares content that reaches millions of readers.
Brad Winsor is the Vice President of People Analytics at SplashBI. Brad has over 25 years of experience in HR strategy, technology and quantitative data analysis. His team designs and builds SplashHR, SplashBI’s next generation people analytics product. Brad previously held the position of Vice President of Workforce Planning and Analytics at PeopleFluent for eight years. During this time, Brad developed an award-winning suite of people analytics products.
Candice is a Leadership, Talent and OD director with over twenty years’ experience in the development and delivery of leadership development, talent and transformational people programmes. Over her career Candice had led some major organizational transformations and has built a deep understanding of what it means to engage the leaders of those organizations in enacting change in their organizations and themselves. She led BTs Global Diversity and Inclusion strategy, executing real change in both culture and workforce composition and is most recently leading IHGs Global Strategy for Talent and Leadership Development across their corporate and hotels estates. She’s a mum of a 6 year old girl, 5 year old boy and Charlie the Labradoodle.
Cath is an international, business focused HR Leader with a proven track record of delivery in a variety of global, matrix organisations. She is passionate about bringing a real commercial focus to the people agenda and leading organisations and teams through transformational change.
Cath joined Avon in May 2016 as Vice President HR, Global Commercial Business. Avon is the company that for 130 years has stood for beauty, innovation, optimism and, above all, for empowering women. Avon has a diverse product portfolio sold through six million independent Avon Beauty Entrepreneurs worldwide.
Cath has played a key role in the Avon turnaround and transformation journey, she led the development of a Commercial Blueprint to enable investment in new commercial capabilities, whilst right sizing the organization to deliver significant savings.
Prior to joining Avon, Cath worked for one of the world’s leading cereal and snacks companies Kellogg’s where she spent over ten years in both European and North America roles. She was VP, HR European Markets, and led the reorganisation of the European business following the acquisition of Pringles. Prior to this she was VP, Global Talent and led the creation and execution of the first global employer brand, vision and purpose.
Cath also spent over ten years with Barclays Plc, a British multinational banking and financial services company, prior to becoming a successful external Human Resources Consultant specialising in organisational design, cultural change and Strategic Talent Management and Leadership Development.
Cath has a BSc(Hons) in Psychology and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and an alumni of Executive Programmes at Harvard and INSEAD Business Schools.
Previously, a management consultant working on multiple HR Transformation projects, Catherine has been with Imperial Brands since the start of the HR Transformation journey in Jan 2015.
A self-confessed, solution orientated “techie”, Catherine is passionate about leveraging technology to free up humans to be human at work. While with Imperial Brands, Catherine and her team have delivered a global Workday implementation to 72 countries, 2 x implementations of Service Now as well as Recruitment Solutions and Adoption tools. The list continues to grow!
As Lead Catalyst, Cheri partners with people to catalyze positive change in workplaces and communities. The two simple practices she introduces give leaders and teams the power to strengthen relationships, expand possibilities, and increase productivity and engagement through everyday conversation. These practices are grounded in neuroscience, positive psychology, and Appreciative Inquiry, one of the most widely used approaches for systems change. She’s worked with thousands of leaders and teams around the world to support high performance, engagement, and organization success.
She’s written numerous books and articles; her most recent book is a Berrett Koehler bestseller, Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement. She’s been featured in leading media sources including Fast Company, Forbes, HR Magazine, SmartBrief, Training Industry, and Training Magazine. A perpetual learner, she’s accumulated a Ph.D. in Collaborative Learning, an MBA., Masters in Transpersonal Psychology, and Level II certification in Spiral Dynamics Integral.
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