Meg spent 15 years with Accenture and PA Consulting, working in HR Transformation and Business Process Re-engineering, with global clients such as BP and UBS. She has also taught at the Accenture University in Chicago. She then joined The Gap Partnership as HR Director and spent 8 years building and growing a highly specialised work force on a global basis. Passionate about the ability of businesses to make profit and do good, Atticus was formed in 2018, to create strategic and practical consultancy, to create shared value between corporates and the charity world.
Michael is the director of employee experience at Peakon, the employee engagement platform. As one of the organisation’s first employees he joined the fledgling business in 2015. Prior to his current role, he was instrumental in formulating the methodology that unpins Peakon as the director of organisational development science. He also supported enterprises in their adoption of real-time employee feedback and agile HR processes, working closely with Capgemini, easyJet, and Reach plc. Today, Michael ensures that the day-to-day experience of working at Peakon aligns with the organisation’s values and enables everyone to reach their full potential. Originally from the UK, he has spent the last nine years living in Copenhagen. He now shares his time between Peakon’s offices in the Danish capital, London, New York, Berlin and Auckland.
Nebel has a progressive approach to HR with an emphasis on delivering real business value and impact. Having spent a career supporting the people agenda within various organisations including River Island and Virgin, Nebel has experienced extensive business change and growth. Using modern HR practices to implement fresh ideas on; performance management, Agile working, using evidence based practice and Tech led approaches has resulted achieving multiple HR industry awards. With real success in helping business leaders to understand the benefits of moving away from traditional HR tactics and truly leveraging the most valuable asset of any organisation … it’s talented people.
Nelson Sivalingam is a serial entrepreneur and award-winning filmmaker. In 2016, Nelson co-founded HowNow, the innovative learning platform disrupting the way knowledge is captured, curated, discovered and measured in the workplace. Backed by Fuel Ventures, Founders of HR Tech success Thomsons Online Benefits and Tennis Superstar Andy Murray, HowNow is used by companies, big and small, across the 5 continents.
Nelson has been a speaker at Google Campus, an Ambassador for Startup Britain and a Guest Lecturer on Entrepreneurship. He has been recognised by Virgin Media Business as one of the top 30 young innovative founders in the country as well as one of the top Asian Stars in Tech by KPMG. He is a thought-leader on Startups and Tech contributing to publications such as The Guardian, The Telegraph and Startups.co.uk, and recently he was featured in Bloomberg’s documentary on Entrepreneurial Mindset.
Oliver directs strategy and keeps the Test Partnership team focused on innovation. Oliver has a proven track-record of starting and operating successful technology-based companies.
Pam Brown BA (Hons) MA currently Head of Diversity &Inclusion for West Midlands Ambulance University Trust and the initiator for Project D (Diversity) across all ambulance trusts in the UK. Pam has worked on the D&I agenda in many sectors and has authored a training manual on Racism in the Workplace and a range of articles on D&I. She is also a MFHA England mental health first aider instructor.
As Group HR Director Paul is a full member of the Executive Team. Paul has full responsibility for the people strategy and delivery across the OUTDOOR & CYCLE CONCEPTS Ltd Group where he has been in the role since May 2017.
Comprising of the well-known high street brands Snow+Rock, Cotswold Outdoor, Cycle Surgery, and Runners Need, Paul’s personal deep-rooted passion for the outdoors & his commitment to improving business performance through a values based-culture is a core principle that he drives through his organisation.
Prior to this Paul was HR Director at Greene King. He also spent six years at LV= General Insurance as HR Director – taking the business from a 650 employee company to 6,000. Before this, Paul spend 8 years as UK HR Director at Sanofi Pharmaceutical. Sanofi is the 2nd largest Pharma company in the world. Prior to this Paul was Group HR Manager at Laing-O’Rourke where he put in place a company-wide HR function for the UK’s largest privately owned construction company.
Pedro is Head of Leadership Development in AIB (Allied Irish Bank), Programme Director in the IMI (Irish Management Institute) Diploma in Strategic HRM and President of the Irish EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council).
He has previously worked in senior management roles in Penna HR Consulting, Deloitte, IBM Business Consulting Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He has led the design and implementation of large-scale change and human resources interventions with both national and international clients, in the public and private sectors.
Author of “Managing People” – A book used by the Institute of Bankers in Ireland in its Bachelor of Financial Services Degree. Other published work includes:
Motivational speaker and regular presenter at HR, change and business conferences / events
As Boom Chicago For Business’s Director of Content, Pep does it all: high level event host & facilitator, writer, stand-up comedian, public speaker, coach, and creator of innovative corporate programs. A co-founder of Boom Chicago, Pep’s passion is using comedy to make hard-to-communicate messages land and stick, as featured In his 2012 TED talk, ‘Fight, Flight or Make Your Opponent Laugh.’ Pep hosts events like TEDx Amsterdam, The Next Web Conference and The Nordic Business Forum to rave reviews, even making President Obama laugh at the NBF. He was nominated for an Emmy for his writing on America’s long-running television show, Saturday Night Live.
Rachel Marsh’s role as Head of People & Culture for Future Workplace at Fujitsu is focused around ensuring people are enabled within their roles, to allow them to fully engage to grow the business alongside their own capabilities. People are centric to the success of not only the company they work for, but the wider community. Fujitsu recognises this and Rachel’s role is pivotal in supporting each individual to create a multi layered approach of development – she is a passionate advocate of enabling and developing others. Through this level of employee engagement it enables Fujitsu to attract and retain talent to maintain a sustainable, future-proof business by fully recognising and supporting people’s talents and valuing their input.
Rachel’s career launched at ICL, starting as a placement student herself she has now been recognised with an award as Graduate Manager of the Year alongside achieving a Gold Employer Recognition Award for Fujitsu from the MOD for the initiatives she has put in place for the service leaver community. Other initiatives include recruitment events, graduate, apprentice and industrial placement programmes and piloting the Digital & Technology Solutions Degree and Apprentice Scheme. Rachel’s extensive expertise in operations and delivery has been gained across the EMEA landscape of cultures and industries.
Richard Doherty is senior director product marketing at Workday with EMEA-wide responsibilities for Workday’s HCM and financial management applications.
Prior to joining Workday, Richard was part of a team that pioneered cloud based recruiting and talent management solutions in Europe. Joining Jobpartners as one of the first employees in 2000, Richard held a number of positions across professional services, sales and marketing, helping Jobpartners grow into one of the market leaders in Europe. In 2011 Jobpartners was acquired by Taleo, the cloud recruiting and talent management leader at the time. Richard subsequently spent time at Taleo and Oracle as HCM Strategy Director before joining Workday.
Richard holds a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Although born in the U.K., Rob grew up in a small country town in Victoria, Australia. From an early age he developed a passion for understanding people and for leadership. Since beginning his career as a Civil Engineer in the Australian Air Force, this passion transformed into his career, and ultimately, into his purpose.
After leaving the Air Force in 2004, Rob returned to the UK. Throughout the time that’s followed he’s worked in a variety blue-chip companies across the world. In each role Rob’s focused on developing leaders so they can improve performance by empowering people to deliver their best contribution. As a leader and a human, Rob has also focused on ‘practicing what he preaches’, even in times when life and work have been at their most challenging.
In creating Muru, Rob brings together over 20 years of research, practical experience of developing others and hands on leadership, to create a new approach to unlocking true potential.
Learning & Development Director @ Advanced People Strategies. Rob’s career started in retail management before spending several years in HR and training within the sector. Rob has a degree in education, is a graduate of the CIPD and holds an M.A. in Strategic
Human Resource Management. He has significant Corporate experience and has held international roles within large, complex, global organisations. He has worked across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the USA designing and delivering learning interventions. Rob is certified with the British Psychological Society and various assessment tools and is a qualified executive coach. His passion is people and learning, enabling organisations to change and grow.
Roly launched online performance management system Appraisd in 2012. Since then it has been adopted by close to 300 businesses and is used by tens of thousands of employees around the world. Roly began his career as a Business Analyst at Goldman Sachs designing global online HR tools. It was this experience that inspired him to design and launch Appraisd.
Rémi Malenfant is HR4HR Transformation Manager at PeopleDoc leading a team of experienced HR professionals supporting customers in their HR Digital transformation programs. As part of HR4HR his goal is to help HR organisations design and implement best-in-class HR services delivery to optimise their HR/People practices. Passionate about digitalisation, he helps customers in the identification, development, implementation and realisation of their HR strategy through technology, including business case and roadmap development and supports them in their HR transformation journey: optimising and automating processes to improve service delivery, and enhance the employee experience through technology-enabled solutions. Previously Rémi held numerous HR and Talent Management roles at the global inspection and certification services company Bureau Veritas, as well as consultancy roles at PwC and Capgemini.
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