Sally is a strategic, future-focused leader, passionate about high value human capital solutions that deliver to the business plan and create competitive advantage. She works with Clients to create ambitious talent acquisition solutions that truly reflect their culture and employer brands and create a measurable link between the talent acquisition strategy and the overall business plan.
Sally leads Qualtrics’ EX Solution Strategy business for EMEA North and South. She works with Qualtrics clients to bring together the possibilities of our technology with their strategic EX goals and ambitions. She has worked in the EX field for almost 20 years, supporting a wide range of clients across the public and private sectors in the UK, Europe and globally to improve organisational performance through people-centred research and action.
Song Division’s UK & Europe General Manager, Sam McNeill is one of the world’s most in demand MC’s and Facilitators. At just 34, Sam has hosted over 400 Team Building Workshops, Gala Awards Evenings and Product Launches in The UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and The US.
The last few years have seen Sam recognised both locally and international, having been voted as a top 5 speaker in Spice Magazine’s hot 100, winning Future Leader awards with both Meetings & Events Australia and the Professional Convention Management Association (an award he was flown to Boston to receive).
Sam’s professionalism and energy has made him a favourite among clients, having already worked with many of the biggest brands on the planet, including Virgin, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, McDonald’s, Spotify, HP and Fujitsu to name just a small few.
Stephen has been CEO at the Big Issue Foundation since July 2007. His previous role was Director of Commercial Operations at Shelter, where he had responsibility for a chain of 100 charity Stores, a mail-order business and a Training business primarily focusing on Housing professionals. Stephen was a member of the Senior Management Team with cross organisational responsibility for the strategic management of the Charity. Stephen was at Shelter for 13 years.
Stephen helped found and ultimately chaired the professional body that represents the majority of Charity Retailers in the UK, ‘The Association of Charity Shops’. Stephen is a Vice Chair of the Trustees of the homeless health care charity, London Pathway, a Trustee of TRAID, a charity committed to protecting the environment and reducing world poverty by recycling and campaigning at home and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Shoreditch Town Hall Trust.
Steve is head of proposition at Smarterly, the go to provider for workplace savings. He has over 25 years’ experience in the employee benefits industry having worked globally in a number of strategic roles with expertise in flexible benefits and DC pensions.
Stuart is a performance management specialist with 20 years’ HR experience, both as an HR Director and Consultant. He has spent the last 10 years working with organisations to improve their performance management processes and implement online systems.
Prior to this, Stuart held in-house HR roles for organisations including BP, United Biscuits and Sony where he was International HR Director.
Stuart holds a BA (hons) in HR Management and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.
Tara is a strategic HR professional with a strong track record of successfully leading large scale Resourcing & Talent Operations (20,000+ hires) within complex business environments. Tara is passionate about the employee /candidate experience, EVP, digital recruitment and utilising next generation technology to innovate and engage talent.
Trudie is a gamechanger in the field of leadership, she has fresh thinking and new ideas that to date have rarely been seen outside the likes of TED.
Her career is as diverse as the ideas she creates and speaks at a number of events on a variety of topics and audiences from Women in Business, Graduates, Start Ups/Entrepreneurs through to CSuite leadership and their successors.
Vera Gramkow is the Global Head of Talent and Performance Development at Bayer AG, the leading global Life Science company headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany.
Her team focusses on developing employees throughout the whole employee life cycle, enabling them to reach peak performance and to actively play to their full potential.
Vera has a background in business process engineering and sales before moving into HR. She has focussed on Talent Management and Strategic Workforce Planning in various industries and locations globally in the last 15 years.
She has a deep passion for developing individuals and teams to drive cross company performance and is driven by her curiosity to experiment new and innovative approaches. She enjoys exploring how technology can take HR to the next level and coaching leaders to become the best they can be.
I have been the IT Director for Mencap for the last 5 years and before that, a similar role at United Response for 4. Before moving into the charity sector, I spent over 11 years working in the financial markets, setting up and running the IT for a boutique, but global, Head Hunting organisation with offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. I have 2 beautiful daughters and a fabulous wife, fly a helicopter for fun, ride a motorbike and, for my sins, I am a Spurs fan. Nerdy fact. I’ve now been using Excel for 25 years!
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