Michael Spiers is the Chief People Officer for London City Airport which celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2017 and is the only airport actually in London, serving 50 routes and close to 5 million passengers in 2016.
Previously Michael was the HR Director for the airport and prior to that he held several HR roles at Centrica including Head of HR for the corporate office as well as heading up HR for the Offshore Renewable and Nuclear parts of the business. He formatively spent many years at Sainsbury’s in a number of HR roles both in the retail and Trading functions. Michael has a Master’s degree in Chemistry from UKC as well as a Master degrees in HRM and Employment law. Michael has a passion for travel and will openly brag that in his current job he can make it from his desk to airplane door in 6 minutes (his current record!)
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
Perry Timms has a mission: To design a better future of work for us all to lead more fulfilling lives.
He is Founder and Chief Energy Officer of PTHR, with over 25 years experience in people, technology and organisational change and transformation and in October 2017, Perry’s first book project – Transformational HR – is published by Kogan Page.
Perry is an international and TEDx Speaker and Adviser on the Future of Work and HR, and is a WorldBlu® Certified Freedom at Work Consultant + Coach – helping people and their companies become part of the next stage in human and organisational evolution. Perry has partners across the UK, and in the USA, New Zealand, South Africa, Kuwait, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Sweden, and Denmark to help achieve this.
A Chartered Member of the CIPD, Perry advises the CIPD on HR’s use of Digital and Social Media, and was a Guide for the 2013 CIPD HR Hackathon (with Professor Gary Hamel’s Management Innovation Exchange).
Perry is a Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University, a Fellow of the RSA, is an associate consultant at the Work Foundation, and is part of the adjunct faculty at Ashridge Executive Education (Hult International Business School).
You will find Perry on Twitter @PerryTimms, on YouTube, LinkedIn and you can read his Medium blog at medium.com/@PerryTimms
Ms. Rosa Lee, Senior Vice President of Bosch Corporate Human Resources, has over 20 years’ experience in Project Management, Sales & Marketing and Human Resource Management which includes Staffing, Learning, Organization Development and Talent Management. Prior to joining Bosch in 2010, Rosa heads up different leadership roles in multinational companies like DuPont, Honeywell, Schindler and Coca-Cola for both Great China and Asia Pacific responsibilities. Rosa Lee received a MBA degree from Kellogg Business School, North Western University in the States and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She also received a Bachelor degree of Law from East China University of Politics and Law.
With over 25 years’ experience, Sue Yell is HR Director for Warburtons, where she has worked with the executive team to define and deliver the business’s growth plans. Sue currently works as HR Director for Warburtons, where she is responsible for the development and delivery of the people management strategy.
Sue joined Warburtons in July 2011, and during the past 5 years has worked with the executive team to define and deliver the business growth plans. The people agenda is now seen as absolutely essential to the organisation’s success. The ‘Lead for Growth’ plan has focused on the development of talent and capability to enable the business vision to be achieved.
Sue is particularly passionate about engagement and has been instrumental in achieving ‘Best Company to Work for’ status for both Warburtons and previously Iceland Food. She has previously worked for Marks and Spencer and News International and has extensive experience of managing business transformation, change programmes and improving leadership capability within both the retail and manufacturing sectors.
Tony Cooke joined adidas, area North as HR Director in July 2001 with the responsibility for all HR functions throughout the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg. He was formerly HR Director of William Baird PLC and prior to this held senior HR Management roles at GEC Plessey and the National Westminster Bank. In 2006 the adidas Group grew further with the integration of the Reebok brand, and in turn Tony was appointed Senior Director HR, North Europe.
Tony is responsible for the organisations award winning CSR strategy; initiating many of the fundraising schemes for local and international charities. He is also the driving force behind the accolade of becoming ‘Britain’s Healthiest Company’ 4 years in succession. Tony is married with 3 children and is an avid Liverpool Football Club supporter.
Wendy’s last executive director role was as Director of Corporate Services at the University of East London, where her responsibilities included HR and a number of other corporate areas. She was formerly the Director of Human Resources for the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) – the organisation responsible for developing and building the new venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – where she led the HR function for seven years. She is currently a Non-Executive Director at the Ministry of Defence, is a member of the Engage for Success Task Force, and chairs the Advisory Board of Global Diversity Practice.
Wendy’s earlier career spanned the public and private sectors, and she previously held senior HR roles in Defra, EDF Energy, Standard Chartered Bank and Littlewoods. She is particularly interested in creating high-performing organisations, diversity/inclusion, organisational change/culture, and employee engagement.
She is a former winner of the HR Distinction Award for HR Director of the Year, has a Masters degree in Employment Strategy from the University of Greenwich, and is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. You can follow her on twitter @WendyHall2012
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