Michelle’s career in the Group started in Private Banking undertaking a number of roles finally running St Albans Private Banking office, moving on to be the first female Local Director for Lloyds in Camden. Michelle then ran telephony centres in Solent, Cardiff, Bridgend and Southend before moving again, this time to General Insurance to run the retention and direct GI business before moving to the Halifax as the Regional Director for the South of England.
Michelle brings the customer focus and insight developed through her career to her current role of Chief Culture and Talent Officer for the Group where she has responsibility for defining, implementing and oversighting the Group’s Recruitment, Talent, Performance Management, Learning and Culture. This is a significant leadership role that is vital in driving the behavioural and cultural changes required to allow the Group to succeed in future.
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.
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
Rudolph’s key professional achievements cover human resource management in industry and consulting in Europe and Africa. He has undertaken assignments with both local (private & public) and multinational organisations. He has over 22 years extensive experience in talent development, corporate restructuring, employee relations and HR processes and systems. He is passionate about talent development and developing values-based cultures. Rudolph is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development UK, a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner and a certified Level III Trainer.
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 8 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 Foods.
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.
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.
Valerie joined the BBC as Director, HR in August 2014 and is responsible for HR, Internal Communications and the Academy. Prior to joining the BBC she worked for 5 years as Group HR Director at Amey with responsibility for the HR, Communications and HSEA strategy for 20,000 employees. During this time she led the people integration of 10,000 employees from acquired company Enterprise into Amey.
Before joining Amey, Valerie was Group HR Director for Steria based in Paris and with global responsibility for 20,000 employees. She joined Steria in 2007 as a result of the acquisition of Xansa by Steria and was responsible for the people merger of the two organisations. She had worked at Xansa for 10 years, initially on a part-time basis while bringing up a young family, and then moving to Group HR Director in 2004. In addition to leading the HR function she developed a new HRO service line for the organisation. Her earlier career included working in HR at Selfridges and then at EDS in the Netherlands and subsequently in the UK.
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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