Alison is one of the founding partners of The Storytellers, pioneering storytelling in business as an essential leadership and engagement tool, as a practical, tangible methodology. A graduate in modern languages from Edinburgh University, her early career was spent in consumer PR, event production and sales and marketing. She is a regular speaker on the subject of storytelling and the role it plays in high performing leadership, change and transformation.
Alison is responsible for building the client base of The Storytellers worldwide, and plays a pivotal role in building senior client relationships at board level. She works to live, and enjoys a range of adventurous pastimes, including diving, cycling, skiing and shooting clay pigeons.
Andrea was appointed as HR Director for the UK in December 2017. Her passion is helping individuals, teams & businesses be the best they can be. Her role is to drive forward the people strategy for the UK, to attract, develop and retain great talent. Working closely with the UK leadership team, she oversees the development of HR initiatives which create a culture that empowers employees to innovate, do their best work, and grow the business. She leads a team of HR professionals focused on staffing, business partnering, talent development and compensation and benefits.
Andrea joined Microsoft as a Graduate almost 20 years ago and was most recently the HR Director for UK Sales & Marketing. Prior to this Andrea has worked both within the UK business and across Microsoft International, and has held leadership roles within Talent Acquisition & Talent Management. She holds a BA Hons degree in Business and Financial Services, and post-graduate certificates in Human Capital Management & Advanced Organisation Design from the University of Southern California.
Andrew is a prominent voice in the reward and benefits space. He joined JLT in 2015 and has been working with businesses to bring their reward offering to life through the use of technology. Now in charge of the future proposition at JLT, his focus is on how to help companies deliver the best employee experience by adopting the most effective digital strategy in HR.
Andy is the Chief Operating Officer at The University of Sheffield, a world-leading University that is committed to the goal of changing the world for the better through the power of knowledge and application.
Responsible for leading the organisation’s Corporate Services, which includes responsibility for the HR service for its 8,300 staff. The University’s people strategy focuses on attraction, growth, and engagement of world-class talent, and has particularly emphasised the importance of personal health, happiness, and wellbeing in the workplace. His team has received external recognition for its creativity, including being the only University to appear in the Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For List for the past two-years.
Andy is happily married with two teenage children. When not at home or work he will most certainly be out swimming, cycling, or running. Andy made his triathlon debut in Leeds earlier this year and inexplicably plans to do more.
Andy White is an energetic, confident and silly Brummie who combines silly voices and a mad afro to devastating comic effect. Andy has numerous media appearances, including winning the Weakest Link comedian’s special! His appearance on the BBC quiz show featured in his five-star (***** Three Weeks) Edinburgh show, ‘It Started With A Quiz’ in 2007. Most recently he featured in the Vote Now Show on BBC Radio 4 during the 2017 General Election campaign.
He regularly headlines up and down the UK and has worked with all the major chains and comedy promoters along the way, as well as numerous corporate clients. Overseas, he’s performed in Monte Carlo (Laughing Horse), Berlin (Bleu Montag), Abu Dhabi and Dubai (Laughter House) amongst others
Angela is responsible to for the go-to-market strategy, product management and P&L performance of the Microsoft 365 business in the UK. In our mission to reinvent productivity and empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more we are delivering a continuous flow of new functionality and applications that deliver on the mission.
Angus McCarey is Chief Executive of Hive Learning, the peer to peer learning app for organisations. He’s a fanatical learner with a strong background in digital. He was the CMO at snack box company graze.com as it went multi-channel and international and prior to that he was Senior Director at eBay in Europe. Angus has an MBA from INSEAD and started his career at Capital One and Bain & Company.
Best-selling author, entrepreneur and inspirational public speaker, Angus Ridgway is the Co-founder and CEO of Potentialife. Over the course of a 20-year prior career advising clients at McKinsey, he came to see what a performance differentiator it is when leaders, managers and the front-line are at the ‘top of their game’ every day. The productivity differential between energetic, purposeful, positive and engaged leaders and those that are just going through the motions isn’t just a few percentage points – it’s more like a factor of 10. His recent book, ‘The Joy of Leadership’, co-authored with world-renowned positive psychology expert Tal Ben-Shahar, sheds light on the personal operating models and the practical daily behaviours that separate the most productive individuals from the rest.
Anna is passionate about the link between the psychology of human behaviour and performance in organisations. She combines her passion, evidence base from the study of psychology (experimental and occupational), and corporate experience as a talent strategy consultant to generate new perspectives and solutions around leadership, performance and development.
Annabel Jones is the UK HR Director at ADP, a global provider of Human Capital Management solutions. She is a seasoned HR professional with experience across all key areas of HR. Annabel started her HR career with a dotcom start-up and then worked in the media industry for 13 years before joining ADP in 2014. Annabel leads the HR function for approximately 1000 UK based employees, working as part of the International HR Leadership Team. She is responsible for the development of strategies related to areas such as total reward, talent management and corporate social responsibility, with a particular passion for aligning strategy and culture in order to drive greater employee engagement and deliver business success. Annabel is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and holds a degree in psychology from the University of Portsmouth. She lives in Surrey with her husband and daughter and enjoys running (or jogging!) in her spare time.
Anne joined JLL in March 2018, after spending the previous 15 years supporting global organisations to develop and deploy their Talent agendas. Passionate about the future of work in a digital age, with a strong focused on leading teams through change, building talent acquisition strategies and ensuring Talent has a seat at the executive table.
Anne is also a tutor for the Institute of Recruiters (IoR) where her focus is to develop in-house Recruiter capability and in turn professionalise the industry.
When she has any spare time, she enjoys motorcycle touring, fast cars and is a bit of an adrenaline junkie!
Anthony is a multilingual and multi award-winning specialist in employee internal communications, employee engagement and the people side of business change.He builds capability, moves mindsets and changes cultures to help businesses deliver sustainable results.He is positively disruptive, commercially minded and passionate. He has worked as the Group Head of Internal Comms and Engagement at RSA Insurance and Allied Irish Bank.
ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transportation and infrastructure customers to write the future of industrial digitalization and realize value. Last month ABB was announced as title sponsor to the world’s first fully electric international FIA motorsport series, Formula E.
Anthony started his career in the food industry, primarily in the US, in general business as well as HR roles. He has spent the last 15 years with ABB, in senior HR roles in Ireland, Middle East and Zurich. Anthony now heads HR for the Robotics and Motion division, with 27000 employees across 100+ countries.
As an Oracle ACE for Business Intelligence, Antony is one of Europe’s leading BI architects. His primary focus is on Oracle BI and related database and middleware products. These include BI Foundation, Exalytics, BI Applications, Spatial, Real-Time Decisions (RTD), Big Data Discovery, Data Mining, Endeca, SOA Suite and Oracle VM.
Antony is passionate about HR analytics and is an avid blogger in the field, demonstrating thought leadership across the world of analytics.
This year, Antony has been instrumental in the development of a new automation tool – Tallinn Machine Learning. Enabling users to quickly enter into predictive analytics on a large scale, it allows you to become proficient in machine learning.
With over 15 years’ experience working with Oracle BI and Data Warehousing, Tony is the Technical Director with BI specialists Peak Indicators.
As VP of Global Talent Acquisition at Nielsen, Barbara focuses on developing and executing scalable strategic initiatives, leveraging innovating and emerging concepts and technologies, to deliver TA solutions that support and advance the company’s mission.
Having joined Nielsen in 1999, over the past 19 years Barbara has held a variety of increasingly responsible HR leadership roles across all areas of the business, leading teams and driving large scale and sustainable organisational change.
She is passionate about leading transformational change in TA at Nielsen, to elevate the function by developing the teams’ collective talent expertise, building an engaging candidate experience and leveraging technology solutions to enable world class delivery.
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