Becky is currently People Director – Expansion at Heathrow, where she is responsible for ensuring the business has the capability to deliver a future Heathrow. Prior to this for the last four years she has been the Talent and Development Director where she was responsible for Talent Management, Performance Management, Engagement, Change and Training and Development
Prior to her time at Heathrow Becky was the Group Director of Organisational Development and Talent for Premier Foods, where amongst many other things she was responsible for the change and engagement agenda.
Prior to this Becky held roles at Dixons, EasyJet , Safeway and Morrisons.
Becky is a Fellow of the CIPD and has a MA in HR Management.
Becky loves maximising her spare time by both spending time in Wales, traveling, skiing and by riding her Harley Davidson.
Ben is the co-founder of Arch Apprentices. Ben joined the Blenheim Chalcot Group to set up Arch Apprentices at the start of 2012.
Ben has over fifteen years’ experience building organisations and initiatives that address social and economic challenges. He began his career helping Government organisations to understand the effectiveness of regeneration and labour market programmes. Ben then co-founded and ran RSe Consulting, a specialist firm helping councils to improve how they work for the benefit of their residents.
RSe worked with over 1/3rd of all English local authorities on improvement and transformation as well as key central Government departments before it was acquired by Tribal Group in 2008. In 2001 Ben set up SAFE, the country’s leading financial inclusion initiative based at Toynbee Hall, where is now the Non-Executive Chairman. He first got involved with Toynbee Hall through 7 years’ volunteering as an adult leader on camps for teenagers from London’s East End.
Ben studied Classics at the University of Oxford.”
Birthe is the Global Head for Performance, Engagement & Culture. Her team is responsible for providing easy to use tools, processes and insights that help the Bank, its managers and employees to make more rounded decisions, improve governance, have greater accountability and mutual trust due to robust data into employee engagement and performance, people potential, risks and capability.
Birthe is an organisation development specialist and an accredited executive coach with nearly 25 years of cross-sector experience in cultural and behavioural change. She has lived and worked in the US, Western and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the UAE and collaborated with many different nationalities across the globe.
Starting out as a German diplomat, Birthe gained further professional experience as a consultant for reputation and risk management, leadership development and behavioural change and joined Deutsche Bank in 2010 as Head of Communication and Engagement for Group Finance. Her award-winning stakeholder engagement approach is at the heart of engaging people and contributing to building a shared culture across Deutsche Bank.
Bojana’s passion is creating the workspace, where people grow and have fun. She is excited what Future of Work might bring. Therefore at Danfoss they often experiment with new approaches in unleashing people’s potential. Being in HR for many years she is now co-creating new ways of spotting and developing talents within the company.
Candice is a Leadership, Talent and OD director with over twenty years’ experience in the development and delivery of leadership development, talent and transformational people programmes. Over her career Candice had led some major organizational transformations and has built a deep understanding of what it means to engage the leaders of those organizations in enacting change in the organizations and themselves. It is this skill she needs in her most recent role in leading BTs Global Diveristy and Inclusion strategy that is seeing real change happen. She’s a mum of a 4 year old and 3 year old boy, lives in twickenham, London and has a labradoodle called Charlie.
Caoimhe is the Chief People Officer at Moneysupermarket Group (FTSE: MONY). Prior to joining the Group in January 2018, Caoimhe spent four years on a start-up/scale-up adventure at SoundCloud, the Berlin-based audio platform, where she was the SVP of People, Places & Community – a broad remit which included employee experience along with overseeing the global team responsible for user-support. She previously worked in senior European HR roles at Google and before that spent the early part of her career with KPMG and Deloitte in Organisation & People consulting.
Caroline Roberts joined VisitBritain/VisitEngland as Head of People & Talent in 2017. Prior to that, she was Global Head of People and Talent at Zaha Hadid Architects and Director of HR and Marketing at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, after a role as HR Director, Europe and Africa for Fox International Channels. She began her career in BBC Radio as a studio manager, making programmes for domestic radio and BBC World Service. BBC Management roles followed, in Governance and News, before moving into Learning and Development and HR. She is a trained coach and Fellow of the CIPD, and BAFTA member. Outside work, she plays the flute, has a passion for history, and binge-watching on Netflix.
Catherine is an International Leadership and Organisational Consultant at Mannaz. She started out in life as a commercial lawyer, with a first degree in law before qualifying as a solicitor. It was her fascination with what distinguished her more successful clients that led to her later requalifying as an organisational psychologist and she has a MSc. (distinction) from the University of Hertfordshire. She is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society and certified to use many approved psychometric tests, including MBTI, 16PF, OPP, Belbin, Firo B and Hogan. Catherine has over 20 years’ experience facilitating the learning and development of organisations, individuals and groups across all business sectors as well as internationally. During this time, she has developed collaborative relationships with many other providers such as Tomorrow’s Company, CEDR and Cranfield School of Management where she is a Visiting Fellow.
Catherine is the author of ‘The Enlightened Organization’, an executive toolkit designed to help professionals navigate their way successfully through these changing times.
Catherine is Irish and lives in London with her husband and two children.
Working in a global context in top financial industries for the last 9 years, Charlotte has taken part in Learning and Development initiatives together with organization development and internal communication activities .
After studying Psychology and HR management in Paris, she joined the Group HR team of AXA, creating learning solutions from leadership development programs for executives to onboarding programs for new entrants.
For the last 3 years, Charlotte has been working for Generali in Milan where she is currently leading the global culture change program.
Founder and CEO of Advanced People Strategies. Chris has experience of designing and delivering assessment and development programmes from entry level to senior and executive leaders. He holds Occupational Assessment qualifications with the British Psychological Society, supported Executive Leadership programmes and initiatives at Henley Management College. Designed for vocational management training that leads to recognised vocational qualifications. He has delivered client programmes across Europe, USA, South America and the Middle East. He has worked closely with Professor Adrian Furnham at University College London to support academic research and with Dr. Robert Hogan over the last 10 years during conference events.
Chris Wakely is a multi-talented strategist, sales executive, and global thinker based in London; he leads the international business development for Benify, an innovative HR tech company based in Stockholm. With 20+ years of bringing smart compensation and benefits tech solutions to companies worldwide, Chris has helped clients maximize employees’ benefit engagement while streamlining administration, reducing costs, and increasing governance. Chris often leads discussions about how to reach employees digitally and why motivating and inspiring them via their total reward makes smart business sense. When not revolutionizing the world of HR, he cycles and spends quality time with his family: his wife Charlotte and their two very energetic boys.
Christine leads the stakeholder engagement and insight team for the Help to Save Programme within HMRC. She joined the programme 18 months ago and has enjoyed being part of turning this policy into an innovative digital service providing positive support to customers. She has worked in HMRC for over 20 years leading various projects including 3 years on secondment with the Prince’s Trust.
Christine has worked with Atos for almost 14 years in a range of HR generalist roles across various divisions ranging from Systems Integration and Consulting to Healthcare. She also worked in specialist roles including Employee Relations and Employee Engagement. Currently Head of Reward and Mobility, responsible for the reward and recognition strategy and international mobility. Christine was responsible for establishing the diversity programme within the UK for Atos and takes her experiencing from her diversity work and employee engagement into her reward role.
Christopher Lorenz is Co-Founder and Head of Science at Soma Analytics, an investor-backed and award-winning digital health startup in London, where he leads a team of psychologists, designers, data scientists and software engineers to help employees improve their mental health and become more productive at work.
At Soma, Christopher recently led a research study with the Mayo Clinic that examined the effects of different treatment levels of mindfulness-based resilience training.
He holds an MA Honours Degree in Mathematics – elite graduate programme TopMath at Technical University of Munich – where he focused on stochastic finance and the mathematics of optimal order execution.
Christopher is also an alumnus scholar of the German Foundation of Business (Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft) as well as an honorary research fellow at the department of clinical, educational and health psychology at UCL.
Claudine Wilson is a full lifecycle employee engagement marketer. She currently leads employer branding and Recruitment Marketing for Salesforce in EMEA. In this role, she executes on PR, marketing, and advertising strategies to build the company’s reputation as a “Best Place to Work”, nurture relationships with passive prospects, and drive candidate pipeline, while also building current employee pride and loyalty. She also consults with Salesforce customers on how to use culture plus the company’s social and mobile technologies to attract, onboard, develop and deeply engage employees.
Previously, Claudine led internal communications, employer branding, corporate social responsibility, recognition and recruitment marketing at QVC. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Cumbria and lives in Surrey with her husband; two children and their two miniature schnauzer’s.
Clyde is a Human Resources and Organisational Development professional and accredited executive coach. His core expertise lies in transformational organisation change, leadership development and organisational and people performance improvement. In Clyde’s HR career, he has worked with market leading public and privately-owned businesses spanning across a broad spectrum of sectors including, sports retail, hospitality and the food and drink industry.
Clyde, is South African which is where he kick started his career and lead a variety of businesses through transformational change programmes. Since then he has worked across the globe in places like New York, Cincinnati, San Diego, Montreal and Melbourne.
Clyde is currently the Group HR Director for Baxters Food Group, a successful Scottish Family Business, established almost 150 years ago. He looks after HR teams that are based across 3 regions in North America, Europe and Australia.
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