Tim Munden has been Chief Learning Officer of Unilever since May 2016. Before that he was Vice President of HR for Unilever UK & Ireland, one of the largest businesses in the Unilever global organisation.
Tim joined Unilever in 1993 as a graduate trainee. His assignments have taken him to the Netherlands, Brussels, the US and the UK. He served in different roles as business partner to R&D, Supply Chain, Marketing, & global shared services.
Tim was born in London of British and Dutch parents. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Manchester University and the Manchester School of Management. He and his wife, a teacher, have two children. In his spare time Tim is a Director of a non-profit organisation which helps young leaders from around the world to develop their ability to make a positive difference in the world.
Tom heads up Laird PLC’s Group Reward function, a role that he has held for the last few years. Over his tenure his remit has expanded starting with ownership of the Employee Share Purchase Plans to now including all aspects of Compensation and Benefits globally. He also has accountability for Executive Remuneration working with the Remuneration Committee to ensures consistency of Reward design throughout the company. Tom is a generalist HR Director by background, with 15 years’ experience and has chosen to undertake this role (alongside his Corporate HR Director role) in order to broaden his own understanding of the link between Performance and Reward and the mechanisms that can be used to drive company culture. Prior to Laird, Tom has worked for some of the largest blue-chip organizations globally including; Heinz, Barclays Bank and Transport for London.
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, leadership development, and people analytics. He is the CEO of Hogan Assessment Systems, and Professor of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL), and Columbia University. He has previously held positions at New York University and the London School of Economics, and lectured at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, London Business School, Johns Hopkins, IMD, and INSEAD.
Dr. Tomas has published 9 books and over 130 scientific papers (h index 58), making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation. His work has received awards by the American Psychological Association and the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, to which he was director (2011-2013). Dr. Tomas is also the founding director of UCL’s Industrial-Organizational and Business Psychology program, and the Chief Psychometric Advisor to Harvard’s Entrepreneurial Finance Lab.
Over the past 20 years, he has consulted to a range of clients in financial services (JP Morgan, HSBC, Goldman Sachs), advertising (Google, WPP, BBH), media (BBC, Red Bull, Twitter, Spotify), consumer goods (Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, P&G), fashion (LVMH, Net-a-Porter, Chanel) and government (British Army, Royal Mail, National Health Service).
Dr. Tomas’ media career comprises over 100 TV appearances, including in the BBC, CNN, and Sky, and regular features in Harvard Business Review, the Guardian, Fast Company, Forbes, and the Huffington Post. Dr. Tomas is a keynote speaker for the Institute of Economic Affairs and the co-founder of metaprofiling.com, a digital start-up that enables organizations to identify individuals with entrepreneurial talent. He was born and raised in Buenos Aires, but spent most of his professional career in London, and has lived in Brooklyn, New York, since 2015.
Tony’s career combines both Human Resources and third party global mobility management experience. For a total of 17 years he ran the in-house expatriate’s programmes for Prudential of America, based in New Jersey and Credit Suisse in London. In 2001 Tony’s career switched to the service provider side when he became the Managing Director for an American based Relocation Management Company where he was instrumental in the globalisation of the firm. In his current role at LSS, Tony is responsible for Global Operations, Client Relationships and Finance.
Usha joined the Estée Lauder Companies in 2014, in Global HR working on strategic projects in Global Supply Chain and R&D Innovation, before taking up the position of Regional Vice President HR for the UK & Ireland in July 2015.
In her role Usha partners with her colleagues on the Regional Leadership Team to ensure that the organisation is fit for future, allocating resource to the biggest growth opportunities; with the right structure, the right talent and the relevant capabilities to deliver the business strategy.
Following the recent move to The Estée Lauder Companies’ London Headquarters at One Fitzroy Place, Usha is working with the UK Leadership Team to determine the best way to maximise the Region’s working environment to embody the company’s family values and High Touch ethos.
Prior to joining the Company, Usha worked in different positions in international petrochemicals, marketing, public relations, recruitment and global talent management, first in the Netherlands and then in New York.
Verity is a Client Director at Salary Finance, working closely with public and voluntary sector organsiations. She helps HR decision makers understand how to deliver effective finanical wellbeing solutions, which help their staff get out of debt and continue onto a path to savings and financial health. Verity is a mother of two, a strong advocate of business with social purpose and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Bliss (the UK’s leading charity for babies born premature or sick). Salary Finance is a financial wellbeing platform that changes people’s lives by helping them become more financially healthy. We partner with employers to create wellbeing programmes which put employees on a clear path from debt to savings.
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
Wendy Murphy is Snr. HR Director for LinkedIn Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). With over 540 million members worldwide, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network.
Appointed in April 2012, Wendy is focused on enabling and inspiring talent at Linkedin to transform themselves, the organisation and the world. As the leader for the Talent Organisation across the EMEA Wendy has developed a strategic HR platform required to support the growth and future scaling of the LinkedIn business in the region. Beyond her HR role she is also the voice and face of consumer marketing in Ireland & the UK and also supports sales within the Talent Solutions arena. Her driving force around Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at LinkedIn EMEA has helped the company develop a strongly diverse workforce and great thought leadership in this space.
Before joining LinkedIn, Wendy was Group HR Director for Digicel’s Caribbean and Central America markets based in Jamaica. In her capacity as HR Director she managed the HR function across 26 countries, and was part of the Senior Management team that helped transform the company from its startup roots to the largest mobile telecommunications operator in the Caribbean & Central America.
Wendy’s focus and dedication has always been in the Talent space, and she has worked across many diverse industries from Telecoms to Airlines, and from SMEs up to established global businesses such as Dell. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in European Business & Languages from National College of Ireland, a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources and a variety of certificates including Project Management and Employment Law. Since joining the company, Wendy has been supporting and driving forward the strategic agenda around diversity within LinkedIn.
Along with sponsoring and encouraging engagement with our internal initiatives (Out@LinkedIn, Women@LinkedIn & Parents@LinkedIn) Wendy was is one of the founding members of our BAME (Black/Asian/Minority/Ethnic) professionals group which supports these members of our team to reach their full potential within senior roles. She is also a supporter and board member of Junior Achievement Ireland where she advocates the importance of helping young children remain in the education system as well as focus on STEM subjects.
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