Tom Dewaele is 39 and has more than 15 years’ experience in various fields across HR, both in expertise and as HR business partner.
He started his career in market research but after one year moved to HR, joining beer industry leader AB InBev to join the trainee program. He took various roles in HR expertise focusing on talent development and on reward. He worked as business partner in different environments including production environment, sales & marketing offices, business centers and headquarters. In his last role he was HR Director joining the board of 1bn EUR business in BeNeFralux.
He joined Unilever in 2010 as VP Reward for Europe. In July 2013 he moved to Warsaw to become the VP HR for CEE, double hatting as HR Director for Poland and Baltics. After 3,5 years of living in Warsaw, he moved to the UK and since December 2016, he is leading Global HR Services for Unilever. In his new role he is part of Unilever global business services organization and member of the global HR leadership team at Unilever. His primary focus is to make the employee experience at Unilever as simple and delightful as it can be, allowing people to be their best: boosting sustainable growth! Creating more personalization, convenience and capacity through the use of technology which can be reinvested into a more human, more simple and more impactful HR approach.
Being a native Belgian, Tom studied Psychology at the Catholic University in Leuven and a master in business planning at the Vlekho Business School in Brussels.
He is happily married with Veerle and has 2 daughters of 12 and 8 years old. He is located in London, UK. His passions include running, snowboarding and travelling.
Client solutions director at Hive Learning. Previous to Hive Learning, Tom worked at CrossKnowledge and Right Management. Tom has a wealth of experience and expertise in learning, learning, innovations in learning, digital learning, digitalisation, talent management, the world of work, technology at work, professional/career development and business innovation that drives organisational change.
Tracey Dawes is the Solutions Director for Reed for the public sector and has over 15 years’ experience of networking and relationships across local and central government, housing associations, the NHS and emergency services.
Tracey joined the Reed graduate programme and has developed her career by excelling in her role and also raising to a challenge.
Reed Talent Solutions offer agile, scalable and efficient recruitment solutions to advance our clients’ talent strategies, from candidate attraction and selection through to complex managed service and outsourced programmes.
Using market leading technology, complemented by over 60 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, we provide unrivalled access to talent for temporary, permanent, and consultancy requirements
We drive innovation and performance to continuously push the boundaries of the services and deliver tangible benefits to our clients.
Travis has over 10 years’ experience in business development partnering with HR teams to delivery effective solutions across recruitment and leaning. In October 2018, he joined the learning experience platform Coorpacademy to help businesses in their digital transformation through digital learning.
Recently recognised by Gartner as a leader in the newly named Learning Experience Platform market segment, Coorpacademy already supports a community of 800,000 corporate learners in 120 countries. Founded in 2013, the company is based in Lausanne (Switzerland), Paris and London.
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.
Volker has helped numerous progressive companies design and implement their people and HR strategies. For years, he is a trusted advisor to CHROs and senior HR executives of leading companies in Europe and the U.S. He is a senior thought leader, speaker and author in the field of HR strategy, transformation, innovation and digitalization.
Will is a Human Capital Partner with over 20 years of experience in helping HR functions transform their business impact. Will also leads Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications Consulting practice in the UK and he works with some of the world’s largest companies in the sector.
Will leads our research in to Digital Leadership and has published a series of reports examining how organisations can organise and develop talent in a digital world. He founded a digital leaders industry network for the next generation of digital talent and he is a lead facilitator for Deloitte’s Executive Transitions programme.
His work has contributed to industry recognition, winning the MCA HR Consulting award twice and the CBI Human Capital award. He is also an invited moderator at the main conference of the annual Mobile World Congress.
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