Dominic is the Head of Analytics & Data Governance for HR for Anglo American, a global Diversified Mining Company. Part of his focus is on implementing and embedding Visier to help support a more data driven & analytical HR Function. Critically, developing new ways of working and upskilling the HR function to utilise analytics to create insight and drive action in support the business Purpose are key. Dominic started his career as an Attorney Practicing Law in South Africa and lecturing in Commercial Law. Deciding he needed a change he moved to Johannesburg in 1994 and worked in sales and marketing with several large IT companies such as Dimension Data. He became involved in electronic procurement and supply chain through Quadrem Africa (now part of SAP Ariba) and moved to ABSA Bank (the part of the Barclays Group) supply chain where he helped lead their Supplier Management Programme. In 2010 Dom was approached by Anglo American Supply Chain to establish their Supplier Relationship Management Programme and went on to Programme Manage the integration Project between the Anglo American and De Beers Supply Chain Groups. In 2015 he moved to De Beers HR as the Programme Manager for the Groups SAP Success Factors implementation which focused on the implementation of the SF Analytics tool amongst other modules. Over the years with Anglo American Dominic has been fortunate enough to travel extensively and through his work engage with different cultures and people to help drive change for the Group.
Donna McGrath is the Head of Digital Learning at Royal Mail Group. She holds a degree in Psychology from Aston University, and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD, accredited coach and mentor.
Donna started her career in financial services working in a variety of HR roles before joining Royal Mail Group. Initially working in operations with a focus on diversity and culture she then moved into change management and engagement. Donna joined the Learning & Development team to take up a group wide role, managing an award winning executive leadership programme before moving to head up digital learning for the Group. Leading a small team excited by the opportunities of digital in learning, Donna curates and creates interesting & useful learning resources and supports communities to share and collaborate.
After her Ph.D in Physics, Claudia started her professional career as a consultant with McKinsey. She entered the HR world at Bahlsen, a premium cookie producing company. Today Claudia is responsible for the whole of HR development range at the Mast-Jägermeister SE, home of the world famous liqueur.
Her scientific approach lead to a HR development concept, which is based on findings from Positive Psychology and other related fields. Combining this with her profound HR experience she creates tools and processes which enhance the success of employees and the company.
Dr David Batman has been a Consultant Occupational Health Physician for over 30 years. Previously Head of OH&S for Nestle UK and Ireland for 20 years and now advises a range of businesses on assisting employees with health problems affecting performance. Running 2 weekly clinics for SME’s he has wide experience with mental health problems at work. He is also part of Virgin Pulse Science Advisory Board helping the development and promoting of preventative lifestyle programs to proactively address the increasing impact of health ( physical and mental) on employee and business performance.
Julie has over 20 years’ experience in HR, specialising in Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Management. She holds a doctorate and is a leading expert in the effect of children on women’s careers in the UK Financial Services sector. Responsible for defining and overseeing the Diversity & Inclusion strategy across the Europe, Middle East and Africa for AIG Julie is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development . Julie enjoys playing golf and spending time with her 4 teenage children and 2 cocker spaniels.
Rita McGrath is a globally recognized thought leader who focuses on leading innovation and growth during times of uncertainty. She works with Boards, CEOs and senior executives to help them think strategically, even in today’s rapidly changing and volatile environments. She received the #1 achievement award in strategy from the prestigious management rankings group Thinkers50 and is consistently ranked in the Top10. Her most recent book was the best-selling The End of Competitive Advantage. She has written 3 other books, including Discovery Driven Growth, cited by Clayton Christensen as describing one of the most important management ideas ever developed. She is a regular speaker in exclusive events such as the Drucker Forum and various CEO Summits. She is working on a new book about strategic inflection points.
McGrath has recently founded Valize, LLC, a new company focused on helping organizations get beyond innovation theater by unlocking the power of the Discovery Driven growth approach.
McGrath joined the faculty of Columbia Business School in 1993. Prior to life in academia, she was an IT director, worked in the political arena, and founded two startups. She received her Ph.D. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and has degrees with honors from Barnard College and the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs. She is married and is proud to be the mother of two delightful grownups.
Follow Rita on Twitter: @rgmcgrath. For more information, visit RitaMcGrath.com.
Ed O’Brien has been Head of Learning for Europe and Latin America in Ericsson since 2017. With over 14 years of learning experience, Ed has been involved in driving transformation programs, delivering key strategic competence solutions and ensuring that he and his team act as coaches and partners to the business.
Prior to moving into the learning field, Ed has held Consulting and Product Management positions in Ericsson and Eir. Outside of learning, Ed is a keen runner and even running, there are many ways to learn!
Ella Pardoe is the Product Development Manager for Reed Talent Solutions. Ella is responsible for the delivery of core innovation activity across the business, ensuring that both the services we deliver and the solutions that we sell are effective, market leading and continuously improving. Ella has proven experience researching, testing, and implementing new recruitment technology, delivering significant savings in both cost and time.
Having previously led Learning and Development for 3,000 people at Europe’s leading venture builder, Blenheim Chalcot, Fiona knows a thing or two about how to build high performance learning culture. As Content Director at Hive Learning, Fiona pioneered the organisation’s leading guided content programmes which are designed to turn learning into action. Most recently, Fiona led the inception, development and delivery of Kaleidoscope – the world’s first diversity and inclusion programme focused on turning unconscious bias into conscious action – created from over 700 leading sources.
Gary Beckstrand is the Vice President of the O.C. Tanner Institute. Through the Institute, Gary conducts research and publishes insights that help organisations attract, engage and retain top talent by becoming great places to work.
With nearly 30 years of research, marketing and business development experience, Gary has seen what works (and what doesn’t) in thousands of top companies all around the world. His expertise in developing and measuring successful culture solutions has been sought by numerous Fortune 100 companies and has been featured frequently on inc.com, entrepreneur.com and Forbes.
Gary is also a co-author of the newly released book Appreciate: Celebrating People, Inspiring Greatness. With insights from many of the largest workplace studies on appreciation and recognition, Gary shares why appreciation and recognition are so powerful at inspiring great effort and results, but also how, when and where leaders can impact people the most.
The British Council (the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities) is on an exciting journey as it embraces new ways of working to become an organisation that is fit for the future.
As the Global Employee Engagement and Experience Lead, I help the organisation to understand the links between productivity, engagement and effectiveness, and how this underpins delivery of our corporate plan. I’ve developed our global employee survey strategy to help create a culture of ongoing feedback and improvement.
I want to make sure that every employee has a positive and fulfilling experience during their career at the British Council. To help achieve this, I’m using our employee survey to better understand the experiences colleagues have and using their feedback to make improvements. This contributes to making the British Council a great place to work and has tangible and measurable business benefits for the organisation.
Director of People for Eurostar International with previous executive HR roles at Gatwick Airport, Premier Foods and Corus; Gerard believes in true business partnership and ensuring the people strategy adds real value to businesses in a proactive and pragmatic way. Gerard possesses a Master’s in Business Administration and is an obsessive traveller, rugby referee and divemaster.
Gethin is a psychology graduate who has been helping some of the world’s largest organisations to improve their employee experience for more than 15 years. The last 7 years have been working as part of the senior leadership team at Benefex – the UK’s leading provider of employee experience technology. As a frequent writer and speaker on employee experience and employee wellbeing, Gethin has been featured in The Guardian, The Huffington Post and The Financial Times. Gethin is also the author of the Amazon bestseller ‘A World of Good: Lessons From Around the World in Improving the Employee Experience
Guy leads a diverse team of experts focused on the market expansion of Speakap into the UK and Ireland. Prior to joining Speakap in April 2018, Guy gained significant experience in some of the biggest brands in media, marketing and digital. These included Haymarket Publishing, Exterion Media, Dunnhumby and most recently at Webloyalty, where he was Managing Director, Northern Europe and led European market expansion and doubled the size of the business. Interests include cycling, golf, cooking and travel.
Helen was appointed as Chief People Officer of the Co-op in April 2017. She’s a member of the Group Executive, leading the HR function across the Group to champion a better way of
doing business for customers, members, colleagues and communities.
Initially joining the Co-op as HR Director for the Food business in January 2014, she has 29 years’ experience in retailing and financial services and has held senior positions at Morrisons,
ASDA, Aviva, Marks and Spencer and Sainsbury’s.
Helen has been involved in a number of large change programmes, including the integration of ASDA within Wal-Mart, and led strategic projects including the creation of a Global Diversity
strategy for Aviva. After six years as Retail HR Director at Sainsbury’s, she was appointed as Central Retail Director, where her broad accountabilities included improving ways of working
and store profitability. As HR Director for Co-op Food, she developed and led the people strategy for over 60,000 colleagues in stores, logistics and support centres.
Helen is also a non-executive director on the board of Housing for Women; a housing association and charity that provides homes and services to empower women to make the most of the opportunities they have. She’s also Chair of the British Retail Consortium HR Directors Forum and a member of the Business in the Community Action Group on age. She’s passionate about diversity and is a strong women’s advocate, winning an ‘Everywoman Retail Ambassador’ award in 2015.
Helen has a degree in Politics, is a qualified member of the CIPD and is a visiting fellow of The University of Birmingham Business School.
Hugh Milward leads the corporate, external and legal affairs function at Microsoft UK. He oversees a team leading the UK’s legal function, policy work relating to issues such as privacy and security, government relations, business corporate responsibility and the company’s philanthropy work. He has some 20 years’ experience in corporate affairs, working for a range of multinational businesses such as McDonald’s and Starbucks, as well as in consultancy.
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