Karen joined BrewDog in January 2020 as Group People Director, with responsibility for the people agenda across the International BrewDog group. Her focus and passion is on driving the company culture and world class people policies designed to deliver an engaging and unique approach to customer experience whilst also being an employer of choice and implementing wellness strategies.
Prior to joining BrewDog, Karen was the People Director at Costa Coffee, with responsibility for the transition of Costa Coffee from Whitbred to Coca-Cola, a major transformation project as part of the £3bn sale.
Karen has also worked with major high street retailers, hospitality and consumer businesses and has a track record of achieving success through people and driving customer experience
Hamira Riaz is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. With two doctorates and specialism in neuropsychology, her 30yr career includes neuroscience service provision within the NHS and MoD and leadership consultancy at YSC Ltd. Since 2013, she was Managing Director of a boutique leveraging her clinical and business background, before joining Volvo Group as VP Strategic Leadership in 2020. She’s a regular media commentator on subjects from existential anxiety to women in leadership, recently as ambassador for the “We are Undefeatable” campaign supporting people living with chronic health conditions and resident psychologist on Channel 5’s, ”Lawrence of Arabia: Britain’s Great Adventurer.
Craige has a track record of transforming several HR and L&D functions in large organisations across various industries. With a targeted approach in developing a seamless employee experience and aligning the products and services, operating model, processes and behaviours to deliver that experience.
Craige’s philosophy of shaping learning has evolved to include employee segmentation, data analytics, product development and swarm intelligence. Craige has some provocative thoughts on the barriers and the enablers to driving a continuous learning organisation.
A commercial Global HR Director with a track record of building trusting relationships and driving transformational organisational change in complex internationally matrixed Engineering and manufacturing environments to enable profitable growth, employee engagement, successful integration of M&A and significant cost reduction. Currently working with Schaeffler, a global Technology Company supplying Automotive and Industrial customers with components and systems
Dr Tracey Leghorn holds the Board position of Chief HR and H&S Officer with SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. As a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, Tracey has enjoyed a successful 25-year career in HR roles and as a senior consultant with PwC, which span a range of businesses in healthcare, technology, foodservices, pharmaceuticals, banking and currently waste and resources.
Tracey is an advocate for gender equality and all aspects of inclusion. Her passion to improve the lives, position and opportunities of women, in and outside of the workplace, is informed by over 20 years of research in this area which has earned her a doctorate from the University of Leicester and more recently a place on the Waste and Resources Sector ‘Hot 100’ key industry influencers list.
Dr Steve Iley is Chief Medical Officer at Jaguar Land Rover. Responsible for health and wellbeing services globally. Previously he has worked for Bupa, AXA, British Airways and International SOS. He is an experienced global medical director who is faculty trained in occupational medicine, travel medicine and general practice. He was worked in industry, health and commercial companies all over the world including Australia, Russia, Bermuda and Singapore.
Scott D. Anthony is a senior partner at Innosight, a strategy and innovation consulting firm that helps organizations navigate disruptive change and manage strategic transformation.
Scott is a prolific author and speaker. He is most recently coauthor of the new book “Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside Your Organization.“ His most recent articles for Harvard Business Review include “Breaking Down the Barriers to Innovation,” and “Unite Your Senior Team.”
In 2019, Scott was recognized as the #9 most influential management thinker by Thinkers50, a biannual ranking of global business thinkers. In 2017, he was awarded the Thinkers50 Innovation Award, which recognizes the world’s leading thinker on innovation.
As Chief People Officer, Paulo Pisano is responsible for the overall employee experience at Booking.com. This includes overseeing the company’s global HR and Work Spaces strategy and execution across Booking.com’s 200 offices around the world.
Previously, Paulo was the Chief People Officer at Galp, a globally integrated energy company, supporting its transition into renewables and new business models.
Paulo has been involved in a number of transformational initiatives such as the opening of a new chapter for the Singularity University, the global expansion of Stir Education and Teach for All, and the development of The House of Beautiful Business, a global platform to make business more human.
Ethan is a workplace consultant, coach, and entrepreneur. Ethan’s particular areas of expertise include Organisational Design, Workplace Inclusion, Diversity and Wellbeing. He has a commercial banking background and led global transformational change at HSBC where he was the first Transman to openly transition. He later founded, grew and exited an award-winning UK E-commerce start-up business. As a coach and thought leader, he promotes systemic inclusion in organisations through programmes such ‘Reciprocal Diversity Mentoring’. Ethan enjoys developing people’s authentic identity, encouraging positivity when dealing with change and transition, leading with purpose and helping to build personal and operational resilience.
Dina has an extensive international experience in the whole talent management areas working on local, regional and corporate roles combining an innovative point of view with strategic, tactical and operational expertise and a deep knowledge of HR. She is skilled in the design, development and delivery of award winners HR strategies to support growth and transformation. Her purpose is to extend and amplify the cognitive and affective abilities to go beyond people’s potential, help them flourish and inspire them to look for new perspectives. She has developed her career around encouraging people to be guided by their own curiosity and choose what makes them happy.
Francis is Head of Organisation Development at Virgin Money. Over the last four years, he has been tying together all aspects of people practice to create a great culture, a great workplace and enable colleagues to operate at their best. This journey has included the merger and integration of CYBG and Virgin Money, where his team have taken the lead on shifting culture, taking a systematic approach to change mindset, values, behaviours and practices. Notable highlights include leading the project to shape and embed company purpose, transforming performance management, changing the approach to learning and putting inclusion at the heart of business culture. Current challenges including creating a purpose-led post-covid working model.
His previous career includes a Lloyds Banking Group, HBOS plc and Halifax plc, taking in all divisions and pretty much all parts of the HR profession. Prior to joining Financial Services Francis taught History in Sri Lanka.
He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, coaches junior hockey, and enjoys cycling, long-distance running and yoga.
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