Cath is an international, business focused HR Leader with a proven track record of delivery in a variety of global, matrix organisations. She is passionate about bringing a real commercial focus to the people agenda and leading organisations and teams through transformational change. Cath has recently joined MAG (Airports Group) as their Chief People Officer.
Cath joined Avon in May 2016 as Vice President HR, Global Commercial Business. Avon is the company that for 130 years has stood for beauty, innovation, optimism and, above all, for empowering women. Avon has a diverse product portfolio sold through six million independent Avon Beauty Entrepreneurs worldwide.
Prior to joining Avon, Cath worked for one of the world’s leading cereal and snacks companies Kellogg’s where she spent over ten years in both European and North America roles. She was VP, HR European Markets, and led the reorganisation of the European business following the acquisition of Pringles. Prior to this she was VP, Global Talent and led the creation and execution of the first global employer brand, vision and purpose.
Cath also spent over ten years with Barclays Plc, a British multinational banking and financial services company, prior to becoming a successful external Human Resources Consultant specialising in organisational design, cultural change and Strategic Talent Management and Leadership Development.
Cath has a BSc(Hons) in Psychology and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and an alumni of Executive Programmes at Harvard and INSEAD Business Schools.
After fifteen years in front-line sales, Kate moved into what was then called Capability Development since which time she’s never looked back. Kate has worked in industries as varied as oil and gas and food manufacturing, she’s worked for herself and now, leads the Enablement function for Getty Images, an organisation that, relatively speaking, is still in its infancy. Kate feels lucky to work for a company whose goal is to move the world through the images we produce and to be surrounded by people who are experts in their field.
Her team is responsible for the end-to-end development of their sellers; from onboarding, through Sales skills and Sales leadership training to Product, Process, and Systems. They are less instructors than “suggesters” and facilitators. “Suggester” of different ways of doing the habitual that inspires these already skilled adult learners to tweak or change their behaviour and facilitator of simplification, removing barriers that get in the way people doing their best work
Nebel has a progressive approach to HR with an emphasis on delivering real business value and impact. Having spent a career supporting the people agenda within various organisations including River Island and Virgin, Nebel has experienced extensive business change and growth. Using modern HR practices to implement fresh ideas on; performance management, Agile working, using evidence based practice and Tech led approaches has resulted achieving multiple HR industry awards. With real success in helping business leaders to understand the benefits of moving away from traditional HR tactics and truly leveraging the most valuable asset of any organisation … it’s talented people.
Pedro is Head of Leadership Development in AIB (Allied Irish Bank), Programme Director in the IMI (Irish Management Institute) Diploma in Strategic HRM and President of the Irish EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council).
He has previously worked in senior management roles in Penna HR Consulting, Deloitte, IBM Business Consulting Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He has led the design and implementation of large-scale change and human resources interventions with both national and international clients, in the public and private sectors.
Author of “Managing People” – A book used by the Institute of Bankers in Ireland in its Bachelor of Financial Services Degree. Other published work includes:
Motivational speaker and regular presenter at HR, change and business conferences / events
Since 2009, Sascha Schneider has been Executive Vice President Human Resources & Organisation and a member of the Executive Board of the Hamburg luxury label Montblanc, which is part of the international luxury goods group Richemont. He is thus responsible for 3,300 employees worldwide. A graduate in law, Sascha has been working for 20 years in international management positions in Human Resources and IT & Organization in various industries, such as FMCG and banking. Sascha, who sees effective HR work as the enabler of sustainable value creation, is working in particular on tomorrow’s work organization, the changing role of HR, the effects and changes of the digital transformation on companies and employees and global talent management.
“Try not to become a person of success. Try to become a person of value”, was one of Einstein’s statements. As an all-round international banking professional Isabel inspires people and teams to create the best result for the organisation with personal growth. Having a background in International Private Banking, Corporate banking and Human Resources she aims to bring mutual interests together in order to achieve a high performing environment. Blending entrepreneurship, enthusiasm and team spirit into ‘getting the job done’ together. In her current role as Director HR International Isabel is responsible for the HR teams across 15 countries worldwide as well as a team of HR Consultants in Amsterdam. Her focus is on globalisation, harmonisation and bringing the best of cultures and cooperation together, in order to create a great Employee Experience across the globe for ABN AMRO Bank.
Katrina Collier is on a mission to energise the human connection between HR, recruiters & hiring managers to better recruitment and the candidate experience. Through facilitation she swiftly gives company deeper insights and actionable outcomes into any barriers preventing a positive recruitment process, and her unique shared-learning Mastermind programme, develops the skills HR & recruiters need to partner effectively with the business and candidates. She is the author of The Robot-Proof Recruiter, a well-loved global keynote speaker, and host of The Hiring Partner Perspective (Unedited) podcast.
She is also an Ambassador for Hope for Justice charity, and you’ll find her on LinkedIn and on Instagram & Twitter @KatrinaMCollier.
Kristen is currently the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Barilla and has been a member of the D&I Board since its formation in 2013. Kristen reports to the CEO of Barilla and leads a 12 member D&I Board, comprised of internal members from 8 key countries and 2 external advisors.
Previously, Kristen was VP of R&D for the Asia, Africa and Australia region for Barilla, based in Singapore. She joined Barilla in 2010 as VP of Research, based at the Barilla Headquarters in Parma, Italy.
After a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Kristen joined Kraft Foods R&D in Chicago, where she spent 10 years in positions of increasing responsibility in various roles.
In 1999, she relocated to Melbourne, Australia to assume the leadership of the R&D organization for Kraft Australia/NZ. After 3 years, she moved to Munich, Germany to manage R&D for the Kraft EU Food Categories. In 2007, she joined the Coca Cola Company and transferred to Shanghai, China to lead the building of the Global Innovation and Technology Center and the expansion of the R&D organization’s capabilities.
Michael Spiers is the Chief People Officer for London City Airport which celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2017 and is the only airport actually in London, serving 50 routes and close to 5 million passengers in 2016.
Previously Michael was the HR Director for the airport and prior to that he held several HR roles at Centrica including Head of HR for the corporate office as well as heading up HR for the Offshore Renewable and Nuclear parts of the business. He formatively spent many years at Sainsbury’s in a number of HR roles both in the retail and Trading functions. Michael has a Master’s degree in Chemistry from UKC as well as a Master degrees in HRM and Employment law. Michael has a passion for travel and will openly brag that in his current job he can make it from his desk to airplane door in 6 minutes (his current record!)
Sue joined Warburtons in July 2011 as HR Director responsible for the development and delivery of the People Management Strategy. This includes Performance, Talent, Organisation Development, Reward and Engagement.
Sue is a History and Politics graduate from Leeds University and has over 25 years experience in the HR function, gained in both retail and manufacturing sectors. She has previously worked for Marks & Spencers, News International and Iceland Foods.
Mervyn Dinnen is author of the book Exceptional Talent and an HR & talent analyst who advises recruitment and HR technology businesses on the emerging trends impacting hiring, retention and engagement. he is an International speaker and writer on HR and recruitment trends. He previously spent 20 years working with UK companies on recruitment and retention strategies.
Perry Timms has a mission: To design a better future of work for us all to lead more fulfilling lives.
He is Founder and Chief Energy Officer of PTHR, with over 25 years experience in people, technology and organisational change and transformation and in October 2017, Perry’s first book project – Transformational HR – is published by Kogan Page.
Perry is an international and TEDx Speaker and Adviser on the Future of Work and HR, and is a WorldBlu® Certified Freedom at Work Consultant + Coach – helping people and their companies become part of the next stage in human and organisational evolution. Perry has partners across the UK, and in the USA, New Zealand, South Africa, Kuwait, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Sweden, and Denmark to help achieve this.
A Chartered Member of the CIPD, Perry advises the CIPD on HR’s use of Digital and Social Media, and was a Guide for the 2013 CIPD HR Hackathon (with Professor Gary Hamel’s Management Innovation Exchange).
Perry is a Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University, a Fellow of the RSA, is an associate consultant at the Work Foundation, and is part of the adjunct faculty at Ashridge Executive Education (Hult International Business School).
You will find Perry on Twitter @PerryTimms, on YouTube, LinkedIn and you can read his Medium blog at medium.com/@PerryTimms
Gordon is an extremely talented OD & HR professional. He has a knack of understanding people & organisations, to drive business results. He builds lasting relationships and is skilful in developing teams to achieve high trust relationships and he passionate about helping people achieve their potential and maximise the return on investment for the people resource in any business.
Working across Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA, Gordon has spent the past 10 years driving HR excellence through Organisational Effectiveness and Talent and Development at Kellogg. From coaching and team effectiveness, to organisational culture and business strategy, Gordon is passionate about bringing out the best in people and enabling team performance through individuals in order to drive extraordinary results. He currently is the Global Process owner for Leadership Development, Team Effectiveness and Executive coaching for Kellogg worldwide and runs the Kellogg Executive Development Program in conjunction with Harvard.
Camille currently leads learning and development across Discovery globally. She’s spent the last 5 years at Discovery developing the next generation of leaders; helping executives pivot the capabilities of their team towards digital and create an agile culture. Camille partners with leaders across many aspects of Discovery’s business strategy including D&I, transformation, innovation, and organisation development. Camille’s career spans over 20 years, working in large global corporates such as PepsiCo and WPP. She’s never happier than when she’s helping organisations, their leaders, and teams navigate complexity, change, and uncertainty – which is just as well given the year we’ve had!
Gary Kildare is an energetic and progressive international business leader. He has deep knowledge of complex business talent and people management across many different countries and cultures. He has lead transformational change reflecting technology and market shifts from software and services to the social, mobile, digital and the emerging, artificial intelligence agenda. He has served as Chief HR Officer for Global Business Services (IBM’s consulting business), Global Vice President of HR for Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific with accountability for over 430,000 employees worldwide, Chief HR Officer for Global Technology Services Division and is currently Chief HR Officer IBM Europe. He is currently based in Madrid and is a member of IBMs Growth & Transformation Team (a group of Senior Executives appointed by the CEO to provide Global Leadership across key strategic areas).
Outside of IBM Gary is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a GlobalScot and sits on the Criticaleye Advisory Board. He has served as a Non-Executive Director of Education Scotland, as a member of the Scottish Government’s Education study – ‘The Curriculum for Excellence’, a Non-Executive Director of the National Skills Academy (Financial Services), a Non-Executive advisor to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC); a member of the HRMC People Committee and Pay Review Committee; and a member of the CBI Business Council for Scotland. He received an honorary doctorate from Edinburgh Napier University in June 2012.
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.
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.
Jeri Doris joined Delivery Hero in January 2018 as Chief People Officer. Jeri is responsible for all things that impact the employee experience at Delivery Hero, from ensuring a positive environment to managing the people development programs. Before joining the team, she was Head of HR at Rakuten USA based in Silicon Valley. Jeri has extensive background managing the employee experience at both established and start-up companies, and prior to moving to Silicon Valley she held various international leadership positions at Groupon in Chicago.
Andy is the Chief HR Officer for Leeds City Council, the UK’s second largest local authority. Andy is responsible for the people strategy and HR service delivery for the 14,500 staff directly employed by the Council, in addition to the 12,000 employed by primary and secondary schools. Prior to joining local government in September 2019, Andy was the Chief Operating Officer for the University of Sheffield, and before that its Director of Human Resources.
Andy has undertaken a range of national HR and sectoral roles, and regular contributor and presenter at various conferences and events. He has continuously appeared in HR Magazine’s prestigious Top 10 Most Influential HR Practitioners List since 2015. Outside of work, he is usually running, cycling or swimming. Andy is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.
Kate Griffiths-Lambeth joined Charles Stanley as Group HR Director in May 2016 and was appointed to the Executive Committee in March the following year. She is the Company’s first female executive as well this being the commencement of HR having a seat at the table. Kate is a lawyer by initial training and a former derivatives dealer before choosing to transfer into HR. She has substantial experience in motivating teams and developing wealth and professional services businesses. Prior to Charles Stanley Kate was the Global Head of HR and an Executive Director of the Stonehage Fleming Group and she has led people at White & Case, RBS and Lloyds TSB. Kate is recognised as a transformation expert with an excellent track record for achieving results. She is effective at turning concepts into realities (she co-founded one of the first successful Fintechs) and she has assisted significant global organisations to streamline themselves resulting in cost and operational efficiencies. She enjoys bringing diverse businesses and people together. Outside of work, Kate is a Governor for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, a mentor for the Queen’s Young Leaders and an urban beekeeper. Most importantly she is a proud and devoted mother of two wonderful sons.
Terence Mauri is a global disruption expert challenging leaders to innovate, adapt and thrive in the age of disruption. His thinking has featured in Forbes, The Economist and HBR and he has been described by Thinkers50 the global ranking authority as ‘an influential and outspoken expert on the future of leadership’. He is an Inc. Magazine Writer (his column Future Proof has over 1 million readers) and is the author of the global bestseller, The Leader’s Mindset: How To Win In The Age of Disruption, described as a “game changer” by the FT. His new book The 3D Leader: Take Your Leadership To The Next Level is due out on 24 June.
Melissa has over 18 years of experience and a proven track record in designing and leading end-to-end talent management strategies with a focus on strengthening the leadership pipeline, creating an engaged and high performance culture and offering learning and OD solutions to support the business strategy.
Melissa has worked across a wide range of industries including retail with The Home Depot, pharmaceuticals with Bristol-Myers Squibb, lighting with Philips and fast moving consumer goods with The Coca-Cola Company and with Coca-Cola European Partners, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world. Before Dixons Carphone, she was VP, Global Talent Management and Inclusion for Avon Products, Inc. She is an American ex-pat with global work experience, having lived in Turkey, The Netherlands and the UK.
Early in her career, Melissa worked in management consulting with Personnel Decisions International (PDI) and across a diverse spectrum of counseling settings. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialty in organization development from Georgia State University. Melissa resides in London with her husband and two children.