Ella joined easyJet as Group People Director in May 2018. easyJet is Europe’s leading airline employing 13,000 people across 8 countries. During the current crisis Ella has led all people aspects of the actions taken to save the airline and has made major changes to the airline’s structure and people costs to position easyJet for recovery.
Previously Ella was at Sainsbury’s Argos where she led the integration of the Argos and J Sainsbury’s non-food businesses to create a multi-product, multi-channel business.
Ella held the role of Group HR Director at Home Retail Group (Homebase, Argos and Habitat) leading the people aspects of Argos’ digital transformation and HR Director for the UK and Ireland HR operations of Fujitsu between 2009 and 2015.
Ella began her HR career in the charity sector and held senior HR roles at mental health charity Mind, and the National Family Services Charity. Ella maintains her connection with the charity sector and passion for performing arts as a trustee of The Roundhouse.
Ella earned her BA (Hons) degree in English literature from the University of Bristol and her Master’s degree from the University of London.
There are many things to tell you about John. Obviously there’s all the usual Bio stuff; respected organisational psychologist, an OBE, Chartered Scientist, elected Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, bestselling New York Times author, Research Fellow at the University of East London, and Founder of APS.
And then there are all the things he does; Mentor to many, teacher to some, and always using his deep psychological insight combined with real life experience to provide a touchstone for people and companies who want to thrive, achieve and align their beliefs, values and ethics.
But these are the things you need really need to know; John is a giant, literally, he’s huge! He’s also a Dad, Brother & Uncle…from Stockport (a product of the statement ‘The most unlikely of people in the most improbable of circumstances, can become extraordinary’). People who think facts and evidence should bow to ‘opinion’ drive him crazy, he’s passionate about Star Wars, is a self confessed nerd & geek, a former NBA sportsman, has a voice like honey, is transported by music and loves nothing more than to eat decadent foods that are bad for him – especially donuts.
So while you’re questioning everything you thought you knew, John will entertain you with his storytelling, confront you with uncomfortable truths, make you laugh and move you to tears (sometimes in the same minute) and ultimately inspire you to grow and develop in ways you couldn’t possible imagine…..so that you can be a Giant too.
Kirstin is the People Director at Channel 4. Prior to this Kirstin has held a number of senior people roles including Kantar, Twentieth Century Fox, Discovery and BBC Worldwide, where she spent over seven years developing the organisation’s culture to support and deliver a global growth strategy. Kirstin is also a non executive for the British Wheelchair Basketball.
Kirstin is passionate about how organisations can support individuals being their best to drive company results. Her resource site (kirstinfurber.com) has been developed specifically to support leaders looking to create a human culture where everyone can do their best work to drive transformation and growth.
Teresa Boughey MA FCIPD is CEO of award-winning Jungle HR and founder of Inclusion 247. Teresa has extensive Strategic HR experience, operating at a Senior level within a variety of industries and sectors including FTSE 250, Financial Services, Travel Industry, Private and Public Sectors.
Teresa has delivered a TEDx talk entitled ‘Overcoming Diversity Fatigue’ (2019) and is author of #1 Amazon bestseller Closing the Gap – 5 Steps to Creating an Inclusive Culture (2019). Teresa is a UK Female Entrepreneur Ambassador and is a Business Board Member of the Women and Enterprise and the Women and Work APPGs and a regular contributor to the media and public policy.
Jane Ayaduray has spent nine years working as a Diversity and Inclusion leader in both global and UK roles. She has twice been named one of the Top 50 Diversity Professionals in Industry, and has spoken internationally on diversity topics ranging from disability and LGBT+ inclusion, to flexibility and D&I strategy.
Jane has an MBA (Hons) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and is a passionate mentor of emerging talent.