Founder, People Change Expertise
As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD), I’ve over 20 years’ experience in HR across a broad spectrum of organisations and recognisable brands, including FTSE 100 companies and Central Government.
Highly adept at building effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, I’ve worked closely with politicians, senior management and the general workforce. Having experience of both senior and operational roles, I can quickly get to grips with your organisation’s needs and provide the results you need.
My Experience Includes:
Provided strategic HR and Change Management expertise to the Managing Director and Operating Committee Members. Led the People Plan to drive the change required including senior executive hiring; development of senior leaders; introduced a new recruitment system and process including restructuring the HR Function to make it more effective and efficient.
I provided full remit of HR Services to the Group Executive and their teams. I worked with executive teams to create people plans and deliver the headcount targets and financial savings. My role involved managing the transition between the outgoing Chief Financial Officer and the interim CFOs, supporting them in identifying opportunities for business improvement and commencing the Group Finance and Tax Change Programme.
Working with the Chair, CEO and Executive Board, I provide independent challenge, advice and support to ensure successful delivery of the organisation’s priorities while realising the Board’s ambition to become a more business-focused organisation. I’m also chair of the organisation’s Remuneration Committee.
I was accountable for the HR services in the Cabinet Office for 1,700 employees including the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and National Security Services Offices. I successfully implemented new performance management systems and a senior leadership development programme, and maintained effective relationships with the trade unions through a period of unprecedented change and austerity. I also transformed the HR function into a proactive, business partnering service, driving a culture change that aligned the demands of the business with the capability of the HR Team.
Providing HR Services to over 2,000 IT employees in multiple sites across the UK. I partnered the Chief Information Officer and the Executive Team, leading an extensive restructuring and efficiency programme to drive employee reductions and create additional value from outsourced suppliers within the IT function.