My career highlights include:
Leading the HR function of a commercial division of a FTSE 30 business driving growth across more than 160 countries and providing leadership to 200 HR directors, generalists and specialists located across the world.
Establishing a worldwide strategic plan for performance management and talent development in a company in which this had never before been achieved.
Introducing and implementing a high performing team programme across more than 30 senior executive leadership teams responsible for over £3bn of their company’s bottom line. This contributed to their effectiveness and collaborative delivery as well as their increased acceptance of accountability for their own results.
Introducing a rigorous approach to performance management by facilitating consistent performance assessments across cultures and jurisdictions and ensuring a closer alignment of performance to reward.
Leading the talent assessment and development of more than 1000 senior managers culminating in the establishment of a talent pool of high potential managers whose development and careers were managed by the Exec and Board.
Executing a leadership development programme that resulted in a successful new market entry into the USA and attaining 4% market share from scratch
Introducing a global coaching and mentoring programme designed to help prepare Executives for senior and Board level positions
Initiating and implementing a FTSE 100 company’s first international graduate recruitment and training programme
Developing the group wide communication programme designed to embed the values, culture and way of working of the acquiring company into the newly acquired one following the transforming merger of two global companies.
Initiating and leading the global work that identified the key growth drivers to under pin change from an acquisition led strategy to one focused on sales growth and the consumer of a FTSE 30 company
Developing a capability framework (skills, knowledge, behaviour and values) for the emerging and future needs of a company going through significant change in its strategy and business model
Leading a group wide approach to local market organisation capability development which resulted in the realignment of market operational planning designed to improve sales volume and market share and initiating its implementation into more than 160 markets across the world
Introducing an integrated approach to people engagement from scratch
Internationally certified Integral Development Coach
Non-Executive Director Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Non-Executive Director Treatt PLC
Board Trustee and Rem Co Chair - Education Development Trust (EDT)
Board Trustee John Lewis/Waitrose Partnership Golden Jubilee Trust
Visiting Fellow - Marketing and Reputation - University of Reading, Henley Business School
Awarded highest rated external guest speaker 2013 by the Henley Partnership, Henley Business School, United Kingdom.