Meet your Speakers

Adam Plastow

Head of Apprenticeships, Volvo UK and Eire

Alan Price

Chief Executive Officer, BrightHR

Alasdair Scott

Head of Well Being & Inclusion, The Chemistry Group

Alex Edmans

Professor of Finance, London Business School

Alex Snelling

FMCG & Retail HR Director, Cath Kidston

Alexander Betts

Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs & Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

Alison Cowdall

Senior Director, HR Services, AstraZeneca

Andrea Vogel

Head of People and Achievement, WarChild

Andy Lancaster

Head of Learning and Development Content, CIPD

Ben Yeger

UK Representative, Combatants for Peace

Catherine Allen

Head of Keeping People Happy

Cathy Brown

Executive Director, Engage for Success

Clare Dillon

Developer Experience Group Lead, Microsoft

David D’Souza

Head of Engagement, CIPD

David Marquet

former US Nuclear Submarine Captain and best-selling author of ‘Turn the Ship Around!’

Donna McGrath

Head of Digital Learning, Royal Mail Group

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey

Director, The Resource Groups Company

Duncan Brown

Head of Consulting, Institute for Employment Studies

Elle Edwards

Global Head of Internal Communications, Corporate Values & Culture, Kodak Alaris

Gareth Ian Davies

Head of Health, Safety & Environment, Nokia

Georgina Corbett

former Group HR Director, Dandara

Giles O’Halloran

Lead Tutor – HRBP Development Programme, CIPD

Gillian Daines

Innovation Director, Forster Communications

Gillian Quinton

Executive Director (Resources), Buckinghamshire County Council

Graham Smith

Director of People & Leadership, Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police

Helen Gowler

Global HR Operations & Global HR Portal Lead: HR Operational Excellence, Avon

Huma Qazi

Director, HR and Culture Change, Huma Qazi Ltd

Ian Bailie

Senior Director: People Planning, Analytics and Tools, Cisco

Ilke Inceoglu

Reader in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, University of Surrey

Jane Graham

Resourcing Manager, Wiltshire Council

Jon Dawson

HR Director, The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel & Residences London

Karen Bailey

Head of Competence Development, Volvo UK and Eire

Kate Bell

Head of Social and Economic Affairs, TUC

Kate Parker

HR Leader, Forster Communications

Laurell A Hector

Managing Director, McManus HRD

Linda Holbeche

Author of ‘The Agile Organisation’

Lorraine Metcalf

Chief People Officer, ZPG Ltd - Zoopla

Mark Cole

Leadership Development Programme Manager, NHS London Leadership Academy

Mark Judd

Vice President, HCM Product Strategy EMEA, Workday

Mathew Davies

HR Director, Addison Lee

Matthew Patterson

Group Reward Director, Atkins

Melissa Paris

Head of Science, The Chemistry Group

Nebel Crowhurst

Head of Talent and Development, River Island

Nick Davison

Head of Health Services, John Lewis Partnership

Nicky Clements

Vice President - HR Organisation and People Analytics, Unilever

Pash Reddy

Vice President - Digital Learning, Allianz Global Investors

Paul Holcroft

Employment Lawyer, Croner Group Limited

Paul Redmond

Director of Student Experience and Enhancement, University of Liverpool

Paula Leach

Chief People Officer, Home Office

Peter Cheese

Chief Executive Officer, CIPD

Professor Roger Steare

Corporate Philosopher in Residence, Cass Business School

Sarah O’Connor

Employment Correspondent, Financial Times

Sharron Pamplin

HR Director, UK and Europe, Atkins

Simon Fanshawe

Partner, Diversity by Design and Co-founder, Stonewall

Simon Tindall

Head of New Business, The Open University

Sinead Lynch

Shell UK Country Chair, Royal Dutch Shell

Siobhan Sheridan

Director of People and Organisational Development, NSPCC

Stefan Baskerville

Principal Director Unions & Business, New Economics Foundation

Stephen Stewart

Global Talent Programmes Lead - Apprenticeships, GlaxoSmithKline

Theresa McHenry

Senior Human Resources Director, Microsoft

Tim Harte

EVP Talent & Development, Royal Dutch Shell

Timandra Harkness

BBC Radio presenter of ‘FutureProofing’ and author of ‘Big Data: does size matter?'