Elaine’s career in HR spans over 25 years, and has always been in retail. She’s held a number of senior positions and is now the Head of HR Operations & Technology at Sainsbury’s. Leading a team of almost 300 HR colleagues, Elaine is responsible for a range of foundational HR operational services across the Sainsbury’s Group from Employee Relations to Payroll as well as the HR technology strategy and landscape. She has most recently been responsible for leading and landing one of the largest HR Systems Change Programmes in the world. Elaine sits as a member of the Sainsbury’s Group HR Leadership team.