Elaine Grell

Elaine Grell

SpecialityFormer Group People Director, The Collective

Elaine has over 20 years’ experience leading strategic human resources; shaping and delivering people and culture solutions in mature global FTSE100 and SME scale-up/growth businesses in Europe and the US.

She has held executive HR roles at British Airways, IHG and The Collective. As a proven HR Practioner she has developed and implemented people strategies that have utilised the key levers to improve organisational effectiveness; including employee experience and engagement, organisation development, culture, talent management, performance, employee relations, change management, coaching, well-being, and inclusion, and belonging.

Her international experience is gained from having previous roles with global functional and regional responsibilities and living and working in Europe and the US. She holds an MBA from the Open University and certificates in Coaching from Ashridge Business School and Interpersonal Mediation from UK Mediation. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). Living in London, she is a Trustee of the Springboard Charity and a Mentor for the CIPD Aspiring HR Director and the Women in Hospitality, Travel, and Leisure (WiHTL) Mentoring programmes. She was included in the 2020 WiHTL Women to Watch list.