Veronica Hope Hailey

SpecialityProfessor Emerita Management Studies, University of Bath

Veronica Hope Hailey is now Emeritus Professor at the University of Bath. She was named among the “UK’s Top 10 Most Influential HR Thinkers” in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Her previous appointments include 6 years as Dean of the School of Management at the University of Bath, Associate Dean and Professor of HRM at Cass Business School, Professor of HRM at Cranfield School of Management and also a Fellowship at the University of Cambridge. Veronica was elected a Fellow of the Academy for Social Sciences in 2019.

Veronica specialises in working with large, mature organisations in long term collaborative research partnerships focusing on Leadership and Change. Recent themes include Trustworthiness and Responsible Business. In January 2020, with the Forward Institute, Veronica conducted research within 22 employers on trustworthiness as a form of Resilient Leaderships. During the COVID crisis, working with the CIPD, Veronica collected data on how board directors amongst major UK employers have balanced the need to be “Responsible Leaders” whilst ensuring the long term financial sustainability of their businesses. This report is also available through the CIPD.

Veronica has been Chair of the national charity “Help for Heroes” and has sat on various boards as a trustee including the Chartered Association of Business Schools and the international NGO Action Aid. She has worked across the UN system as well as consulting widely internationally.

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