Closing keynote: HR as a positive leader of change
Fiona Evans – HR Director at Zoological Society of London.
When Fiona Evans arrived at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in 2014, she found that HR was very much the poor relation at the organisation and limited to reactive, operational activities. ZSL has 1000 employees and 400 volunteers working in the UK and overseas, and a history spanning back to 1826. Fiona saw the opportunity to make HR much more strategic and contribute more strongly to the overriding purpose of the organisation. In this session, Fiona will share her vision for how HR can add value and be a positive leader for change, and explore the transformation of the HR function at ZSL which resulted in her being named HR Director of the year in the 2017 HR Excellence Awards.