Carmen Drinkwater, Director, HR Projects and HR Transformation UK and I, Sodexo
Carmen joined Sodexo in July 2013 as PeopleCentre Director, bringing into Sodexo her experience as a Shared Services leader at the time that the HR model was transforming from a devolved HR model to one based on shared services at its core. She has worked with other Regions within Sodexo to help the implementation of shared services for HR. Since March this year she moved into an HR transformation role to drive change and improvement for the HR function and the organization.
Prior to Sodexo Carmen has held leadership positions in a number of business sectors including pharmaceutical, financial services and engineering. Carmen has more than twenty years’ experience in Human Resources, both as an HRBP, HR Director and in creating/running shared services operations.
Carmen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and earlier this year represented Sodexo in the development of the new CIPD Professional Development Framework.
Carmen is a non-executive director for Salford Royal Foundation NHS Trust and a Board member for ELFS Shared Services.