Fiona Evans – HR Director, Zoological Society of London
Fiona joined ZSL in 2014. She has spent the last few years transforming the HR function for which she won HR Director of the year in 2017, the HR Excellence Gold Award, Best HR Team, and a highly commended Best Learning and Development Strategy.
Fiona’s vision for HR is about organisational transformation, how great HR, OD and Employee Engagement can transform the workplace and people’s lives. Fiona’s evidence based approach to getting support for improvement is at the heart of how she operates. Fiona has demonstrated over the years that if you bring people with you, treat everyone with dignity and respect then you will get the best out of them and the organisation.
Prior to ZSL, Fiona was HR and Marketing Director for City and Islington College, covering HR, OD, Marketing and Communications. Fiona’s team won a National Training Award. Fiona’s previous role was HR and Communications Director within the Social Care sector. Fiona also had a highly successful career at Asthma UK as Executive Director of HR & Governance which led to the Charity being voted Best Employer, and one of the FT 50 Best Workplaces in the UK.