Francisca Burtenshaw, Senior Director HR Western Europe and Nordic Region, Prahs.
Francisca has an equivalent to a BA (Hons) Degree in Classical Languages (Licenciatura en Filología Clásica) from Sevilla University in Spain and is FCIPD member, with an active role as a Member of the CIPD Policy Forum and Champion for the Living Wage Campaign and the Flexible Hiring Campaign led by the CIPD. She also is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian.
Francisca is currently a Senior Director of Human Resources for a Clinical Research Organization (Life Sciences Industry), PRA Health Sciences, with more than 16,000 employees. Francisca heads an international team with a focused passion on Talent Management and Diversity.
The range of companies Francisca has worked for are in size from small privately owned to multinational corporations such as Vodafone, General Electric, Siemens, 3 Mobile and PRA Health Sciences.
Her career has allowed her to have exposure to senior International HR generalist and specialist roles at strategic and operational level with additional exposure to Learning and Development consultancy as well as being a Programme Partner in the 30% Club Mentoring Scheme and a Mentor for the Mentoring scheme at the AllBright Academy. Francisca also volunteers as a Governor for a local Primary School.