Kevin Green

Ex CEO Rec and HRD at Royal Mail PLC & Author of best selling Competitive People Strategy 

Kevin Green

Ex CEO Rec and HRD at Royal Mail PLC & Author of best selling Competitive People Strategy 

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Kevin Green, Ex CEO Rec and HRD at Royal Mail PLC & Author of best selling Competitive People Strategy 

Kevin Green is the founder and CEO of What’s Next People and Strategy Consultancy. He is utilising his 37 years of business and HR experience to act as a Non-Executive Director or Strategic Advisor to 7 fast growth businesses in the Technology and Professional service sectors. He is a sought-after keynote presenter and is the recent Author of the Bestselling businesses book Competitive People Strategy.

Kevin has been an entrepreneur, a CEO and HRD of a FTSE 100 company, he brings the skills capability and experience from each of these roles to assist the organisations he works with. He specialises in businesses that want to scale up and develop. Kevin has long been recognised as an excellent and award-winning leader. He has worked with many leaders and leadership teams to maximise their performance by developing both unique customer offerings and differentiated people strategies which provide sustainable competitive advantage. His passion is creating great cultures where people want to give their best every day.

As a TEDx speaker, Kevin is an experienced communicator who informs, inspires and engages his audiences. He has spoken at large conferences but is as comfortable with smaller more intimate round tables or leadership events. His areas of specialism include global labour markets, competitive people strategy, how to create high performing cultures and what great lead.

Kevin was CEO for The REC from 2008 – 2018, during Kevin’s tenure the REC has been recognised with many awards, including the Trade Association of the Year Award in 2011. Kevin was given the Trade Association Leadership Award in 2012.

Prior to his role at the REC, Kevin worked for the Royal Mail from 2003 to 2008. As HR Director, he was responsible for people strategy in a business with a turnover of £7 billion and employing 165,000 people across 2000 sites. Kevin was part of the leadership team which transformed the business from losing £1.5 million a day in 2003 to making over £700 million profit in 2007.

Kevin was Managing Director of Qtab, a strategic HR consultancy that specialised in helping businesses to develop and implement people strategies. His clients included Lloyds TSB, First Choice, Fuji, Orange and Unilever.

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