Rob Rees

Chartered FCIPD, Vice Chair of CIPD NI & Group Head of People & Culture, Hastings Hotels

Experienced HR professional driving impactful people initiatives to unlock the full potential of organizations' talent. Currently serving as the Group Head of People and Culture at Northern Ireland's prestigious Hastings Hotels Group, I am passionate about delivering measurable results, enhancing user experience, and implementing people-centric strategies throughout the employee lifecycle.

With a robust background in the retail sector, including renowned household brands, and recent experience in the dynamic tech industry, I bring a diverse perspective to my work.

I actively support the HR profession through my volunteer work with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), where I proudly hold Chartered Fellowship. As the Vice-Chair, I have the privilege of facilitating branch events in Northern Ireland and shaping the local strategy to meet the needs of our membership. This role provides invaluable opportunities for learning from talented HR professionals, researchers, and public bodies, while also expanding my network and influencing the profession's growth.