Speakers | Talent 2013 @TalentChallenge

Over 200 senior HR and Talent professionals joined the 5th annual Talent conference on the 3-4 July 2013. Thank you to everyone who made it. It was an informative and compelling 2 days, hearing from over 40 fantastic speakers, great insight and involvement coming from the roundtable discussions and networking between peers and with innovative solution providers. The masseurs were a bonus too!

Over 85% of attendees said this event was ‘excellent’ or ‘good’, over 90% of expectations were fulfilled and over 95% of you will attend again next year when we’ll be back for an even bigger and better multi-streamed HR event, this time with over 100 visionary speakers and over 400 top calibre attendees!

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Ali Gilani,
Global Head of Resourcing,
Arcelor Mittal

[Biography|Ali is the Global Head of Resourcing at ArcelorMittal, the world s leading steel and mining company with over 260,000 employees and a presence in 60 countries. In his current role, Ali manages and leads geographically diverse resourcing teams across Europe, the Middle and Far East -including India and China-, Russia and CIS, Africa and the Americas. Ali also has responsibility for the development of ArcelorMittal s Workforce Planning Methodology as well as its roll globally. He is charged with the design, development and roll out of an in-house developed Strategic Work Force Planning tool to be used across the organisation.] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Carlos Torres, Global Head of Talent for Group Sales & Group Marketing, Imperial Tobacco
[Biography|Carlos Torres is a member of the HR Leadership Team for Group Sales and Group Marketing at Imperial Tobacco Group based in Bristol. As a Head of Talent, Carlos looks after the global talent agenda for Group Sales and Group Marketing – from strategy through design, implementation and operation of key talent initiatives that will support the delivery of the business imperatives. Carlos has an extensive experience working with multinational organisations in USA, UK, Switzerland, Netherlands, Malaysia, Russia, Angola, Venezuela and Trinidad & Tobago. Prior to joining Imperial Tobacco Group, Carlos had worked at Korn-Ferry International in the leadership and talent consulting team and at Accenture, being a talent and organisation performance senior manager. Carlos has a major in Production Engineering with Cumlaudem mention from Simon Bolívar University.Carlos has completed a Postgraduate Certification on Change Management from The Australian Graduate School of Management. Carlos has been awarded the Young Author during the 19th World Petroleum Congress, as a co-author of -Putting Talent at the Heart of your Strategy can Mean Success in Frontier Markets- point of view. Carlos has also recognition certificates during High School for reaching Semi-Finals and Finals in the Venezuelan National Olympics of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics in 1995.] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Caroline Curtis, Head of Talent, Performance & Leadership Development, Santander
[Biography|Caroline is a Chartered Psychologist who has forged a career in the field of talent and leadership management with organisations such as CIPD and more recently with Santander –the global Financial Services group- where she is Head of Talent, Succession and Leadership Development. Caroline s passion is for actively driving and enabling -people and performance- transformation by creating and sustaining cultures of high performance. Under Caroline s leadership Santander has seen a number of external recognitions including the inaugural Talent Achievement Award for Europe from the HR Leadership Alliance] [/col_1_3] [/row]
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Chris Macrae, Head of Talent Management, GSK
[Biography|Chris is Head of Talent Management, within the Talent Leadership and Organisation development Centre of Excellence at GlaxoSmithKline. In this role she is responsible for the development of talent management tools and approaches for use across GSK and the talent management activities for the most senior leadership cadre. Her main focus within the last two years has been to establish an enterprise approach to understanding the demand for and supply of talent within and across the organisation including a focus on the future capability and leadership requirements linked to the business strategy. A key element of this work has been to drive the identification and development of talent deeper in the organisation in order to build a continuous future pipeline. Prior to joining GSK in 2011 Chris held the position of Global Talent Director at Unilever.] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Debra Clawar, Global head of Talent management, Leadership development & Staffing, Novartis
[Biography|Debra Clawar is the Global Head of Talent Management, Leadership Development and Staffing for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Division located in Basel. Debra joined Novartis OTC Division in July 2009 and most recently had responsibility for Global Talent Management, Organization Development & Learning and Staffing. Debra has spent her career in both line and staff roles including Operations, Sales, Strategy, Communications and Human Resources. She started her career as a Clinical Associate at Walden Counseling and Therapy center where worked in the therapeutic practice and management consulting. Subsequently she worked in different capacities with American Capital Access, i-Deal and the Actaeon Group before moving to AXA Equitable as Assistant Vice President Employee Relations. She worked in several positions of increasing responsibility within AXA Equitable including Head of Talent Management North America. Prior to joining Novartis, Debra was working as Vice President & Chief of Staff and Communications for the same organization.] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Jo Taylor, Head of Resourcing & Talent Management, TalkTalk
[Biography|Jo is an experienced & innovative Leader and Manager in the creative & technology sector. She believes that talent drives businesses, that by throwing away conventional scripts we can create environments that deliver behavioral innovation for business, the UK and the wider world. She wants to create legacies for businesses that deliver commercial, culturally and behavioral change. Jo is Head of Resourcing and Talent Management for TalkTalk Group. She is responsible for driving an ambitious, innovative talent strategy Her ambition is to empower people to take responsibility for their learning to make TalkTalk a brighter place to work for everyone. Fulfilling theirs and others dreams and ambitions. She is currently creating a distinct employer brand proposition which plans for future business growth Driving a culture of innovation & risk which allows TalkTalk to be more opportunistic about where, how they develop their talent. Prior to TalkTalk she was Head of Learning & 4Talent at Channel 4 where she was responsible for building an internal and external talent brand for the organization. She started her career at the BBC where she worked for the Documentaries and Contemporary Factual Department across arrange of roles from Production Manger to Managing Editor.] [/col_1_3] [/row]
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Karl-Heinz Oehler, VP Global Talent Management, The Hertz Corporation
[Biography|Karl-Heinz Oehler serves as Vice President, Global Talent Management for the Hertz Corporation. His responsibilities include Talent Acquisition, Succession & High Potential Management, Performance and Career Management, Organizational Learning, Organization Development & Design, Human Capital Measurement, and HR Due Diligence and Post Merger integration. Karl-Heinz s work at Hertz has been recognized with the -HR & Business Success Award- and the overall winner s accolade – the -Dave Ulrich Award of HCM Excellence– at the 2011 European HCM Excellence Awards. In addition, Karl-Heinz was conferred the Talent Leadership Award at the WORLD HRD CONGRESS 2012. This is the organizer s most prestigious accolade of their -Global HR Excellence Awards for 2011-2012- and the highest honor which an individual can receive for his or her contribution to HR.] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Jennifer Morris, Global Talent Director, Diageo
[Biography|Jennifer Morris is currently the Global Talent Director for Diageo Plc. Jennifer began her career in Human Resources at The Boots Company on their graduate programme. She joined Diageo in 1998 where she has continued to rise through the ranks amassing a wealth of knowledge through undertaking various roles within the organisation. Jennifer has held many positions including those of HR Director GB & Ireland, European Talent & OE Director and Vice President HR North America Supply. Her latest role as Diageos Global Talent Director means she is responsible for overseeing the effective leadership of Diageos talent and organisational effectiveness agenda.] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Philippe de Bock, VP Recruitment, Executive Development & Talent, Delhaize
[Biography|Philippe De Bock holds a degree in social science and several post-university degrees in the field of HR and general management -Vlerick Management School, Henley, EHSAL, etc….-, next to this he finished in 2011 his Columbia University Coaching Certification process. He has worked in different Belgian and international companies such as American Express, DHL, Chiquita, Belgacom, Telenet and Cummins Diesel; mainly in the field of general HR and talent management. Since more than 5 years he s responsible for the global talent management strategy and execution at Delhaize Group – since July 2012 he took on additional responsibilities to support the IT function -from an HR perspective- in the global transition effort.] [/col_1_3] [/row]
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Richard Goodwin, Director of Global Mobility, Thomson Reuters
[Biography|Richard is Director of Global Mobility Operations at Thomson Reuters. After 13 years in expatriate tax consulting with Deloitte, across 5 countries, Richard moved to Thomson Reuters in October 2012. Richard is leading a major global mobility change project looking at the process, systems and technology required for a world class global mobility operation. One of the key aims of the project is to help the business select the right individuals for an assignment – based on talent initiatives, skills and experience, career and succession planning all being brought in to the selection process.] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Smita Mishra, , HR Director & Global HR Business Partner, Orange Business Services
[Biography|Currently working in the capacity of Director- Human Resources -assignment in London, since June 2010-, with Orange Business , Smita is an HR professional with successful track record of 15 years in building strong organizational cultures, identifying business opportunities, and delivering positive results. She is known for ability to conceptualize and successfully implement HR systems for sustained business growth. With a proven track record of building cohesive management teams dedicated to achieving strategic objectives, she has a participative leadership style with highly effective communication, motivational, and management skills. Smita is of Indian origin and is a Singaporean national. She has been working with Orange for 11 years, and has worked in several countries, including Singapore, India, France and now UK in various capacities.] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Suzy Levy, Head of Leadership, Diversity, Employee Engagement & Human Capital Strategy, UK&I, Accenture
[Biography|Suzy joined Accenture in 1999. Prior to her appointment as Human Capital and Diversity Lead she was a senior manager in Accenture’s Talent & Organisation Performance consulting practice. She spent the first part of her career working with High Tech clients in the Seattle area. In 2004, she moved to the UK and continued working in the High Tech and Financial Services sector. In 2011, Suzy moved into her current role looking after Talent Strategy, Leadership Development, Employee Engagement and Inclusion & Diversity for Accenture UK and Ireland. Suzy has an honours graduate in Communications from Pacific Luther University.] [/col_1_3] [/row]
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Ed Marsh, Global Head of HR, Nestlé Professional
[Biography|Ed Marsh has been Head of HR for Nestlé Professional, the global B2B division of Nestlé, since May 2012. Prior to that, Ed was Head of Talent and Organisation Development in Corporate HR at Nestlé since 2007; his responsibility included Resourcing, Talent Development, Performance Management, Diversity and Leadership Development for Nestlé Group. Prior to Nestlé, he worked for Hewlett Packard as Human Resources Director for HP Business Solutions and then Director of Learning and Development EMEA region. Prior to HP, Ed has worked in international HR leadership roles at technology companies Autodesk (CAD software) and Mitel (telecoms). The recurring theme in his HR work is helping to increase organization performance through leadership and organization development. He is a graduate of Exeter University in UK with an honours degree in Human and Economic Geography, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and an alumni of IMD. Married with 2 children, Ed and his family live near Geneva, Switzerland.] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Heini Lahtela, HR Director, Nokia
[Biography|Heini has over ten years of HRD and HR experience covering People topics in global business environment. During her career in Nokia, Heini has worked in international positions in HRD & HR. In her previous role as Talent & Leadership Development Project Lead, Heini was responsible of talent management activities for Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain and IT. Currently Heini is Business HR Partner for two global organizations in Nokia’s Operations Unit.] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Nigel Jeremy, Head of Learning, Recruitment & Organisation Development, Marks & Spencer
[Biography|Nigel Jeremy BSc, MIPD, ACIB is a recognised expert within the Learning and Organisation Development profession with experience spanning over two decades. He has held a number of senior executive positions across several blue-chip environments. He has broad ranging experience of management across a wide range of industry sectors having worked in the retail, airline, petroleum, finance, property and telecommunications sectors during his career.] [/col_1_3] [/row]
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Philip Burgess, Group Head of Talent, Marks & Spencer
[Biography|Philip joined M&S in 2006, as Head of HR for Clothing, Head of HR for International until Feb 2013 and Group Head of Talent from Feb 2013. During his time in International he was instrumental in the creation of a global HR function, including the establishing of 3 new HR departments in India, China and France, and establishing the HR Business partner model across Marks and Spencers overseas locations. His current role involves driving the talent agenda across Marks and Spencer to meet the business aim of being a global multi channel retailer, his role concentrates on Senior and Executive talent of M&S top 100 leaders. Prior to M&S, Philip, companies Philip worked at included Arcadia Group, Harvey Nichols and World Duty Free, holding a variety of senior HR Business partner roles across these businesses.] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Shari Casey, Senior Manager, Learning & Development, EMEA, Expedia.com
[Biography|Shari Casey has headed Learning and Development and/or Talent functions within NatWest, NCR, Raytheon, BT, RBS, Betfair and Expedia. She was MD, UK Learning for Raytheon, managing The Vauxhall College and Saab Academy for General Motors. Ridleys: Cutting Edge Internal Audit documents her RBS Risk Academy. She project managed global management development and succession planning for Betfair. She built the training and talent functions for NatWest Corporate Banking Services. She currently manages the global learning portal for Expedia and provides learning consultancy across all of Expedia businesses in Europe, Middle East and Asia.] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Judith Nelson, UK Personnel Director, Tesco Stores Ltd
[Biography|Judith Nelson is Tescos UK Personnel Director and is responsible for the UKs largest private sector workforce, over 300,000 colleagues. Judith began her career at Tesco nearly 20 years ago, on a graduate scheme, and went on to hold several personnel roles both in store and head office before becoming Personnel Director for Stores and Distribution in 2003. In 2007 Judith became International Personnel Director, and in 2011 Judith became the Personnel Director for UK and a member of the UK Leadership Team. You can follow Judith on Twitter @judithknelson] [/col_1_3] [/row]
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Jon Shepard,
Director, Enterprise Growth Services, Ernst & Young
[Biography|Jon joined Ernst & Young in 2006, having worked previously for the British Army, The Princes Trust and Accenture. His roles at Ernst & Young have included Global Learning & Development Leader and UK & Ireland Operations Director for the firms management consulting business. He now runs Enterprise Growth Services, a social enterprise within Ernst & Young, supporting job-creating small businesses in the emerging markets.] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Jayne Haines, VP Global Operations Talent, Leadership and Organisation Development, GSK
[Biography|Jayne has an exciting role at GSK. With her extensive background of HR Business partner roles across multiple countries, she was asked to come and “hot house” an internal consultancy model in the Global Headquarters. As the VP Global Operations within GSK’s Centre of Excellence for Talent, Leadership and Organisation Development, she leads an OD Consultancy, Talent Acquisition Consultancy, and the Global Performance and Capability group. Jayne leads these consultancies to enhance GSK’s performance, its agility and to deliver the corporate mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Her main focus in the centre has been to simplify and to bring the business, customer and patient to the heart of all that the Centre of Excellence does.] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Adolfo Martini, Learning for Development Director Europe, L’Oreal
[Biography|He graduated in Contemporary History at the University of Torino in 1986, and took the Master in General Management at the INSEAD University in Fontainebleu in 2000. In 1989, he entered the marketing department of LOréal, worlwide leading company in the cosmetics market. In 1994, he became Marketing Director of the Garnier-Maybelline division, where he was responsible for both marketing development and operational marketing. In 2004 he is Global HR Director for LOréal Italia responsible for 1500 people in business units and industrial plant. From January 2010 he is head of LOréal Learning for Development Europe, in charge of the portfolio of Communication, Management and Marketing programs as well for the animation of 28 European countries.] [/col_1_3] [/row]
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Ana White, Senior HR Director, Skype, Microsoft
[Biography|Ana is the HR leader for the Skype Division at Microsoft (including engineering, operations, marketing, business development and finance). As the Sr. HR Director for Skype, Ana White manages 38 HR professionals (including generalists, staffing, Learning & Development) across seven countries. Ana and her team drive the staffing, org development, leadership and management development, and talent management for Skype. During her tenure at Microsoft since 1999, Ana has held a number of HR positions. Most recent, Ana was the HR Director for the Microsoft Office Engineering Division (MOD), including Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint and Outlook. Ana and her team drove the leadership and management development and talent management for MOD. Prior to this, Ana was the Director of the Microsoft Academy for College Hires (MACH), where she managed the MACH team that provided a world class program to attract, develop, and retain university top talent globally. Anas team offered on-boarding and career development courses and programs to Microsofts top university hires. Prior to this, Ana was the HR Director for Microsoft Consumer & Online International (COI). She managed the COI HR team (located in four countries) and provided HR partnership to the COI leadership team. Anas team drove org effectiveness, career development, manager and leadership development and talent movement for COI. Previously, Ana managed US and International Benefits at Microsoft. Her teams were responsible for the design and development of Microsofts benefit plans and programs. Her teams focused on developing strategic healthcare initiatives, providing International benefits consulting, leading M&A projects and driving global crisis management] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Jo Ward, Head of Talent & Resourcing, Nestlé UK
[Biography|Jo Ward has been Head of Talent and Resourcing at Nestlé UK since 2010. During this time the Nestlé Academy was launched as part of the strategy to develop the talent pipeline and has already been recognised externally winning the HR Distinction in Talent Management Award earlier this year. Jo has worked for Nestlé, in generalist, specialist and project HR roles, in the UK, across Europe and at Head Office in Switzerland over the last 12 years, increasingly specialising in talent and development focussed roles. She has a Masters degree in Strategic Personnel and Development and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Emma Hardaker-Jones, Director Group Talent & Assessment, BP
[Biography|In her role Emma is responsible for group talent strategy and is currently shaping BPs talent direction for the future. She has been with BP for six years and was previously Group Head of Resourcing. Prior to BP, Emma ran the Moloney Search Early Years Practice consulting to large global firms about building and managing talent pipelines. Clients included BT, Diageo, BAT and Wolseley. Emma has also worked in a variety of HR and business roles at Prudential, the Bank of England and Crystal Decisions. She also set up a dotcom business, Skillvest, at the height of the dotcom boom. Emma is married to Andy Haldane, Director of Financial Stability at the Bank of England. They have 3 children.] [/col_1_3] [/row] [row] [col_1_3]
Jennifer Cable, Finance Global Talent Manager, Royal Dutch Shell Plc
[Biography|Jennifer Cable, Finance Global Talent Manager, Royal Dutch Shell Plc] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Richard Pibworth, Vice President HR, Samsung Electronics Europe
[Biography|Richard Pibworth, Vice President HR, Samsung Electronics Europe] [/col_1_3] [col_1_3]
Jo Dunne, Director of Talent & Resourcing, G4S
[Biography|Jo has over 25 years working experience within HR, the majority of which has been within the field of Leadership & Talent Development. During her career, Jo has worked for 15 years within the fast moving Telecommunications sector, a Global property company, headquartered in Australia and a well-known Food Ingredients manufacturer. In 2008 Jo joined G4S as Director of Talent Management which is the largest security solutions provider in the world employing over 650,000 full and part-time employees. G4S operates in more than 125 countries on 6 continents. In the last couple of years she has also taken on responsibility for Resourcing and Employee Brand, in the role of Director of Talent Management and Resourcing. Her role is focusing on creating a joined up and integrated approach in these areas across the Group. Jo has both a Bachelor and Masters degree in Psychology and is qualified as an Occupational Psychologist & Executive Coach. She is a Chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development.] [/col_1_3] [/row]
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  • Jennifer Morris, Global Talent Director, Diageo
  • Kelli Hughes, Head of HR, Europe, Google [Biography|After graduating in Hispanic Studies from King s College in 1996, Kelli joined the management consultancy Arthur Andersen Business Consulting where she was engaged in various commercial HR roles. She gained a masters degree in Human Resource Management during this time. Kelli then went on to work as HR Business Partner at the magic circle city law firm Linklaters with responsibility for the commercial division before becoming HR Director at GMTV, a division of ITV, in 2003. In 2008 Kelli joined Twentieth Century Fox Film Company as Director of European Talent Acquisition focusing on the recruitment and retention strategies for the UK and Europe. She subsequently took on responsibility for HR for the Theatrical business across EMEA in addition. In 2011 she joined Google UK to lead HR for the Sales organisation. Her current role is Head of HR for northern and central Europe.]
  • Jayne Haines, VP Global Operations Talent, Leadership and Organisation Development, GSK
  • Chris Macrae, Head of Talent Management, GSK [Biography|Chris is Head of Talent Management, within the Talent Leadership and Organisation development Centre of Excellence at GlaxoSmithKline. In this role she is responsible for the development of talent management tools and approaches for use across GSK and the talent management activities for the most senior leadership cadre. Her main focus within the last two years has been to establish an enterprise approach to understanding the demand for and supply of talent within and across the organisation including a focus on the future capability and leadership requirements linked to the business strategy. A key element of this work has been to drive the identification and development of talent deeper in the organisation in order to build a continuous future pipeline. Prior to joining GSK in 2011 Chris held the position of Global Talent Director at Unilever.]
  • Judith Nelson, UK Personnel Director, Tesco Stores Ltd
  • Suzy Levy, Head of Leadership, Diversity, Employee Engagement & Human Capital Strategy, UK&I, Accenture
  • Sarah Churchman, Head of Global Diversity, Inclusion & Employee Wellbeing, PwC
  • Jo Ward, Head of Talent & Resourcing, Nestlé UK
  • Ed Marsh, Global Head of HR, Nestlé Professional [Biography|Ed Marsh has been Head of HR for Nestlé Professional, the global B2B division of Nestlé, since May 2012. Prior to that, Ed was Head of Talent and Organisation Development in Corporate HR at Nestlé since 2007; his responsibility included Resourcing, Talent Development, Performance Management, Diversity and Leadership Development for Nestlé Group. Prior to Nestlé, he worked for Hewlett Packard as Human Resources Director for HP Business Solutions and then Director of Learning and Development EMEA region. Prior to HP, Ed has worked in international HR leadership roles at technology companies Autodesk -CAD software- and Mitel -telecoms-. The recurring theme in his HR work is helping to increase organization performance through leadership and organization development.]
  • Becky Snow, Global Talent Director, Mars Inc.
  • Carlos Torres, Global Head of Talent for Group Sales & Group Marketing, Imperial Tobacco
  • Richard Pibworth, Vice President HR, Samsung Electronics Europe
  • Smita Mishra, HR Director & Global HR Business Partner, Orange Business Services
  • Ana White, Senior HR Director, Skype, Microsoft 
  • Heini Lahtela, HR Director, Nokia
  • Catherine Leaver, Head of Talent & Resourcing, Europe, Telefonica Europe
  • Nigel Jeremy, Head of Learning, Recruitment & Organisation Development, Marks & Spencer [Biography|Nigel Jeremy BSc, MIPD, ACIB is a recognised expert within the Learning and Organisation Development profession with experience spanning over two decades. He has held a number of senior executive positions across several blue-chip environments. He has broad ranging experience of management across a wide range of industry sectors having worked in the retail, airline, petroleum, finance, property and telecommunications sectors during his career. His expertise spans all aspects of Human Resources and Development with particular focus on leadership and executive development, performance management and employee centric culture – what he more succinctly calls -Management, Leadership and Organisation Development-. He is responsible for all development, recruitment and talent management worldwide within Marks and Spencer plc. covering the development needs of some 85000 employees and managers with a team of 65 consultants.]
  • Philip Burgess, Group Head of Talent, Marks & Spencer
  • Emma Hardaker-Jones, Director Group Talent & Assessment, BP
  • Anne Marie Detert, Director of People & Change, KPMG
  • Jon Shepard, Director, Enterprise Growth ServicesErnst & Young
  • Philippe de Bock, VP Recruitment, Executive Development & Talent, Delhaize [Biography|Philippe De Bock holds a degree in social science and several post-university degrees in the field of HR and general management -Vlerick Management School, Henley, EHSAL, etc….-, next to this he finished in 2011 his Columbia University Coaching Certification process. He has worked in different Belgian and international companies such as American Express, DHL, Chiquita, Belgacom, Telenet and Cummins Diesel; mainly in the field of general HR and talent management. Since more than 5 years he s responsible for the global talent management strategy and execution at Delhaize Group – since July 2012 he took on additional responsibilities to support the IT function -from an HR perspective- in the global transition effort.]
  • Ian Ryder, Deputy CEO, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • Jo Dunne, Director of Talent & Resourcing, G4S
  • Richard Goodwin, Director of Global Mobility, Thomson Reuters [Biography|Richard is Director of Global Mobility Operations at Thomson Reuters. After 13 years in expatriate tax consulting with Deloitte, across 5 countries, Richard moved to Thomson Reuters in October 2012. Richard is leading a major global mobility change project looking at the process, systems and technology required for a world class global mobility operation. One of the key aims of the project is to help the business select the right individuals for an assignment – based on talent initiatives, skills and experience, career and succession planning all being brought in to the selection process.]
  • Shari Casey, Senior Manager, Learning & Development, EMEA, Expedia.com [Biography|Shari Casey has headed Learning and Development and – or Talent functions within NatWest, NCR, Raytheon, BT, RBS, Betfair and Expedia. She was MD, UK Learning for Raytheon, managing The Vauxhall College and Saab Academy for General Motors.  Ridley s Cutting Edge Internal Audit documents her RBS Risk Academy. She project managed global management development and succession planning for Betfair. She built the training and talent functions for NatWest Corporate Banking Services. She currently manages the global learning portal for Expedia and provides learning consultancy across all of Expedia businesses in Europe, Middle East and Asia.]
  • Evan Perkins, Head of Global Learning & Development, Gazprom Marketing & Trading
  • Jennifer Cable, Finance Global Talent Manager, Royal Dutch Shell Plc
  • Jo Taylor, Head of Resourcing & Talent Management, TalkTalk
  • Sue Blight, Head of Learning & Development, DairyCrest [Biography|Sue leads the Learning and Development function at Dairy Crest. Over the past 8 years she has set up the business s L&D framework from e-learning induction to Executive coaching for senior Directors. Her focus is on providing development opportunities across all levels of the organisation. In that time she has elevated the Talent agenda to be seen as a key business priority, successfully embedding a talent identification and deployment process across the organisation. She has created a series of career development programmes and tools to support and ultimately retain the high potential group. Sue previously worked at BAA for 9 years in a number of different development roles, which she cites as her apprenticeship in the field of Talent Management.]
  • Andrea Buss, Group Head Talent Management, Swiss Life
  • Anwen Edwards, Associate Director Talent & Performance, Coca Cola Enterprises
  • Caroline Curtis, Head of Executive Talent, Succession & Development, Santander
  • Louise Sproule, Emerging Markets & APAC Senior HR Director, Autodesk
  • Claire John, Head of Top Talent, Barclays
  • Mark Wardle, Global Head of Service Transition for HR, UBS
  • Mark Lamswood, Talent Manager, Virgin Media 
  • Tom SmithProduct Director of Talent Management & Assessment, Lane4
  • Dominic MahonyProduct & Delivery Director, and Team Leader, GB Modern Pentathlon, Lane4 
  • Rupert Angel, Director, The Greenhouse Project
  • Chaired by: Richard Mosley, SVP, Employer Brand Consultant, People in Business
  • Co-Chair: David Richardson, Managing Director, People in Business

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