HR Most Influential Practitioners

2015 Ranking

1 Hugh Mitchell

Chief HR and corporate officer

Royal Dutch Shell
2 Neil Morrison

Group HR director, UK and International Companies

Penguin Random House
3 Valerie Hughes D’Aeth Director of HR BBC
4 Louise Smalley

Group HR director

Whitbread
5 Sandy Begbie

Group operations officer

Standard Life
6 Natalie Bickford

HR director Europe

Sodexo
7 Jabbar Sardar

HR director, television

BBC
8 Claire Thomas Senior VP HR GlaxoSmithKline
9 Eugenio Pirri

VP people and organisational development

The Dorchester Collection
10 Andrew Dodman Director of HR University of Sheffield
11 Robert Potter

Group HR director

Hays
12 Therese Procter People director Tesco Bank
13 Tanith Dodge HR director Marks and Spencer
14 Stephen Dando Operating partner Bain Capital
15 Rosemary McGinness Group HR director William Grant & Sons
16 Tracy Clarke

Director of compliance, people and communications

Standard Chartered Bank
17 Toby Peyton-Jones Director of HR Siemens UK & North West Europe
18 Andrew Newall Group HR director Imperial Tobacco
19 Ann Pickering HR director Telefónica UK
20 Althea Loderick Chief operating officer London Borough of Waltham Forest
21 Deborah Baker Director for people BskyB
22 Andrew McEachern Global director of people and development Norton Rose Fulbright
23 Mike Westcott Group HR director National Grid
24 Jennifer Duvalier

Executive vice president, people

Arm Holdings
Joint 25 Geoff Tranfield Group HR director IMI
Joint 25 Celia Baxter Director of group HR Bunzl
26 Helen Giles

Executive director of HR and MD

St Mungo’s Broadway and Real People
Joint 27 Tim Jones Group head of HR London Stock Exchange
Joint 27 Gillian Quinton

Managing director (Business Enterprise and Shared Services)

Buckinghamshire County Council
Joint 27 Julie Welch HR drector Wincanton
Joint 27 Jan Woods Director Lion Capital
28 Kate Guthrie

HR director, culture, capability and engagement

Lloyds Banking Group
29 Matt Stripe

Global head of human resources

Nestlé Waters
30 Derrick Crowley

Group HR director

News UK