HR Most Influential Practitioners of the Decade

Below are the HR directors who have demonstrated the most influence over the past 10 years.

Hugh Mitchell, chief HR and corporate office of Royal Dutch Shell, was voted The Most Influential HR Practitioner of the Decade. The other names are in alphabetical order.

Hugh Mitchell Chief HR and corporate officer Royal Dutch Shell
Sandy Begbie Group operations officer Standard Life
Stephen Dando Operating partner Bain Capital
David Fairhurst Senior vice president people McDonald’s
Helen Giles Executive director of HR St Mungo’s Broadway
Tim Miller Non-executive director
Angela O’Connor Founder and CEO The HR Lounge
Gillian Quinton Managing director (business enterprise and shared services) Buckinghamshire County Council

Claire Thomas Senior VP HR GlaxoSmithKline
Caroline Waters Founder CW Consulting Box