Rupert McNeil, chief people officer, Government

Rupert McNeil was appointed as government chief people officer in January 2016, joining the civil service from Lloyds Banking Group where he was group HR director

Siobhán Sheridan, chief people director, Ministry of Defence

Siobhán Sheridan joined the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in July 2017 as civilian HR director. She is responsible for the workforce of 57,000 civil servants, the broader civilian and contractor...

Danny Mortimer, chief executive, NHS Employers

Mortimer has headed up NHS Employers, the employers’ organisation for the English NHS, since November 2014


Gervase Bushe, professor of leadership and organization development, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University

Bushe’s career spans more than three decades of transforming organisational structures, cultures and processes


Geoff Tranfield, group HR director, IMI

Geoff Tranfield has worked in HR for almost 30 years, in a variety of industries including rail, automotive, utilities, oil and gas and manufacturing?


Perry Timms, founder and chief energy officer, PTHR

Perry Timms has a mission to design a better future of work for us all to lead more fulfilling lives

Paula Jordan, group HR director, McCarthy & Stone

McCarthy & Stone, a FTSE 250 company, is the UK’s leading developer, manager and owner of retirement communities


Leena Nair, chief HR officer, Unilever

Nair's purpose is “to ignite the human spark in everyone – to build a better business, and a better world”

Chris Roebuck, organisational success advisor, honorary visiting professor of transformational leadership, Cass Business School

Chris Roebuck is a stalwart of the HRMI Thinkers list having appeared nine times since 2009, including this year

Simon Linares, group HR director, Direct Line

Direct Line's group HR director Simon Linares has international experience across several sectors including consumer goods, telecommunications and digital


John Greatrex, group HR director, Unipart

?Greatrex has held a number of HR leadership roles in a variety of sectors both in the UK and internationally


Fiona Evans, HR director, Zoological Society of London (ZSL)

Fiona Evans is HRD at ZSL and won HR Director of the Year in 2017 at the HR Excellence Awards as well as scooping the Gold award, Best HR team, and a high commendation in the Best learning and...