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

Rob Briner, professor of organisational psychology, Queen Mary University of London

Briner is professor of organisational psychology at Queen Mary University of London and scientific director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMA)


Amy Edmondson, Novartis professor of leadership and management, Harvard Business School

?Amy Edmondson teaches at the Harvard Business School, as the Novartis professor of leadership and management.


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...

Ella Bennett, group people director, Easyjet

Bennett joined EasyJet as group people director in May 2018 from Sainsbury’s Argos

Steve Rockey, people director, Home Grown Hotels and Lime Wood Group

Steve Rockey is people director for Hampshire-based Home Grown Hotels and Lime Wood Group – a selection of boutique country house hotels across the south of England

Bruce Daisley, author and VP EMEA, Twitter

Daisley is the European vice president for Twitter and the author of Sunday Times Bestseller The Joy of Work. His podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat has become a must-listen in the HR community

Rob Bray, people director, Nando's

Rob Bray, previously of Tesco, joined Nando’s in 2016 as people director for the UK and Republic of Ireland

John Amaechi, organisational psychologist and consultant, Amaechi Performance Systems

Amaechi is a respected organisational psychologist, a New York Times best-selling author, and CEO of APS – a strategic consultancy that works across Europe, Asia and North America

Kessar Kalim, director of HR, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

?Kessar Kalim is the director of HR at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a globally-renowned public research university reputable for its research, postgraduate studies and...

Matthew Taylor, chief executive, RSA

Matthew Taylor has been chief executive of the The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) since November 2006

Tania Garrett, senior director employee experience EMEA, Adobe

Garrett joined the EMEA employee experience team at Adobe in May 2016