Movers and Shakers

Lucy Adams, CEO, Disruptive HR

There will be few in HR who haven’t seen Lucy Adams speak or heard of her work

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Jon Ingham, HR and OD consultant, Strategic Dynamics Consultancy Services

Working as head of HR and then HR director at EY between 1997 and 2001, Jon Ingham is today a consultant and trainer working both in the UK and abroad

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Norman Pickavance, CEO, Tomorrow’s Company

?Previously HR director at Dell, Marconi and then Morrison’s, Pickavance now heads up independent, not-for-profit think-tank Tomorrow’s Company

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Althea Loderick, chief executive and head of paid service, Newham Council

Althea Loderick has been a stalwart of the HR Most Influential Practitioners ranking’s top three for several years now

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Guy Pink, portfolio careerist, Guy Pink HR

?Guy Pink is the former interim chief executive and fromer executive director of HR at Addaction

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Paul Taylor-Pitt, assistant director of organisational development, NHS Employers

?Paul Taylor-Pitt began his career as a care worker in a residential home for people with HIV-related brain impairment

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David Smith, author, business consultant, speaker and mentor

?A former executive people director and people and IT director at Asda Stores, David Smith founded his consultancy in 2009

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Karen Beaven, founder, The HR Entrepreneurs Network

Karen Beaven started her career training as a horse riding instructor, has played bass in a band, then moved into retail and then found her calling in HR

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Gary Cookson, director, EPIC HR

?Gary Cookson’s lightbulb moment came in 2017 when he was speaking at a CIPD conference on the subject of flexible working and how HR should lead by example

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Karen Grave, president, Public Service People Managers Association

?Becoming president of the Public Service People Managers Association (PPMA) in April 2018, Grave has also held a range of senior HR roles over the years

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Melanie Steel, owner, People Change Expertise

?The range of sectors Melanie Steel has worked for is wide, and as such she epitomises the value a multi-sector HR professional can bring

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Gillian Quinton, Executive director (Communities, Health and Adult Social Care) at Buckinghamshire CC

?Gillian Quinton is one of the highest profile directors in the public sector, having moved into the field after starting her career in retail management at Kingfisher.