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

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

Stephen Bevan, director of employer research and consultancy, Institute for Employment Studies (IES)

Stephen Bevan is director of employer research and consultancy at IES with responsibility for developing innovative new projects and programmes with IES partners and other collaborators

Jo MacPhail, HR director, CrossCountry Trains

?Jo MacPhail joined CrossCountry trains in December 2016 as HR director

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?


Raj Verma, global SVP human resources, Sodexo

Verma joined Sodexo UK and Ireland in 2007 as an HR director. Following several international roles, including time living and working in Australia, he was appointed as senior vice president, human...

Herminia Ibarra, Charles Handy professor of organisational behaviour, London Business School

Herminia Ibarra is the Charles Handy professor of organisational behaviour at London Business School (LBS)

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”

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


Eugenio Pirri, chief people and culture officer, Dorchester Collection

Pirri and his team are responsible for all aspects of human resources, learning, employee and guest engagement, workplace equality, corporate responsibility and The Dorchester Collection Academy...

Marco Reick, HR director, Black Sheep Coffee

Marco Reick has spent his career in HR within a number of businesses in the UK hospitality industry

Patrick Wright, Thomas C Vandiver bicentennial chair and professor, University of South Carolina

Patrick Wright is Thomas C. Vandiver bicentennial chair in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina (USC), and the founder and director of the Center for Executive...