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.


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)


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

Jennifer Tippin, group people and productivity director, Lloyds Banking Group

Tippin was appointed the group people and productivity director for Lloyds in July 2017

Valerie Todd, HR director, Siemens UK and Ireland

Valerie Todd is the HR director for Siemens UK and Ireland


Lucy Adams, CEO, Disruptive HR

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


Ben Plant, director of HR and OD, OneSource

?Ben Plant became director of HR and OD at oneSource, the leading public sector shared service, in August 2019

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

Susie Morgan, HR director, University of Essex

Morgan has been director of HR at the University of Essex since May 2014. The institution is currently the Times Higher Education University of the Year

Simon O'Halloran, group HR director, GVC Group

?GVC is a FTSE 250 company with global revenues of more than £2.9 billion

Kate Seljeflot, chief people officer, Costa

Seljeflot joined Costa in September 2016. She leads Costa’s global people strategy, with a particular focus on building the right organisation and capabilities to support the business’ ambitious...

Peter Reeve, head of HR, Motor Neurone Disease Association

??Peter Reeve is the head of HR for the MND Association and chair of the Charity HR Network