March 2022 – current
I’m in my dream role, rolling all the best bits of my career to date into the one place. Pipedrive has a strong people-first culture; it’s a global business with a proven track record and a compelling business model. We have a forward-thinking executive team, a supportive board and are backed by a people-focused private investor.
Chief HR officer merchant services, Nets
October 2018 – March 2022
I was able to bring all of my experience to date to this transformation to reshape the business, build a strong results-driven culture and deliver growth. Living in Denmark was also a wonderful experience.
Chief of staff to CIO and deputy chief HR officer, Worldpay
December 2016 – September 2018
I moved into a business role and loved it. I was responsible for running the office of the CIO and transforming the technology and engineering organisation. I also held the role of deputy CHRO which enabled me to continue to shape the people strategy.
Organisation capability director and HR director, Worldpay
May 2011 – December 2016
Worldpay provided me with multiple learning and growth opportunities as we together took the company from private to IPO and merger with another payment giant. In this role I took responsibility for talent acquisition, talent development, L&D and internal communications, before moving back into a HR partner role.
HR director, Burger King
October 2008 – May 2011
Having only worked as a director in a start-up before, Burger King gave me the opportunity to work in a large-scale, global corporate. I partnered with centres of excellence; tailored solutions to local markets; managed stakeholders and mastered a new regulatory and compliance environment.
HR director, Agency.com
April 2007 – October 2008
This was my first real leadership role sitting on an executive team, leading the HR agenda and taking responsibility for the full value chain. It was a steep learning curve on the HR side but also my first exposure to digital, technology and agile transformation.
HR business partner, Red Bull
November 2002 – April 2007
Red Bull was my first real work experience, and I learned the true impact of blending your customer and employee experience together to drive your brand from the inside out.
Top three career tips
2. Take care of people and not just business Combining the two can make you unbeatable.
3. Actively seek a role outside of HR to gain more breadth, even if it’s just for a few years. You won’t regret it.
This article was first published in the April/May 2023 issue of HR magazine. Subscribe today to have all our latest articles delivered right to your desk.