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HR in the Boardroom testimonials

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Thinking of joining HR in the Boardroom? See what our alumni has to say

"This is a unique and exceptional programme perfectly targeted at HRD level. It provides a fresh and relevant approach to the challenges that come with operating at this level and the CEO insights are absolutely invaluable. I have definitely learnt a lot from attending the sessions and in addition I now have a fantastic network of peers who I trust and will definitely be keeping in touch with going forwards. If you are ready to step up, HR in the Boardroom will definitely help you do it"

Karen Beaven, HR director, River Island


"The HR in the Boardroom programme has been very inspiring. The facilitators are excellent and have brought real insights in to what CEOs are really looking for from their HRDs. I would highly recommend the programme to others"


Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth, HR director, BBC

"HR in the Boardroom is highly successful in filling a gap in the current market. It focuses on what CEOs need from their HRDs, providing the right level of challenge in a supportive environment. Steve Tappin, Fortune 500 CEO confidant and lead facilitator, provides extremely useful insight from a CEO perspective, which was invaluable. The networking opportunity that the programme provides with like-minded, senior HR directors was very much welcomed"

Melanie Steel, HR director, Cabinet Office and 10 Downing Street


"The research shared about CEOs provides insight and challenges HRDs to consider how best to operate in their environment, enhancing the working relationship with their CEO. The programme has created a network of like-minded HRDs who are all driving to optimise the impact we have in our respective businesses. Sharing our challenges and how we respond to them within a focused peer group has been of great benefit."

Darren Hockaday, HR director, London Overground, Rail Operations Ltd (LOROL)


"The programme has been really valuable. I have learnt a great deal about alternative approaches to people strategy and the mutual challenge, support and encouragement from the group has been superb."

David Frost, Group HR director, Produce World Group


"HR in the Boardroom has provided exceptional networking and learning opportunities in a secure environment for me as an HRD. I have come away with brilliant ideas and different ways of dealing with matters, which makes the HR service I lead even more effective. The facilitators are word class and have provided superb knowledge – making the whole experience richer. I would commend the programme to existing HRDs as being a ‘must do’!"

Jabbar Sardar, director of HR and OD, Cafcass