He has additional responsibility for leading the group transformation and corporate shared services functions (including IT delivery services and procurement) and is a member of the group’s executive committee. He also supports the work of the remuneration and nominations committees.
Kirby has a wealth of international experience from over 17 years at Compass Group; he was most recently group workforce and organisation director, responsible for supporting over 40 countries and prior to this he was the HR director for Europe and Japan. Additionally, he has held other roles at Compass including director of group labour strategy, as well as being responsible for HR shared services and operational HR director roles across a number of sectors in the UK & Ireland including in education, defence, sports & leisure, and health.
Kirby is a chartered fellow of the CIPD and holds masters degree’s in both strategic human resources and employment law and industrial relations.