HRMI 2021: Angela O’Driscoll, Director of People and Transformation, Companies House

O'Driscoll joined Companies House in May 2012 as head of human resources and estates. She took up the new role of director of people transformation in February 2018.  This role brings together HR, estates, internal communications, engagement and change management, and puts people at the heart of delivering the 5-year corporate strategy and ambitious transformation agenda.

One of her career highlights has been leading the huge range of people-focussed activities that have enabled Companies House to achieve the coveted platinum accreditation from Investors in People in 2020. 

O'Driscoll has over 30 years’ experience within the HR profession and is a fellow of the CIPD. She has worked in a range of diverse organisations including the NHS, police service and higher education sector and is passionate about creating the right conditions for colleagues to bring their whole self to work. Living with a disability resulting from cancer treatment, she also sponsors the Companies House Disability Network and actively promotes the work of twenty-four thriving internal networks that cover diversity and inclusion, wellbeing, environmental issues and innovation.  

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Angela O'Driscoll was ranked 15th on the list of HR Most Influential practitioners 2021.