HRMI 2021: Kate Rand, Chief People Officer, Threads Styling

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Rand is the chief people officer for Threads Styling Ltd and is the lead trainer for the AgileHR Community, where she has trained hundreds of HR professionals globally from well-known businesses, in progressive HR ways of working and agile methodologies since she joined in 2019.

Rand has always sought to disrupt the world of HR, having come from an operational and commercial background earlier in her career. She has held a number of advisory positions including the BIMA Inclusion & Diversity council where she co-created tools and processes to support media businesses build more inclusive environments. She also acts as a mentor to HR professionals, supporting them to navigate the challenges start-ups and scale ups can bring to the people function.

At Threads, she is responsible for the end-to-end people experience for the business, acting as an advisor to the executive team, and overseeing the strategic delivery of people products and services. The business itself is highly complex with a blend of e-commerce and social commerce, requiring a multi-dimensional approach to the people experience.

In her spare time, she volunteers at a suicide prevention charity, and is completing her studies in psychology, having completed previous studies in work psychology.


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Kate Rand was ranked 33rd on the list of HR Most Influential practitioners 2021.