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Kathryn Pritchard, group chief people officer, ODEON Cinemas Group


?Kathryn Pritchard is group chief people officer of ODEON & UCI Cinemas Group, Europe’s largest cinema operator

In her role, Pritchard executes a strategy designed to transform and tap into the capability of the 'employee brand journey'. She is also responsible for the integration of Odeon, Nordic Cinemas Group and AMC, ensuring that value is created by bringing the three companies together optimally.

Pritchard has more than 20 years' experience in organisational life, and has a particular passion for creating cultures that make high performance a certainty. She has experience in both private and public sectors, the UK and globally, and has built HR teams from scratch as well as coaching existing teams to high performance. She lists her professional interests as value creation, organisation, leadership and talent development and of course culture.

She holds both an MBA and a Masters in leadership coaching.

ODEON's HR awards


  • HR/L&D Team of the Year, CIPD People Management Awards
  • HR Team of the Year, Personnel Today Awards
  • Best Ongoing Commitment to Employer Brand Management, Employer Branding Management Awards
  • Grand Prix for Employer Brand Management, Employer Branding Management Awards
  • Best Internal Communications Innovation, BOC Internal Communications Brilliance Awards
  • Employer of the Year, BOC Business Brilliance Awards
  • Employer of the Year, BOC Global Events & Training Group Brilliance Awards
  • 2017

  • Number 25 Best Big 30 Companies to Work for, Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for
  • Number 16 in Ireland’s Great Places to Work, Great Place to Work
  • Distinction in Employee Engagement, HR Distinction Summit
  • Leading Transformation Award, HR Excellence Awards