Simon O'Halloran, group HR director, GVC Group

?GVC is a FTSE 250 company with global revenues of more than £2.9 billion

With more than 28,000 colleagues in 18 countries the company has grown rapidly from an AIM-listed business through organic growth alongside significant mergers and acquisitions.

At GVC O'Halloran is responsible for integrating the people aspects of multiple legacy businesses and establishing key initiatives for this now large and complex organisation. These include a strong employer brand, an inclusivity agenda and employee engagement networks, underpinned with leading technology and processes.

Before GVC O'Halloran held senior HRD and talent and development leadership roles at Vodafone, Experian, Barclays and Capital One.

With a strong commercial background, having studied business at Nottingham Trent and then qualifying as an accountant, O'Halloran is passionate about creating a place where people can perform at their best. He has deep experience of leading and implementing sustainable change, and has worked with Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge on a number of occasions.