HR Most Influential Practitioners

1 Rupert McNeil Chief people officer Government
2 Sally Austin Group HR director Wincanton
3 Kate Guthrie Group HR director Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank
4 Ann Pickering HR director O2 (Telefónica UK)
5 Leena Nair Chief HR officer Unilever
6 Eugenio Pirri Chief people and culture officer Dorchester Collection
7 Mandy Coalter Former director of people United Learning
8 Simon Linares HR director Direct Line
9 Jabbar Sardar HR director BBC Studios
10 Siobhán Sheridan Chief people director Ministry of Defence
11 Baljinder Kang Executive director of people services Midland Heart
12 Andrew Dodman Chief officer of HR Leeds City Council
13 Danny Harmer Chief people officer Metro Bank
14 Neil Morrison Director of HR Severn Trent
15 Natalie Bickford Group HR director Merlin Entertainments Group
16 Rachel Brace HR director Football Association
17 Emma Rose HR director Kerry Foods
18 Jane Storm Chief people officer Saga Group
19 Ella Bennett Group people director Easyjet
20 Karen Shepperson Director of people and operations Ofsted
21 Kathryn Austin Chief people and marketing director Pizza Hut Restaurants
22 Danny Mortimer Chief executive NHS Employers
23 Debbie Alder Director general, people and capability Department for Work and Pensions
24 Louise Smalley Group HR director Whitbread
25 Shokat Lal Assistant chief executive Rotherham Council
26 Kathryn Pritchard Chief HR officer Nord Anglia Education
27 Annette Andrews Chief people officer Lloyd’s of London
28 Carol Kavanagh Group HR director Travis Perkins Group
29 Claire Gore Director of HR and OD London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
30 Des Pullen Group HR director Associated British Foods
31 Harvey Francis Executive vice president Skanska UK
32 David Frost Group organisational development director Total Produce
33 Paula Jordan Group HR director McCarthy & Stone
34 Jon Dawson Director of HR Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London & One Hyde Park Residences
35 Helen Webb Chief people and services officer Co-op
36 Alison Rumsey Chief HR officer Associated British Ports
37 Tim Jones Group head of HR London Stock Exchange
38 Deborah Lee Group engagement director Compass Group
39 Geoff Tranfield Group HR director IMI
40 Will Serle Chief people officer Capita