HR Most Influential Thinkers

1 Amy Edmondson Novartis professor of leadership and management Harvard Business School
2 Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge Founder Quality and Equality
3 Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Professor of business psychology University College London and Columbia University
4 Adam Grant Saul P. Steinberg professor of management and professor of psychology Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
5 Matthew Taylor Chief executive RSA
6 Herminia Ibarra Charles Handy professor of organisational behaviour London Business School
7 Simon Sinek Speaker and consultant  
8 Caroline Criado-Perez Author and campaigner  
9 Perry Timms Founder and chief energy officer PTHR
10 Nilofer Merchant Author and speaker  
11 Vlatka Hlupic Professor of leadership and organisational transformation Hult Ashridge
12 Gervase Bushe Professor of leadership and organization development Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University
13 Peter Cappelli George W Taylor professor of management and director of the Center for Human Resources Wharton University of Pennsylvania
14 Bruce Daisley Author and VP EMEA Twitter
15 Rob McCargow Director of artificial intelligence PwC UK
16 Peter Cheese Chief executive CIPD
17 Rachel Botsman Author  
18 Wendy Hirsh Independent researcher and principal associate Institute for Employment Studies
19 David D’Souza Membership director CIPD
20 Josh Bersin Principal and founder Bersin by Deloitte
21 Megan Reitz Professor of leadership and dialogue Ashridge Executive Education
22 Stephen Bevan Head of HR research development Institute for Employment Studies
23 Patrick Lencioni Founder and president The Table Group
24 Chris Roebuck Organisational success advisor and visiting professor of transformational leadership Cass Business School
25 Linda Holbeche Adjunct professor Imperial College London
26 Patrick Wright Thomas C Vandiver bicentennial chair and professor University of South Carolina
27 John Amaechi Organisational psychologist and consultant Amaechi Performance Systems
28 James Traeger
Rob Warwick
Reader in management and organisational learning
University of Chichester
29 Simon Fanshawe Co-founder Stonewall
30 Susan Vinnicombe Professor of women and leadership Cranfield School of Management