ReimagineHR London | 6–7 September
Sir Bradley Wiggins CBEBritain's Most Successful Cyclist
Bradley Wiggins is Britain’s most successful all-round cyclist as the nation’s first ever Tour de France winner. He’s won medals at five consecutive Olympic Games – making him Britain’s most decorated Olympian of all time – and is the only rider to hold World and Olympic titles in road and track disciplines as well as winning the Tour.
In addition to his extraordinary Tour win during which, supported by his Sky team-mates Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome, he led for almost the entire race, Bradley has won eight Olympic medals (including five golds) and held the prestigious ‘hour record’ - the furthest distance cycled in 60 minutes at just under 55km. He was also named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2012.
Along the way, Bradley has won European and World titles on the road, track, and in time trials and has founded his own cycling team, WIGGINS. Out of the saddle, he is a down-to-earth sportsman with an affection for mod style and music. He’s played guitar with Paul Weller, has a collection of classic scooters, has collaborated with Fred Perry on a range of clothes, has published four books and guest-edited Radio 4’s Today programme. He has inspired cycling enthusiasts and lay-people alike and is now preparing himself for other sporting challenges, this time on water.
Bradley considers the lessons from his extraordinary career. He looks at what it took to consistently win for over 20 years touching on how he learned and adapted, became a leader, dealt with setbacks and coped when things didn’t go to plan.
Sahar Hashemi OBEEntrepreneur and Best-Selling Author
Sahar Hashemi, a former lawyer, founded Coffee Republic, the UK’s first US style coffee bar chain with her brother and built it into one of the UK’s most recognized high street brands with a turnover of £30m. In 2005 Sahar started Skinny Candy, high profile brand of guilt-free sweets which she sold to confectionery conglomerate Glisten plc in 2007. Sahar is an internationally recognized speaker, whose captivating and uplifting speeches combine her own enthralling story with key themes of entrepreneurial leadership, innovation, customer service, change management and employee engagement.
After leaving day to day management of Coffee Republic, Sahar published a bestselling book called Anyone Can Do It - Building Coffee Republic from our Kitchen Table, which reached #1 on the Amazon business chart and is 2nd highest selling book on entrepreneurship published in the UK. Her second book Switched On: 10 Habits to Being Highly Effective in Your Job, and Loving It was published in 2010 and focuses on creating an entrepreneurial mindset for employees in large companies.
Sahar received an OBE for "services to the UK economy and to charity" and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos. She was also named one of 100 most influential women in Britain by the Daily Mail.
David RowanEditor-at-Large of WIRED Magazine UK
David Rowan is Editor-at-large and founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED’s UK edition. He’s taken 120 flights in the past year to investigate the companies and entrepreneurs changing our world, recently spending time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Xiaomi, Nest, Twitter and countless other disruptive startups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen. His recent keynote talks have included events for banks, governments and Fortune 100 companies, and recent stage interviews have ranged from will.i.am to James Murdoch and David Cameron.
David has been a columnist for The Times, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller and The Guardian. At WIRED he has extended the brand into conferences, apps, and a consulting business. He is co-founder of FlowJourneys.com, taking amazing people for weekend adventures in the world’s most extraordinary locations. And he is still searching for the future.
KJC Advisory Services
Ken Carrig is President of KJC Advisory Services. Carrig previously served as Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for SunTrust Banks, Inc. until February 2017. Prior to joining SunTrust, Mr. Carrig was Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer with Sysco Corporation for 10 years. He also led Human Resources for Comcast, Continental Airlines’ turnaround and PepsiCo during his 30-year human resources career.
Didier CharretonGroup Director, Human Resources
Didier Charreton is the Group Director of Human Resources and a member of the Group Management Committee of Anglo American. Charreton previously served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Baker Hughes from 2007 until 2015. Charreton also served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Coats Plc.
Courtney AbrahamGlobal Head of Talent Strategy and Development
The Adecco Group
As the Global Head of Talent Strategy and Development for The Adecco Group in Zurich, Switzerland, Courtney has overall responsibility for designing and implementing the strategy for growing the leadership pipeline for future business needs. Her remit includes assessments, learning, performance management, and succession planning.
Courtney was most recently the SVP, Talent Management, for North America and responsible for accelerating the focus on culture. In her tenure, she brought a common language using the Birkman Method, changed traditional learning from lecture to experiential camp style, created cross functional Recognition Councils and was relentless in her personal passion to create impactful interventions, cultural programs and talent initiatives that increase engagement for all colleagues. Her twenty years of experience as a dynamic, multi-discipline executive include experience with high tech consulting, retail and insurance companies.
As a thought leader, Courtney is often invited to engage with audiences of University students to professional associations and conferences, including the national Birkman conference, Society for Emotional Intelligence, the Human Capital Institute, The Training Magazine, International Society for Performance Improvement and the OD Network. Courtney is a former board member for two USA organizations.
Courtney lives in Zurich with her husband and daughter whom they adopted from Colombia. She is the proud bonus mom to three additional grown children and is an avid fitness enthusiast, foodie and wine aficionado.
Matthew GwytherJournalist and Editor
Matthew edited Management Today for the last 13 years and during that time he won the coveted BSME Business Magazine Editor of the year on a record five occasions. During a fifteen year career as a freelance he wrote for the Sunday Times magazine, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Observer, GQ and was a contributing editor to Business magazine. He was PPA Business Feature Writer of the Year in 2001. He has also worked on two drama serials one for Channel 4 and one for the BBC. Before becoming a journalist he had a brief and inauspicious spell as a civil servant working at the Medical Research Council in its London Secretariat.
Matthew Gwyther is the co-author of Exposure published by Penguin in London and New York in the Autumn of 2012. It is the story of whistleblower Michael Woodford, the “Southend samurai” who left school at 16 and worked his way up to the top post of the Japanese industrial conglomerate Olympus, only to discover that his board were involved in a two billion dollar fraud. He also works as a presenter for the BBC Radio 4 In Business strand.
Tom HadleyDirector of Policy & Professional Services
Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)
Tom Hadley is the Director of Policy & Professional Services at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) - the professional body for the UK recruitment industry, representing 3,200 corporate members and over 9,000 individual members of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP).
Specific areas of responsibility include government relations, legal support, compliance policy and diving proactive campaigns in areas such as inclusion and social mobility, skills, industrial strategy, the future of work and youth employment. An overriding priority for the REC is to ensure that employment issues are at the forefront of Brexit negotiations and that the UK jobs market continues to thrive in a post-EU world.
Tom is a regular media commentator on labour market and employment issues and is board member of the World Employment Confederation (Europe). He also represents the REC on a number of government advisory forums and committees and works with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in the ‘capacity building’ of business organisations around the world. Previous jobs have included working for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the European Commission and for the French multi-national Vivendi.
Tom is a former national league rugby player and an accredited level 2 rugby coach. He is a collector of fine wines and a passionate enthusiast of 1980s French popular music.
Marcus BodySenior Consultant, Brand & Insights
Marcus Body is a Senior Consultant in the Brand & Insight Team at ThirtyThree, a leading recruitment marketing, employer branding and internal communications agency. He leads EVP and Employer Branding projects, from scoping and project design, through to delivery of the research and working with the creative teams to develop the brand.
Over his ten years in this field, he’s worked on Employer Brands for clients including BP, DB, EE, BT, CERN, Barclays, Herbert Smith Freehills, Oxford Instruments, Johnson & Johnson, and The British Army. At the moment, he’s also working on the London Business School Employer Brand - and they arguably came up with the idea in the first place twenty years ago.
In addition to Employer Branding, he also works across other related areas with ThirtyThree’s clients, whether that’s helping them with research on shortage talent segments, providing insight and consultancy on diversity projects, or providing thought leadership on any other issues relevant to recruiting, retaining and engaging the best talent.
Marcus holds a M.A. (not an M.Eng) in General Engineering from Cambridge University, which he apologises is an incredibly silly qualification but there’s little he can do about it, so he usually declares his two Blue Peter badges from the BBC as a more credible qualification. He also plays trumpet in various jazz bands around London.
Alison HollasTalent Development Director
Smith and Nephew
Currently Talent Development Director at Smith and Nephew where she works in the Global Talent Centre of Excellence Team, leading on developing and delivering their Talent Strategy to take them forward for the future.
Alison has been working in HR, Learning and Talent for over 20 years across 6 industry sectors moving back in time from her current involvement in Medical Technologies, she previously spent time within the ABF Manufacturing Group concentrating on putting talent on the agenda of the Sugar businesses. Prior to this she worked within Investment Banking at the time of the credit crunch, Global Telecoms when mobile data was growing fast, and several Marketing and Retail organisations when businesses were booming!
Alison admits her passion has always been in discovering interesting things about people, their ambitions and strengths. Then in partnership, working with them to explore how to use their talents, build their capabilities and enable them to have great fulfilling careers. She has helped develop and deliver game changing leadership development programmes and reengineered and structured talent activities including the identification and assessment of talent, coaching and mentoring activities.
Alison is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and holds an Advanced Award in Organisation Design and Development.
Tyra MalzyChief Learning Officer
With a multicultural background spanning California, southern Africa, and France, Tyra is a specialist in developing talents. Currently based in Paris, Tyra is the Chief Learning Officer at Mazars, an international audit and advisory firm, where she is in charge of designing innovative solutions to develop the skills of our leaders (and future leaders) across the firm’s 79-country footprint. In acknowledgement of its world-class programmes and practices, Mazars University was awarded the international CLIP accreditation by EFMD in 2014. Beyond learning, Tyra plays a role in the larger HR efforts of the Mazars Group, in particular as the Senior Talent Leader for Africa, where she advises our HR efforts throughout the region. Outside of work, she is a wife and mother of 2 darling children, and a mountain-climber and cake baker on the weekends!
Ciaran O'ReganHead of Talent Acquisition - Global Technology
Ciaran is currently Head of Talent Acquisition for the global technology group at Worldpay. He is responsible for the group’s technology talent acquisition strategy, focussing on building core technology teams in the UK, Canada, India and Romania. Prior to starting at Worldpay in early 2014 he was responsible for the technology recruitment at ITV during the transformation of its digital offering and corporate technology.
Tommy PooleGlobal Assessment Leader
As Global Assessment Leader for IBM, Tommy Poole is currently leading a diverse team of HR professionals in building an enterprise-wide leadership framework and delivering supporting assessments to manage executive talent and understand their development needs. The leadership framework will serve as the foundation for all successive development efforts with this audience of leaders.
During his IBM career, Tommy has held a variety of HR positions – all focused on the assessment and development of talent. He served as a senior consultant to external IBM clients in the Learning & Development Practice; and this background served him well as he brought those consulting skills to his internal clients. One of Tommy’s major strengths is his ability to define a problem, identify root causes, and craft appropriate solutions. Tommy was hired into IBM as a psychometrician, and this measurement/assessment expertise has also been extremely valuable in bringing measurement rigor to his talent development work (i.e., needs assessment and program evaluation).
Kay RolandiLearning and Development Manager - Europe
Kay Rolandi is responsible for Talent, Learning and Development for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Parker Hannifin.
Kay began her career in the hotel industry originally as a chef before moving to front of house, and, on most occasions having responsibility for recruitment and people development. Kay gained her professional HR qualifications whilst working at J Sainsbury for 9 years in a variety of HR roles. In the past 20 years, Kay has worked specifically within Talent and People Development at General Motors, Otis Elevators and presently at Parker Hannifin.
Kay is also a coach and has worked voluntarily with not for profit organisations to coach women.
Kay is also an open water swimmer and swam as part of a relay team from England to France, an experience she often shares when discussing high performance teams and resilience! Kay continues to support Aspire - the charity she raised funds for when swimming and who support people with spinal injuries - as a boat leader, supporting, encouraging and swimming with teams who are looking to fulfil their often, lifelong dreams to swim across the English Channel.
Kay is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and holds an MSc in People and Organisational Development.
Dr. Sharon AradDirector, Post-hire Solutions
CEB Talent Assessment
Dr. Arad has over 20 years of proven results in helping drive global enterprise strategy and growth across multiple industries. She has extensive experience designing and implementing innovative, break-through talent strategies, approaches and programs in the government and private sectors. Dr. Arad’s areas of expertise include designing and implementing innovative, global assessment, coaching, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, and Leadership Development strategies and solutions. Dr. Arad held leadership positions at Cargill and IBM, providing thought leadership, strategy, design and implementation expertise of key talent management programs.
Dr. Arad is a co-recipient of the William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award (SIOP), the M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace (SIOP) and the HR Impact Award (SIOP/SHRM). Dr. Arad is the past president of Minnesota Professionals Psychology Applied to Work.
Dr. Arad received my Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and her B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dunstan ArthurPractice Director
CEB Talent Assessment
Dunstan’s career began playing a key role in many of the first large-scale online psychometric testing projects in the UK, before developing into a broader consultancy role. Over the last 15 years of working in the industry, he has been responsible for designing and implementing assessment and development solutions, including assessment and development centres, interview processes and training interventions.
Dunstan has experience of assessing senior level candidates to support recruitment and development, executive coaching, organisational culture change, succession planning and talent audits, and the design of strategic talent management processes. He is a chartered psychologist, is an Associate Fellow of the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology, and holds an MSc and BSc in Industrial Psychology.
Paula CarneiroHead of Corporate Human Resources
Paula is the Head of Corporate Human Resources for EDP Group. She manages a Corporate Team of 32 people with 5 HR Managers with significant International Experience in Organizational Performance and Sustained Development. Paula has an Honours Degree from the Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Universidade de Lisboa in Social and Organisational Psychology and Post Graduate Degree from the Université d’Aix in Cognitive Ergonomics as an Erasmus Student.
Bianca ChoudharyTalent Acquisition Director, Employer Branding, Digitial, and Onboarding
Bianca is currently Talent Acquisition Director, Employer Branding, Digital and Onboarding. She leads matrix teams across HR globally to implement a number of Employer Branding programmes in her space, most recently to design AZ’s employment proposition and deliver a suite of tools, assets and messages for the countries to use ensuring AZ is consistent in their attraction & sourcing approach, leveraging digital solutions to do so.
Her role covers a broad spectrum of shaping AZ’s digital presence for talent acquisition, leading employer branding presence at key events and symposia and driving AZ’s social media presence forward to build talent engagement in a competitive market. More recently she is focussing on delivering on that employment experience by designing an onboarding standard for AZ Globally.
Bianca has been working in Talent Acquisition for over 15 years across Pharma, Telecoms and IT industries from both an outsourced and in-house perspective, always with an emphasis on brand and candidate attraction.
Guylaine DavidGlobal Head of Talent Development and Talent Acquisition
Guylaine is an HR and Transformation professional, passionate with Talent Management. She currently runs the Talent Center of Expertise for Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in media and entertainment. Her missions include performance management, talent identification and development, talent acquisition and employer brand as well as global training initiatives focusing on leadership & management skills.
Her previous experience as a transformation consultant and financial auditor brings her a special sense of drive for results, and she puts pragmatism and collaboration at the heart of every project. As a result, Technicolor was awarded French “international CHRO of the year” in 2016 for their inventive and action-oriented Talent programmes.
Thomas HandcockHR Practice Leader
CEB, now Gartner
Thomas Handcock currently oversees the CEB lines of business that support Heads of Recruiting and Heads of HRIS. Thomas has authored numerous research studies in the areas of recruiting efficiency and performance, sourcing and attraction, selection and assessment, learning application and measurement, learning culture, leadership development and talent management. He regularly leads roundtable discussions and presents to and facilitates discussions at CEB member organisations across the globe.
Thomas began his career at CEB working in new product development, and is frequently called upon to lead and contribute to new product development initiatives within CEB’s HR Practice.
He holds a BSc Sociology with Human Resource Management from the University of Bath, and an MSc in Social Research Methods from Trinity College Dublin. He lives in South-West London.
David HindleStrategic Recruitment and Talent Lead
Lloyds Banking Group
David works at Lloyds Banking Group leading their strategic recruitment agenda. This includes activities such as employment branding, candidate attraction, assessment and onboarding.
To date, David's experience has primarily been across Talent and Resourcing with a good mixture of operational delivery, strategy and transformational change. At Lloyds, he has led large in-house recruitment teams, managed Executive hiring and worked in a number of Talent Management roles including as a Divisional Talent Lead (with oversight of c. 20,000 colleagues) and leading the Group’s Emerging Talent agenda.
David started his career in Executive Search.
Nicola JosephsSenior Executive Advisor
CEB, now Gartner
Nicola Josephs is a Senior Executive Advisor with CEB’s Human CapitalPractice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and is based in CEB’s London office.
In her role, Nicola is responsible for presenting CEB HR Practice’s strategic research to members in a variety of forums, including at our Executive Meetings, where she facilitates discussion between Senior HR Executives on Strategic Human Resources topics. Nicola is also responsible for engaging global HR executives around CEB HR’s latest research and findings and to use CEB HR resources to guide individual and organizational decisions across a wide variety of human capital areas.
Nicola has presented to and worked with companies including AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, GE, Reckitt Benckiser, Nomura, British sky Broadcasting, BG Group, Rolls Royce and Novo Nordisk.
Nicola has worked across all sectors and has worked with clients both locally and internationally. She is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with a First Class degree in Psychology from the University of Birmingham, an MSc in Occupational Psychology from London Metropolitan University and Level A and B Certificates of Competence in Occupational Testing. Her Masters thesis focused on cross-cultural differences in personality.
Ania KrasniewskaAdvisory Leader, HR Practice
CEB, now Gartner
Ania Krasniewska Shahidi is the Leader for Advisory Services, North America in CEB’s HR Practice. She leads a team of over 30 advisors, analysts and executive education experts in CEB's HR offerings, enabling clients to benchmark performance against best-in-class organisations, and achieve critical business objectives through successful talent and functional strategies.
Ania joined CEB in 2006, as a research consultant in the Finance practice. Ania then shifted to manage the Compensation and Benefits programs globally, designing product and research in the areas of pay plan and incentive design, manager effectiveness, rewards and recognition programs, and global compensation structures. Most recently, she served as a thought partner to HR leaders globally in the area of total rewards.
Prior to joining the Corporate Executive Board, Ania worked for the management consultancy of A.T. Kearney, concentrating on projects related to foreign direct investment strategy and regional FDI promotion, and managing their CEO Roundtable. Ania has also taught at the University of Maryland, been published and quoted in industry related press, and frequently speaks at events.
Ania holds an M.A. degree in International Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.A. degree in Political Science and French from the University of the South (Sewanee).
Brian Kropp, Ph.D.Executive Director
CEB, now Gartner
Dr. Brian Kropp oversees the CEB lines of business that support Chief Human Resources Officers, Heads of Compensation, and Heads of Benefits. He also has responsibility for CEBs growing businesses that support Heads of HR in emerging markets. Brian has authored more than 40 studies at CEB, lead more than 200 strategy sessions with executive teams at Fortune 100 companies as well as lead more than 300 Executive Education sessions across the Globe.
Prior to joining the CEB in 2002, Brian worked for a variety of research institutions, and has taught courses in economics, policy analysis, and quantitative methods at the University of North Carolina. He has been published in several books, academic journals, and other periodicals.
In addition, Brian sits on the board of a non-profit dedicated toward childhood education: Read to a Child!. He holds a Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina and a M.A., and B.S. in Economics from Clemson University, and lives in Falls Church, VA with his wife and 3 young children.
John KostoulasResearch Director
John Kostoulas is a Research Director at Gartner's Technology and Service Provider (T&SP) research group, focused on Human Capital Management technologies and HR Business Process Outsourcing. John is publishing regular research on the individual evolution of HCM technologies and HR BPO services, as well as on the HR impact of the digital business and key technology trends, such as cloud, robotics and social. He advises, on a daily basis, Technology and Service provider leaders worldwide on market opportunities, strategy, product roadmap and positioning, while working with HR/IT leaders on market trends, vendors, business case and operations for HCM software and BPO services.
Prior to joining Gartner, John acquired holistic experience in Human Capital Management technology and transformation after 16 years as global practitioner, software sales consultant, BPO transition leader and implementation consultant/project manager, with leading companies (Vodafone, Coca-Cola HBC, Oracle and NGA) and world class clients. He holds a title in Leadership Decision Making from the Harvard Kennedy School, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business of York University, a diploma in Production Engineering & Management from the Technical University of Crete, and a number of certifications in project management (PMP), process analysis and system implementation. John lives in Oxford, United Kingdom.
Jean MartinTalent Solutions Architect
CEB, now Gartner
As CEB Talent Solutions Architect, Jean directs the development of talent management solutions and insights across the company with heads of human resources at some of the largest global organizations. Specifically, Jean spends time working on issues relating to driving breakthrough organizational performance, and assessing, engaging and retaining the best employees.
She is passionate about helping companies understand how to find top talent and build out their global leadership bench. Combined with her talent knowledge, Jean has been interviewed by Fast Company, the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and Harvard Business Review among other leading publications. She regularly presents to executive teams at organizations including Starbucks, Amazon and BP and has spoken at venues such as The Economist Talent Summit and White House TechHire.
Prior to CEB, Jean served as a special assistant to President Clinton’s Domestic Policy Council. Additionally, Jean was a Presidential Management Fellow serving as a Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President for small business/community development banking at Bank of America. Also during her time as a PMF she was project manager for microfinance and microenterprise development at the U.S. Agency for International Development in Africa.
Jean received a Masters of Public Policy with a concentration in Economics and Finance from the Kennedy School at Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts with highest distinction from the University of Virginia.
Clare MoncrieffSenior Director
CEB, now Gartner
For the past eight years, Clare has been serving as a thought partner to HR leaders at member organisations of CEB across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Clare's role is twofold: to engage global HR executives around CEB’s latest HR research and findings and to use CEB resources to guide individual and organisational decisions across a wide variety of human capital areas. Clare has presented to and worked with over 400 companies worldwide including Roche, Deutsche Bank, AXA, Novo Nordisk, ABB, Rolls Royce, Allianz, Reliance, Nokia, Energizer, Eli Lilly and Tata.
Prior to joining CEB, Clare was a member of CEB Corporate Leadership Council, holding various positions in the HR team at Nortel, a Global Telecom Company based in Toronto, Canada. Her last role at Nortel was HR Business Partner to the Chief Legal Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Ethics Officer, and their global teams. She has also held positions in Executive Compensation, Global Operations HR (Supply Chain) and Global MA&D.
Clare holds an Honors B.A. in Psychology from York University in Toronto, Canada and an MSc with distinction in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics.
Mark PowellPost-Hire, Practice Area Director
CEB, now Gartner
Mark is responsible for CEB's approach to post-hire solutions within the UK. Mark began his career at CEB (formerly SHL) working in the research and consulting functions. He then spent 11 years working in-house both in the Private and Public Sector. This included roles at UBS as the Global Head of Assessment, at the Cabinet Office as the Chief Psychologist, and at Nationwide Building Society as the Talent Assessment and Succession Manager.
In his career to date, Mark has delivered a wide range of solutions including the implementation of succession management frameworks, ExCo and Board level evaluation, global assessment standards, competency framework design, award-winning recruitment processes, high potential assessment, and leadership development programmes.
Mark is a Chartered member of the CIPD and a Chartered Occupational Psychologist. He holds an MSc in Industrial Psychology.
Anuradha RazdanVP of HR, Home Care and Talent Attraction
Anuradha has worked with Unilever for over 18 years, currently serving as VP HR, Home Care & Talent Attraction.
Starting her career as a Management Trainee with Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), she built a demonstrable track record of performance and business impact across business partnering and leadership development roles in South Asia.
Having moved to London in 2013, as Strategic Assistant to the CHRO, she is currently the VP HR for Home Care where she partners the President, Home Care (member of the Unilever Executive) and leads the strategic agenda on Talent, Organisation and Capabilities, for the business.
Anuradha is also responsible for the Talent Attraction agenda for Unilever globally. She is passionate about building Unilever’s employer brand and has deep operating expertise in this area having been instrumental to bringing back Unilever as top employer brand in India and South Asia after a gap of 10 years. In the course of her stints in India and more recently in the UK, she has led several global teams that have shaped current thinking and strategy for Unilever’s employer brand across the globe.
Evie Roos is the CHRO of SES, the world leading satellite operator with headquarters in Luxembourg. As a member of the Executive Committee she is responsible for developing and executing the Human Capital strategy. This includes employee engagement, talent management and acquisition, organization and performance management, learning and development and compensation and benefits. Evie reports to the President and CEO and manages a team of 50 Human Capital managers globally.
Before being appointed Head of HR in September 2014 and CHRO in March 2017, Evie was appointed Senior Vice-President HR Management, responsible for a team of 15 HC business partners providing strategic and operational services to other functions and regions. Prior SES, Evie occupied various roles in ArcelorMittal, the world’s steel and mining company.
In 1991 she joined Sidmar, today ArcelorMittal Ghent, as Legal Counsel (Steel Company in Belgium with 5000 employees) and moved in 1999 to the Human Resources department as Staff Manager. In 2002 Evie moved to the Headquarters of the newly formed Arcelor Group in Luxembourg to take up the responsibility of Vice-President Employee Relations. At the same time she piloted the gender diversity initiative of the Group. From 2005 on, Evie was also leading the Human Resources department of the Business Unit Arcelor Steel Solutions & Services (Distribution and Transformation of the Arcelor Group with 12.000 people).
From the merger of ArcelorMittal in 2006 until 2010 she lead the Human Resources & Communications Department of Long Europe, a business unit gathering 30,000 people spread over 20 plants, in 10 different countries. At the same time she was responsible for all HR shared service activities for 6,000 employees in Luxembourg. From 2010 until end 2012 Evie headed the Compensation, Benefits and International Mobility department of ArcelorMittal. Between 2007 and 2012 she served on various Boards of companies of the ArcelorMittal Group.
Evie holds degrees in Law and European Studies from the University of Leuven (Belgium) and the Europa Institut in Saarbrücken (Germany) and a certificate in Business Administration from the University of Antwerp (Belgium). Evie is also elected member of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.
She is married and has two children, Stan and Marie, studying in The Netherlands and the US respectively. She plays tennis at competition level.
Lee-Anne ValléeSenior Executive Advisor
CEB, now Gartner
Lee-Anne Vallée is a Senior Executive Advisor in CEB, now Gartner’s HR Practice. In her role, Lee-Anne serves as a thought partner to HR Leaders and their teams across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, providing guidance on applying CEB’s strategic insights, resources and best practices to address critical human capital challenges, enhance talent decisions and drive organisational performance.
Lee-Anne has presented to and worked with more than a hundred companies, including Akzo Nobel, BAE Systems, Burberry, Danone, Exxaro, Ericsson, Husqvarna, Philips Lighting, Standard Bank, Technicolor and Unilever.
Prior to joining CEB, Lee-Anne designed, facilitated and implemented talent practices, leadership development, and people change initiatives in global organisations including Barclays, Roche, RWE nPower and Rio Tinto. Her in-house HR practitioner experience includes Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development and Total Rewards, as well as leading a team of HR Business Partners. Lee-Anne also worked in senior leadership roles in the Human Resources teams at Nedbank in South Africa, and Old Mutual in the United Kingdom.
Lee-Anne holds a first class B.A. (Honours) degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Tille VerhaegheProduct Manager, CEB TalentNeuron
CEB, now Gartner
Tille Verhaeghe partners with senior HR, Shared Services and R&D leaders through the TalentNeuron big data solution to give them increased confidence in talent decision-making.
Prior to launching TalentNeuron outside North America, Tille was a Senior Executive Advisor within the CEB Finance practice. With a background in change management, strategy and leadership development, Tille regularly designs and delivers targeted business interventions.
Tille holds a Masters in international business from Ghent University as well as a Masters in Linguistics from Brussels University. She is also a Leadership Council Member for Women at CEB, a workplace diversity group dedicated to the professional development and impact of female professionals across CEB and the world, and founded the groups London chapter.
Rob is Indeed's lead EMEA evangelist and has over 10 years of digital recruitment experience. He joined Indeed in 2014 when the recruitment technology start up he was a founding member of, MoBolt Inc. was acquired. Prior to this he spent 5 years at Monster Worldwide.
He joined the recruitment technology space after spending some time travelling the world enjoying various ancient temples, scuba diving, trekking, mountain biking, rafting, and more temples. Before his travel adventure he spent a few years at each of the two leading global consumer & business data companies, Experian & Equifax. He read economics and statistics at university.
Simon WrightManaging Partner
CIPD qualified and with over 18 years' experience in HR and resourcing, Simon started his career as a HR trainee in the NHS. Joining the recruitment solutions business TMP Worldwide in 2001, Simon has spent time in both the UK and Asia Pac region, bringing a global perspective to talent acquisition and engagement.
Now as Managing Partner, Simon is a strategic advisor to HR and Talent Leaders creating impact by designing programmes that connect talent and business strategies to drive high performance through people.
Working with organisations across a range of diverse sectors, Simon leads an award winning team bringing together experts in Occupational Psychology, Communications, Brand and Technology delivering impressive results, most recently the innovative approach to recruiting talent for Virgin Money which swept the board at the industry awards.
Simon holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Studies with Human Resource Management, and an MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management from the University of Salford. Simon lives in South Manchester.