2018 Speakers, Thinkers, Disruptors

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Gerard Penning, Executive Vice President HR, Downstream, Shell

Sharon Doherty, Global Organisation & People Development Director, Vodafone


René Bujard, Global Human Resources Director, Oxfam International

Ben Sutherland, Chief Digital Officer, Diageo

Julian Persaud, Global Head of Operations, Airbnb Experiences


Pooja Arora, HR Director and Global Leader for Organisational Development, People Planning & Analytics, Cisco

Abigail Lerman, HR Director, Stella McCartney

Claire Sherwin, Employee Experience Digital Programme Manager, Vodafone

Carmel Brennan, Head of Organisational Insight and Effectiveness, Kier Group

Celeste Warren, VP, Human Resources and Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence, MSD (Merck, Sharp & Dohme)

David Mason, Head of Organisational Capability & Resourcing, Heineken UK

Dr Shaun Davis, Global Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability, Royal Mail Group

Emma Arlow, Talent Development Manager, JUST EAT

Hernan Gonzalez Merlani, Global Head of Talent Management, HSBC Global Private Banking

Dominique Kent, COO, The Good Care Group

Jan Smallbone, Director of Talent, Mitchells & Butlers

Keith McNulty, Global Director of People Analytics and Measurement, McKinsey and Company

Nichole Viviani, HR Director, Worldpay

Michael Lake, Recruitment Manager, Global Candidates and Campus Activation, L’Oréal

Oshrat Binyamin, HR Director,

Sally Riggs, Global Learning Transformation Director,

Sharon Hutchinson, Senior Manager, Leadership Development, Lloyds Banking Group

Serena Palmer, Head of Talent and Workforce Planning, O2

Shokat Lal, Assistant CEO, Rotherham Council

Daniel Riley, Partner, Talent Practice Leader, Aon

David Wreford, Partner, Mercer

Caroline Nugent, HR Director, Financial Ombudsman Service

Claire Cassell, People Geeks, Senior Business Partner & Engagement Tools lead, Auto Trader

Lesley Kemp, People Geeks, Head of Talent Development, Auto Trader

Professor David Gann, Imperial College Business School, Executive Education

David Brett, Director, Global Talent Acquisition, SITA

Professor Mark Dodgson, Vice-President, Imperial College Business School

Deborah Strazza, Head of Organisational Effectiveness, John Lewis Partnership

Jackie Beer, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Culture, Transport for London

James Prior, Global Head of Leadership Development, Novartis

Nick Halder, Global Head of Learning & Development, Fidessa

Adrian Moorhouse, Managing Director, Lane4

Richard Parker, Director of Client Solutions, Lane4

Tom Smith, Consultant Director, Lane4

Gabriella Driver, Head of Leadership and Talent Development Pret A Manger

Lou Banks, Founder and Director, Rising Vibe

Nick Hayter, Senior Consultant, Perceptyx

Andrew Armes, UK Head of Talent Acquisition, Roche

Harriet Evans, Manager, People Advisory Services, EY

Patricia McEvoy, Director – Talent Development, EY

Anne Fulton, CEO & Founder, Fuel50

Professor Vicki Culpin, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Ashridge Executive Education

Pam Bateson, CEO & Founder, Thrive Partners

Lisa Lyons, Principal – Leadership & Assessment Market Lead, Mercer

Lee Waller, Director of Research, Hult International Business School

Dorrie Dowling, Head of Product, Coachmatch

Dr Kris Naudts, CEO and Founder, Culture Trip

Manon Dave, Vice President of Product Innovation, EF Education First

Professor David Gann CBE CEng FICE FCGI, Vice-President, Innovation, Imperial College Business School

Ade Akin-Aina, Global Talent Acquisition Director, HOSTMAKER

Julian Stodd,
Author and Captain, Sea Salt Learning

Niraj Varia, Managing Partner, Invate-HR

Chris Wakely, Executive VP, Global Enterprise, Benify

Catherine Garrod,
Head of Inclusion, Sky

Stijn De Groef, CEO, Talmundo

Georgina Huntley, Head of Employee Career & Development, ManpowerGroupUK

Andi Britt,
Vice President – Talent & Engagement Europe, IBM Global Business Services

Jan Smallbone, 
Director of Talent Development, Mitchell & Butlers


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