People in Business

The experience and insights I gained working as a senior manager for a leading global financial services company, and as a member of the Employment Tribunal, provided me with a broad skill set for organisations who require independent HR support. My consultancy and non-executive director roles have built on my corporate experience – working with organisations as diverse as international NGOs, leading independent schools, national charities and CEOs of a wide range of businesses in manufacturing, finance, retail and education – to allow me to provide essential support for organisations who value the perspective of an HR director and either choose not to employ one, or would like some independent input.

I work with clients to support and deliver HR services. My work in this area is wide and varied and I can competently turn my hand to most things in this field. Recent projects have included:

  • Multiple disciplinary investigations, including for a multi-national covering 8 countries (identifying a previously undetected financial fraud); a situation involving behavioural gross misconduct (bullying and harassment); a physical attack on an fellow employee; breaches of regulatory compliance; gross misconduct requiring involvement with statutory agencies and with potential criminal implications;
  • Major organisational development project including closure of offices and redundancy / redeployment challenges with no resultant ET claims; downsizing and reorganisation of a large private sector employer with Union involvement;
  • Multiple resolutions of difficult employee situations where employees have issues relating to work, including negotiating and mediating mutually acceptable ‘exits’ and negotiating Compromise Agreements;
  • Designing and leading the review, evaluation and reward structure for support roles at a leading independent school;
  • Design and delivery of a £25k employee H&W programme of initiatives; design and delivery of an employee intranet and associated policies;
  • Design and delivery of a bespoke learning and development programme for line managers for an organisation in change, where effective delivery of results through people was critical;
  • Managing IiP accreditation, multiple employee surveys, including questionnaire design, participation, results analysis and inclusive resultant action plans

I have experience and can offer my service in the key areas of:

  • Business partnership
  • Employee relations
  • HR Strategy planning and implementation
  • Reward and recognition
  • Employee engagement
  • Employee health and wellbeing
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Managing change
  • Executive and future leaders coaching
  • Leadership development
  • Professional mentoring

My credentials are robust, I studied business, social science and philosophy at undergraduate level, have a MA in Employment Strategy (with distinction) and am a Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Fellow since 1998). I also have a Certificate in Transactional Analysis and a Diploma in NLP. I have done the London Business School International Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Organisations programme (a truly career-changing experience) as well as several coaching and mentoring programmes. I was appointed as an Employment Tribunal panel member in 2002 and hold two voluntary NXD Board roles.

I am happy to work an ad hoc projects and on a retained consultancy basis in interim situations or where organisations cannot employ a full time HR director.

Please contact me if you would like to learn more about how I can help you with your organisational HR requirements:



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