A highly credible HR professional with over 10 years of comprehensive experience, collaborating with key stakeholders on people management strategies and commercial decisions. I am a resilient HR manager that thrives on helping businesses and teams achieve their strategic and professional goals. 


Courage to Challenge - Collaborative - Problem Solver - Process Capability - HR Policies & Procedures People Development - Reward Management

Work History

Work experience

HR Manager (Permanent) 

May 2015 - Mar 2016
LendInvest & LI Capital, London

LendInvest is a P2P lending and investing platform for commercial and residential mortgages. Working with the co-founders to drive Talent Management and develop the people strategy in-line with the Company's business plan. Provided commercially- focused HR solutions, whilst delivering operational excellence in a rapidly growing business.  

The Senior HR Business Partner is accountable for supporting the strategic goals of the business and ensuring

alignment of the HR agenda with our culture and growth strategy. You will guide leaders on organisation design

activity and staffing optimisation and play a critical role in planning and managing the people implications of

change and continuous growth. You will partner with leaders when it comes to making key decisions related to

driving a high performance culture and creating a great place to work.


Partnered with the business to interpret and deliver HR and Business plan
Provided expert generalist advice covering all aspects of the employee life cycle
Advised on statutory compliance in order to mitigate legal and reputational risk whilst focusing on the commercial outcome 
Rewards management- Benefits bench marking. Improved and transformed the benefits package

Key Achievements 

Developed innovative and interactive new-employee orientation programs

Introduced performance management reviews
Increased headcount from 32 - 80 within a short timeframe

Streamlined recruitment process

HR Business Partner (Permanent)

Jun 2013 - May 2015
The Financial Times, London

Globally responsible for Editorial and Finance (c.650), strategic HR business partnering to senior management to drive the FT's people and talent strategies.  Management of complex, high risk employee relations cases. Coaching senior management teams on optimising their teams. Actively managed HR Advisor, Assistant and Global Mobility Advisor in a complex structure. 


Built strong, credible partnering relationships that enable the provision of insight, challenge and influence at a senior level, playing a key leadership role on the relevant business
Main contributor to union consultations, pay negotiations and dispute resolution 
Advised on talent management initiatives to motivate and retain high-performing journalist in a low-turnover environment
Designed and delivered manager lunch and learns, covering a broad range of ER topics

Partnered with occupational health to manage sickness absence, mitigate health issues and pro-actively support and promote employee well being  

Delivered on performance and bonus restructure to fall inline with the One Pearson strategy   

Key Achievements 

Successfully supported Editorial deliver the digital transition strategy
Increased Editorial's engagement with HR and the wider FT organisation
The Enabling Programme - A global project focusing on the One Pearson Strategy. Represented the FT , worked in a global project group based in London. Identified global workflows, business processes with the aim of one global statement(s) and localised policies with fall inline with global HRS (Fusion) 
Global Compliance Review - Review of legal risks and liabilities (employment & journalists) of the FT global Bureau(s). Responsible for providing all employee and employment related data globally, acting on recommendations from our legal advisors. Feeding back to HRD & FT board on potential commercial risks, action points, new policy, structure or closure of bureau. 
Absence Management Tool - Utilizing SalesForce (an existing CRM system) to build out a absence management tool.Designed and delivered the tool in the UK inline with statutory and enhanced leave types.   

HR Advisor (FTC)

Mar 2012 - May 2013
Mitsui Bussan Commodities Limited, London


Covering maternity leave in a stand-alone role reporting into the CEO and CFO. Responsible for all matters relating to compensation, including payroll and benefit administration.

Key Achievements 

Supported UKBA sponsorship

Prepared for potential TUPE

Introduced salary benchmarking - Mercer 

HR Generalist (Interim)

Mar 2011 - Jul 2011
OCBC Bank Limited, London

Managed the day-to-day operations of the HR. Advising the business and employees on policies and procedures.

HR Officer (Permanent)

Oct 2009 - Mar 2011
Nomura, London

A broad generalist role working within the HRSC covering the entire employee lifecycle, including recruitment, compensation and benefits (administration), ER advisory.

HR Assistant (Permanent)

Jan 2006 - Sep 2007
Bear Stearns, London
  • Working closely with HR Business Partners on a wide range of people related activity. Full stakeholder management. Managed the employee life cycle, first point of contact for all employees in London, covering all HR administration. 

Beauty Consultant

Jun 1998 - Dec 2004
Beauty Consultant




Sep 2010 - Jul 2014

Associate Member