David Holroyd is a highly seasoned, commercially focussed, international HR professional and qualified coach, with significant experience gained within highly diverse, multicultural, multinational companies at regional and global leadership level.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2010 - Present

Executive Director HR EMEA

PPD International

Recruited to lead the Europe, Middle East and Africa HR organisation of this leading global contract research and consulting organisation at a time of unprecedented growth and change in preperation for strategic aquisition.

May 2006 - Jul 2010

Group HR Director

Steljes Ltd

Appointed as first HR Director of this six company tech group at a time of dramatic headcount growth to build an HR function and manage a group wide program with the intention of driving significant people change through recruitment, performance management and learning and development.

Jun 2003 - May 2006

Senior Independent HR Consultant

David Holroyd & Associates

Human Capital Management Consultancy operation, primarily focusing on rapid growth, turn around, upgrading / creating respected HR services (inc shared services), international expansion in established and early stage organisations through short-term tactical consultancy, long term retained planning and advice roles and long term interim assignments.

Jan 2001 - Jan 2003

SVP Human Resources

Amautage Global LLC

Recruited at outset to plan and develop an HR function that could globally recruit, develop and manage high value knowledge workers and proactively plan for aggressive growth.

Aug 1999 - Jan 2001

SVP Human Resources

Scala Business Solutions NV

Promoted to global management team with responsibility for HR operations in 30 countries and a remit to materially improve the service quality and perception of HR across the Group and the establishment of a leading edge online spin off.

Aug 1997 - Aug 1999

VP Human Resources

Scala Business Solutions NV

Initially selected to develop and manage a global training and development operation, and subsequently to centralise recruitment and performance appraisal in this rapidly growing pre-IPO traditional and online services organisation.

Jun 1995 - Aug 1997

Head of Internal Training UK / EMEA

Oracle Corporation

Recruited to establish US corporate internal training in the UK and EMEA at time when the organisations was transforming from software and services provider to networked internet powerhouse that it is today.





Fellow (FCIPD)

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development