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HR Director with strong track record in tangibly improving business performance through effective development and delivery of HR strategy. Particular strengths in restructuring, organisation design and development, culture enhancement. Highly commercial approach.

Work experience

Feb 2007Dec 2008

Group Organisation Design and Reward Director, TNS


Group HR Director

Entertainment UK
• Led the development and delivery of people strategy for the UK’s leading wholesale entertainment business (£1.3bn turnover) • Instilled a high-performance edge at all levels across the business • Re-engineered key people processes to support the new business culture, from organisation development through to compensation programmes • Significantly streamlined the business for greater cost-effectiveness


Strategem Consulting
• Top-level facilitation of change; special areas of skill included maximising the performance from mergers and acquisitions and organisation/leadership development. Delivered tangible results in numerous long-term assignments, including: ► Integration and development of a newly acquired business for Charles Schwab ► Global integration framework for Cisco Systems acquired businesses ► Implementation of new broadbanding framework for Vodafone plc ► Start-up and accelerated growth of a global multi-media business for Hallmark ► Organisation change and resourcing programme for DHL ► New performance management system for BAA senior leaders

Europe HR Director

Hallmark Cards
o Reporting to the President, International: developed and delivered HR strategy for key European countries and successfully integrated several acquired businesses

HR Director Retail Financial Services

• As a member of the Executive Team, supported the new Chairman in driving through significant large-scale organisation change for the retail business globally, particularly business and people strategy, organisation design and resourcing

Various HR Director roles

• Developed and implemented compensation strategy and programmes for the top 300 leaders worldwide • Project-led a global HR re-organisation to a shared service structure, resulting in HR being viewed as a more effective business partner, using leading-edge, standardised HR processes globally and saving £4.2 million cost • Co-ordinated new corporate HR global strategic plan. Worked closely with HR global function heads to develop action plans for their global processes, having successfully presented the plan to the CEO • Successfully implemented new paperless leadership planning and development process for all managers globally, including Main Board HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR, PHARMACEUTICALS UK Managed large-scale organisation change to meet rapidly-changing market challenges, focusing on effective scenario-planning and fast delivery of new organisation structure with reduced cost