HR Directors Business Summit, January 2011


  One of the main events I’m going to speaking at in January is the HR Directors Business Summit in Birmingham, UK.

I’ll be facilitating a joint tweet-up and twitter / social media introduction for new users, and also presenting on HR 2.0.

Other speakers include:

  • Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice, London Business School
  • Jill McDonald, CEO & President of McDonald’s UK, President, Northern Division, McDonald’s Europe
  • Norman Pickavance, HR Director, Morrisons
  • Therese Proctor, HR Director, Tesco
  • Vance Kearney, HR Director EMEA, Oracle
  • Lynne Weedall, Group HR Director, The Carphone Warehouse
  • Sonia Wolsey-Cooper, Group HR Director, AXA UK
  • David Fairhurst, Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, McDonald’s Ltd, UK & Northern Europe
  • John Mahoney-Phillips, Global Head of Human Capital & Performance, UBS
  • Julia Rogers, Assistant Chief Officer Change & HR, Greater Manchester Police
  • Matthew Hanwell, Director Communities and Social Media, Nokia
  • Brigadier Jolyon Jackson, Director Training and Recruiting (Operations), British Army
  • Rob Barnett, HR Chief Operating Officer, RBS
  • Jenny Davidson, European Director of Compensation & Benefits, CSC
  • Ingrid Waterfield, UK Head of Reward, KPMG
  • Nigel Martin, VP International HR, Leadership and Learning, Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.
  • Carol Moor, Director of Human Resources, NEC Group
  • Heather Corby, HR Director, BT Innovate and Design
  • Elin Pinnell, Partner, Capital Law LLP
  • Paul Kennedy, HR Director, New Balance
  • James Purvis, Head of Recruitment, Programmes & Monitoring, CERN
  • Mel Flogdell, Head of HR Policy, Centrica
  • Saagarika Ghoshal, Chief People Officer and President HR, Reliance BIG Entertainment Pvt. Ltd
  • Julia Claydon, HR Director, Nando’s
  • Sandy Begbie, Group Transformation and People Director , Standard Life
  • Simon Haben, Group Talent and Leadership Director, Royal Mail
  • Peter Harwood, Chief Conciliation Officer, Acas
  • Mike Campbell, Director of Research and Policy, UK Commission for Employment and Skills
  • Ben Bengougam, Vice President Human Resources Europe Operations, Hilton Worldwide
  • Marc Weedon, Senior Director – Human Resources, EMEA, Polycom
  • Richard Boon, Head of HR, England 2018
  • Malcolm Boswell, Area Director, Birmingham, Acas
  • David Williams, Director Business & Organisational Development, Middlesex University, Institute for Work Based Learning
  • Steve Sampson, Director, Paradise Wildlife Park
  • Charlie Duff, Editor, HR Zone
  • Mark Spivey, Executive Director, HR for Europe, Middle East, Africa & India, MSCI
  • Alison Brunsdon, HR Director, EMEAI, Lubrizol Corporation
  • Katie Ivie, HR Director, Kelly Services
  • Janet Storey, Performance and Development Manager, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
  • Ryan Cheyne, Head of HR, Pets at Home Ltd
  • Karen Walker, People Experience Specialist, First Direct
  • Alan Farmer, Executive Workforce Director, Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
  • Ron D’Andrea, Executive Vice President, BayGroup International
  • Will Casselton, Partner, People, McKinney Rogers
  • Paul Backhouse, Head of Employment Strategy, John Lewis Partnership
  • Steve Bennett, former Group HRD, Care UK.


You can book here, and do let me know if you’re going to attend and would like to meet up.



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  • jon  [dot] ingham [at] strategic [dash] hcm [dot] com


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I graduated from Imperial College, London in 1987 and joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as a systems development consultant. After ten years in IT, change and then HR consulting, I joined Ernst & Young as an HR Director, working firstly in the UK, and then, based in Moscow, covering the former USSR.More recently, I have worked as Head of HR Consulting for Penna and Director of Human Capital Consulting for Buck Consultants (the HR consultancy owned by ACS).


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