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We are the UK’s leading specialists in the recruitment of HR Professionals; since 2001 we have been partnering with the HR community in order to encourage engagement and collaboration in the HR arena.

  Our HR Directors Boardroom events, in conjunction with Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, provide a perfect opportunity to facilitate this.

The format for our HRD events is typical of any boardroom debate with a Chairperson and guest speaker. Prior to the current pandemic, these debates would have taken place in a boardroom environment. To ensure we can continue to provide you with these valuable events, they are now conducted using an online platform.

We are always looking for passionate HR leaders to take part and lead a debate, our  HR programme for 2021 is currently being developed. If you are interested in leading a debate please email amanda.underhill@ashleykatehr.com

Date: Thursday 11th August 2022

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

Topic: Workplace wellbeing – can you afford not to do this properly?

Our HR Director Boardroom events are now held online as webinars.

Places are limited due to the nature of these events so book early.

This event will be led by Jess Badley, Director of People and Resources at the British Society for Rheumatology. Chaired by Naeema Choudry, partner at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP. with the topic of ‘Workplace wellbeing: can you afford not to do this properly?’

In partnership with Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.

Jess Badley FCIPD is Director of People and Resources at the British Society for Rheumatology. Jess is particularly interested in the links between wellbeing, agile and flexible working, and innovation and how this can transform an organisation’s culture and approach towards work.

 

Most recently, Jess was Head of HR & OD at Blood Cancer UK, where she led the charity to be ranked as the 9th best charity to work for in the UK by Best Companies in 2021, and the most inspiring not for profit workplace at the Inspiring Workplace EMEA Awards 2022. Blood Cancer UK also won the Wellbeing category of Inspiring Workplaces EMEA Awards, and Jess was awarded the Culture Pioneer award for Wellbeing at the 2021 Culture Pioneer Awards. Jess’s background and experience is across the charity and education sectors. She is also a trustee for Yes Futures, acts as mentor for the CIPD mentoring schemes in London, and volunteers for Young Women’s Trust on the Work It Out programme.

Date: Tuesday 13th September 2022

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

Topic: Early Careers – winners or losers of remote and hybrid working?

The event will be led by Mark Skinner, Chief People Officer at William Hill. Chaired by Simon Rice-Birchall, partner at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP with the topic of ‘Early Careers – winners or losers of remote and hybrid working?’.

In partnership with Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.

Mark is Chief People Officer at William Hill, which employs over 10,000 colleagues in 8 main office hubs across the Globe. William Hill is proud of its continuous improvement culture, with a team representing different genders, nationalities, sexual orientations and ethnicities. Known in the UK for its High Street presence, William Hill is known globally as an online entertainment company, with player safety at its core.

Mark has been at William Hill for 6 years in various roles, including driving the Digital transformation of the US business and leading the UK Online and Retail HR function, before becoming Chief People Officer. Prior to William Hill Mark held senior HR roles at RSA Insurance, as well as almost 20 years in business roles including operations, relationship management and sales.

Mark is passionate about leadership development and believes you can’t build strong employee engagement without engaging and authentic leaders. Mark is an advocate for those that want to move from business roles into HR and proactively mentors future HR talent.

Simon is a partner in Eversheds Employment Group. He has considerable experience of employment tribunal litigation and has a reputation in the marketplace for his discrimination law expertise: Simon has been responsible for a number of high-profile discrimination cases over the last 20 years and continues to build this area of his practice. In addition, Simon’s contentious workload includes unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, and executive terminations.

Simon qualified in 1992 and has been an employment litigator all his career. In addition to his contentious practice, Simon also gives advice in relation to non-contentious matters such as the implications of the TUPE regulations in many different change situations, issues relating to proposals to change terms and conditions of employment and large-scale redundancy exercises.

Simon is described in Chambers by sources as “outstanding” for his “in-depth knowledge and understanding of all aspects of employment law” and “his excellent adversarial skills in court.” He is a recommended lawyer in Legal 500

Date: Tuesday 1st November 2022

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

Topic: To be confirmed

 

CIPD qualified, ambitious, emotionally intelligent and commercially astute, Lindsay is a HR Executive with over 25 years experience working in both large multi-site customer focussed organisations and SME’s across extensive and diverse sectors. In possession of a strong proven track record of leading people professionals, delivering business critical and transformation projects.

Lindsay is an extensive generalist with HR experience and an in-depth knowledge of Strategic, Transformation and Operational delivery spanning the entire colleague life cycle, latterly focusing on Organisation and Design and Development, Talent and Performance Management, Change Management including Cultural development.

She is an adept and effective communicator who is personable, professional; and a strategic innovative thinker who thrives in dynamic environments while remaining pragmatic and focused . Highly target focussed with an endeavour to go the extra mile, to not only meet but exceed customer and clients expectations and deliver business initiatives.

Date: Wednesday 14th December 2022

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

Topic: To be confirmed

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Our HR Director Boardroom events have always been popular we have been fortunate enough to work with some great speakers, a big thank you goes to all our speakers for their time.

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HR Director Boardroom Notes

We appreciate it is not always possible for all our HR leaders to attend our popular Boardroom events and therefore after each debate notes are collated and shared with the HR Community to help inspire thought leadership and conversation with likeminded people.

 

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