Gabrielle de Wardener
Gabrielle has spent over twenty years in HR working within technology, marketing and media businesses and now leads CDC’s HR generalist team and its Learning & Development function. Prior to joining CDC in 2017 Gabrielle spent twelve years at Aimia, the global marketing and loyalty analytics company behind the UK’s Nectar card. Here she moved from a pure HR role to focus on building a strong corporate culture – embedding a social purpose into all aspects of the employee experience, building a more diverse workforce and introducing measures to increase the proportion of women in senior positions.
Gabrielle has a degree in English from the University of Oxford and an MA in South Asian Studies from SOAS, University of London. Her early career was spent in the arts – in publishing, documentary film making and cultural tourism. Along the way she has travelled extensively and lived for two years in the United States.