10th May 2019

2019 Employee Engagement Summit

Riverbank Park Plaza, London
Register Sponsor

Employee Engagement Summit

Europe's biggest employee engagement event

The Summit is the premier event of its kind in Europe and is back and bigger than ever for 2019, being held on 10th May in Central London. 

With research showing that organisations are facing a radically shifting context for the workforce, the workplace, and the world of work, the employee engagement team are faced with a number of converging issues that are driving the need to ‘rewrite the rules’ of engagement. For this reason, we’ve collated the best of the best within the industry to share their stories with you as to how they’ve successfully led their organisation through disruptive times.

3 PLENARY KEYNOTES | 70+ SPEAKERS | 700+ DELEGATES | FOCUS GROUP SESSIONS

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2019 Speakers

Sanja Licina

Globant

Paul Barber

Brighton & Hove Albion FC

Pablo Camba

Zara

Iselin Lovold

Just Eat

Antonia Dietmann

HM Courts & Tribunals Service

Wendy Macdonald

AkzoNobel

Denise Sanderson-Estcourt

Royal College of Physicians

Tim Kensey

Nomad Foods Europe

Martin Power

KP Snacks

Nick Henley

AOL International

Ramkumar Chandrasekaran

Tata Consultancy Services

Victoria Silverman

Refinitiv

Chris Newstead

Wellcome

Megan Butler

Leeds University

Martin Kersey

St Andrew's Healthcare

Joanne Carlin

Thwaites

James Hampton

Seasalt Cornwall

Teresa Chandler

Zoological Society of London

Michelle Carvill

Carvill Creative

Stephen Robertson

The Big Issue Foundation

Paul Bennun

DAZN

Martha McKenzie-Minifie

ING

Vikki Matthews

Marine Academy Plymouth

Richard Saundry

Plymouth University

Dace Kalnina

European Commission

Jennifer Atkins

Bruntwood

Samantha Rope

Wilson James

Aine Murphy

Scope

Debbie Bennett-Jackson

Citi

Adrienne Glad

CDC Group
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Sanja Licina

Future of Organisations

Sanja Licina, Ph.D., is a leader of Globant’s Future of Organizations studio, where, by leveraging technology and AI, she crates platforms that help organizations transform their culture. She is a huge believer that technology can enhance humanity, and that we have a tremendous opportunity to build a better space inside of organizations to help employees become the best versions of themselves. Prior to joining Globant in 2017 she led several different business units at CareerBuilder. Sanja has managed international teams while living in Chicago, London, and currently from Buenos Aires. Sanja graduated with a doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from DePaul University and later obtained an executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management. She has spoken at numerous conferences and some of her research has been featured in publications such as TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.  

 

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Paul Barber

Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman

Paul has been the Chief Executive at Brighton & Hove Albion FC for nearly 7 years. He was appointed as Deputy Chairman 4 months ago.

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Pablo Camba

Regional HR Manager North of UK

Pablo has been the Regional HR Manager North of UK for Zara for the last year

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Iselin Lovold

Group Head of Restaurant Operations

Finding solutions to complex business challenges gets me really excited. Be it growing a small business from point A to point B, implementing a new technology into a global organization, or integrating a new business model into a going concern – the elements that successfully drive change are universal. The complex set of stakeholders, the narrowing down and alignment of priorities, objectives and goals; uncovering and deciding on the path forward, whittling down the plan of action items, and finally the beauty of execution and implementation. Like a business sculptor chiseling away at the yet unformed project rock, the brand of change management I subscribe to is as much an art, as a science.

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Antonia Dietmann

Deputy Director Organisation Capability

Antonia Dietmann is Deputy Director of Organisation Capability at HM Courts & Tribunals Service (part of the Ministry of Justice) supporting employees through the largest reform of the justice system in history. Early experiences researching workplace bullying amongst teachers and sexual harassment in the Armed Forces impressed upon her the negative impact of when relationships at work go wrong. As such, she is passionate about the fundamental need for meaningful work relationships as a key driver of successful business outcomes. This partly involves giving employees a voice in shaping their experience at work and supporting leaders at all levels to create space for employees to contribute. To do this Antonia brings psychological evidence and creativity together to deliver sustainable interventions at a large scale. These draw on her experience of nearly 15 years’ as an Occupational Psychologist with expertise in research, culture change, leadership and talent development, engagement, inclusion, and wellbeing. As a past Chair of the UK’s Division of Occupational Psychology (part of the British Psychological Society), Antonia champions the value and insight that Occupational Psychologists can bring to organisations. During her time as Chair she focused on raising the profile of the profession, supporting trainees, and re-connecting with members, traveling widely across the UK to do so. Antonia has worked in three of the ‘big five’ government Departments all of which were undergoing major organisational transformation (Ministry of Defence, Department for Work & Pensions, and now in part of the MoJ) after starting her career at the University of Sheffield and Rolls-Royce. She is currently pursuing a Professional Doctorate focusing on relationships in organisations.

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Wendy Macdonald

HR Director UK and Ireland

I am a focussed and experienced HR Professional with a proven track record in delivering effective HR solutions that maximise business performance and profitability.

I have significant experience in multi-site organisations, and enjoy working as part of an ambitious and enthusiastic team.

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Denise Sanderson-Estcourt

HR, Learning & OD Business Partner

I am:
– Currently employed at the RCP
– An FCIPD Human Resources practioner with over 20 years experience in a wide range of HR roles, and across a range of sectors including retail, publishing, telecoms and the not-for-profit sector.
– An experienced Learning and Organisational Development specialist with an excellent track-record for developing individuals and improving organisational results
– A competent and professional recruiter with experience of in-house recruiting from devising job descriptions, interviewing and developing assessment centres, through to auditing recruitment practices.

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Tim Kensey

HR Director, Corporate

A Commercial, International HR Director with a strong results orientation. Executive level Generalist experience supported by significant expertise in Engagement, OD, Reward and Talent.

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Martin Power

Employee Health and Wellbeing Manager

Martin has been the Employee Health and Wellbeing Manager at KP Snacks for the past 2 years and 9 months

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Nick Henley

Head of Talent Development, International

I enable customer and employee engagement through behaviour change.

In my career, I have helped FTSE and global companies produce change, enhance employee and customer engagement, and grow tomorrow’s leaders. I do so by connecting financial and strategic factors to organisational and behavioural change.

Capabilities include leadership development, change, team development, L&D strategy, employee engagement and enhancement of organisational culture, and coaching of senior leaders. I have also helped companies navigate change and implement change programmes with buy-in at all levels.

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Ramkumar Chandrasekaran

HR Director
  • HR Director, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) – UK& Ireland; TCS UK is one of the largest IT services Company in UK with more than 18,000 employees and £2 Billion+ in revenue
  • Global experience of 20 years spanning different countries (United Sates, India and UK)
  • Previous roles include Head of HR of Retail Business Unit in TCS, and Head  Staffing – TCS North America (based in New Jersey, Unite States) and several other leadership roles
  • Recognized in TCS for key initiatives in HR Transformation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Leadership Development, Employee Health and Safety and deployment of HR practices at scale across the organization
  • Certified Compensation Professional, Bachelor of Law (B.A, L.L.B), M.B.A (HR), Gold Medalist in Indian Constitutional Law.
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Victoria Silverman

Director of Innovation Enablement

Victoria Silverman is a global engagement specialist who gets results by creating the content and strategy to inspire collaborative behaviours and create the right culture for a business to succeed. Her background is in journalism, teaching and corporate storytelling. Victoria leads global employee engagement for Innovation at Thomson Reuters, now Refinitiv, delivering record breaking, award-winning campaigns.

Victoria has worked for Deloitte, ITV and the Government in editorial, corporate comms and change management roles. In her spare time, she is director of The Missing Manual Ltd, founder of the parenting online community BeTeenUs.com, and a communications lead for the charity Urban Synergy.

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Chris Newstead

Head of Internal Communications

Chris Newstead MCIPR has been Head of Internal Communications at Wellcome for the past 8 years. For the 15 years before he was in marketing and PR working in telecoms & broadcast.

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Megan Butler

PhD Candidate

Is AI real? How is it impacting HR? How can professionals navigate this new technology? These are some of the questions that Megan is working to answer in her research. As a PhD candidate at Leeds University and research analyst at CognitionX, Megan works closely with both industry and academia to map the market, understand the technology, and provide insights and advice to HR professionals and business leaders.

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Martin Kersey

Executive Director Human Resources & Charity Trustee

An experienced UK and International HRD with track record of delivering sales and profit growth, at global, european and national level. Powerful combination of successful strategic and operational leadership in large and small organisations.

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Joanne Carlin

Director of People & Development

A determined and resilient People Director, combining strong functional excellence with a thorough commercial understanding, resolving problems by getting to the heart of the issue and delivering solutions. Recognised for being fair and straight with people, influencing at all levels through understanding individual motivations and key pressure points.

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James Hampton

Head of Learning and Development

James’ varied and extensive experiences in the Military, Further Education and most recently private sector Retail at Seasalt have enabled him to take a unique view on people development and employee engagement.  Since joining Seasalt in 2017, James has redesigned the learning strategy from a traditional order taker to modern business aligned provision, focussing on Leadership capability and performance.

Seeing Leadership as the key enabler to employee engagement has seen James gain recognition from the Learning and Performance Institute for Seasalt’s Leading people programme that focusses Seasalt Leaders on Emotional Intelligence, Coaching and High performance teams.

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Teresa Chandler

Senior HR & Training Business Partner

I love people and I am passionate about employee engagement and development. I am a practical and commercial OD and HR professional with a track record of international strategic and operational roles.

Over the years I have gained experience across a broad spectrum of HR disciplines including learning and development, business partnering, talent management, employee engagement, employment relations, change management, HR setup and management, resourcing, remuneration, global mobility and business expansion/restructuring. I have advised corporate and management teams, managed cross cultural/remote teams and have a proven record of achievement and delivery of complex and regional HR projects. I have also been a coach to external clients in fee earning roles across various sectors.

Strengths include strategic business partnering, project delivery within tight timescales and consistently exceeding demanding service standards, resilience to work in a demanding environment with the ability to manage and drive forward change, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written.

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Michelle Carvill

Founder and Director

Highly experienced ‘digital consultant’. I’ve consulted and advised large global organisations through to start-ups on how to effectively communicate and develop their businesses using digital technologies.

Director within a fast growing award winning startup, leading them through a rebrand, team restructure, driving marketing strategy and development of robust digital marketing systems.

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Stephen Robertson

CEO

Stephen has been CEO at the Big Issue Foundation since July 2007. His previous role was Director of Commercial Operations at Shelter, where he had responsibility for a chain of 100 charity Stores, a mail-order business and a Training business primarily focusing on Housing professionals. Stephen was a member of the Senior Management Team with cross organisational responsibility for the strategic management of the Charity. Stephen was at Shelter for 13 years.

Stephen helped found and ultimately chaired the professional body that represents the majority of Charity Retailers in the UK, ‘The Association of Charity Shops’. Stephen is a Trustee of the homeless health care charity, London Pathway, a Trustee of TRAID, a charity committed to protecting the environment and reducing world poverty by recycling and campaigning at home and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Shoreditch Town Hall Trust.

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Paul Bennun

VP Internal Communications and Involvement

Comms chap who uses messaging, events and behaviours to make people’s work lives more rewarding.The bunch of letters after my name help me explain why happy people are good for business results (BA,MA, PgDip, CIIC…)

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Martha McKenzie-Minifie

Head of Corporate Communications

Martha is head of corporate communications for the UK, Ireland and Middle East for global bank ING. She is passionate about storytelling, strategy and social media and manages the team responsible for external and internal communications, and UK marketing such as marketing communications, events and sponsorships. Her experience in marketing and communications includes almost 10 years as a journalist on daily, weekly and Sunday newspapers and magazines before joining ING in 2009. Martha was previously a spokesperson on consumer economics and appeared on BBC News, Sky News and CNBC during that time.

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Vikki Matthews

Chair of the Board of Governors

Experienced Executive and Board Chair with a demonstrable history of strategic leadership gained in a variety of different sectors, both nationally and internationally. Skilled in Strategic Planning , Culture Change, Talent Management, Executive Coaching and Organisational Development. Strong business acumen and sound judgement combined with a strong belief in the correlation between employee engagement and business performance. Lecturer in HR issues and experienced Non Executive Director.

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Richard Saundry

Associate Professor (Reader) in Human Resource and Leadership Studies

Academic researcher and lecturer with a strong background in employee relations and employment law. Specialties: Discipline and Grievance; Conflict Management; Dispute Resolution; Mediation; Trade Unions and Employee Representation; Union Learning; Employment in the Audio-visual Sector

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Dace Kalnina

Internal Communication Professional

A civil servant in the European Commission. With a solid background in learning and development and expertise in internal communication, I have been working with staff engagement and cultural change questions since 2013.

My role has been to connect the dots between the strategy and implementation, to create opportunities for real conversatioins to happen, to hear what has not been said and read what has not been written.

I’m always curious to learn what makes the people to go an extra (s)mile.

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Jennifer Atkins

HR Director

Jennifer has been at Bruntwood for the past years. She has been the HR Director for the last 8 months

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Samantha Rope

Group HR Director

Sam is accountable for the group wide People Strategy which incorporates the Security, Construction Logistics and Aviation divisions within the Wilson James Group.

Prior to Wilson James, Sam held several HRD roles across the public and private sector.  Her experience has seen her lead significant people and technology transformations including deployment of cloud based people solutions, using technology to enable mobile and flexible working and supporting integrated learning for complex partnerships.

Prior to working in HR, Sam had a 15 year career in recruitment, working at board level in both the UK and Australia.  Here she delivered a range of solutions including RPO for large blue chip organisations where technology transformation enabled improved service delivery and organisational efficiency.

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Aine Murphy

Head of Internal Communications and Engagement

Confident internal communications leader, with over seven years experience in the charity sector. A real passion for employee engagement, creating internal brand ambassadors and shaping and developing organisational culture. Experienced in relationship building, creating engaging content, planning and delivering innovative communications campaigns and intranet redesigns. Available for conference speaking opportunities.

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Debbie Bennett-Jackson

Marketing Consultant

Debbie is a Chartered Marketer with 20 years’ experience in marketing, engagement and change communications.

Skilled in the design, development and delivery of award winning strategies to support sustainable growth and transformation within highly competitive markets.  Debbie’s passion lies in supporting organisations to embrace change and recruit, retain and develop their people.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/debbie-bennett-jackson-9bbb1711

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Adrienne Glad

Head of Internal Engagement/Head of Network

Adrienne is the Head of Internal Engagement/Head of Network at CDC Group where she has built a new internal communications function at the organisation over the last two and a half years, while defining and shaping its culture as it grows and expands globally. Prior to that, she spent 9 years at Pearson where she held global roles focused on strategic internal messaging, engagement and relationship-building. Adrienne has lived in the USA, Japan, China and UK each for several years and holds a Master’s of Education in Applied Linguistics, a Master’s of Research in Intercultural Communication and is currently doing her doctoral research on organisational culture, business management and anthropology approaches to corporate values and internal culture.

2019 Topic Streams

Employee & Customer Engagement, Links to Performance & Profitability – Part One
Transformation & Change Management
Internal Communications and Voice of the Employee – Part One
Reward & Wellbeing
Learning & Development
Future of Workplace
Employee & Customer Engagement, Links to Performance & Profitability – Part Two
Strategy & Leadership
Evolution of Work
Internal Communications and Voice of the Employee – Part Two

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Agenda

  • Plenary
  • Hall 1
  • Hall 2
  • Hall 3
09:00 - 09:25

Using AI to create a culture where the best talent wants to stay

Dr Sanja Licina, PhD, Future of Organizations, Globant

Employee retention is a hot topic for HR leaders. It’s important for them to keep a pulse of how happy, or frustrated, employees feel, how well they’re acclimating to the organization, and how likely they are to stay. However, often times HR leaders have limited resources to truly understand where their employees stand, let alone have the information early enough to effectively take action before the best employees end up leaving.

This is where technology, specifically AI, can come into play. AI has the potential to recognize patterns well beyond what we are capable of and do so at hyperspeed. The right technology can collect behavioral data from employees across departments, offices, states, and countries and analyze the different behaviors both of employees who are still with the company, as well as those who have left. HR can then take this data and insights to develop strategic plans to better retain their key talent. AI is an essential sidekick for HR leaders in this equation. While AI analyzes data and standardizes routine tasks, HR teams can get down to the actual “human relations” of their business and provide that empathy and engagement to bring the plans to life. Ultimately, as the HR field continues to develop, AI will play an increasingly significant role in helping organizations prevent attrition and create a happier and healthier workplace culture for everyone.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to integrate AI into HR processes and augment, not replace human intelligence and empathy in the workplace
  • How insights from AI can be used to analyze patterns and create a healthier organizational culture
  • What actions HR professionals can take to be proactive in reducing employee attrition

Sanja Licina

Globant
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Sanja Licina

Future of Organisations

Sanja Licina, Ph.D., is a leader of Globant’s Future of Organizations studio, where, by leveraging technology and AI, she crates platforms that help organizations transform their culture. She is a huge believer that technology can enhance humanity, and that we have a tremendous opportunity to build a better space inside of organizations to help employees become the best versions of themselves. Prior to joining Globant in 2017 she led several different business units at CareerBuilder. Sanja has managed international teams while living in Chicago, London, and currently from Buenos Aires. Sanja graduated with a doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from DePaul University and later obtained an executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management. She has spoken at numerous conferences and some of her research has been featured in publications such as TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.  

 

09:25 - 09:50

Communicorp Case Study

Grace Hannah, Director of People, Communicorp

09:50 - 10:15

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION FC Case Study

Paul Barber, Chief Executive and Chairman, Brighton and Hove Albion FC

Paul Barber

Brighton & Hove Albion FC
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Paul Barber

Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman

Paul has been the Chief Executive at Brighton & Hove Albion FC for nearly 7 years. He was appointed as Deputy Chairman 4 months ago.

10:15 - 10:40

Zara Case Study

Pablo Camba, Regional HR Manager North of UK, Zara

Pablo Camba

Zara
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Pablo Camba

Regional HR Manager North of UK

Pablo has been the Regional HR Manager North of UK for Zara for the last year

10:40 - 11:00

Coffee and Networking

11:00 - 11:10

Chair’s Opening Remarks

11:10 - 11:30

Just Eat Case Study

Iselin Lovold, Group Head of Restaurant Operations, Just Eat

Iselin Lovold

Just Eat
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Iselin Lovold

Group Head of Restaurant Operations

Finding solutions to complex business challenges gets me really excited. Be it growing a small business from point A to point B, implementing a new technology into a global organization, or integrating a new business model into a going concern – the elements that successfully drive change are universal. The complex set of stakeholders, the narrowing down and alignment of priorities, objectives and goals; uncovering and deciding on the path forward, whittling down the plan of action items, and finally the beauty of execution and implementation. Like a business sculptor chiseling away at the yet unformed project rock, the brand of change management I subscribe to is as much an art, as a science.

11:30 - 11:50

eXPERT Speaker: Zoho

Speaker: TBC

11:50 - 12:10

Kelly Storage Case Study

Helen Martin, Employee Engagement and Culture Lead, Kelly’s Storage

12:10 - 12:30

eXPERT Speaker: TBC

Speaker: TBC

12:30 - 12:50

eXPERT Speaker: TBC

Speaker: TBC

12:50 - 13:10

HM COURTS & TRIBUNALS SERVICE Case Study

ANTONIA DIETMANN, DEPUTY DIRECTOR ORGANISATION CAPABILITY, HM COURTS & TRIBUNALS SERVICE

 

Antonia Dietmann

HM Courts & Tribunals Service
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Antonia Dietmann

Deputy Director Organisation Capability

Antonia Dietmann is Deputy Director of Organisation Capability at HM Courts & Tribunals Service (part of the Ministry of Justice) supporting employees through the largest reform of the justice system in history. Early experiences researching workplace bullying amongst teachers and sexual harassment in the Armed Forces impressed upon her the negative impact of when relationships at work go wrong. As such, she is passionate about the fundamental need for meaningful work relationships as a key driver of successful business outcomes. This partly involves giving employees a voice in shaping their experience at work and supporting leaders at all levels to create space for employees to contribute. To do this Antonia brings psychological evidence and creativity together to deliver sustainable interventions at a large scale. These draw on her experience of nearly 15 years’ as an Occupational Psychologist with expertise in research, culture change, leadership and talent development, engagement, inclusion, and wellbeing. As a past Chair of the UK’s Division of Occupational Psychology (part of the British Psychological Society), Antonia champions the value and insight that Occupational Psychologists can bring to organisations. During her time as Chair she focused on raising the profile of the profession, supporting trainees, and re-connecting with members, traveling widely across the UK to do so. Antonia has worked in three of the ‘big five’ government Departments all of which were undergoing major organisational transformation (Ministry of Defence, Department for Work & Pensions, and now in part of the MoJ) after starting her career at the University of Sheffield and Rolls-Royce. She is currently pursuing a Professional Doctorate focusing on relationships in organisations.

13:10 - 14:10

Lunch and Networking

14:10 - 14:30

Akzonobel Case Study

Wendy MacDonald, HR Director UK and Ireland, Akzonobel

Wendy Macdonald

AkzoNobel
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Wendy Macdonald

HR Director UK and Ireland

I am a focussed and experienced HR Professional with a proven track record in delivering effective HR solutions that maximise business performance and profitability.

I have significant experience in multi-site organisations, and enjoy working as part of an ambitious and enthusiastic team.

14:30 - 14:50

eXPERT Speaker: TBC

Speaker: TBC

14:50 - 15:10

Royal College of Physicians Case Study

Denise Sanderson-Estcourt, HR Learning and OD Business Partner, Royal College of Physicians

Denise Sanderson-Estcourt

Royal College of Physicians
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Denise Sanderson-Estcourt

HR, Learning & OD Business Partner

I am:
– Currently employed at the RCP
– An FCIPD Human Resources practioner with over 20 years experience in a wide range of HR roles, and across a range of sectors including retail, publishing, telecoms and the not-for-profit sector.
– An experienced Learning and Organisational Development specialist with an excellent track-record for developing individuals and improving organisational results
– A competent and professional recruiter with experience of in-house recruiting from devising job descriptions, interviewing and developing assessment centres, through to auditing recruitment practices.

15:10 - 15:30

Nomad Foods Case Study

Tim Kensey, HR DIRECTOR, CORPORATE, Nomad Foods

Tim Kensey

Nomad Foods Europe
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Tim Kensey

HR Director, Corporate

A Commercial, International HR Director with a strong results orientation. Executive level Generalist experience supported by significant expertise in Engagement, OD, Reward and Talent.

15:30 - 15:50

eXPERT Speaker: TBC

Speaker: TBC

15:50 - 16:10

Trinity Laban Case Study

Paul Neville, Organisational Design and Development Lead, Trinity Laban

16:10 - 16:30

Coffee and Networking

16:30 - 16:50

KP Snacks Case Study

Martin Power, EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND WELLBEING MANAGER, KP Snacks

Martin Power

KP Snacks
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Martin Power

Employee Health and Wellbeing Manager

Martin has been the Employee Health and Wellbeing Manager at KP Snacks for the past 2 years and 9 months

16:50 - 17:10

eXPERT Speaker: TBC

Speaker: TBC

17:10 - 17:30

AOL International Case Study

Nick Henley, HEAD OF TALENT DEVELOPMENT, INTERNATIONAL, AOL International

Nick Henley

AOL International
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Nick Henley

Head of Talent Development, International

I enable customer and employee engagement through behaviour change.

In my career, I have helped FTSE and global companies produce change, enhance employee and customer engagement, and grow tomorrow’s leaders. I do so by connecting financial and strategic factors to organisational and behavioural change.

Capabilities include leadership development, change, team development, L&D strategy, employee engagement and enhancement of organisational culture, and coaching of senior leaders. I have also helped companies navigate change and implement change programmes with buy-in at all levels.

17:30 - 18:30

Drinks and Networking

11:00 - 11:10

Chair’s Opening Remarks

11:10 - 11:30

TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES Case Study

Ramkumar Chandrasekaran, HR Director, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES

Ramkumar Chandrasekaran

Tata Consultancy Services
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Ramkumar Chandrasekaran

HR Director
  • HR Director, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) – UK& Ireland; TCS UK is one of the largest IT services Company in UK with more than 18,000 employees and £2 Billion+ in revenue
  • Global experience of 20 years spanning different countries (United Sates, India and UK)
  • Previous roles include Head of HR of Retail Business Unit in TCS, and Head  Staffing – TCS North America (based in New Jersey, Unite States) and several other leadership roles
  • Recognized in TCS for key initiatives in HR Transformation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Leadership Development, Employee Health and Safety and deployment of HR practices at scale across the organization
  • Certified Compensation Professional, Bachelor of Law (B.A, L.L.B), M.B.A (HR), Gold Medalist in Indian Constitutional Law.
11:30 - 11:50

eXPERT Speaker: Poppulo

Speaker: TBC

11:50 - 12:10

REFINITIV Case Study

Victoria Silverman, DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION ENABLEMENT, Refinitiv

Victoria Silverman

Refinitiv
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Victoria Silverman

Director of Innovation Enablement

Victoria Silverman is a global engagement specialist who gets results by creating the content and strategy to inspire collaborative behaviours and create the right culture for a business to succeed. Her background is in journalism, teaching and corporate storytelling. Victoria leads global employee engagement for Innovation at Thomson Reuters, now Refinitiv, delivering record breaking, award-winning campaigns.

Victoria has worked for Deloitte, ITV and the Government in editorial, corporate comms and change management roles. In her spare time, she is director of The Missing Manual Ltd, founder of the parenting online community BeTeenUs.com, and a communications lead for the charity Urban Synergy.

12:10 - 12:30

Wellcome Case Study

Chris Newstead, Head of Internal Communications, Wellcome

Chris Newstead

Wellcome
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Chris Newstead

Head of Internal Communications

Chris Newstead MCIPR has been Head of Internal Communications at Wellcome for the past 8 years. For the 15 years before he was in marketing and PR working in telecoms & broadcast.

12:30 - 12:50

eXPERT Speaker: Peakon

Speaker: TBC

12:50 - 13:10

LEEDS UNIVERSITY Case Study

Megan Butler, PHD CANDIDATE, LEEDS UNIVERSITY

Megan Butler

Leeds University
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Megan Butler

PhD Candidate

Is AI real? How is it impacting HR? How can professionals navigate this new technology? These are some of the questions that Megan is working to answer in her research. As a PhD candidate at Leeds University and research analyst at CognitionX, Megan works closely with both industry and academia to map the market, understand the technology, and provide insights and advice to HR professionals and business leaders.

13:10 - 14:10

Lunch and Networking

14:10 - 14:30

ST ANDREW’S HEALTHCARE Case Study

Martin Kersey, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCES, ST ANDREW’S HEALTHCARE

Martin Kersey

St Andrew's Healthcare
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Martin Kersey

Executive Director Human Resources & Charity Trustee

An experienced UK and International HRD with track record of delivering sales and profit growth, at global, european and national level. Powerful combination of successful strategic and operational leadership in large and small organisations.

14:30 - 14:50

eXPERT Speaker: TBC

Speaker: TBC

14:50 - 15:10

Thwaites Case Study

Joanne Carlin, DIRECTOR OF PEOPLE & DEVELOPMENT, Thwaites

Joanne Carlin

Thwaites
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Joanne Carlin

Director of People & Development

A determined and resilient People Director, combining strong functional excellence with a thorough commercial understanding, resolving problems by getting to the heart of the issue and delivering solutions. Recognised for being fair and straight with people, influencing at all levels through understanding individual motivations and key pressure points.

15:10 - 15:30

eXPERT Speaker: Qlearsite

Speaker: TBC

15:50 - 16:10

SeaSalt Cornwall Case Study

James Hampton, HEAD OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT, SeaSalt Cornwall

James Hampton

Seasalt Cornwall
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James Hampton

Head of Learning and Development

James’ varied and extensive experiences in the Military, Further Education and most recently private sector Retail at Seasalt have enabled him to take a unique view on people development and employee engagement.  Since joining Seasalt in 2017, James has redesigned the learning strategy from a traditional order taker to modern business aligned provision, focussing on Leadership capability and performance.

Seeing Leadership as the key enabler to employee engagement has seen James gain recognition from the Learning and Performance Institute for Seasalt’s Leading people programme that focusses Seasalt Leaders on Emotional Intelligence, Coaching and High performance teams.

16:10 - 16:30

Coffee and Networking

16:30 - 16:50

ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON Case Study

Teresa Chandler, SENIOR HR & TRAINING BUSINESS PARTNER, ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON

Teresa Chandler

Zoological Society of London
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Teresa Chandler

Senior HR & Training Business Partner

I love people and I am passionate about employee engagement and development. I am a practical and commercial OD and HR professional with a track record of international strategic and operational roles.

Over the years I have gained experience across a broad spectrum of HR disciplines including learning and development, business partnering, talent management, employee engagement, employment relations, change management, HR setup and management, resourcing, remuneration, global mobility and business expansion/restructuring. I have advised corporate and management teams, managed cross cultural/remote teams and have a proven record of achievement and delivery of complex and regional HR projects. I have also been a coach to external clients in fee earning roles across various sectors.

Strengths include strategic business partnering, project delivery within tight timescales and consistently exceeding demanding service standards, resilience to work in a demanding environment with the ability to manage and drive forward change, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written.

16:50 - 17:10

eXPERT Speaker: TBC

Speaker: TBC

17:10 - 17:30

Carvill Creative Case Study

Michelle Carvill, FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, Carvill Creative 

Michelle Carvill

Carvill Creative
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Michelle Carvill

Founder and Director

Highly experienced ‘digital consultant’. I’ve consulted and advised large global organisations through to start-ups on how to effectively communicate and develop their businesses using digital technologies.

Director within a fast growing award winning startup, leading them through a rebrand, team restructure, driving marketing strategy and development of robust digital marketing systems.

17:30 - 18:30

Drinks and Networking

11:00 - 11:10

Chair’s Opening Remarks

11:10 - 11:30

The Big Issue Foundation Case Study

Stephen Robertson, CEO, The Big Issue Foundation

Stephen Robertson

The Big Issue Foundation
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Stephen Robertson

CEO

Stephen has been CEO at the Big Issue Foundation since July 2007. His previous role was Director of Commercial Operations at Shelter, where he had responsibility for a chain of 100 charity Stores, a mail-order business and a Training business primarily focusing on Housing professionals. Stephen was a member of the Senior Management Team with cross organisational responsibility for the strategic management of the Charity. Stephen was at Shelter for 13 years.

Stephen helped found and ultimately chaired the professional body that represents the majority of Charity Retailers in the UK, ‘The Association of Charity Shops’. Stephen is a Trustee of the homeless health care charity, London Pathway, a Trustee of TRAID, a charity committed to protecting the environment and reducing world poverty by recycling and campaigning at home and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Shoreditch Town Hall Trust.

11:30 - 11:50

eXPERT Speaker: TBC

Speaker: TBC

11:50 - 12:10

Dazn Case Study

Paul Bennun, VP INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS AND INVOLVEMENT, Dazn

Paul Bennun

DAZN
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Paul Bennun

VP Internal Communications and Involvement

Comms chap who uses messaging, events and behaviours to make people’s work lives more rewarding.The bunch of letters after my name help me explain why happy people are good for business results (BA,MA, PgDip, CIIC…)

12:10 - 12:30

ING Case Study

Martha McKenzie-Minifie, HEAD OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, ING

Martha McKenzie-Minifie

ING
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Martha McKenzie-Minifie

Head of Corporate Communications

Martha is head of corporate communications for the UK, Ireland and Middle East for global bank ING. She is passionate about storytelling, strategy and social media and manages the team responsible for external and internal communications, and UK marketing such as marketing communications, events and sponsorships. Her experience in marketing and communications includes almost 10 years as a journalist on daily, weekly and Sunday newspapers and magazines before joining ING in 2009. Martha was previously a spokesperson on consumer economics and appeared on BBC News, Sky News and CNBC during that time.

12:30 - 12:50

eXPERT Speaker: Investors in People

Speaker: TBC

12:50 - 13:10

University of Plymouth Case Study

Vikki Matthews, CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS, University of Plymouth
Richard Saundry, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (READER) IN HUMAN RESOURCE AND LEADERSHIP STUDIES, University of Plymouth

Vikki Matthews

Marine Academy Plymouth
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Vikki Matthews

Chair of the Board of Governors

Experienced Executive and Board Chair with a demonstrable history of strategic leadership gained in a variety of different sectors, both nationally and internationally. Skilled in Strategic Planning , Culture Change, Talent Management, Executive Coaching and Organisational Development. Strong business acumen and sound judgement combined with a strong belief in the correlation between employee engagement and business performance. Lecturer in HR issues and experienced Non Executive Director.

Richard Saundry

Plymouth University
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Richard Saundry

Associate Professor (Reader) in Human Resource and Leadership Studies

Academic researcher and lecturer with a strong background in employee relations and employment law. Specialties: Discipline and Grievance; Conflict Management; Dispute Resolution; Mediation; Trade Unions and Employee Representation; Union Learning; Employment in the Audio-visual Sector

13:10 - 14:10

Lunch and Networking

14:10 - 14:30

European Commission Case Study

Dace Kalnina, INTERNAL COMMUNICATION PROFESSIONAL, European Commission

Dace Kalnina

European Commission
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Dace Kalnina

Internal Communication Professional

A civil servant in the European Commission. With a solid background in learning and development and expertise in internal communication, I have been working with staff engagement and cultural change questions since 2013.

My role has been to connect the dots between the strategy and implementation, to create opportunities for real conversatioins to happen, to hear what has not been said and read what has not been written.

I’m always curious to learn what makes the people to go an extra (s)mile.

14:30 - 14:50

eXPERT Speaker: TBC

Speaker: TBC

14:50 - 15:10

Bruntwood Case Study

Jennifer Atkins, HR DIRECTOR, Bruntwood

Jennifer Atkins

Bruntwood
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Jennifer Atkins

HR Director

Jennifer has been at Bruntwood for the past years. She has been the HR Director for the last 8 months

15:10 - 15:30

Wilson James Case Study

Samantha Rope, Group HR Director, Wilson James

Samantha Rope

Wilson James
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Samantha Rope

Group HR Director

Sam is accountable for the group wide People Strategy which incorporates the Security, Construction Logistics and Aviation divisions within the Wilson James Group.

Prior to Wilson James, Sam held several HRD roles across the public and private sector.  Her experience has seen her lead significant people and technology transformations including deployment of cloud based people solutions, using technology to enable mobile and flexible working and supporting integrated learning for complex partnerships.

Prior to working in HR, Sam had a 15 year career in recruitment, working at board level in both the UK and Australia.  Here she delivered a range of solutions including RPO for large blue chip organisations where technology transformation enabled improved service delivery and organisational efficiency.

15:30 - 15:50

eXPERT Speaker: TBC

Speaker: TBC

15:50 - 16:10

Scope Case Study

Aine Murphy, HEAD OF INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT, Scope

Aine Murphy

Scope
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Aine Murphy

Head of Internal Communications and Engagement

Confident internal communications leader, with over seven years experience in the charity sector. A real passion for employee engagement, creating internal brand ambassadors and shaping and developing organisational culture. Experienced in relationship building, creating engaging content, planning and delivering innovative communications campaigns and intranet redesigns. Available for conference speaking opportunities.

16:10 - 16:30

Coffee and Networking

16:30 - 16:50

Citi Bank Case Study

Debbie Bennett-Jackson, MARKETING CONSULTANT, Citi

Debbie Bennett-Jackson

Citi
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Debbie Bennett-Jackson

Marketing Consultant

Debbie is a Chartered Marketer with 20 years’ experience in marketing, engagement and change communications.

Skilled in the design, development and delivery of award winning strategies to support sustainable growth and transformation within highly competitive markets.  Debbie’s passion lies in supporting organisations to embrace change and recruit, retain and develop their people.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/debbie-bennett-jackson-9bbb1711

16:50 - 17:10

eXPERT Speaker: TBC

Speaker: TBC

17:10 - 17:30

CDC Group Case Study

Adrienne Glad, HEAD OF INTERNAL ENGAGEMENT/HEAD OF NETWORK, CDC Group

Adrienne Glad

CDC Group
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Adrienne Glad

Head of Internal Engagement/Head of Network

Adrienne is the Head of Internal Engagement/Head of Network at CDC Group where she has built a new internal communications function at the organisation over the last two and a half years, while defining and shaping its culture as it grows and expands globally. Prior to that, she spent 9 years at Pearson where she held global roles focused on strategic internal messaging, engagement and relationship-building. Adrienne has lived in the USA, Japan, China and UK each for several years and holds a Master’s of Education in Applied Linguistics, a Master’s of Research in Intercultural Communication and is currently doing her doctoral research on organisational culture, business management and anthropology approaches to corporate values and internal culture.

17:30 - 18:30

Drinks and Networking

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Previous delegates

Abellio London & Surrey · Adelie Foods Group · Affinion International Limited · Affinity Water · Aimia · Air France · Allied Healthcare · AMEX Community Stadium · Association for Business Psychology · ATS Euromaster · Aviva UK · Barclays · BMG Research · BPI · Brighton & Hove City Council · British Airways · BSI · BT · Calyx · Capita · Carluccio’s · Catalyst Housing · Charities Aid Foundation · Chiltern Railways · Circle Housing · Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd · Commonwealth Secretariat · Community Integrated Care · Co-operative Food · Deloitte · Dimension Data · Directline Group · Dorchester Collection · dunnhumby · EDF Energy · emc europe · EMW Law LLP · Engage for Change · Engage For Success · Envisage HPC Ltd · Equniti · FirstGroup plc · GAME · Global Payments UK · Hand Picked Hotels · Herbal Life · Home Office · HSBC · IBM · Involvement and Participation Association (IPA) ·  John Lewis PLC · JUDY WU Ltd · Leeds Building Society · London School Of Economics · London Stock Exchange Group · LondonMet · Mars UK · MetLife · Metrolink · Molson Coors · National Grid · Nationwide Building Society · NFU Mutual · NHS Wales · ORC International · Post Office · Prudential · PwC · Renault Trucks · Royal Mail · SAP · SK enterprises · Sodexo Ltd · Specsavers · Stanley Black & Decker · Tate · Tesco · The Cooperative Group · The Dorchester · The Institute of Customer Service ·  The RSPB · The Westbridge Hotel · VistaJet International Ltd · Webhelp UK · Webtrends · YO! Sushi · Zendesk

WHY SPONSOR?

Commercial opportunities include exhibition space, sponsorship packages with prime speaking slots in a stream of your choice, representation on panel debates, sponsored round table opportunities and more. Sponsors now have the opportunity of including in their package lead capture technology using iPads and iPhones providing the ability to scan delegate badges releasing contact details, presenting company literature, real time reporting and effectively recording the discussions you’ve had at the event. Following the opening plenary session seminars run in parallel whilst round table discussions take place throughout the day, providing delegates with rich engaging content.

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10 May 2019

Riverbank PARK PLAZA, LONDON

18 Albert Embankment
London
SE1 7TJ
United Kingdom

DIRECTIONS:

Park Plaza London Riverbank, a Central London hotel located on the south side of the River Thames. The hotel sits near many of London’s most legendary tourist attractions.

From King’s Cross & St. Pancras National Railway Station (approx 35 mins)*

  • Travel on the London Underground southbound on the Victoria line towards Brixton
  • Depart at Vauxhall via exit number 3
  • Walk east along Albert Embankment
  • Park Plaza London Riverbank will be on your right

From London Waterloo National Railway Station (approx 10 mins)*

  • Take bus 77 from Waterloo Station Towards Tooting Station
  • The bus will continue heading Southbound Towards St. Thomas Hospital, with the River Thames on it’s right hand side
  • From St. Thomas Hospital, the bus will contiue straight towards Vauxhall, taking you to Lambeth Bridge and at the Lambeth Palace roundabout, it will then take the second exit
  • After the roundabout, you will need to get off just after the bus passes the Fire Brigade station
  • The hotel is located to the left

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