Karen is a CRF Associate. She has worked extensively across all sectors on the issue of organisation effectiveness, particularly developing sustainable strategic capability. She has also published books on the global aspects of effectiveness – ‘Leading International Teams’ & ‘Globalisation: The internal dynamic’.
Karen has extensive experience working with high potential leaders globally and in the last nine years has conducted targeted research into the challenges of attracting and retaining the talent needed to lead organisations healthily in times of complexity and ambiguity. Recent clients include Tesco, G4S, UK & UAE Civil Service, AB Foods, a global humanitarian agency, Lloyds, John Lewis, Zentiva and Marketform.
Karen is an accredited Power & Systems facilitator and finds this approach to be transformational particularly for leaders in mature organisations, freeing their energy for change and creating healthy and human workplaces. She is an effective keynote speaker as she brings practical depth and breadth to her contributions.
Dan brings a wealth of recruitment, HR and general management experience to his role as Senior Director at Strategic Dimensions.
He started his career in management with Tesco before moving into recruitment consultancy and joined Strategic Dimensions in 2006. Dan now has over 20 years’ recruitment experience, eleven of which have been in executive search. He specialises in recruiting senior HR professionals, both generalists and specialists, into large multinationals and SMEs across the UK and internationally.
Jennifer joined ARM as Executive Vice President of People in 2013 and left in March 2017 following the £24bn acquisition of ARM by SoftBank. She is taking 2017 as a sabbatical year, reconnecting with life outside the technology industry.
Prior to joining ARM, Jennifer was Group People & Culture Director for 6 years at UBM plc, the global events-led marketing and communications services business, and was previously Group Human Resources Director for an international media and marketing services group. Her earlier career was in management consultancy and financial services.
Jennifer is a Non Executive Director of Guardian Media Group plc, and is a member of Council of the Royal College of Art, where she chairs the People Committee. Past Board appointments include Trustee of the global youth development agency, Restless Development, and a member of the Development Advisory Committee for the Unicorn Theatre, the UK’s national theatre for children.
In his role as Director of Learning, Nick has responsibility for building on CRF's unique position as one of the largest business-focused HR networks and 20+ years of practical research to provide unrivalled development for HR teams and senior professionals.
He has extensive experience not only in researching key trends in HR and working with major global businesses, but also has a background in senior HR roles as a partner at Arthur Andersen and Director of Global People Development at Vodafone.
Prior to joining CRF, Nick spent 10 years at Henley Business School where he was a visiting professor and Director of the Centre for HR Excellence.