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.
Dr. Nigel Guenole is Director of Research at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he teaches courses on leadership, talent acquisition, and statistical modelling. He is also an executive consultant at IBM where his work focuses on developing artificial intelligence applications for human resources. Nigel has published extensively in leading scientific journals, as well as in the popular press including Harvard Business Review and The Sunday Times
Rami Pukkila is heading HR Digitalization and AI activities at Nokia. His passion is in how the future of work is being redefined through technological changes, new ways of working and changes in demographics. He has unique background and expertise within the new technology, human centricity and supporting businesses to succeed.
Ian Bailie is the Managing Director of myHRfuture.com and an advisor and consultant for start-ups focused on HR technology and People Analytics, including Adepto, Worklytics and CognitionX. In his previous role as the Senior Director of People Planning, Analytics and Tools at Cisco Systems, he was responsible for delivering the tools and insights to enable and transform the planning, attraction and management of talent across the organisation globally. Ian is passionate about HR technology and analytics and how to use both to transform the employee experience and prepare companies for the Future of Work.
Gillian has worked as a senior HR practitioner and OD specialist for several organisations including Swiss Re, Vodafone and BAA. Prior to her HR career, she was a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and is also a qualified solicitor.
As CRF’s Research Director, Gillian has written various reports and papers on subjects including HR strategy, organisation design and development, leadership development, talent management, coaching and diversity.