What differentiates a great HR Director?
Would you like to excel not only in your current HR role but also in future? Perhaps, you are looking to deliver a bigger impact in your current role but struggling to achieve a desired effect?
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 manages the executive search operation at Strategic Dimensions as well as recruiting at HR Director level in: Recognition & Reward; Talent; Resourcing; Organisational Effectiveness; Leadership Development, and Employee Communications roles. He has extensive experience recruiting into large, global multinationals as well as supporting small start-up organisations in developing their first HR function. His experience is multi sector and spans the UK and Europe.
Over the past twelve years his unwavering belief in providing the very highest levels of candidate and client care have enabled him to build a market leading network across the HR community. Dan is passionate about delivering a premier service and this has led to a near 100% success rate on major searches and securing repeat business.
In addition to his recruitment work he is always keen to provide advice and guidance to HR professionals and is equipped to provide valuable guidance to candidates on their career and development as well as sharing mutually beneficial connections.
Dan has been working in recruitment consultancy since 1997, joining Strategic Dimensions in 2006. He started his career post-graduation with Tesco, progressing into a number of general management roles before moving into recruitment in 1997.
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.