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CPO and HR Director Movers & Shakers – August 2021

Oakleaf Executive have seen a sustained upward trend in executive hiring over the last three months.  This is due to return in confidence in the market following an obvious pause in senior hiring for much of 2020. This trend has been consistent across HR Directors and Chief People Officer roles, as well as lead roles within centres of excellence.  In particular, we have seen a number of senior hires within Talent Acquisition across all sectors.

We have seen a sustained trend in movement from large global banks and corporates to challenger and high-growth organisations.  This is a trend we are seeing both within Financial Services, Technology and Consumer sectors.

Many congratulations to the following individuals in our network on securing new roles:

Kate Hamilton Chief People Officer IQUW

Kavish Patel Chief People Officer Yondr

Clare Head Chief People Officer Isio

Kristin Tougias Chief People Officer GP Bullhound

Adrian Binfield Head of People and Culture International Airlines Group

Amanda Underwood Chief People Officer Oche

Rosanne Kincaid-Smith Chief People Officer Capco

Simi Dubb Director of Colleague Experience Metro Bank

James Rule Director HR KPMG Technology KPMG

Caroline Hill Head of People Audit & Business Services KPMG

Gaynor Gillespie Chief People Officer Rathbones

Tanya Lightbody Chief People Officer WorldRemit

Mark Dickinson-Keen Chief People Officer M&C Saatchi Group

Carol Sommerville Global HR Director Watchfinder

Kweku Yankson Human Resources Director JLL

Alison Black Chief People Officer Charles Taylor

Mandeep Bajwa Chief People Officer Gett

Andrew Park Chief People Officer Hill & Smith Holdings

Helen Sharrock Chief People Officer The Jockey Club

Kate Henwood Chief People Officer Ebiquity

Anna Gronmark Divisional People Director Capita

Nathan Clements Chief People Officer SSP Group

Karen Neffar Group Head of HR Marex

Charlotte Cherry and Alix Ainsley Director of Talent & Learning John Lewis Partnership

Jessica Bellwood Head of  Talent, L&D and Leadership Capco

Natalie Hughes-Jacquemin Chief Talent and Learning Officer CapGemini

Anand Kumar Global Head of Learning & Development PTW

Marina Gromova Director Talent Management Tech Data

Neeha Kurana Head of Culture & Leadership Celonis

Jai Cozzi Global Head of Talent Ocado Group

Emma Smythe Director of Aviva University Aviva

Richard Larkin Talent Acquistion Lead GHD

Kay Jones Wolsey Head of Resourcing BDO

Alasdair MacDonald Head of Talent Acquistion King Fisher

Sarah McKinlay Talent Development Director ISG

Helen Motture Head of Experienced Hire Resourcing Accenture

Matt Bailey European Lead for MD Hiring Accenture

Sarah Roche Director of Early Careers Liberty Global

Colette Comerford Head of Culture & Inclusion DLA Piper

Rachel Dale Director of People Growth and Performance Nationwide Building Society

If you would be interested in a more detailed insight into the Executive HR market, please contact Emma Castillo. Emma places HR talent across the UK and internationally.

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