Henley Management College
Chris Bones was appointed
Principal of Henley Management College on 1st January 2005. Chris
was previously Group Organisation Effectiveness and Development Director
for Cadbury Schweppes, who he joined in 1999, taking responsibility
for Executive Education and Development Culture, Communications, Change,
Knowledge Management and Capability Development. In his 22 years in
business Chris has worked for Shell, Diageo (both in GrandMet and
Guinness) and Cadbury Schweppes. He started in industrial relations,
working on the UK’s largest oil refinery and progressing through
management teams in brewing, retailing and property to Board roles
covering Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. He has significant international
business experience and a reputation as a leading practitioner in
executive education and development, change and HR strategy. Chris
writes a regular column for HR magazine and is a highly regarded speaker
at international conferences on change, HR strategy and employment
Human Capital Partner
In her role as a Consulting Partner, Dr. Ardi focuses on human capital and helps match the most sought after talent with the best opportunities within our portfolio companies. Moreover, she provides CCMP Capital's companies with ongoing counsel, assisting them in structuring their organizations and building high-caliber leadership teams.
Dr. Ardi also coaches the members of CCMP Capital's global network to build the necessary skills to seek out and attract top-level management candidates; design the ideal organizational architecture and deploy people against strategy. Dr. Ardi unearths the way a business works and the most effective ways for people to work in them.
Association of Executive Search Consultants
Peter Felix is President of
the Association of Executive Search Consultants in New York. Peter,
a British subject, is a former search consultant who has lived and
worked in major cities around the world.During
his career in executive search, Peter specialized in cross-border
searches in a range of functions and industries. He served as a partner
in search firms based in London (Whitehead Mann), New York (Hanover
Partners), and Hong Kong (TASA and Felix International). From 1984
to 1994, Peter served the British-American Chamber of Commerce in
New York and London as Director, President, and CEO. During his tenure,
this transatlantic organization grew substantially and became a high-profile
promoter of business between the United States and Britain. In 1992
he was awarded the CBE, a British governmental honour given in recognition
of services to British commercial interests. Peter spent much of his
early career in Europe, serving as Vice President of Human Resources
for the Bendix Corporation’s European operations in Paris, as
a management consultant in Algeria working for the Algerian Oil and
Gas industry, and as Manager of Marketing Practices for IBM in the
United Kingdom. He served with Voluntary Service Overseas in Bangladesh
on graduating from University.
1 - Selecting the Searchers
Head of Resourcing
effectively with resourcing specialists
Mark has been
in recruitment for just under 10 years with experience in both consultancies
and FTSE 100 companies. He is currently the Head of Resourcing for
Schroders Investment Management where his role is to set up and
implement their new global recruitment strategy. In the UK he has
used a combination of an outsourced supplier and a newly created
in-house team to find the very best candidates in the marketplace
using e-recruitment and the fostering of closer relationships with
Schroders Search & Contingency suppliers
Global Head of HR Operations
Reuters Group plc
to work with search firms
Mark has over 20 years experience from across a number of business disciplines as well as within the HR function itself. He joined Reuters in 2001, initially as the UK HR Director and subsequently became HR Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In his current role as Global Head of HR Operations Mark has accountability for the delivery of HR support globally (over 16,000 staff, in 200 cities, in 99 countries) in 5 geographical regions reporting into him. He has substantial experience in developing HR strategy and execution thereof.
Director, Global Resourcing
How important is added value, what is it and does it affect a client’s choice of supplier?
Peter Bedford joined Nokia Corporation in October 2004. As Director, Global Resourcing and Employment, he is accountable for workforce planning, recruitment, employer branding and employment issues, from policy through to implementation, across the 66,000 strong, 60 country Nokia world. This includes recruitment from graduates to executive board appointments and he is the business owner of the commercial relationships between Nokia and its preferred search suppliers. Peter was previously Head of Recruitment at the BBC, where he created the organisation’s first in-house recruitment consultancy, structured to deliver added value and cost efficiency to the hiring of some 10500 external and internal candidates each year, spanning the range from runners to executive committee directors. An electronic engineer by background, his earlier career included over 15 years building and managing executive recruitment businesses with PA Consulting Group, Norman Broadbent and Boyden. He is, unusually, both a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IPD.
Director Talent Acquisition and Management
Anna's current responsibilities span the European organisation, with a focus on building, developing and acquiring talent, continuously raising the bar on Whirlpool Europe’s skills and competencies.
Anna Joined Whirlpool Europe from abbey National, where she was Head of Learning Strategy.Prior to this, she was a Senior Manager at Accenture, where she enjoyed a 9-year management consulting career in the area of Human Resource Management, Organisational Transformation and Leadership Development. She holds a First Class BA (Hons) in Humanities, an MSc in Organizational Behavior from the University of London. Her passion is personal and organisational development, to this end she holds professional qualifications in person-centered counselling and is currently training in Gestalt psychotherapy in London.
2 - Commercial Relationships
Group Head of Resourcing
it’s worth paying for good search
David is currently
the Group Head of Resourcing for AXA’s UK and Ireland operations.
He is responsible for both temporary and permanent recruitment covering
activity from board to customer service level. AXA currently employs
13,000 people in the UK group. David has been working in the recruitment
field for over 10 years, holding a number of both in-house and consultancy
roles. In-house roles have included working at BG (Gas), EDS (IT
Outsourcing), AIT (Software) and the Army. His early career was
spent in the Army and highlights included leading a troop in the
Gulf War and running the “Flying Gunners” – Royal
Artillery Motorcycle Display Team.
Head of National Resourcing
the market dictates the fee prices
Isabelle is responsible for all UK resourcing activities, both in sales and business functions. She joined Yell in October 2005 and leads a team of ten.
Before joining Yell, Isabelle was UK Recruitment Manager at Monster Worldwide, responsible for Monster.co.uk and TMP Worldwide UK resourcing.
Isabelle has spent time working in various resourcing roles, including at managed on-site solutions consultancy Elgin Scott, where she focused on European sales team growth within the software industry. Isabelle has spent time working within executive search in Assessment Management and also as an independent consultant.
Group Head of Recruitment
Internal Debates on Executive Search
Douglas is currently Group Head of Recruitment at BSkyB and is responsible for all recruitment across this 13,000 strong FTSE50 Company. Due to the diverse nature of BSkyB’s business this includes responsibility for Broadcasting, Technology, Professional, Contact Centre and Field Engineer roles. Over the last year Douglas’ focus has been on transforming the in-house recruitment model to establish improved approaches to recruitment and achieving significant cost saving targets. Douglas has been with Sky for eight years in various disguises. On the generalist side of HR he has managed the HR function in one of Sky’s Scottish Contact Centres and has spent time leading the HR Delivery function. He has held his current role for three years.Prior to joining Sky he spent time with Scottish Borders Council and the Grampian Food Group.
Head of Resourcing & Diversity
the value and return of recruitment firms
Sally Milne took the job as Head of Resourcing and Diversity at ITV plc 20 months ago and in that time she has worked across the five main business areas Channels, Commercial, Consumer, Production and Worldwide to create recruitment and diversity strategies that deliver ‘Talent’ in effective and innovative ways. Through post-merger and times of exciting structural change she has focused on delivering value in three main areas:
- Delivering commercial impact through efficiencies, sleeker processes and operational accountability
- Embedding the Employer brand and ITV Values within every aspect of managing ‘Talent’ at ITV
- Building client and supplier relationships to reinforce the power of networks while challenging perceptions of what ‘Talent’ is and where it can be found
Sally’s joint role provides a platform to mainstream Diversity at ITV in both Employment and On-Screen Portrayal. She Chairs the Cultural Diversity Network (CDN) with Simon Shaps (Director of Television ITV) and is also a member of the Broadcaster and Creative Industry’s Disability Network (BCIDN) she sits on the advisory board with the government on the Bicentenary for the abolition of slavery and is responsible for the launch of Diversity Champions and the new ITV Bias free application form. The introduction of a PSL at ITV has proved a success albeit a more recent one where both the financial and cultural impact is highly measurable. Sally started out in operations and moved to an in-house recruitment role 8 years ago when asked to head up recruitment first with Pret a Manger then with JD Wetherspoon.
3 - Searching the Selectors
Group Head of Resourcing
to represent the employer brand in the market place
Kevin Bishop is the Group Head of Resourcing for BG. He has global responsibility for senior recruitment, succession planning, talent management development and diversity for this FTSE 20 leader in natural gas exploration. BG is growing at a phenomenal rate. In order to keep pace – indeed to get ahead of the business plan resourcing curve, both front line and HR processes need to be aligned. Kevin’s role is to facilitate this and to manage a broad set of people initiatives globally. Kevin has worked in HR related sectors for ten years, both in a corporate role, and as a partner for two of the world’s largest executive search and human capital consultancies, Heidrick & Struggles and Whitehead Mann He has worked with both start-up and mature organisations, and has a wealth of international experience. He is a graduate of Durham University and holds an MBA. He has sat on the board of two companies and is a passionate ambassador for HR as a critical business partner and enabler.
Head of Resourcing & Recruitment
to communicate the values of the employer organisation
in Paris with a BA Hons in History and worked for the Prudential
Assurance Co for nearly 14 years, in a variety of technical sales
support roles. 1991 brought a radical change of career and life,
when she moved to Scotland from London, and joined the HR department
of Grampian Regional Council. After six years Marina decided to
leave Scotland but stick with HR, and moved down to Essex, joining
Visteon (formerly part of Ford Motor Co), recruiting project and
sales engineers to new offices being set up close to the other car
manufacturers across Europe. Marina became a member of CIPD and
gained level A & B status in psychometric testing. In 1999 she
joined an independent part of the Audit Commission called District
Audit as a Recruitment Manager. About a year later Marina was asked
to take additional responsibility for the graduate recruitment scheme,
and then when District Audit joined forces with the Audit Commission
I was appointed Head of Resourcing and Recruitment. Marina has been
a member of AGR since 2001, was one of the founder members of the
public sector focus group and in 2005 she was invited to join the
Board of Directors. As well as graduate recruitment Marina’s
current role responsibilities include all senior and professional
level recruitment, internal promotion, secondments, employer brand
and the management of relationships with external suppliers, including
search companies, an advertising agency, a managing agency for temporary
and contract staff and graduate response handling.
Director of Recruitment EMEA
Accenture HR Services
to prevent ‘buy backs’
Accenture HR Services Limited in May 2001, becoming Director of
Recruitment for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) in May 2006.
Prior to his current role Mark was Vice President – Resourcing
Services with responsibilities for UK clients and resourcing business
development in both Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Human
Resources Outsourcing (HRO). He took on this role in September 2002.
Mark has eight years of management level experience in recruitment,
including his position as UK Recruitment Manager in Accenture since
Oct 1998. During which time, Mark headed up recruitment for consultants
with a technology specialisation. He also recruited the staff with
the talents required to set up the company’s European Financial
Service Centre in Dublin. He was also instrumental in the transition
of recruitment services to e-peopleserve, the former body of HR
Services. Mark has a commercial background based in business operations.
Before his experiences at Accenture, he worked in the oil industry
as a Retail Territory Manager for BP and as an Operations Analyst
for Mobil Oil.
Head of Resourcing
Andy graduated form the University of Hull in Geography in 1992 and has worked in Human Resources, specialising in Resourcing since 1993. He has held a variety of positions since that time both within Consulting and "in -house" specialising in Resourcing, Resource Management and Organisation Change. Andy has extensive International experience working throughout the USA , Asia and mainland Europe whilst employed by Computer Horizons Corporation, Satyam Computer services and Bookham Technology, where he was Director of Resourcing. In 2002 Andy joined the Caudwell Group and was a key player in the Integration of Caudwell companies, Corporate 4U and Singlepoint into Vodafone UK in 2003/4. Since August 2004 he has been employed by Vodafone in his current role as UK Head of Careers and Resourcing.
Creating longevity / retaining relationships