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Top Influencers: 16 UK HR Director’s To Follow in 2022

UK Services Operations & HR Director play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the UK Services Operations & HR Director role. We have selected these UK Services Operations & HR Director’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative UK Services Operations & HR Director’s. The list is in no particular order!

Paula Jordan

UK Services Operations & HR Director @ SCC

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Paula is responsible for the delivery of Operations Services. Paula’s remit comprises responsibility for the Data Centre, Managed Services, AV, Systems Engineers and Flexible Resourcing. After joining SCC in 1996 as HR Manager, Paula undertook several roles within the Human Resources division before being appointed to the board in 2002. Learn more about Paula Jordan on Crunchbase…

SCC enable people to do business by planning, supplying, integrating and managing their IT. Read more aboutSCC on Crunchbase…

Suzy Black

Group HR Director @ The Guardian US

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Suzy Black is the Director of Diversity at Barclays. Learn more about Suzy Black on Crunchbase…

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Jane Gibbon

Group HR Director @ Just Eat

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Jane Gibbon is the HR Director for Just Eat. She has a strong track record of delivering business- focused employee reward, performance management, recognition, mobility, and diversity and inclusion programs internationally. Cross-culturally agile with a global mind-set, Jane has worked in over 50 geographies including her native US, Europe and Asia. Jane’s experience began in the US working for internet pioneers such as AOL, Netscape and Yahoo! With the merger of AOL and Time Warner she started to work extensively in Europe, fuelling her passion for working cross-culturally to optimize outcomes for all parties. She then moved to McDonald’s, where she was the first Reward Director in Europe, building the function from the ground up. During her eight years there, she participated in a highly-selective global leadership program, was the Chairman of the Women’s Leadership Network, and founded the Diversity and Inclusion function in Europe. Skilled at envisioning what is possible and articulating the vision to inspire others to action, she has subsequently served in a variety of HRD roles at Tesco, Starbucks and now at Just Eat, always keeping Inclusion in her remits as they grew. Last year she co-founded ”Lift As You Climb,” a non-profit group designed to create a unique networking space for women across generations to share lessons learned and pass wisdom down on a variety of topics, including mentoring, resilience and career planning. Learn more about Jane Gibbon on Crunchbase…

Just Eat provides convenient and easy access to a huge variety of delivery restaurants and order food online. Read more aboutJust Eat on Crunchbase…

Tom Loeffert

UK HR Director @ SAP

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Tom Loeffert brings 20 years of progressive HR and business experience with some of the world’s best known companies and brands. He is a passionate, results driven leader who believes in the power of talent, technology and leadership to transform companies. Tom has been the HRD for the United Kingdom with SAP since December of 2014. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team for the UK, he is ultimately responsible for ensuring that SAP has a inclusive culture with inspiring leaders and engaged, agile employees driven by Purpose with the right digital capabilities and to provide an exceptional employee experience, success for It’s customers, and deliver profitable growth for SAP in the United Kingdom, it’s third largest business in the world. . Prior to his current role, Tom was the Human Resources Director for Global Sales and Services at Successfactors, an SAP Company. He has held a variety HR leadership positions over his career with large, global organizations such as Hewlett-Packard, Gap Inc. (where he implemented and ran the Successfactors Workforce Analytics Platform), Cisco Systems, The Quaker Oats Company and PepsiCo. Tom has a wide range of HR experience in the areas of HR Strategy, Talent Management , Diversity and Inclusion, Workforce Planning, Change Management and Communications, Employee Engagement, Leadership Development, Organizational Design and Effectiveness, HR Analytics and HR Technology. Tom has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from the Human Resources/Labor Relations Program at Michigan State University in the United States. Tom currently sits on the Board of GenerationSuccess in London, which is focused on creating opportunities for social mobility. He has worked with the Taproot Foundation in San Francisco on a number of HR projects for the non-profit sector and mentored and tutored youth at the Cabrini Green Youth Development Program in Chicago, Illinois. He original is from New York but now calls London home. Learn more about Tom Loeffert on Crunchbase…

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Sarah Broadbent

HR Director & Assistant Producer @ Orillo Films

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Orillo Films is a fully-inclusive production company based in both York and London. Read more aboutOrillo Films on Crunchbase…

Paul Rodgers

Group HR Director & Business Operations Director @ Micro Focus

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Paul Rodgers became the Group HR Director for Micro Focus International in April 2008. Prior to joining, Paul was the Managing Director of a successful Executive HR consultancy business for 4 years, with clients such as Dell, Unilever, Yahoo, and Sainsbury’s. Paul has further large corporate experience having previously been the Group HR Director for Cable & Wireless and spending 17 years in IBM covering various senior roles such as HR Director for UK & Ireland; Sales Operations Director for the European PC Division and Project Management Executive within the Global Services Division. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Ulster and a Masters of Business Administration. Learn more about Paul Rodgers on Crunchbase…

Micro Focus is a software company with 40 years of experience in delivering and supporting enterprise software solutions. Read more aboutMicro Focus on Crunchbase…

Martin Green

Group Development & HR Director @ Vitec Group

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Group Development and HR Director, British, aged 48, appointed June 2005. His responsibilities include strategy and M&A, and were expanded in 2012 to include human resources and internal communications. Previously he held corporate development positions at Bunzl plc, at a broadcast equipment rental business and worked in investment banking at N M Rothschild. He trained and qualified as a solicitor with Linklaters & Alliance in the UK and is a Certified Accountant. Learn more about Martin Green on Crunchbase…

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Rachel Stock

Group HR Director @ Reach plc

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Rachel Stock is a Group HR Director at Trinity Mirror. Learn more about Rachel Stock on Crunchbase…

Reach plc is a newspaper publishing company. Read more aboutReach plc on Crunchbase…

Lindsay Gwynne

HR Director @ Rusada

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Lindsay joined Rusada in 2008 and seasoned HR professional more than 2 decades working within the field. Lindsay is often the first person new employees engage with and she has a crucial role in talent acquisition, employee relations, retention, company policies and training. Learn more about Lindsay Gwynne on Crunchbase…

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Anne Binnie

Group HR Director @ Chess ICT

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Anne has been with Chess since May 1994 and has worked in various functions across the business before moving into Human Resources, initially as HR Manager before becoming HR Director in 2005 having studied for her CIPD qualification at Stockport College. Anne has been responsible for the implementation and ongoing management of all of the general HR functions at Chess including Recruitment and Selection, Performance Management, Learning and Development, Benefits and Culture. In addition Anne and her team are responsible for office and facilities management both at Head Office in Cheshire and more recently our southern offices in Sandy, Bedfordshire and Borehamwood, North London. Learn more about Anne Binnie on Crunchbase…

Chess ICT provide services including product supply and installation, storage, hosted and cloud solutions. Read more aboutChess ICT on Crunchbase…

Alex Kennedy

HR Director @ Bell Integration

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As HR Director, Alex is focused on building organisational capability and capacity through talent, performance management and engagement. Alex has over 20 years HR leadership multi-sector experience in technology, financial services, media and health. She has UK and international experience, and a track record in managing and facilitating organisational change. Alex promotes a collaborative, consultative, open and straightforward style of working. Learn more about Alex Kennedy on Crunchbase…

Bell Integration have been in the business of helping companies establish, maintain and grow their IT services since 1996. Read more aboutBell Integration on Crunchbase…

Jemma McKenzie

HR Director @ SSP

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With over 25 years’ experience in HR, Jemma joined SSP in March 2017 and is responsible for global human resources. Jemma previously worked for the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors as Head of HR for six years, where she was key in leading change to support the organisation in becoming one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. In her early career, Jemma worked with Domestic & General Insurance to set up a 24/7 contact centre service for its Domestic Appliance insurance product and spent 10 years with TUI Travel (Lunn Poly, Thomson Holidays, First Choice), leading the HR support for its retail outlets and contact centres. Learn more about Jemma McKenzie on Crunchbase…

SSP is a provider of technology systems and solutions for the insurance industry. Read more aboutSSP on Crunchbase…

Sally Smith

HR Director @ Medical Research Council

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At the beginning of the twentieth century, tuberculosis was one of the UK’s most urgent health problems. Read more aboutMedical Research Council on Crunchbase…

Lesley Brady

Global HR Director @ FITCH

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FITCH is the world’s leading brand and retail consultancy. Designing the Future. Online, offline and in person. Read more aboutFITCH on Crunchbase…

Patsy Gown

Group Accountant/HR Director @ Angels Media

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Patsy has been Group Accountant and HR Director at Angels since 2001, having been trained and qualified with Unilever. As a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, Patsy’s credentials and experience are second to none. Her dream destination is Dubai – and she has been lucky enough to make this trip a reality in recent years with an annual visit alongside her sister and daughter. Her spare time, meanwhile, is spent “trying to get everything done!” – which perfectly encapsulates the tireless work ethic of the affectionately known Mrs P. Learn more about Patsy Gown on Crunchbase…

Angels Media is a marketing & public relations agency working in the property and finance spheres. Read more aboutAngels Media on Crunchbase…

Matthew York

HR Director @ De’ Longhi Group

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