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Meet The 2022 Speakers


Nick Davison
Nick Davison
Health and Wellbeing Strategist & former Head of Wellbeing
John Lewis & Partners (2011-2022)
Nick joined John Lewis Partnership in 2011 as their Head of Wellbeing, with a brief to redesign and create a health service to reflect the changing needs of the Partnership. In 2021, this model was enhanced further to create an integrated health and wellbeing service combining the social/leisure benefit responsibilities, including ...
Heather Lee
Heather Lee
Head of Human Resources
Lincolnshire Co-op
Heather Lee is an MBA graduate and a senior leader in human resources, currently working as Head of People & Performance for Lincolnshire Co-operative. She has sector experience in retail, defence, and utilities Blue Chip FTSE 100's and the Co-operative sector. She is a Director of the Co-operative Employers Association, covering ...
Phil Vickers
Phil Vickers
Director of HR, UK & USA
Charles Tyrwhitt
Phil Vickers has been the HR Director for the UK & USA for Charles Tyrwhitt since 2018, where his responsibilities cover all areas of HR across all business units and all territories, with a particular focus on talent management, recruitment, reward & benefits, payroll and administration. During his time at CT, Phil has ...
Una O'Reilly
Una O'Reilly
Group Chief People, Culture & Sustainability Officer
The Ivy Collection, Caprice Holdings, Bill's, The Birley Clubs
Una O'Reilly is Group Chief People, Culture & Sustainability Officer with Caprice Holdings, which includes the restaurants The Ivy Collection, Bill's, and The Birley Clubs. She was previously with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield from 2013-2022, as their Group Director of Engagement and Director of HR UK/Italy. Prior to joining URW, she has held ...
Anne-Marie Lister
Anne-Marie Lister
Chief People Officer
Atom bank
Anne-Marie Lister is a creative and solutions focused organisation development, organisation design, L&D and employee engagement practitioner. As Chief People Officer at Atom bank, over the seven years she has been there, she has had to understand the dynamics of the organisation quickly - designing, delivering and evaluating OD ...
Asiye Yuzer
Asiye Yuzer
Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager
Aesop
Asiye Yuzer is Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager at global skincare brand and retailer, Aesop. She joined the brand in 2019 as HR Business Partner for Northern Europe, following six years working in various HR roles focused on supporting retail teams in the UK and Europe after an earlier career background ...
Sarah Eglin
Sarah Eglin
Head of People Coop Operations - Funeralcare, Stores, Logistics & Business Services
Coop
Sarah Eglin is Head of People at the Co-op and supports a team of people coaches that support around 60,000 frontline colleagues across the organisation's stores, logistics, funeral care as well as business services. She has worked at Co-op for four years, she was previously Group Director (Global) - People at ...
Tim Pointer
Tim Pointer
Chief People Officer
Nelsons
Tim Pointer is Chief People Officer with Nelsons, natural health care brand - home of Dr Bach's Rescue Remedy; Arnicare; Spatone amongst others. He was until recently, CPO at CAA brand management agency, where he led the global people strategy. He is passionate about accelerating organisational performance by strengthening leadership, ...
Kevin Green
Kevin Green
Chief People Officer
First Bus
Kevin Green returned to an HR role in 2021 as Chief People Officer at First Bus, the second largest bus company in the UK with 14,000 employees. He previously spent 10 years leading the industry body, Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) as their CEO, before stepping down in 2018. Before joining REC, he was ...
James Hampton
James Hampton
Head of People & Culture
St Austell Brewery
James Hampton is Head of People & Culture at St Austell Brewery. Supporting people and organisational performance in the military, further education, retail and most recently hospitality & production, James uses his 22 years of experience to challenge the status quo of traditional people and learning approaches. Cultivating a learning climate, enriched by ...
Kelly Harding
Kelly Harding
Head of People Partnering
The Children's Society
Kelly Harding is Head of People Partnering at The Children’s Society, a national charity that is working to transform the hopes and happiness of young people facing abuse, exploitation and neglect. Whilst working in a dedicated employee relations role, Kelly completed Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management and then ...
Neil Pickering
Neil Pickering
Industry & Content Marketing Manager
UKG
As customer and industry insight manager at UKG UK & Ireland, Neil Pickering partners with forward thinking organisations in the retail, hospitality and services sectors to help them engage their employees, control labour costs, increase productivity, and minimise compliance risk. By leveraging next generation cloud based Human Capital Management and Workforce ...
Darren Williams
Darren Williams
Executive Chairman
Scrubd
Darren Williams is the Founder of Williams Harding Consulting working with start-ups, expanding and distressed businesses, primarily in retail and hospitality but also outside of these sectors. He is also the Executive Chairman of a men's skincare company Scrubd and a Trustee at Action 4 Youth. Darren has formally held senior ...
Faisal Hawa
Faisal Hawa
Senior Director - Growth Strategy EMEA
Ceridian
Faisal Hawa is the Senior Director for Growth Strategy for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), at Ceridian. He is responsible for Ceridian’s strategic growth across the region including developing and driving the execution of key organisational and regional objectives. As a strong technology advocate, Faisal has been ...
Kirsty Rogers
Kirsty Rogers
Global Head of Environmental, Social & Governance
DWF
Kirsty is Group Head of ESG and has oversight of the delivery of DWF's global ESG strategy, ensuring the governance and operations are in place to deliver on targets and key metrics. Kirsty is also the Chair of DWF's ESG Leadership Group and sits on the Groups Executive Board. She ...
Liam O'Meara
Liam O'Meara
VP of Europe
Axonify
Liam O’Meara is the VP of Europe for Axonify based in the UK. He leads the European strategy and operations to better serve local and multinational retailers looking to digitally transform their workforce on the shop floors. He's consulted retailers on how to create engagement and motivation on the ...
Mark Thomas
Mark Thomas
VP of Customer Success
Rotageek
Mark Thomas has over twenty years' experience in workforce management and joined Rotageek late last year as their VP of Customer Success. Prior to workforce management, he worked in the hospitality and leisure industry in senior management roles, both in UK and overseas.
Marco Galer=Reick
Marco Galer=Reick
Human Resources Director
Delaware North
Marco Galer=Reick is currently Human Resources Director with Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food service. He has spent his career in HR within a number of businesses in the UK hospitality industry, such as Sisban and QOOT; he held HR Director positions at Black Sheep Coffee, ...
Henicka Uddin
Henicka Uddin
Area Director - London
Acas
Henicka Uddin is the Area Director of London at Acas, where she leads the London based teams dealing with large scale disputes, workplace mediations and good practice training services. She is the SLT Race Champion at Acas and an active member of the Race Network. She remains active in delivering ...
Emily Lofting-Kisakye
Emily Lofting-Kisakye
HR Director - Europe
Cognita Schools
Emily Lofting-Kisakye leads the people function as HR Director for Cognita Schools, where she is responsible for the design and implementation of the overarching people strategy. Cognita Schools are very passionate about their people and how they drive and deliver everything the business accomplishes; to that end Emily analyses and ...
Diane Lightfoot
Diane Lightfoot
CEO
Business Disability Forum
Diane Lightfoot is CEO of Business Disability Forum, a not-for-profit membership organisation that supports businesses to recruit and retain disabled employees and to serve disabled customers. Business Disability Forum’s 450+ members employ c.20% of the UK workforce and 8 million people worldwide. They range from FTSE 100 companies and central Government departments ...
Oliver Banks
Oliver Banks
Director
OB&Co
Oliver Banks' specialty is helping retailers and consumer facing businesses to develop and evolve to stay match fit. He works as an independent consultant and used to work at Tesco, where he was an internal consulting Programme Manager. However, whilst he originally started his career as an engineer, he's always ...
Elizabeth Cowper
Elizabeth Cowper
Founder & CEO
We Are Ludo
Elizabeth Cowper has over 20 years of HR leadership experience and is a working mother of three and founder of Ludo, providing HR tech for inclusion. She spent her HR career working for brands such as Planet Organic, Harvey Nichols, LVMH and most recently Tapestry, the umbrella owner company for Coach, ...
MOK O'Keeffe
MOK O'Keeffe
Founder
The Innovation Beehive
MOK O'Keeffe is the Founder of The Innovation Beehive and an expert on organisations, people and innovation. He has worked in numerous HR operational roles at Boots, Harrods and headed up HR for the Franchise business at Yum! Restaurants International before joining the world of innovation consulting and running practices ...

Venue & Contact


VENUE
Hallam Conference Center, 44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ

EVENT DATE
21 September 2022

START TIME
09:00

CONTACT
For retail speaker opportunities:

Claire Knott
E: [email protected]
T: 01276 489626

For sponsorship and non retailer speaker opportunities:

Karen Howard
T: 01276 489626 M:07725414385
E: [email protected]

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