SPEAKERS

Leena Nair

Leena Nair
global head of diversity and inclusion
Unilever

Leena has 20+ years of experience in HR Leadership roles. She is responsible for integrated people development, talent acquisition, performance management and cultural transformation initiatives. In 2007 Leena became the first woman in the Management Committee of Hindustan Unilever heading HR and their youngest director, she was also appointed the first woman on Unilever’s South Asia Leadership Team. In 2013, Leena was appointed senior vice-president of leadership and organisation development and global head of diversity and inclusion. She has been voted one of the 50 most influential women in India by Verve Magazine and has been on Business Today’s list of 25 most powerful women in business for 7 consecutive years.
Simon Constance

Simon Constance
director of HR advisory
EY

Simon is part of the leadership team for Human Capital Consulting in UK and Ireland at EY, and leads the People Analytics practice in the UK and EMEA, and has also held HR leadership positions. Simon is currently working with clients and researching how organisations can improve investment decisions around the people agenda. This includes looking at developing new ways of comparing investments across all assets including people, and developing tools to allow c-suite executives to better target their investments.
Henry Dixon

Henry Dixon
portfolio manager
GLG

Henry is a portfolio manager on the UK Equities team at GLG, having joined in October 2013. Prior to joining GLG, Henry was a portfolio manager and founder of Matterley where he ran their flagship Undervalued Assets Fund. Prior to that he worked at New Star where he managed the British Lion Portfolio, and The Family Charities Ethical Trust. He also co-managed the New Star Equity Income Fund (c GBP 300m) and assisted managing the Institutional Fund (c GBP 1bn). Henry has over eleven years’ experience in equity investment management.
Anthony Hesketh

Anthony Hesketh
senior lecturer
Lancaster University

Anthony is senior lecturer in the Management School at Lancaster University, visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School, advisor on human capital to EY and recently named by HR Magazine as one of the profession’s Top Ten Thinkers. His research focuses on capturing the impact of strategy and human capital on organizational financial performance. Anthony recently led the Valuing Your Talent research for the UK’s chartered institutes of accounting (CIMA), Management (CMI), Personnel & Development (CIPD), exploring ways to better manage human capital and its reporting.
Peter Cheese

Peter Cheese
CEO
CIPD

Peter joined the CIPD as chief executive in July 2012 and is leading a significant change agenda for the CIPD and for the future of the HR and Learning professions. He had a long career at Accenture holding various leadership positions and culminating in a seven year spell as Global Managing Director leading the firm’s human capital and organisation consulting and services practice. He has authored numerous articles, speaks on many platforms, and has authored a book on globalisation and the trends in organisations and people management called ‘The Talent-Powered Organisation’.
Wilson Wong

Wilson Wong
head of insights and future
CIPD

Wilson is responsible for developing the Institute’s futures research and horizon scanning capability. He represents the UK on human capital metrics at ISO/TC260 (HR Standards) and chairs the human capital standards committee at the BSI. His career has spanned academia, corporate finance and national development policy. Wilson’s PhD in Economic Psychology (Behavioral Economics) was on opportunity recognition. He holds Associate positions at the Edinburgh Institute, Edinburgh Napier and the Centre for Performance-led HR at Lancaster University. A member of the International Association of Applied Psychology and an Academic Fellow of the CIPD, he was called to the Bar in 1990.
Tina St. Leger

Tina St. Leger
vice-president and global head of HR
ViiV Healthcare

Tina St Leger is vice-president and global head of HR for ViiV Healthcare. ViiV Healthcare is a global specialist HIV company dedicated to delivering advances in treatment and care for people living with HIV. ViiV Healthcare is an independent company formed by combining the HIV expertise of GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Shionogi. Tina joined ViiV Healthcare from GSK, where she most recently held the position of HR Business Leader for the UK Pharmaceuticals business. There, she took a leadership role in implementing a new business model and embedding a culture of continual process improvement across the organisation.
Philip Sparks

Philip Sparks
investor relations manager
ARM Holdings

Philip works on ARM Holdings’ investor relations team, where he is the principal contact for sell-side analysts. Prior to joining ARM in 2013, he spent fifteen years as an analyst in the City, firstly at James Capel, and later at Evolution Securities. During his research career, Philip covered more than 80 companies across the technology and infrastructure sectors, and he helped raise over £500m of growth capital for small companies.
Deepa Raval

Deepa Raval
project director
Financial Reporting Council (FRC)

Deepa is a project director in the Accounting and Reporting Policy Team (ARPT) at the FRC. Deepa leads the FRC’s Clear & Concise initiative and the annual reports work stream in the ARPT. This includes leading the work on the FRC’s Guidance on the Strategic Report as well as influencing developments in narrative reporting more broadly both in the UK and in Europe. Prior to joining the FRC, Deepa worked in Financial Services at Deloitte and spent time in the in the National Accounting and Audit group where she co-authored Deloitte’s 2008 annual narrative reporting survey ‘Write from the start’.
Jonathan Labrey

Jonathan Labrey
chief strategy officer
International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)

Jonathan leads the IIRC’s global policy work, which aims to create the conditions for Integrated Reporting to flourish. Since joining the IIRC, Jonathan has developed a deep insight into major trends and policy developments in corporate reporting across the world. In 2014 he relocated to Singapore, spending six months developing the IIRC’s understanding of Asian markets, building the knowledge and networks that will help to create and spread global best practice in corporate reporting. Jonathan has a background in government relations, policy and regulation, having headed up the public affairs and policy team at the ICAEW and at the RIBA in previous years.
Sally Swingewood

Sally Swingewood
lead programme manager
BSI

Sally is a lead programme manager in the governance and resilience sector of BSI, the UK’s national standards body. She is responsible for developing and managing both British and international standards relating to human capital management, quality management, occupational health and safety management and asset management. Sally manages the UK committees in these areas and regularly represents UK stakeholders at the corresponding international meetings. Sally is involved at both a strategic and operational level on some of the world’s leading standards.
Bob Yerbury

Bob Yerbury
non-executive director
Above Wealth

Bob was CEO of Invesco Perpetual after an investment career spanning over 40 years. He qualified as an actuary at Equity & Law Life Assurance Society, before heading North American Equities team and becoming Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at Perpetual in 1997 and Chief Executive Officer in 2004.He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (FIA) and has served as Deputy Chairman of the Investment Management Association (IMA), the trade body of the UK’s asset management industry. Honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Winner award at the UK’s Investment Week sponsored Fund Manager of the Year Awards in 2008.
Simon Barrow

Simon Barrow
employer brand
M&A consultant

Simon created the employer brand approach to management when his experience managing the Colgate brand came face to face with the different challenges of the world of work. He was chairman and founder of the employer brand consultancy People in Business (PIB), which he sold in 2007, and is now an independent specialist working only for entrepreneurial businesses. He believes that great employer brands are built from the inside out and that the process starts at the top. His employer brand projects include the people and cultural aspects of mergers and acquisitions and he completed his 40th transaction in 2014.
Ian McDonald Wood

Ian McDonald Wood
research and consulting director
FutureValue

Ian is the driving force behind the eight-year FutureValue Strategic Value Research Programme and Strategic Report Index. FutureValue exists to help companies and their stakeholders benefit from more effective narrative reporting. Senior executives and board-level teams across many sectors have valued Ian’s counsel and expertise on business strategy, marketing, innovation and finance for more than three decades. Ian is a successful author and has published extensively on business futures and leading-edge management topics. He holds an MBA from Cranfield and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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