With 17 years’ experience working with executive teams and leading the people agenda as HR Director in the fashion retail, department store and beauty sectors I have worked with companies including Shiseido, Jacques Vert, Aurora Fashions and Debenhams as well as on an independent consultancy basis.

I pride myself on being commercial and agile, adept in working in small private equity backed and privately owned businesses as well as larger corporate environments. As a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD I bring big-picture thinking as well as hands-on operational excellence and experience of leading challenging business scenarios. My style is collaborative and energetic with a coaching approach.

Particular skills developed during my career are in organisation design and transformation, talent acquisition at all levels as well as building Lead Teams, change management, team engagement and culture development, leading and implementing the DEI agenda, succession management and training and development planning and execution.

I am passionate about working with organisations to enable business success through their people.

Q. What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done?

A. I inadvertently got whisked away riding bareback on a runaway horse through a coffee plantation in the Dominican Republic and once rescued, danced the night away in a straw hut with (unbeknown to me until I saw the photos) a tarantula dangling overhead!

Q. Who or what makes you laugh?

A. Winnie my 2 year old cocker spaniel and Gogglebox.