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    After leaving Hertford College, Oxford with a degree in ...

    Mike Hughes, Director General at ISBA

    Mike Hughes

    After leaving Hertford College, Oxford with a degree in PPE, Mike joined the Unilever graduate scheme in 1972. He then joined Coca-Cola UK in 1980 as Marketing Director, where he launched Diet Coke into the UK market. In 1984 he moved to Guinness as Worldwide Brands Director.

    Following a five-year stint as CEO of Guinness' North American business, he returned to the UK in 1992 to become MD of Guinness Great Britain.

    In 1998 he became CEO of HP Bulmer Holdings plc. In 2003, Mike moved into the new technology area, where he was responsible for the development and sale of a number of ventures.

    In 2007, Mike assumed his current role as Director General of ISBA, The Voice of British Advertisers. He is a member of all key relevant industry bodies and also sits on the Executive Committee of the Worldwide Federation of Advertisers (WFA).

    Married with three children, his main interests are golf, rugby, opera and theatre.

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    Based in London, Jonathan Harper leads the Consumer Good...

    Jonathan Harper, ‎Partner - European Head of the Consumer Goods & Services Practice at Spencer Stuart

    Jonathan Harper

    Based in London, Jonathan Harper leads the Consumer Goods & Services Practice in Europe which includes the Consumer Durables & Packaged Goods, Digital & Direct Marketing, Hospitality & Leisure, Retail, Apparel & Luxury Goods and Sports Business practices. Jonathan is also a specialist in global corporate affairs having recruited CEOs for agencies and placed senior practitioners in communications, public affairs and corporate social responsibility roles in Eurofirst 200 companies.
    Broad leadership experience.

    Jonathan has more than 15 years of executive recruiting experience across a broad range of senior management positions for leading multinationals, private equity-backed companies and marketing services organisations.
    He previously led the firm's Marketing Officer Practice in Europe and is the co-author of several studies on effective leadership in consumer, marketing and corporate affairs.

    Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Jonathan was a partner at a leading search firm. He has spent the majority of his career in search after starting out as a management trainee at Rothmans of Pall Mall.

    Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Surrey, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in French, German and European Studies. He speaks English, French and German and has lived and worked in France, Central and Eastern Europe as well as Central Asia.

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    Neli has over 15 years’ experience working with individu...

    Neli Dlamini, Consultant - Bioss

    Neli Dlamini

    Neli has over 15 years’ experience working with individuals and organisations across continents and sectors.  Her early career was shaped in the sugar industry in Southern Africa at a time when the sector’s dependence on expatriate staff to fill critical skills shortages came under severe scrutiny. Since then, helping organisations identify, attract and develop talent has been a passion.

    Now working as consultant, Neli draws on her own managerial experience of leading and delivering change, integration and performance improvement programmes.  She has been involved in numerous other projects including defining talent management strategy, organisational design, executive and management assessment utilising a range of bioss processes and tools. She has also facilitated collaborations between UK logistics organisations and higher education providers to address management skills gaps.  

    Neli holds a MBA degree in CSR from Nottingham University Business School and a BA Humanities degree from the University of Swaziland.  She has also been a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship for the Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship programme at Michigan State University. She is an Associate member of the CIPD.

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    Richard is a Principal in the Consumer Practice in the L...

    Richard Sumner, Principal, Consumer Practice at Korn Ferry

    Richard Sumner

    Richard is a Principal in the Consumer Practice in the London office of Korn Ferry and a member of the firm's Global CMO Centre of Expertise.

    He joined Whitehead Mann in 2008 and then Korn Ferry Whitehead Mann in 2009. He specialises in senior-level commercial roles across the international FMCG and Consumer Products sector as well as leading the recruitment of leadership roles in the Marketing function for blue-chip and emerging brands across all industry sectors.

    Richard had previously worked for Korn/Ferry's strategic talent acquisition subsidiary, Futurestep, where he was a Consultant focusing on search and selection assignments for the UK Consumer sector.

    Prior to this Richard spent four years at Mellor Watts International, a specialist media search consultancy becoming Head of Research.

    Richard has a degree in European History and French from the University of East Anglia.

    He speaks French and German

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    Judy brings over twenty five years' experience working...

    Judy Hobrough, Non-Executive Director - Bioss International / Bioss UK

    Judy Hobrough

    Judy brings over twenty five years' experience working globally with a variety of organisations. She has extensive international experience, having lived and worked in the Americas, Asia, Europe and Australasia. She has built a broad-based experience in the development of organisations. This has involved helping organisations to design the most effective structure to achieve their corporate objectives, developing human resource strategies, redesigning roles, identifying level specific competencies and organisational systems: her work is underpinned by robust models and substantial theoretical knowledge. This supports the integration of the development of people and organisations to achieve the strategic goals and objectives.

    A large part of her work involves providing support through coaching and mentoring to senior executives in multi-national organisations: working with them as they change the nature of the conversations they have with both their teams and their customers. She helps them to take a broader external perspective, to think of possibilities, and also to focus on the social process within the organisation. This is often where change and innovation fail. Changing the nature of conversations internally and externally, and the context in which they occur, is exciting for people and beneficial for organisations.

    She has managed talent and succession-planning programmes for multinationals, providing objective advice and development actions to the board. She has considerable experience in the management, and implementation, of a variety of projects in both the public and private sectors including redesigning roles and structures. She has worked with a number of major organisations helping them to meet the challenges of a more competitive and commercial environment - two of these organisations have been part of a privatisation programme requiring a repositioning within a broader, international environment.

    Changing cultures has been a theme running through much of her work. She has managed a variety of global projects and has been part of a team working on major cultural change programmes within the financial services and mining sectors. These programmes were aimed at the development of leadership skills at all levels, and included the systems changes needed to deliver the strategic intent.

    Judy sits on the board of Bioss Europe. She is an accredited practitioner in the application of ‘Systems Leadership’ and ‘Career Path Appreciation’ as well as a range of other proprietary tools.

    Areas of expertise:

    • Mining
    • Oil and Gas
    • Chemical Industry
    • Construction
    • Charities
    • Finance

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    Starting her career in 1983 at Saatchi & Saatchi, Jane w...

    Jane Rankin, Partner at Rankin Dowse

    Jane Rankin

    Starting her career in 1983 at Saatchi & Saatchi, Jane worked on the account management side of the agency world for ten years, moving from Saatchi to BMP DDB and on to Lowe Howard-Spink. Across the decade Jane worked with some of the most respected people in the industry, as well as for many famous client companies from Unilever through Rowntree Mackintosh, Lloyds Bank and COI to IDV and Kia-Ora.

    In 1994 Jane joined Gay Haines at Kendall Tarrant with the brief to establish a new division specialising in the rapidly-growing direct marketing industry – which quickly expanded to incorporate the digital world which was on the verge of exploding. The integrated communications division became the top provider of talent to the industry. She worked with many of the major advertising agencies to help them build their own integrated agencies from scratch, bringing together teams of individuals with very different yet complementary backgrounds, skills and attitudes to form formidable alliances.

    Jane re-joined Gay in 2010 at Grace Blue as a Partner and established and grew the direct, CRM, digital practice and integrated practice over the next five years.  In March this year she set up her own search company Rankin Dowse with her former colleague Liz Dowse.   The focus of the business is leadership roles in the CRM and digital industry.

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    Peter has over twelve years' experience working internat...

    Peter Taylor, ‎Managing Director at BIOSS Europe

    Peter Taylor

    Peter has over twelve years' experience working internationally with a variety of organisations. The theme of Peter's work continues to be the development of people and work. Prior to consultancy he worked in leadership roles within Human Resources, including a Director of Human Resources and Quality role for a major financial services organisation.

    Within the broad theme of people and work, Peter has advised and managed the talent and succession strategies of clients, whilst also assisting in the identification of emerging and latent talent. Working with Boards and management teams, Peter has facilitated the development of leadership effectiveness within senior teams and helped to bring improved value to the organisation. He has experience of using the EFQM Excellence Model as one method of bringing change and improvement to organisations, and led a team that won the British Quality Foundation's annual quality award.
    He has extensive experience of psychometrics including designing and conducting evaluations of people at all levels in organisations, particularly at the senior executive and managerial level. This has also involved executive coaching to enable people to use the results to formulate development action plans.
    Peter has worked in a wide range of industry sectors including service, security, manufacturing, financial services, and mining. Almost inevitably much of this work has been in organisations that were in the process of change.

    Peter gained his master's degree in Management Development through Salford University, and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development. He is qualified to British Psychological Society level B, is an MCPA and LPA qualified trainer, a practitioner of Career Path Appreciation, and a Master Trainer in Team Management Systems. He is a director of Bioss (International) Europe Ltd.

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    Helen joined JCA Group as a Partner when the business wa...

    Helen Dingwall, Partner - JCA Group

    Helen Dingwall

    Helen joined JCA Group as a Partner when the business was set up in 2005 and specialises in top executive and non-executive appointments across consumer-facing and B2B industries. She spent 14 years with Heidrick & Struggles as a member of its Global Consumer Practice, working in London and Asia Pacific where she was part of the team that established the Hong Kong office. Helen is a graduate of Loughborough University with a degree in Business Studies & French.

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    Peter has had 30 years experience of HR in major int...

    Peter Mackenzie-Smith, Senior Associate - Bioss UK

    Peter Mackenzie Smith

    Peter has had 30 years experience of HR in major international businesses, from frontline negotiation at shop-floor level to strategic manpower decision-making across many countries. He helped to pioneer and research Bioss evaluation processes whilst operating as a senior manager, and made a number of public presentations to support their practical effectiveness.

    Peter is a graduate of University College London. After early generalist roles in HR in manufacturing, he specialised in training and development and, increasingly, on the international aspects of the people function.

    After experience supporting subsidiaries throughout the world, he was appointed International Personnel Manager of a large global group.

    He gave many presentations on innovative approaches to the attraction and retention of young talent, and introduced a controversial but effective executive MBA programme for high-potential managers. He was interviewed by The Sunday Times about this initiative.

    Following a merger with a French company, then the takeover of the combined group by an American company, he became Management Development Director Europe, Middle East &Africa for a $10 billion manufacturing business, which entailed living and working in Paris for four years. He speaks good French.

    Peter then moved to a British utilities group as Group Director of Development and Resourcing, - their first senior recruit after being acquired by a German company.

    He is qualified as a practitioner for Career Path Appreciation and other diagnostic techniques at individual, team and organisational level, and uses his extensive experience to coach and advise managers at all levels, especially at times of change and turbulence.

    Areas of expertise:




    Public sector


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    Anne Betts Walker is an effective manager whose abilitie...

    Anne Betts-Walker, Associate at Bioss Europe

    Anne Betts-Walker

    Anne Betts Walker is an effective manager whose abilities have been proven in the field of individual and organisational development in both the public and private sectors. Her areas of competence lie in HR strategy development and implementation and include succession planning, individual career development and planning, organisational development, restructuring and culture change and capacity building in response to organisational strategic objectives. She is interested in the alignment of management systems and processes particularly those concerned with individual, team and organisation development leading to improved performance.

    Her career has been spent in both Africa and Europe and she has broad experience in the development and growth of organisations as well as in the development of small businesses as part of their growth strategies.
    Anne has worked with BIOSS since 1995, initially whilst working for a Mining Corporate, and then as an Associate both in Africa and Europe. Her European clients include, SABMiller, the Latvian Post Office, Phillips, Suzlon, the Organisation for Economic Co Operation and Development (OECD), Bayer Technological Services and Nemak.
    Her line experience includes work with the following organisations:

    • The World Trade Organisation in Geneva as the Head of Learning and Development. Whilst in post she was responsible for upgrading and renewing the Learning & Development offering to the WTO to align it to support a wider HR reform programme within the organization. The work focused on aligning the unit outputs to organisational objectives and concentrated on connecting staff performance to learning investment.
    • Anglo American Corporation at their Harare based Training and Organisational Development company, Organisational Training and Development Private Limited (OTD). Where she worked as a business unit manager with responsibility for the Career and Organisational Development Unit. The Business Unit was responsible for staff and organisational development in both Anglo American Group Companies through Southern, Central, West Africa as well as a number of non- Anglo Clients in both the private and public sectors including the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, Redd Barna Mocambique, Manica Corporation and Zimplats.

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    Lucie (re)joined Amrop in 2015 as the head of the UK Con...

    Lucie Shaw, Head of UK Consumer Practice - Amrop

    Lucie Shaw

    Lucie (re)joined Amrop in 2015 as the head of the UK Consumer Practice. She enjoys the variety of her sector and works right across it, from consumer commodities like bread and milk through to consumer-facing services, including travel, leisure, hospitality and childcare. Mandates are typically at board, executive committee and divisional leadership levels and span the full functional spectrum: CEO/MD; CMO and Digital; Operations and Supply Chain; Commercial; CFO and HR. She particularly enjoys briefs within change environments, early stage and rapid growth businesses.

    Lucie is based in London and has over ten years’ experience in executive search. She is a fluent French and German speaker and holds an MA from the University of Oxford and an Executive MBA from Cranfield. After spending the formative years of her career in the boutique executive search industry, she joined Augmentum in 2010. When Augmentum joined the Amrop network in 2012, Lucie was delighted to use her language skills more often and quickly became involved in cross-border assignments, leading a number of successful collaborations. In 2013, CTPartners acquired Augmentum and Lucie became a Director within the firm’s London office, working across the Retail, Consumer and CMO Practices both within the UK and internationally. Her clients have always been varied, from big global corporates to up-and-coming brands and private equity-backed businesses.

    In addition to her executive search work, Lucie advises business schools and their students on working with executive search consultants, and supports the Marketing Academy by sitting on their Fellowship and Scholarship judging panels.


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