A capable, autonomous and passionate senior HR professional with diverse experience across multiple sectors. A strong leader that motivates others through enthusiasm and inclusion, able to deliver commercial and creative solutions in fast-paced and dynamic environments.
Chartered MCIPD, with a degree in International Business and a Masters in Human Resources. Korn Ferry Leadership Architect certified.
Specialties: HR Generalist, People Management, Talent Development, Business Partnering, Employment relations, Disciplinary, Grievance, TUPE, Redundancy and Organisational Change Programmes, Strategy, Resourcing, Contract Tenders and Mobilisations, Salary Review Processes, Comp & Ben, Project Management.
Director of People, EU
May 2018 – Present
We aren't your average beauty brand. And that's just the way we like it. Why fit in when we were born to stand out?
Morphe was born in 2008 among the artists and influencers in Los Angeles. Finally. A beauty brand created for the creators. For the dreamers. For those looking for killer make-up without killing their wallet. A place where our #MorpheBabe can let their passion and creativity for beauty fly high. We're more than just a brand; we're a ride-or-die fam.
Our bold, badass roots started with professional-yet-affordable brushes but didn't stop there. Colour was calling. So we answered with eyeshadow palettes, lip colours and more.
At Morphe, there are no rules. Stereotypes? Not interested. We're real all the way. Dare to create. Push those boundaries. Make an impact. Show the world your true, vivid, exploding colours.
You do you.
And no-one else.
Blend the rules, Morphe Babe.
-Shiseido Group UK & Ireland-
Shiseido Group HR Director, UK & Ireland
Dec 2016 – May 2018
Leading the Group HR function for the UK & Ireland markets across all Shiseido Group brands, including bareMinerals, NARS Cosmetics, Shiseido, Dolce&Gabbana, Laura Mercier & BUXOM. Full remit across strategy, organisational design, employee engagement, compensation & benefits, talent acquisition and development, budgeting, risk management and employee relations. Overseeing 1500 employees through a team of 12 HR professionals, across field and office, reporting to the Country General Manager, Shiseido Group UK & Ireland. Prior responsibility for internal communications and project managed our 2017 office move into a single Group site.
As part of its overall VISION 2020 plan, Shiseido Group announced on October 7th 2016 the birth of Shiseido Group EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) covering worldwide activities for fragrance brands Issey Miyake, Narciso Rodriguez, Elie Saab, Alaïa Paris, Zadig&Voltaire, SHISEIDO fragrances, Dolce&Gabbana and Serge Lutens (creation, production, business) as well as business and local distribution for the brand SHISEIDO, Laura Mercier, bareMinerals and NARS.
The new European entity of the 5th worldwide cosmetics group confirms its ambition to be a major perfumery player and shows its convictions in the building of a future inspired by beauty and culture.
Shiseido Group EMEA, from a challenger to a leader.
HR Director, Europe - bareMinerals/BUXOM
Feb 2015 – Nov 2016
Leading HR service delivery and developments across Bare Escentuals Europe, as well as leading HR support within a shared service model for Shiseido Group in the UK. Shiseido Group is the proud owner of many amazing brands including bareMinerals, BUXOM, NARS Cosmetics, Shiseido, Laura, Mercier, Beaute Prestige International, and Cle de peau Beaute, just to name a few.
Reporting to: Vice President of HR (US-based), dotted line report to General Manager, EMEA.
Reports: 3 x Manager, 3 x HR Advisor, 4 x HR Assistant
bareMinerals: In the world of beauty, we’ve always been different.
We think differently, follow our gut instincts and pour our heart and soul into everything we do.
We create products like no other brand and we connect with women in ways that no other brand would dare. For many years, we’ve built a community of strong, passionate women who have become customers – but more importantly – lifelong friends.
We create innovative products that are powered by nourishing, skin-loving minerals. We formulate our products with purity in mind, so you can feel good about everything we make.
We connect with women in deep, meaningful ways because we’ve never been content with just making them look pretty – we want to make them feel beautiful.
WE EXIST TO MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN WOMEN'S LIVES.
May 2014 – Jan 2015
White Stuff is pleased to announce another year of improved performance. Total sales increased 16.2% to £115.7m and profits increased 30.7% to £16.6m in the year to 3rd May. The uplift reflects the strengthening of core product, desirability of the brand, success of multi-channel strategy and focus on full price trading. Online sales leapt 47.9% to £24.1m with like-for-like retail sales and gross margin up 8.5% and 2.1% respectively. Our company, with 89 shops across the UK and 43 concessions, donated £405k to charity and were included in the Sunday Times “top 100 companies to work for” for the sixth consecutive year. We have exciting growth plans and are looking for great people to support these – if you are interested in joining the White Stuff family, please visit http://www.whitestuff.com/jobs/!
Responsible for looking after the lovely Head Office and Distribution Centre from a People perspective, including talent development and training, organisational design and strategy, employee relations, recruitment and reward, and supporting our growth and development as a Times Top 100 Company. Working on some very exciting projects including some fabulous long-term reward programmes, forging stronger fashion and design links with external partners and making sure our Doggie policy is up to date!
Reporting to: Head of People and Development
Reports: People Advisor, People Assistant
HR Business Partner, Chartwells
May 2013 – May 2014
Chartwells are the leading provider of contract catering and support services to the education sector in the UK, providing catering solutions to independent and state schools, colleges and universities. Chartwells is dedicated to nurturing a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle contributing to a sustainable world.
Chartwells is part of Compass Group, the market leader in providing contract catering and support services to clients in a wide range of sectors and marketplaces; including business & industry, education, sports & leisure, hotels & aviation, defence and healthcare.
Sole responsibility for all elements of HR within the colleges and university sector, with specific focus on designing and delivering added value initiatives, mobilisation of new contracts, writing and presenting contract tenders and sector budget management. Key achievements included the mobilisation of the University of Sussex contract, worth £47m over 10 years, and engaging suppliers to deliver added value initiatives to numerous clients.
Reporting to: Head of HR, Chartwells
Dotted line report: Business Director, Chartwells
-Inspire Motivate Engage-
Jan 2013 – Dec 2013
Mentoring a young person on a voluntary, part-time basis, to help them start a career in HR.
-Shiseido Group UK & Ireland-
Senior Manager, Human Resources (Europe) - bareMinerals
Jan 2012 – Mar 2013
Leading the HR function across the UK, responsible for training, talent acquisition, reward and employee relations. Working with US partners to develop and deliver compensation strategy and European teams to implement our compensation philosophy in practice. Also collaborating with our French and German teams to create, develop and deliver European HR support.
Reporting to: HR Director, Europe
Reports: 2 x HR Advisors, HR Assistant
Manager, Human Resources - bareMinerals
Feb 2011 – Dec 2011
Working with key partners across our different sales channels to deliver exciting and developmental management initiatives which support our front-line Beauty Ambassador teams to deliver exceptional customer service amongst our community. To work with those partners and colleagues to support the exceptional growth of our business and to provide a supportive, open employee community which continues to retain the dynamic, exciting and passionate working atmosphere that Bare Escentuals embodies.
Responsible for business partnering senior managers across the organisation, with specific focus on talent development and performance management.
Reporting to: HR Director, Europe
Reports: HR Advisor
HR Business Partner
Nov 2009 – Feb 2011
HR Business Partner under the Carillion-wide Shared Service model and within an individual business unit. Strong operational delivery focus and strategic partnership at Director and senior management level across different client groups. Broad generalist role including extensive ER activities and planning and delivery of numerous complex projects involving both internal and external stakeholders. Extensive TUPE project work.
Reporting to: Head of Shared Service
Reports: 2 x HR Advisors
Jun 2008 – Oct 2009
Providing HR advisory and business partnering support to line management across a portfolio of 600+ employees across multiple contracts worth more than £20m. Leading and managing organisational change management programmes, devising performance improvement plans, coaching and mentoring management to achieve excellent employee performance. Full management of all ER issues including disciplinary, grievance, performance management and redundancy. Stand-alone position with minimum supervision.
Reporting to: Senior HR Business Partner
HR Admin Manager / HR Advisor
Mar 2007 – May 2008
Responsible for delivery of the HR Admin function and processes across 4200 employees, managing a team of 5. Provision of front-line HR advice to line management including participating in ER processes and coaching/support. Lead role in the management of the annual salary review/pay cycle process.
Reporting to: HR Business Partner
Reports: 4 x HR Administrators, HR Data Analyst
Jun 2005 – Mar 2007
Initially started in the role of General Administrator and then transitioned into the role of Operations Manager, managing all business operations including supplier management, client management and training, and elements of finance/payroll management. Included development of an Employee Handbook, research into company policies and investigation to set-up a stakeholder pension scheme.
Reporting to: Director (owner)
Reports: General Administrator
-Jurys Doyle Hotel Group-
Reception Team Leader
Sep 2004 – Sep 2005
Managing a small reception team in Jurys Inn Galway, Ireland.
Responsibility for process improvements and developments of the reception function.
HR elements including personnel management, coaching, development, appraisals, training and delivery of 'train the trainer' courses.