2016 Speakers and Presenters


darren-bartholomewDarren Bartholomew, Head of HR Planning and Info Systems UK
Leonardo MW Ltd
Darren is Head of HR Planning and Info Systems UK at Leonardo MW Ltd, a leading European Defense Company and the UK element of the wider Leonardo Group. Responsible for governance of all HR Outsource provision in the UK, he has led the contract negotiations with numerous suppliers, and recently completed the transition of the full HR and Payroll service to a new provider, and widened the scope to provide payroll services for the entire Leonardo UK population.  Darren is also an EMEA member of the HRO Today Services and Technology Association Global Board of Advisors.  Outside of work Darren is a District Manager for St John Ambulance, the UK’s leading First Aid Charity, and is responsible for 1,500 volunteers delivering first aid and ambulance cover at events across Essex.
bulent-bBulent Bayram, Head of Resourcing and Employer Brand
jonathan-brownJonathan Brown, Managing Director Solutions EMEA
Korn Ferry Futurestep
Jonathan Brown is Managing Director, Solutions, based in the firm’s London office. Jonathan is responsible for Korn Ferry Futurestep’s RPO, Projects and Consulting Services  & Operations in the EMEA region. Prior to this role Jonathan was VP, Global Solutions with a focus on ensuring the design, implementation and continuous improvement of best-practice Talent Acquisition solutions on a global basis. He was also responsible for Korn Ferry Futurestep’s Talent Acquisition Advisory Consulting team, which provides clients with diagnostic, benchmarking and consulting services. During this time Jonathan designed and implemented a number of global and regional RPO solutions, including for Vodafone, Blackberry, Wabco and Atos. Jonathan’s first role with Futurestep in 2011, was EMEA RPO Operations Director where he was responsible for operational performance in key Futurestep EMEA clients.  Jonathan has over 16 years experience in Recruitment and Talent Management Consulting. Before joining Futurestep he worked at another RPO provider where he took strategic and operational responsibility for outsourced EMEA resourcing functions for organisations such as Vodafone, Bank of America and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He also developed and managed the Assessment and Selection consulting practice.  Jonathan started his career in Talent Management at SHL (CEB) Group, where he delivered assessment and development consulting to public and Fortune 500 companies. For two years Jonathan managed SHL’s office in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.  Initially Jonathan was a Graduate Trainee at Tata Steel.
Johnny CJohnny_Campbell_Small_FINALampbell, CEO
Social Talent
Johnny is the founder and CEO of Social Talent, a company that has the lofty ambition to improve the productivity of every professional worker in the world with better knowledge, tools and data to be better at what they do.  Everyone has to start somewhere, so Johnny and his team have started with recruiters and so far they’ve turned nearly 15,000 recruiters from companies like Microsoft, Intel, and GE into sourcing ninjas. The company’s platform is used in over 90 countries by more than 1,000 companies, and their blog is read by nearly 100,000 recruiters each week.
Elliot CElliot_Clark_100x100lark, CEO
HRO Today

Elliot is the chairman and CEO of SharedXpertise Media, LLC, which he founded in 2006.He oversees company management and the publication of HRO Today, HRO Today Global and Corporate Responsibility, the related global HRO Today conference series, and the Commit!Forum, the largest corporate responsibility conference in the world.  Elliot writes a column for each magazine issue with commentary on newsworthy events and speaks at events internationally on related topics.  He also works closely with the development of research standards for customer satisfaction research ratings for the leading human resource service providers and Corporate Responsibility’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens Ranking.Elliot has had a long and distinguished career in the human resources services and technology industry.  Prior to SharedXpertise, he was the chief operating officer of Kenexa Corporation (Nasdaq KNXA), a leading provider of HR software and services.  He worked at Kenexa from 1991 until 2006, and was instrumental in growing the company from 12 to 1,200 employees.  He oversaw corporate operations and directly managed the recruitment process outsourcing division.  He led the Kenexa team to be named the top provider in RPO by multiple industry analysts and publications.  As a key member of the executive team, he was deeply involved in 15 acquisitions, three private equity financings, and an IPO.  He served on the board of directors from 1997 until 2006.  Elliot also had a distinguished career in the executive search industry, completing numerous senior executive assignments in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, and was active in the leadership of the largest pharmaceutical affinity association in the world, the Drug Information Association, serving on the steering committee of North America from 1994 to 1997.  Elliot is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania, earning a B.S. Economics where he majored in Human Resources.  He also served on the national board of directors of the Wharton Alumni Association from 1997 to 1998.  Elliot is currently the chairman emeritus of the board of directors of the Ehlers Danlos Foundation, a member of the board of trustees of the Michener Art Museum, a member of the board of trustees of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and a senior fellow at Center for Human Resource Studies at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jerry Collier, Director of Innovation
Alexander Mann Solutions
Jerry leads the Global Innovation Practice at Alexander Mann Solutions, the team responsible for solution design, product development and experimenting with new ideas at the frontier of our market. Jerry’s Practice observes frontier ideas, experiments with these then exploits the very best ones – bringing new products and services to our clients – transforming the way organisations attract and retain great talent; making innovation relevant, meaningful & fun!  Jerry’s Alexander Mann Solutions’ career began in 1997 direct from the British Army where he served 10 years. He holds a 2:1 BSc Honours Degree in Mathematics-and-Engineering from Nottingham University in the UK.  Joining Alexander Mann Solutions the day after meeting the founder and CEO Rosaleen Blair in 1997, Jerry reflects on that meeting ‘Rosaleen had such energy and a clear vision back then, this combined with a relentless pursuit to build something special was intoxicating …and it still is’

francesco-gentilumoFrancesco Gentiluomo is Vice President Human Resources at Liandon, the R&D center and high tension power service provider of Alliander
Francesco Vice President Human Resources at Liandon, the R&D center and high tension power service provider of Alliander. Before He acted in Senior Vice Presidents HR roles at Etam Group (Ladies fashion retailer) and Harman Consumer International (infotainment). As an executive consultant he helped Rabobank, Eureko and Tata Steel Europe to create the necessary competencies required for the future market conditions.
saminder-gillSaminder Gill            
Head of HR for EMEIA   
National Instruments
Saminder’s responsibilities include strategic set up of an HR function in EMEIA to support 24 countries and c2200 employees.
Including:  Define the HR functional ‘response’ to the key business focus area in EMEIA, implementation of an HR organisation to deliver on that response, model is now being leveraged at a global level, evangelise and leverage the People advantage in EMEIA, and be a trusted business partner for the EMEIA /functional leadership teams further the reputation and contribution to the business of the HR function globally.
Vivek Khvivekanna, Chief Client Partner
Vivek Khanna is an HRO expert with over 20 years of business development experience. He serves in an advisory role of many HR forums and associations. A frequent speaker in global forums and he serves as a Chair of NAPBS-GAC. Vivek leads the global sales organization at Neeyamo and is responsible for driving his team in achieving the revenue goals. Prior to Neeyamo, he led the US sales team at Hexaware and was responsible for winning some of the largest deals including the first set of North American clients for HRO services. He is an associated Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (CPA) and has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from University of Calcutta.
Andrew ManningAndrew Manning, Senior Vice President
Andrew is one of Cielo’s Global Client Partners and he takes a lead on ensuring that new clients receive a service that is tailored to their specific needs. Andrew has over 12 years experience in the RPO industry, 8 of them with Cielo. Andrew is experienced in designing, selling, implementing and leading complex RPO solutions for an international client base.
Uni of Bradford. H&S, 27th Jan 2014. © Victor de Jesus

Joanne Marshall, Director of HR & OD
University of Bradford
Joanne Marshall was appointed as Director of Human Resources and OD at the University of Bradford in December 2013.  She oversees the University’s Human Resources, Organisational Development and Health, Safety and Wellbeing Services and is passionate about people. Her aim is to provide first class, supportive and innovative professional leadership, expertise and services to help drive delivery of the University’s mission, objectives and business plan.  Joanne has worked in Human Resources within both the private and public sectors, for over 18 years and is originally from a nursing background, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to support Bradford in its transformation agenda. In 2009, Joanne was awarded NHS HR Director of the year Award for role model/contribution to the profession.  Previously the Director of Organisational Culture Development at NHS England, she developed and lead on a number of national OD programmes aimed at creating and supporting a new culture in order to sustain the achievement of the national priorities and objectives of NHS England. Prior to this she was the Executive Director of Workforce & OD Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust where her portfolio included, Strategic HR, Organisational Development, Learning & Development, Communications & Engagement and Corporate Services.  Joanne also led the equality & diversity agenda as both Director of Human Resources & OD at Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Director of Workforce & OD at Lancashire Care FT. During her time at Lancashire Care, the Trust became a Beacon site as an Equality & Diversity partner in the NHS and won an award for its work on E&D in 2012.  In May 2015 the University HR Team won the 2015 National UHR (University’s Human Resources) Award for ‘Exceptional HR’ and the service is also a finalist in the 2015 CIPD HR Team of the Year (Public Sector) – the results of which will be known in September 2015.  She is also currently the Vice president for HPMA (Healthcare People Management Association), a school governor and the Director of a local drama group for children aged 8 – 18. Joanne is married and lives on a working farm with her husband and two children.

Zachary_Misko_Small_100x100Zachary Misko, Global Vice President and Executive Director
HRO Today Services and Technology Association

Zachary leads the HRO Today Services and Technology Association, a global membership organization of HR and workforce executives in the U.S., EMEA and APAC regions dedicated to professional development, peer-to-peer networking opportunities and industry-leading educational opportunities.  Prior to joining SharedXpertise in 2014, Zachary held both provider and practitioner roles in human resources.  He was a global vice president at KellyOCG, managed human resource functions at a worldwide leader in biotechnology and life sciences, Promega Corp, in Madison, WI, and was employed as the senior training manager for Lands’ End, in Dodgeville, WI.
Victor_Garcia_MunozVictor Garcia Munoz, Global Payroll Senior Director
Victor has been with Microsoft for 15 years, where he has earned both the “Best EMEA Region Controller” award and Microsoft’s “Circle of Excellence” award. Prior to Microsoft, he held financial management and leadership roles within wine and spirits company Allied Domecq and personal products giant Procter & Gamble.
Seb_O'Connell_SmallSeb O’Connell, EVP and Managing Director – Europe & Asia Pacific

In his role as managing director of Europe and Asia Pacific, Seb leads the organization’s creation and delivery of customized, innovative solutions to clients seeking transformational change.  As a member of the Cielo global executive team, he plays a key role in shaping the strategic direction of the organization as it expands its footprint in Europe and beyond.  Seb brings to Cielo a strong background in business development, as well as insightful solution design and operational delivery.  Throughout his career, he has proven successful at growing organizations and people, and delivering world-class results for RPO clients across the globe.  An acknowledged industry thought leader and EMEA advisory board member to the HRO Today Services & Technology Association, he is frequently quoted in the media and is a highly-regarded speaker at regional, national and international conferences and seminars.  Connect with him on LinkedIn here.
reillyPeter Reilly, Associate
Edinburgh Napier Institute for Leadership and Management Practice
Peter Reilly is an Associate of the Edinburgh Napier Institute for Leadership and Management Practice, having been Director of Research and Consultancy at the Institute for Employment Studies for ten years. He joined IES in 1995 after a 16 year career with Shell where he held various HR posts in the UK and abroad covering both generalist and specialist roles, including ones in career management. He is the author of several books and many articles on HR management. Peter has a first degree in politics and history from Cambridge University and a Masters from University of Kent in politics and government.
charlesscherbaumCharles A. Scherbaum, PhD, Chief Analytics Officer
Charles A. Scherbaum is an expert in analytics, talent assessment, performance management, and employee research. For over 12 years, Charles has overseen numerous research and analytic initiatives that played a significant role in the success of a number of Fortune 500 companies.  Charles leads the research, analytics and benchmarking for Rideau’s Vistance Analytics & Prescriptive Learning solution and uses statistical and analytical data to gain insights into the social and fiscal benefits of a carefully executed recognition strategy. A part of the Rideau Recognition Solutions team since 2007, Charles consults with Rideau and its clients on analytics and workforce metrics.  His specialized expertise draws from his vast background and research in human capital. Charles received his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Ohio University. He is an associate professor of psychology at Baruch College, City University of New York. Among the wide variety of courses he has taught are HR analytics, performance management, personnel psychology and psychometrics.   Charles is a prolific writer and has been published in a variety of leading journals such as Personnel Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, Human Resource Management Review and the Journal of Business and Psychology. Charles recently authored Analysing Quantitative Data for Business and Management Students published in 2015 by Sage.
Julie_SharpJulie Sharp, Head of Group HR
Bank of Ireland
Julie Sharp joined Bank of Ireland as Head of Group Human Resources on 14 June 2010. Julie is Australian and brings diverse HR experience to the Group, gained in several different companies including ING where she more recently worked. Julie held a number of senior HR positions with ING, ranging from Regional HR Director, Australia, to Regional Head of HR & Board Member, Hong Kong, ING Asia Pacific, where she was responsible for 17,000 employees, covering Investment Management, Insurance and Real Estate. After 10 years working with ING, Julie moved to Ireland with her family where she has been engaged in consulting assignments over the past year. Prior to IMG, Julie was the HR Director for Citibank Australia and Arthur Anderson. Julie holds an MBA in International Business Management from Charles Stuart University, having previously graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology.
maura-sheehan-professional-work-picMaura Sheehan, Professor of International Management at Edinburgh Napier University
Maura Sheehan is Professor of International Management at Edinburgh Napier University, specialising in HRM, HRD and organizational performance. Previously, she was Professor at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway, a Reader at the University of Brighton and an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Management, University of Dallas. Maura has a BSc in Economics from New York University and a PhD in Economics from the University of Notre Dame, USA.
rajita-singhRajita Singh
Head – Human Resources,

Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Private Limited
Rajita Singh in many ways represents the changing face of Indian IT/ITES industry, where human resource professionals are increasingly becoming strategic partners to the core functions. A management graduate by education, Rajita has been in IT/ITES industry since 2000.  Starting her career as a recruiter, she has progressively taken diversified roles and increasing responsibilities across the HR function. Her competencies range from HR operations, learning and development, associate engagement, performance management and gender inclusivity programs. Her expertise is in “Successful Strategic initiatives through innovation and improvisation”. She has a keen interest in “Personnel Development” through “Coaching and Mentoring” techniques.  Currently she is the Head Human Resources of Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Private Limited, Hyderabad; a wholly owned subsidiary of the US based Broadridge Financial solutions Inc (BR). Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., formerly ADP Brokerage Services Group, with over $ 4 billion in revenues and more than 50 years of experience, is a leading global provider of technology-based outsourcing solutions to the financial services industry. Broadridge provides advanced, integrated systems and services that are dependable, scalable and cost-efficient for investor communication, securities processing, and clearing and outsourcing solutions.  Prior to this she was Heading Recruitment of ADP Private Limited, Hyderabad; a wholly owned subsidiary of the US based Automatic Data Processing, Inc (ADP). With approximately US $ 8 billion in revenues and 550,000 clients, ADP is one of the largest providers of a broad range of premier mission-critical, cost effective transaction processing and information-based business solutions in selected markets on a global basis. At ADP India she was heading the recruitment, learning and development, associate engagement functions across all business verticals.  Away from work, she has an interesting mix of experiencing speed driving fast cars and calm through her spirituality. She has been able to bring in the same calmness in fast pace workplace through her innovative HR practices.
nigel-sullivan-talktalk-plcNigel Sullivan – Group Human Resources Director, TalkTalk plc
Nigel is Human Resources Director for TalkTalk, a position he has held since 2010.  He reports to the Chief Executive and is a member of the Executive Committee. Nigel led the transformation of the HR function which includes all aspects of the function such as payroll, systems, operations, recruitment, talent, OD, communications, engagement – including all training and development across the Group.  HR have led the way in creating a harmonised digital environment giving colleagues and managers direct access to people services and reducing the cost of HR by 40% while increasing the function’s capability and reach.  He also has responsibility for property, facilities, health & safety and insurance.  Since 2012 Nigel has been a Non Executive Director on the board of Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Bath.  Nigel started his career in HR at Rover Group where he spent the majority of his time at Land Rover.  He left after a decade there as HR Director for Sales and Marketing worldwide.  He has subsequently held senior HR positions at Nortel Networks, Marconi and the logistics group Wincanton plc.  He joined Wincanton as Group HR Director in 2002 and served as a main board member from 2004 – 2010 with responsibility for CSR, procurement, property and health and safety in addition to HR.

Gerry SullivanGerry Sullivan, SVP of Sales, Solutions & Marketing

As the leader of sales, solutions and marketing development, Gerry collaborates with team members to ensure all client programs meet and exceed the needs of specific Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators. Gerry has worked at PeopleScout for more than 20 years and has led the launch of several major RPO programs. Gerry holds a Bachelor’s degree from Lake Forest College.
Edward_Trolley_100x100Edward Trolley, SVP of Consulting and Advisory Services
Edward Trolley is widely recognized for having started the training outsourcing industry when he orchestrated the first comprehensive training outsourcing deal between DuPont and The Forum Corporation in 1993.  After joining The Forum Corporation, he continued to advance this outsourcing concept with leading companies such as The Moore Corporation, NCR, Texas Instruments, KPMG Canada, SmithKline Beecham, Irving Oil and other organizations around the globe.  He has orchestrated more comprehensive training outsourcing relationships than anyone on the planet.  Prior to entering the training outsourcing provider space, Ed was head of DuPont’s Training and Education division, where he oversaw and guided the training and education for the 110,000-person multi-national corporation.  In 2007, he was recognized as one of the industry’s top 20 most influential people in training by TrainingIndustry.com.  Ed was also named one of the 100 Superstars of HR Outsourcing by HRO Today magazine in 2014 and 2015.  He is the co-author of the seminal book, Running Training Like a Business: Delivering Unmistakable Value. He is also a contributing author to two ATD published books, Building Learning Capability Through Outsourcing and Lies About Learning.
arne-christian_van_der_tang_smallArne-Christiaan van der Tang, SVP, HR
I was an HR school drop out in the early nineties and very deliberately chose a career in commercial and operational management roles through which I arrived at a Texan freight forwarding organization. The years of line management gave me a different perspective on HR and organizational effectiveness, aligning HR to company and end-user objectives in a pragmatic manner. Years later I was HR director for EMEA for the same company, and stayed true to my can-do and no-nonsense approach to organizational challenges.  After 11 years with this company, now CEVA logistics, I moved to TomTom. Realizing that my entire career was with one company, I agreed to a much lower position as HR manager for their customer care unit. When a year on the job, I was promoted to be a member of the consumer management board. I’ve been heading the global HR team since early 2014 and we have embarked on a change path with a clear strategy, relentless ambition and pragmatism.
Dean van LeeuwenDean van Leeuwen, Futurist and Keynote Speaker
Dean believes that every business and every leader from all types of organisations across all levels can achieve remarkable things in the 21st century. Sadly, most organisations are falling well short of their full potential in terms of productivity, fulfillment and competitiveness, so he has embarked on a journey to work with and inspire leaders and organisations to DO remarkable things.  Dean believes that together we can contribute to making the 21st century the most amazing and remarkable era. “It’s never been easier for anyone anywhere to make a difference to the world they touch. The power of social media, the democratisation of information and unparallelled access to disruptive and mobile technology means that each one of us can do our big bit or small bit to fix what is wrong in the world,” says Dean.  His belief and drive to build a better working world involves constantly challenging conventional thinking, exploring and researching new ideas and developing the latest thought-provoking leadership and strategic frameworks. These frameworks have been delivered for over ten years in more than 30 countries, to senior leaders from some of the most admired organisations, across multiple industries and functions, to improve; individual and team productivity, increase personal fulfilment and enhanced competitiveness; all within the stratagem of doing well by doing good.  Dean is a TEDx speaker and author of the book Quest: Competitive Advantage and the Art of Leadership in the 21st century available from Amazon in print and kindle.  Dean delivers keynote presentations, pre-dinner talks, facilitates strategy workshops and lectures on leadership development programmes run by the business schools he is affiliated with including London Business School and the Centre for European Leadership Development/CEDEP at INSEAD. He also runs leadership, consulting and strategic insights engagements through TomorrowToday Global where he is a co-founder and the chief exploration officer.