Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics and at Oxford University
The HR Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest accolade bestowed by HR magazine on an individual in recognition of their outstanding and exceptional contribution to HR thinking or practice. Winners take their place in the HR Most Influential Hall of Fame.
Edward E Lawler has been honoured as a top contributor to the fields of organisational development and behaviour, corporate governance, compensation and HR management. As well as being a director of research group the Center for Effective Organizations, he is the University of Southern California’s distinguished professor of business.
Will Hutton, recipient of the award in 2013, is the Principal of Hertford College, Oxford University. He is also the chair of the Big Innovation Centre at The Work Foundation.
Lynda Gratton is professor of management practice at London Business School where she teaches an elective to MBA students on the future of work.
Cary Cooper CBE is an American-born British psychologist who holds the post of 50th anniversary professor of organisational psychology and health at the University of Manchester’s Manchester Business School.
Dave Ulrich was voted the Most Influential Thinker of the Decade at HR Most Influential 2015. He studies how organisations build capabilities of leadership, speed, learning, accountability and talent through leveraging human resources. He has helped generate award-winning databases that assess alignment between strategies, organisation capabilities, HR practices, HR competencies, and customer and investor results.
David Fairhurst, who received the 2012 HR Lifetime Achievement award, has enjoyed a rich and varied career in human resources. After joining Lucas Industries as a graduate trainee, he became the youngest group manager at H J Heinz, European director of recruitment and leadership planning for SmithKline Beecham and corporate HR director for Tesco.