HR Most Influential Practitioners

1 Ann Pickering HR director Telefónica UK
2 Althea Loderick Strategic director for resources Brent Council
3 Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth Group HR director BBC
4 Simon Linares Group HR director Direct Line
5 Siobhán Sheridan Civilian human resources director Ministry of Defence
6 Louise Smalley Group HR director Whitbread
7 Andrew Dodman Chief operating officer University of Sheffield
8 Eugenio Pirri Chief people and culture officer Dorchester Collection
9 Mandy Coalter Director of people United Learning
10 Natalie Bickford Group HR director Merlin Entertainments Group
11 Kate Guthrie Group HR director CYBG
12 Sally Austin Group HR director Costain
13 Jabbar Sardar HR director BBC Studios
14 Julie Welch Group HR director Bunzl
15 Neil Morrison HR director Severn Trent
16 Danny Harmer Chief people officer Metro Bank
17 Matt Elliot People director Virgin Money
18 Annette Kelleher Chief HR officer Johnson Matthey
19 Rupert McNeil Chief people officer Government
20 Shokat Lal Assistant chief executive Rotherham Council
21 Kathryn Austin Chief people & marketing director Pizza Hut Restaurants
22 Des Pullen Group HR director Associated British Foods
23 Toby Peyton-Jones HR director Siemens UK & North West Europe
24 Geoff Tranfield Group HR director IMI
25 Janet King Director of HR and corporate services and deputy chief executive Frimley Health Foundation Trust
26 Gail Clark Head of workforce change London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
27 Leena Nair Chief HR officer Unilever
28 Claire Gore Director of HR and OD London North West University Healthcare NHS
29 Ben Bengougam Senior vice president HR EMEA Hilton
30 Mark Sandham Senior vice president and chief operating officer human resources Thomson Reuters
31 Baljinder Kang Executive director of HR & learning Midland Heart
32 Deborah Baker Group director for people Sky
33 Martyn Dicker Former director of people & learning The Prince's Trust
34 Erica Coletta Chief HR officer pladis Global
35 Carol Kavanagh Group HR director Travis Perkins Group
36 Deborah Lee Chief people officer Yoox Net-A-Porter Group
37 Jonathan Crookall People director Halfords
38 John Stewart Director of HR SSE
39 Claire Hall Executive vice president people Menzies Aviation
40 Sarah Morris Chief people officer Aviva