Chris Rayner, CEO, SSP Asia Pacific
HR magazine, September 10, 2015
Chris Rayner makes the HR Most Influential Practitioners list thanks to his role modelling the jump from HR director to chief executive officer. Appointed to his existing role as Asia Pacific CEO in 2014, Rayner oversees Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and China.
In 1999 Chris Rayner became HR director for Granada Restaurants and, following its merger with Compass the following year, was made HR development director and then, in 2003, HRD of the then Compass-owned food travel operator SSP Group.
Rayner began his career in retail management with Sainsbury’s, Texas Homecare and HR consultancy Coopers & Lybrand, where he advised businesses on planning and implementing change.