Toby Peyton-Jones, HR director, Siemens UK & North West Europe


Toby Peyton-Jones
Toby Peyton-Jones, HR director, Siemens UK & North West Europe
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Now responsible for 40,000 employees in Siemens’ UK & North West Europe division, Toby Peyton-Jones started his career as an officer in the Royal Engineers before working as programme director for the Centre for Leadership and Development Training and then moving into management consulting in the 1980s.

Toby Peyton-Jones was appointed HR director for Siemens GB & I in April 2010. As a member of the executive management board he is directly responsible for the vision, strategy and operational effectiveness of HR for Siemens in the UK and across North West Europe.

From here he moved into management consulting during the 1980s era of public sector privatisation and business process reengineering.

Peyton-Jones joined Siemens in 1989 and performed a number of leadership roles, supporting the rapid growth of Siemens in the UK including the early pioneering of HR shared service lines.

He moved to China in December 1999 to take up a general management role as director of Siemens Management Institute in Beijing, where he worked with the Chinese Government and Siemens' businesses to develop the talent needed to fuel China’s arrival on the world stage as the new economic superpower.

He returned to Germany in 2003 to work in mergers and acquisitions, first as an integration manager and later in the Siemens headquarters in Munich, jointly heading up the global HR M&A function.

He subsequently returned to the UK as HR director in August 2008.

Peyton-Jones has a Bachelor of Science Degree, is IPD qualified and has a family and three children.

In May 2012, he was appointed by the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, as a new Commissioner to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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