HR Most Influential 2011: Longlist

Many people ask how we get to the names on the ranking for HR Most Influential. The process starts with the creation of a longlist, following nominations from HR magazine readers, HR magazine’s editorial team and other experts. To develop the shortlist, an advisory panel featuring Mike Haffenden, co-founder of the Corporate Research Forum, members of Ashridge Business School and HR magazine editor Siân Harrington mark this longlist on various criteria, including contribution to the business, contribution to HR function within the business, contribution to HR outside the business, personal profile, success of the business and complexity of the job.

Below we list the HR practitioners and thinkers that were on the original longlist but didn't quite make it to the shortlist in 2011. Some were bubbling just underneath, others would have made it onto the ranking had it not been for the fact they were moving roles or jumping from an HR practitioner role into the supply side. All display the characteristics expected from people on the HR Most Influential list and no doubt many will feature on the main ranking yet again in the future. 

More information on those those who made the longlist can be found under the Profiles tab at the top of this page. 

HR Most Influential 2011 Longlist
Name, title and company
Lucy Adams, director business operations BBC
Chris Ball, CEO The Age and Employment Network (TAEN)
Mary Canavan, director HR British Library
Tea Colaianni, group HR director Merlin Entertainments Group
John Cridland, director-general CBI
Penny de Valk, CEO of Fairplace Cedar
David Evans, group chairman and CEO, Grass Roots Group
David Frost, chairman at Studio Schools Trust and executive chairman National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education
Ann Gillies, HR associate WL Gore Associates
Caroline Gray, group director of HR, pensions & sustainability, Guardian Media Group
Kevin Green, CEO Recruitment and Employment Confederation
Katja Hall, chief policy director CBI
Robert Halton, HR director College of Law
Jo Hennessy, managing director at JCA (Occupational Psychologists)
Nicholas J Higgins, CEO Valuentis and dean, International School of Human Capital Management
Sarah Jackson, CEO Working Families
Daniel Kasmir, chief human resources officer Xchanging
Alan King, president and chief operating officer Employee Advisory Resource
Lord Leitch, chairman Bupa and author of Leitch Skills report for government
Alex Lewis, HR director, BAE Systems
Nigel Meager, director Institute for Employment Studies
Doug Mclldowie, group HR director, GKN
Terry Nolan, HR director Smiths Group
Angela O’Connor, CEO HR Lounge and president HR Society
Phil Orford, chief executive Forum Private Business
Alison Platt, chair Opportunity Now and divisional MD Europe & North America Bupa
Martin Rayson, divisional director of HR and OD London borough of Barking and Dagenham
Peter Reilly, director of HR research and consultancy Institute for Employment Studies
Gill Rider, president CIPD
Dean Royles, director NHS Employers
Helen Russell, global HR director Kantor
Joanne Segars, CEO National Association of Pension Funds
David Smith, owner High Performance through Engagement
Martin Tiplady, MD Chameleon
John Walker, national chairman Federation of Small Businesses
Brett Walsh, EMEA human capital leader Deloitte Consulting
Kevin White, DG human resources directorate Home Office