HR Most Influential Practitioners 2013

The practitioners on the 2013 list display commercial credibility and pragmatism, are good at networking and influencing varied stakeholders and have a strong understanding of the internal and external environment. They also have vision. They are not just showing exemplary day to day HR practice but are driving the function forward through strong leadership.

HR Most Influential Practitioners 2013
2013 2012 Name, position and organisation
1 1 Dean Royles, CEO, NHS Employers
2 N/A Kath Durrant, group HR director, Rolls Royce
3 8 Deborah Baker, director for people, BSkyB
3= n/a Geoff Tranfield, group director of HR, Petrofac
4 7 Helen Giles, HR director, Broadway and MD, Real People
5 n/a Louise Smalley, group HR director, Whitbread
6 6 Hugh Mitchell, chief HR and corporate officer, Royal Dutch Shell
7 11 Gillian Hibberd, strategic director (resources and business transformation), Buckinghamshire County Council
8 n/a Darren Hockaday, HR director, LOROL
9 n/a Celia Baxter, director of group HR, Bunzl
10 n/a Robert Potter, group strategic HR director, Jardine Lloyd Thompson
11 29 Althea Loderick, director of HR and transformation, London Borough of Waltham Forest
12 12 Tracy Clarke, group head of people, compliance, communications and culture, Standard Chartered Bank
13 10 Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth, group HR director, Amey
14 n/a David Russell, group HR director, William Hill
15 n/a Martyn Phillips, CEO, B&Q UK & Ireland
16= 16 Geoff Lloyd, group HR director, Serco
16= 5 Claire Thomas, senior vice president, HR, GlaxoSmithKline
17 n/a Andrew McEachern, global director of people and talent development, Norton Rose Fulbright
18 n/a Tim Jones, group head of HR, London Stock Exchange Group
19 n/a Des Pullen, group HR director, Associated British Foods
20 n/a Jacky Simmonds, group HR director, TUI Travel
21 19 Tracy Robbins, executive vice president, HR and group operations support, InterContinental Hotels Group
22= n/a Amanda Brown, group HR director, Hiscox
22= n/a Fiona Deal, executive director corporate services, AmicusHorizon
23= n/a Derrick Crowley, group HR director, News UK
23= n/a Helen Maye, chief HR officer, Smith & Nephew
24 n/a Gifford Tanser, HR director, Boehringer Ingelheim
25 n/a Fiona Ryland, HR director, Compass Group UK & Ireland