Evelyn Doyle is Head of People and Culture, International, for Patagonia, based in Amsterdam. Originally from Ireland, Evelyn has lived and worked in Russia, Africa and Switzerland, holding leadership roles in the fields of human resource management, talent management and culture and organisation development initiatives for global organisations in with-profit, non-profit and social entrepreneurship sectors.
Evelyn is passionate about positively transforming work environments and business models, nurturing employees to develop their individual voices, through a collaborative, human-centred culture, where everyone is welcomed and valued. She has been instrumental in establishing bespoke, structured programmes, featuring external experts in the fields of leadership development, environmentalism, , academia and business, for personal and professional development. At Patagonia, she is responsible for building an international employee community, across EMEA, APAC and LATAM, that embodies the brand’s reason for being: We’re in business to save our home planet.
Outside of her work at Patagonia, Evelyn is a member of the advisory board of Net Impact Amsterdam, and held the Chairperson position at NGO Designathon Works for a number of years. Relentlessly working to advance industry standards for culture, leadership and employee empowerment, she brings her voice to debate and conversation, through live speaker opportunities and panels, podcasts, interviews and thought leadership pieces in the media. Her loves include family and friends, music, remaining closely connected to news and cultural developments from around the world, and all things food.
Elly joined Britvic in February 2022 and is responsible for the design and execution of the People Strategy for the group, including talent management, organisational change and capability, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing, and reward.
Elly has considerable expertise in developing progressive talent strategies, delivering innovative employee experiences, and building and scaling culture transformation. She was most recently VP Culture & People Strategy at Tate & Lyle PLC and formerly the Group Talent & Organisational Development Director and HR Director for Group Functions at Whitbread PLC. She also held a series of international and global roles across talent, inclusion and diversity and organisational change at Thomson Reuters Corporation.
Before entering HR Elly was a management consultant and holds a MA and MPhil in Historical Studies from Cambridge University.
Amelie is currently Global Head of People Capability for Standard Chartered Bank, building and
accelerating the learning across the bank for building the best experts for today and building
global citizens and CEOs for the long term. She also leads SCB’s focus on reskilling and building
Before SCB, Amelie was Global Head of UBS University, and before this, Global Head of
Business Leadership Development for Google. Amelie spent nearly 20 years as a consultant, first
in mergers and acquisitions, then at Duke Corporate Education and The Corporate Executive
Amelie has been fascinated by transformation at market, organisational and individual level since
the beginning of her career on a trading floor in Hong Kong during the Asian Financial Crisis. She
has dedicated her work since then to helping clients and organisations see and seize opportunity
through turbulence. She has three children and is a competitive amateur horse rider in her spare
Matt Elliott was appointed to the role of Chief People Officer at Bank of Ireland in February 2019. He is responsible for transforming the culture of the Bank and developing a company where colleagues thrive through learning and wellbeing.
Prior to that he was Group People Director with Virgin Money. Under Matt’s leadership Virgin Money successfully acquired and integrated Northern Rock. Matt was part of the executive team who successfully listed the company and created a company widely acknowledged to be a cultural and diversity leader in the UK.
A passionate advocate for inclusion and diversity, Matt appeared as a leading ally in the 2018 Financial Times lists for gender, ethnicity, and LGBT+, the only leader to appear in all three lists.
Eva is a passionate sustainability professional with over 15 years of experience in sustainability and the circular economy in the private and not-for-profit sectors. Eva is the CEO and founder of Circular Advisors, helping organisations build partnerships and implement circular economy business models and sustainability strategies. Eva is also Chief Editor and Co-Founder of Hyve Forum, a Think Tank and advisory group bridging academic research to business action for sustainable futures. Eva has worked with NGOs and multinational organisations in energy, publishing, finance, technology, professional services, and international development programs. She managed the UK government department for international development (DFID) at PwC, where she drove sustainable development and strategic growth with DFID-funded programmes.
Eva completed her postgraduate studies in Sustainability Business Leadership at Cambridge University and is currently a programme leader in the circular economy and sustainability executive education programme at Cambridge Judge Business School. Among other accomplishments, Eva also sits on the advisory boards of tech start-ups and business enterprises tackling climate change.
Perry Timms is the founder and Chief Energy Officer of PTHR – a niche consultancy, with the mission
to create better business for a better world. PTHR is in its 10th year of operating, is a Certified
BCorporation, a Gold-Standard 4-day Working Week organisation, an accredited Living Wage
employer and a Climate-Positive enterprise.
Perry is a proud Chartered member of the CIPD and is a 5x member of HR Magazine’s HR Most
Influential list making the top 10 in 2018, 2019 & 2021 and ranked Number 1 Most Influential Thinker
in HR for 2022.
He is an international and 2x TEDx speaker and award-winning writer on the future of work, HR &
learning. He is a recently certified Semco Style Institute Expert in Self-Managed systems of work.
His 2017 book Transformational HR was named one of the Top 100 Business Strategy books of all
time and published as a second edition in July 2021.
His second book – The Energized Workplace – was published in August 2020 and was shortlisted for
the UK Business Book of the Year 2021.
Perry is Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School and Ashridge Management
School; a visiting fellow at Cranfield School of Management, and Sheffield Hallam University.
He is a Top 100 Global HR Influencer on numerous lists, a LinkedIn Learning instructor, a member of
the European Organisation Design Forum, the Institute for Organisational Dynamics and The OD
Academy and a Fellow of the RSA.
Kirsten Buck is Chief Impact & Sustainability Officer at PTHR – a growing consultancy in progressive HR/OD and the next stage of business evolution, and a certified B Corporation organisation.
With a background in business development and strategy, helping to shape L&D and executive education programmes, Kirsten has now been with PTHR for three years. Her role focuses on the impact PTHR’s work has beyond financial return and ensuring PTHR remain conscious citizens committed to sustainability.
Kirsten’s specialisms and interests lie in:
Kirsten is a proud Fellow of the RSA, member of the EODF, and an avid writer. Kirsten also made chapter contributions to Perry Timms’ second book, “The Energized Workplace”, and co-authored Cranfield School of Management’s Progressive Organisation Design modules.
Outside of work, Kirsten is proud to be mum to a two year old son.
Helen is Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing at Freshfields. Since joining in 2017 she has led the global D&I team and is part of both the Responsible Business and HR leadership teams. Helen is responsible for the firm’s global D&I and wellbeing strategy including the design and implementation of targets, programming, engagement and diverse talent management initiatives. She advises colleagues and clients on best practice and has over 20 years of experience in HR, talent and diversity and inclusion having previously worked at Goldman Sachs and Baker McKenzie. Helen is a mental health first aider and has a Masters in HR.
Oluyomi is currently SVP, Total Reward and People Operations at Wella Company, with responsibility for Total Reward (Compensation, Benefits and Mobility), HRIS, Payroll and HR Data Management across all Wella businesses in more than 30 countries. Prior to his current role he was VP, Global Compensation at COTY. Oluyomi has over a decade of experience leading Compensation and Benefits programs across multiple industries and geographies, including the Pharma industry with AstraZeneca as Regional Reward Lead responsible for Russia, Eurasia, Middle East and Africa (including Turkey) and in Banking as Compensation and Benefits Head for Citibank Africa. He has a keen interest in leveraging the link between Performance and Reward to drive business outcomes and is currently keen to see the evolution of Reward Management as Talent and Workforce Management evolve in the Digital age, more importantly in the post COVID world.
Debra Corey is a highly experienced and award-winning HR consultant, world-class speaker and five-time best-selling author who has been named as one of the top 101 global employee engagement influencers. After over 20 years working as an HR leader for global companies, she now ‘pays it forward’ by inspiring and helping others develop and deliver HR strategies in a rebellious way, pushing the boundaries and challenging the status quo to truly drive employee engagement.
Justin Mass, Senior Director, Instructional Design & External Development, Udemy.
As a dynamic, hands-on, highly technical leader with a wealth of knowledge and experience building education, training, and organizational development programs, Dr. Hickman champions complex projects in research and development that uncover the need for continuing education and training throughout the organization. Dr. Hickman is a visionary leader who delivers growth and profit through technological innovations, customer experience, leadership development, and networking. He is a well-known published scholar with expertise in organizational and leadership development at Partners, a Walt Disney Company.
Njsane is an experienced HR executive and former U.S. Army officer with 20 years of global experience. He is currently the Vice President of Human Resources at the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), where he leads all HR Operations for North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. he was recently appointed as ABS’s first Global DE&I Officer.
Njsane is the host of the monthly podcast “My Friend in HR” and is also a certified DE&I professional.
He graduated from the University of Houston with a BBA in Computer Information Systems and is pursuing his Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois.