An experienced former Chief People Officer, Annette has worked cross-sector on a global basis in regulated organisations including Ford Motor Company, Lloyds Banking Group and Lloyd’s Insurance, integrating best practices and adapting them to individual business needs. She has over 30 years’ deep knowledge and expertise across the People agenda.
MBA qualified and a Fellow of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, Annette is a qualified Life and Executive Coach, and a qualified Mediator. She was also the Master of the Guild of Human Resource Professionals 2020/1.
As an experienced Executive Coach, Annette works with employees at all levels; up to and including CEOs and their Executive teams. She is particularly effective with high-potential employees being developed for more senior roles, female talent groups, employee resource groups, maternity leave returners and teams. Hogan and ECR qualified, she weaves in psychometrics and 360 feedback as needed.
Annette’s focus is on keeping People as a key discussion topic at board and executive level to support business performance and change that optimises individual, team and business performance. This has included the development of overall People strategies specifically designed to meet current and future business needs. These encompass the development of detailed tactical plans embracing organisational design and operating models that support the creation of investment business cases and detailed project plans across the whole remit of Human Resources.
With experience in unionised and non-unionised companies, with personal experience as a former Employment Tribunal lay member, Annette is an experienced Mediator working with teams and individuals at all levels and from a variety of backgrounds to resolve differences and to find a way to work together moving forward.
Annette currently has roles as Chairman of the Board, RemCo Chair and NED in both the Private and Charity Sector, leveraging her knowledge and experience to add values in these roles, whilst continuing to learn about new businesses and sectors.
Guest Speaker and Event Facilitator
Annette regularly features as a guest speaker at events and participates in podcast discussions taking a coaching style, integrating best practise, and changing norms into sessions on key topics such as Wellbeing and Inclusive leadership.