An experienced business professional from a people and culture background, delivering inspirational and transformational leadership. Main attributes include a belief in continuous improvement, growing the cultures for tomorrow, leadership and resilience. Keen interest in the digital future and its impact for ways of working, HR and the workforce.
Director of People
Royal Horticultural Society
January 2016 -
The RHS is £75 million+ charity focused on inspiring passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. It is a multidisciplinary organisation covering the charitable, commercial and academic sectors. Based across 6 sites around the UK, it employs over 900 staff and 1000 volunteers in a range of roles from curatorial, retail, catering, membership, shows, publishing, science, education, community outreach and more. It is currently investing £160 million over 10 years (4 years in) to safeguard horticultural skills for the future, inspire people to garden, and invest in horticultural science to find solutions for 21st-century social, economic and environmental challenges.
Leadership is key to the delivery of this ambition and this roles involves growing and developing the people of the organisation to make its Vision a reality. This includes delivering change programmes to grow the culture needed for tomorrow’s success, modernising people management, and strategic talent management.