Grosvenor House Hotel | 25 April 2019

 Linda Sleath

Linda Sleath

Boots International , Head of HR

Linda is the Head of Human Resources for Boots International, part of Alliance Boots, a leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group. Their focus is on helping people look and feel their best. Linda heads up the HR, Communications, and Learning & Development functions. Linda started her career in operational management, in pharmaceuticals and food manufacturing, before moving across to HR 12 years ago. She has a held a number of senior HR positions within manufacturing, logistics and supply chain functions most notably within United Biscuits and Molson Coors. Her role within the Boots International business is to determine and lead the people agenda via a Central UK team offering best practice support to the retail operations in the various markets across the globe, including Thailand, the Gulf and the US to name but a few. Linda has a passion for identifying and developing talent within the organisation as well as looking for ways to create a great place to work that people want to be a part of. Linda is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

 Lisa Templeton

Lisa Templeton

Signet , Head of HR

After a career in Store Operations with a number of High street names I changed paths into HR a few years after I joined Signet Signet Trading is the UK division of Signet Jewelers, the world’s number 1 specialty retail jeweller and trades a significant store estate as H Samuel, Ernest Jones and Leslie Davis. As Head of HR, my passions are building engagement, capability, leadership and performance. I manage a talented HR team who provide recruitment, learning and development, reward, policy, communication and employee relations frameworks and support to Signet managers and colleagues.

 Ryan Cheyne

Ryan Cheyne

Pets at Home , People Director

Ryan Cheyne is People Director of Pets at Home, the UK's leading pet specialist retailer. In the 8 years Ryan has been with Pets at Home it has become recognised as a retail employer of choice—making the Sunday Times Top places to work lists for the past 4 years and being named as the No 1 Big Company to work for in 2013. In his role as People Director he finds innovative ways to bring Pets at Home’s core values to life, as his team works to build the engagement levels of colleagues across the business. A recent engagement survey with a 98 percent participation rate more than 6000 colleagues produced an engagement index of 93 percent. Prior to Pets at Home, Ryan was an HR Manager with Topshop/Topman and before that he spent 13 years at Argos in a variety of retail and HR roles.

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