Ana is committed to supporting business growth through pragmatic people practices. With a wealth of international experience across industries and business models, central to Ana’s approach is valuing talent to enable business success.
Ana Hay, MBA, brings the philosophy that – “a champion team will defeat a team of champions”. With over 15 years’ global HR experience, Ana has worked in the UK and United States in HR Director level roles for banking, pharma, education and tech businesses.
With a knack for building great morale, a sense of belonging and a cohesive team spirit, Ana has an impressive track record in enabling teams to thrive. She is a firm believer that highly collaborative teams can achieve greater productivity and better customer relations. She champions this by focusing on individual and team strengths, supported by rigorous data analysis to lead change.
Ana is confident driving the people agenda at Board level, whilst providing leadership teams with the support needed to build, grow, engage, and retain diverse teams. Ana brings expertise in culture and change management, with an emphasis on talent development.
Ana has an international background, reinforcing her global outlook. She grew up in Bogota and Santiago de Chile, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Georgetown University, Washington, DC and an MBA from London Business School in the UK.
Ana is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational French.
“In only a few months, Ana has adapted seamlessly to working as part of the leadership team at Inclusive Employers. She has quickly understood our strong and unique culture and has identified our strengths as an organisation, builiding on those with her strategic and practical knowledge of HR. She covers a vast range of topics, from preparing our HR Tech stack for growth to individual coaching and support – all in the same day. She is a trusted advisor to the executive team and has quickly become the go-to person thanks to her empathy, kindness and pragmatism.“ Peter Howarth, CEO, Inclusive Employers
“Ana has strengthened our HR Strategy and HR department in her role as advisor. Working closely with the leadership team, she has identified and prioritised critical projects in the HR Strategy roadmap to enable us to scale up our operations. At every step of the way she has coached and developed our HR team, raising their skills and capability to continue delivering on day-to-day operations once the change projects are implemented. And throughout, her approached is based on data and analytics, aligning with the language and ways of working of our leadership team in a multinational, multicultural environment.” Jon Mahmood, Finance Director, Laundryheap