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Liz is a highly strategic and commercially focused HR Director with over 25 years’ experience leading HR teams in the UK, Europe and Emerging Markets. Working across a variety of sectors including science and technology, software services, education and healthcare as an HR Director for Danaher Corporation, AspenTech Inc. and Novartis, and most recently the Group HR Director for Cambridge Assessment.
With a proven track record of supporting Chief Execs and Board colleagues to find pragmatic, fit for purpose, best in class solutions and interventions to people related business opportunities and challenges.
She is passionate about HR and her skills include Talent Acquisition, Engaging HR teams, Reward & Benefits, Health & Wellbeing, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Mapping & Succession Planning as well as Performance Management, Leadership Development and HR IT systems.
Liz took time out in 2012 to be a Gamesmaker for the London Olympics where she supported the Namibian NOC. Liz has just completed 4 years as a Trustee of the University of Cambridge Primary School where she chaired their HR Sub-Committee. She was part of the Governing Body that founded the school and saw it achieve outstanding at its first Ofsted inspection in July 2018.
Liz studied at Newcastle and Leeds and has qualifications in Business, HR, coaching and psychometric assessment, and is a Fellow of the CIPD.
Liz is married with one teenage son and enjoys her 1972 MGB GT and beach hut with her family. Her husband is a keen motorcyclist, she rides pillion when she can. Recently they have ridden around New Zealand’s beautiful South Island as well as to Romania travelling through, France, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary.