An inspiring business leader, Liz has more than 30 years’ experience delivering successful people solutions for a range of organisations, both large and small, in the public and private sectors.
Liz is a commercially driven HR Director adept at translating a business vision into a compelling people plan. As part of her corporate career Liz has an enviable track record of delivering people solutions that influence growth, business transformation and cultural change, whilst always placing people at the heart of business success. Liz has built enduring relationships with all her stakeholders; including board members, executive members, senior leadership teams and colleagues across the businesses she has worked in.
Beginning her career as a Personnel Manager with Asda Stores, over the past 30 years Liz has gained vast experience in operational, programme and leadership HR roles. Having successfully delivering HR Director roles for Network Rail, Oil Spill Response, WYG plc, Aurora Corporate Services – Capita Group and AGF Insurance (now part of Allianz), Liz has also supported Ernst and LLP (northern) on an interim basis and delivered consulting projects for Turley and John Brash (Timber supplies).
In addition to her HR generalist skills pertaining to the whole of the employee life cycle, Liz has been responsible for training teams, internal communications, industrial and employee relations, noting Change Management and Organisational Development as particular strengths.
Liz is interested in employee wellbeing and coupled with a passion for conflict resolution, has recently achieved an accredited qualification in workplace mediation.
- "Liz is a change leader; in our time together at WYG plc, Liz made a major leadership contribution to WYG organisational transformation - from crisis through stabilisation and recovery. The challenge was existential in 2010/11 following the financial crisis and required firm, sympathetic and imaginative solutions to successfully lead, drive and deliver the global and local people challenges. Liz was at the forefront of organisational restructure and rebuild, cultural change, key person retention, making tough choices and investing in the building of a platform for the future." Graham Olver, Former Executive Director and COO of WYG plc