UK CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

2 December 2020 | 09:00 - 14:30 GMT

2 December 2020 | 09:00 - 14:30 GMT


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the UK CHRO Virtual Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CHROs today:

Leading through a new employee experience

Redesigning HR strategies, structures, and service delivery models

Modernizing mental health and well-being programs in a new era of work


Donna Catley

Compass Group
Chief People Officer UK&I

Helen Cook


Caroline Corrigan

National Director of People Strategy

Julian Duxfield

University of Oxford

Angela Williams

Chief People Officer

Rob Willis



2 December 2020

09:00 - 10:00 GMT Virtual Summit Keynote

CHROs Leading Business Strategy in Times of Uncertainty

In times of economic uncertainty and global disruption, HR has the power to guide enterprise strategy into reality. Join this keynote session to hear a panel of CHROs discuss how they’ve fostered an environment of engagement, entrepreneurship and innovation.

10:00 - 11:00 GMT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Making Concrete Progress in DE&I

The tragic reality of systemic racism is at the forefront of America’s consciousness again. How are HR leaders truly infusing diversity, equity and inclusion into their organisations to make lasting change in corporate America and society?  

10:00 - 11:00 GMT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Leadership Development Without Boundaries

The multiple crises of 2020 have proved challenging for leaders as they manage their teams remotely and navigate complex issues around employee fears, mental health and social unrest. In this boardroom, CHROs will explore paradigm shifts in leadership development and fresh approaches to the use of technology, behavior change and measuring leadership performance.  

11:00 - 11:45 GMT Virtual Summit Keynote

The Future of Work and HR Design

The future of work is now and CHROs are redesigning the HR function to deliver. In this keynote session, HR leaders discuss how their strategies, teams and structures are transforming in a new era of work.    

11:45 - 12:15 GMT Break

12:15 - 13:00 GMT Virtual Summit Keynote


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13:00 - 14:00 GMT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Build Your Future Workforce

In this new era of work, HR leaders are adapting to new business models and embracing flexible workforce planning. Join fellow CHROs to discuss new approaches to securing and utilising talent and how best to plan for an optimal workforce.     

13:00 - 14:00 GMT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Digital Transformation in the New Normal

CHROs play a critical role in driving digital initiatives that support fundamental shifts in the workplace, the work itself and permanent states of agility. Join this boardroom to discuss strategies and systems through a digital lens and plot next steps in your company’s digital journey.   

14:00 - 14:30 GMT Networking

Community Discussion

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups. 

16:00 - 17:00 GMT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

Conducting business virtually makes it more challenging to meet and network with like-minded peers. During this time of disruption and uncertainty, it’s become even more critical to collaborate with peers who are facing the same challenges.

Now, we are bringing you the opportunity to set up 1-to-1 meetings in a private, virtual setting with community peers directly after the Virtual Executive Summit.

  • Peer-to-Peer meetings are 25 minutes in length, giving you the chance for more personal interaction and in-depth conversation with your fellow UK CHRO Virtual Executive Summit peers.
  • All conversations are private and will not be recorded
  • Meet up to 3 peers based on your shared interests or priorities

Participant Testimonials

  • ‘If I came just for the peer to peer meetings, my time was well spent. This is truly your USP.’ Stuart Hughes, CDIO at Rolls Royce
  • ’The peer to peer mtgs were maybe the BEST part of this mtg’ Edward Wagoner, Executive Director, Digital, JLL
  • ‘Best idea ever; I had such productive sessions with all three of my peers’ Dd Budiharto Sr. Director of Cybersecurity, Baker Hughes

How to participate

Please contact your Program Manager to participate.


UK CHRO Programme Manager

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program manager.

Chloe Stevenson

+44 (0)7701 308 236