UK & Ireland CHRO Inner Circle

3 August 2021 | Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard

3 August 2021
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard

Collaborate with your peers

Join UK & Ireland's top CHROs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Boosting Resiliency Through Change and Innovation

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders for Evolving Ways of Work

UK & Ireland CHRO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs


3 August 2021

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 19:00  Discussion Topics

Fostering Critical Skills That Propel Organisational Priorities

Jane Storm headshot

Jane Storm

Chief People Officer

Saga plc.

Helen Cook headshot

Helen Cook


NatWest Group

Ben Bengougam headshot

Ben Bengougam



Angela Williams headshot

Angela Williams

Group Chief People Officer

Post Office Ltd

Stuart Price headshot

Stuart Price

Chief People Officer

Zenith Vehicles

Amanda Manzoni headshot

Amanda Manzoni



Sara Matthews headshot

Sara Matthews

Director of HR

Chelsea FC

Jonathan Crookall headshot

Jonathan Crookall

Chief People Officer

Costa Coffee

Lack of skilled, available talent and widespread existing workforce skill shortages are plaguing industries across the UK&I region while organisations work to staff a quickly changing business landscape. HR leaders are at a critical crossroads: low manager competency, limited talent pools, and rapidly evolving HR technologies pose significant challenges and opportunities as they lead through ambiguity.

In this interactive conversation among peers, CHROs will discuss their role in creating a high-performing workforce that delivers effectively and efficiently.

  • Driving business value through workforce strategy
    • What investments are you making in on-the-job learning and skills enhancement?
    • How are you partnering across the enterprise to get visibility into current skill gaps?
    • What steps have you taken to address the pain points of your unique landscape, whether it is a decentralised business model or dispersed global workforce?

  • Positioning for prosperity
    • How are you forecasting future skill needs to set the workforce up for success?
    • How are you coaching people leaders on empathetic change management?
    • What successes have you seen in evolving the employee value proposition to appeal to a broader talent pipeline?

19:00 - 19:40  Networking Break

19:40 - 21:15  Summary Discussion & Dinner

21:15 - 22:15  Social Hour

Returning to in-person conferences



As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines in addition to taking all practical steps on-site.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures will be subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please see below for our current approach and planned onsite safety measures.

What you can expect onsite

Evanta, with support and agreement from the host venue, are recommending that you be fully vaccinated and encourage all guests to continue to wear face coverings in all public spaces. We request that you stay home if you are not feeling well or believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, regardless of your vaccination status. If an attendee does not feel well on-site, we will work with the venue to coordinate additional health and safety support.

Upon arrival, the venue will request all guests to comply with a contactless temperature check before proceeding to the dinner. The NHS QR code will be displayed in the venue for any guests who wishes to check-in prior to the dinner.

Evanta will also implement the following measures at the conference:

  • Increased cleaning and sanitizing of the event space
  • Decreased capacity and minimized congestion where possible, including more space in aisleways
  • Touchless or reduced contact interactions throughout the program

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Community Manager

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