UK & Ireland CHRO Inner Circle

15 July 2021, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard

15 July 2021
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard


Collaborate with your peers

Join UK & Ireland's top CHROs for an intimate networking dinner. Enjoy a relaxed evening of drinks, fine dining in a stunning location and a facilitated discussion topic with your true peers. This shared experience is designed to help you make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Planning for and shaping the future of work

Becoming the board's leader of human capital

Transforming HR structure and strategy

UK & Ireland CHRO Governing Body

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


Donna Catley

Compass Group
Chief People Officer UK&I

Julian Duxfield

University of Oxford

Angela Williams

Post Office Ltd
Group Chief People Officer

Rob Willis



15 July 2021

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 19:00  Discussion Topics

Fostering Critical Skills That Propel Organisational Priorities

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 - 19:30  Networking Break

19:30 - 21:00  Summary Discussion & Dinner

21:00 - 22:00  Social Hour


Returning to in-person conferences

We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Evanta gatherings.

Evanta, a Gartner company, will only hold in-person programmes in those locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of participants, partners and our associates. These criteria include adhering to local government and health agency guidelines, in addition to taking all practical actions on-site.

Please refer to the Location section below (under More Information) for up-to-date local guidelines.

Your Community Partners

CHRO Thought Leader

UK & Ireland CHRO Community Manager

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

Chloe Stevenson

Community Manager

+44 (0)7701 308 236