UK & Ireland CHRO Inner Circle

7 September 2023 | Barber Surgeons' Hall, London

7 September 2023
Barber Surgeons' Hall, London

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:

Leadership and Learning Imperatives for a New Age of Work

Future-Minded Leadership Development

Creating a Coaching Culture

UK & Ireland CHRO Governing Body

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


7 September 2023

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 18:45  Discussion Topics

Elevate Leadership Performance – The Power of Coaching and Mindset

Brad McCracken headshot

Brad McCracken

Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales


Tina Lewis headshot

Tina Lewis

Director of People

National Trust

David Balls headshot

David Balls

Chief People Officer

Newcross Healthcare

Alison Black headshot

Alison Black

Chief People Officer

Charles Taylor

Elaine Bremner headshot

Elaine Bremner

Chief People Officer


Sam Culver headshot

Sam Culver

HR & Change Director


Kath Ennis headshot

Kath Ennis

Chief People Officer


Sonia Grant-Yendell headshot

Sonia Grant-Yendell

VP HR, UK & International

Sony Music Publishing

Lamiya Mammadova headshot

Lamiya Mammadova

Global HR VP EMEA, APAC, Consumer & Industrial

Univar Solutions

Michelle Parczuk headshot

Michelle Parczuk

Chief People Officer


With the unprecedented pace of change, organisations today face a common but complex challenge: how to continuously and sustainably develop future-minded leaders whilst embedding a resilient mindset in the company culture.

Gone are the traditional critical capabilities of the past; success now depends upon leaders recognising and interpreting new information and being ready to adapt whilst developing their teams to do the same. And people must have the support and fortitude to be resilient in the face of constant change and challenges. 

According to a recent study by Gartner, 60% of HR leaders are prioritising leader and manager effectiveness in 2023. As the work environment evolves, so too must the skills required to thrive. An agile and resilient mindset is vital to sustaining personal, team, and business success.

Join your peers to discuss new leadership and learning imperatives. 

Topic 1: Future-Minded Leadership Development

  • How do you currently measure leader effectiveness, and how frequently do you collect employee feedback?

  • How do you define leadership-specific skills at your organisation? Where would you rate your leadership bench today on a scale of 1-10?

  • The role of HR faces a constantly shifting landscape. What is your approach to building a culture of resilience? What do you do well, and what areas do you need to improve?

Topic 2: Creating a Coaching Culture 

  • Rapid digitalisation has accelerated the pace of changing skills needs. How is your organisation continuously equipping leaders with the skills they need to perform?

  • The hybrid working environment has presented new challenges to helping employees acquire and apply the skills they need. How are you supporting learning and development at scale while dealing with a range of circumstances?

  • As a result of these moving parts, what impacts are you seeing on your workforce?

18:45 - 19:15  Networking Break

19:15 - 20:30  Summary Discussion & Dinner

20:30 - 21:30  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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