CPO and HR Director Movers and Shakers

movers and shakers

As the UK opens up again, there has been a huge number of movers over the last 3 months within the CPO and HR Director arena.  This has been consistent across all of Oakleaf Executive’s core market sectors. 

There has been a sustained trend in movement from large global banks and corporates to challenger and high-growth organisations. 

Many congratulations to the following individuals in our network on securing new roles.

Financial Services 

  • Kate Hamilton joined insuretech IQUW as Chief People Officer from Guy Carpenter. 
  • Clare Head joined pensions and wealth management specialists Isio from Santander as Chief People Officer. 
  • Kristin Tougias joined GP Bullhound as Chief People Officer from Goldman Sachs. 
  • Gaynor Gillespie moved to Rathbones from BNP Paribas Real Estate. 
  • Rosanne Kincaid-Smith joined Capco as Chief People Officer from Refinitiv. 
  • Charles Lebeter joined US headquartered Broadridge as VP HR EMEA.  He was previously at Cushman & Wakefield. 
  • Alison Black became Chief People Officer at Charles Taylor from Axa. 
  • Karen Neffar joined Marex as Group Head of HR from Mizuho. 


  • Kav Patel joined Yondr as Chief People Officer from Ninety One. 
  • Anna Gronmark joined Capita as Divisional People Director from BBC Worldwide. 
  • Mandeep Bajwa became Chief People Officer Gett.  She was previously at CloudKitchens and WeWork. 


  • Adrian Binfield joined International Airlines Group as Head of People and Culture. He was previously at BT. 
  • Amanda Underwood joined Oche Chief People Officer and was previously at Rhubarb. 
  • Mark Dickinson-Keen joined M&C Saatchi Group as Chief People Officer.  He was previously at Mind Gym and Talk Talk.  
  • Carol Sommerville joined luxury goods firm Watchfinder as Global HR Director from Yoox Net a Porter. 
  • Kate Henwood became Chief People Officer at Ebiquity from CNBC International. 
  • Nathan Clements became Chief People Officer SSP Group.  He was previously at Walgreens Boots. 

Professional Services 

  • James Rule as Director HR for KPMG Technology. 
  • Caroline Hill joined KPMG as Head of People Audit & Business Services.  Caroline was previously at Wesleyan. 
  • Kweku Yankson joined JLL as Human Resources Director from energy firm BBOXX. 
  • Andrew Park as Chief People Officer Hill & Smith Holdings.

If you would be interested in a more detailed insight into the Executive HR market, please contact Emma Castillo. Emma places HR talent from £120k-£500k base salaries across the UK and internationally.