The Phoenix51 Top 150 Most Influential People in Recruitment, HR and Talent Management

The Phoenix51 #Talent150 is back, recognising the Top 150 Most Influential Recruitment, Talent and HR Professionals.

The Top 150 represents those in the industry who have championed change, supported equality and diversity and raised the profile of talent and HR. These professionals engage and influence the industry by writing original content, influencing on LinkedIn, speaking on podcasts and at professional events and engaging with other professionals about relevant industry topics and challenges on a regular basis.

We consulted with judges Bruce Morton, Head of Strategy at Allegis Global Solutions, the global provider of talent solutions and Louise Triance, recruitment industry connector, MD of UK Recruiter and creator of the UK Recruiter Knowledge Network.

To find the most influential people in recruitment, HR and talent management, we wanted to create a methodology which considered more than just the size and engagement of their following, but also took into consideration, insight and analysis from experts in the sector to ensure diversity within this influential list. We reviewed the Phoenix51 2021 Top 100 as well as the opinions of a wide variety of industry experts to ensure we captured as broad a group of talent as possible.

Congratulations to the #Talent150!

The Phoenix51 100 Most Influential Recruitment, Talent & HR Professionals 2022:

Aaron Walker  – Head of Talent Acquisition – Marshmallow

Alessandro (Farganis) Puglione – Digital Talent Acquisition Specialist – Teads

Ali Peek Bebo – Chief Human Resources Officer – Pearson

Amy Golding – CEO – Opus Talent Solutions

Anastasia Womack – Head of Early & Emerging Talent – Capgemini

Anastasiia Korobova – Recruitment Coordinator – Google

Andrea Marston – Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition – Vmare

Andrew Morgan – Lead Talent Manager – Lumen Technologies

Andrew Porter – Global Talent Acquisition Leader – PA Consulting

Anna Rankin – Recruitment Advisor – Ecotricity, Forest Green Rovers Football Club, Britwind and The Devil’s Kitchen

Anne Jaeckin – Chief Human Resources Officer – Coty Inc

Ashley Hever – EU TA Manager – Enterprise Rent a Car

Ayshea Van Niekerk – Assoc CIPD Talent and Development Manager – Southern Water

Ben Gledhill – Interim Talent Acquisition Director – Manchester Airports Group

Beth Rayner – Global HR Business Partner – Unilever

Cassi Roper – Exec VP – Redgate Software

Catalina Axon – Recruitment Manager – Marks & Spencer

Cath Possamai – TA Director – Amazon

Chara Hadfield – Market Recruiting Lead – Apple

Charlotte Durrant – Employee Experience Partner – FSCS

Charlotte Johns – Global Talent & Communications Lead – Elida Beauty

Charu Malhotra – Global Head Of Talent Branding & Recruitment Marketing – PA Consulting

Chris Wimshurst – COO – Phoenix51

Christina Hughs – Recruitment Officer – Unilever

Claire Harrington – Global Head of Recruitment – Unilever

Colin Minto – Global HSBC Early Careers Attraction Lead – HSBC

Cymbre Baseley – Recruitment and Development Manager – John Lewis Partnership

Dan Hirst – Talent Acquisition Lead – Account Team Unit (ATU) Microsoft

Daniel Fitzpatrick – Director TA – Carrier

Danny Caines – Global Head of Talent Acquisition – Nortal

Darragh Lee – Head of Talent Acquisition – Talk Talk

Denisa Oprea – Talent Acquisition & Development Manager – Marriott International

Diana Crilly – Talent Acquisition Team Leader – MSD

Dianah Worman, OBE Chartered FCIPD – Co Director of Inclusive Talent Ltd and Freelance Associate -Diversity CIPD Inclusive Talent Ltd & CIPD

Elif Gurtekin – International Leadership Recruiting Director – Meta

Emma Coxon – Global Talent Manager – Schlumberger

Emma Henderson – Head of Early Careers – PA Consulting

Emma Lucas – Learning and Talent Director – Saga

Emma Neary – Talent Acquisition Director – Priory Group

Eoghan Finan – Talent Acquisition Partner – Workday

Eva Bochenek – Talent Acquisition Specialist – Pandora

Francesca Dickinson – Corporate Services Recruitment – Marks & Spencer

Gary Robinson – Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist – Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Gemma Beeson – HR Director – PrimeLife

Gemma Fountain – Talent Acquisition Partner – NHBC

Georgina Lansdale – Director TA – Foxtons

Georgina Laverick – Resourcing Manager – Holland & Barrett

Gordon Macfarlane – Head of Resourcing – SSE

Hannah Mcdougall – Head of Recruitment – QA Ltd

Hattie D’Souza – Director of People and Strategy – East Village PR

Hawa Newell-Sydique – Director of Talent and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Selfridges

Helen Alkin – Senior Resourcing Manager – BDO

Helen Taylor – Founding Director – One Blue Marble

Ian Lawson – Resourcing Manager – United Utilities

Jacob Williams – Talent Acquisition – Director Essence

Jake Loynes – Senior Recruitment Partner – Deerfoot IT Recruitment

James Langham – Talent Acquisition Leader – ASOS

Jay Henderson – Head of Talent acquisition – CISCO

Jeff Taylor – Founder and Editor in Chief – Courier Magazine

Jenna Hurley Head of Resourcing – Harrods

Jenni Jones – Senior Manager, People Services – Amazon

Jo Cook – Director of Performance Capability – Reach Plc

Jo Spencer Talent Acquisition Specialist – WWF UK

João Kalusi – Global Talent Acquisition Manager/Freelance Resource Manager – Marks & Spencer, Kalusi Consulting, symphony.com, Bombardier

Joe Boardman – CIS Global Head of Talent – Capgemini

Joe Drahota – Talent Partner – Microsoft

Joe Voelcker – Global Talent Acquisition Head – Elsevier

Jon Hull – Head of Resourcing – Balfour Beatty plc

Kate Mathias – Chief People Officer – Clyde and Co

Kathy Hoppins – People & Inclusion Manager – FSCS

Katie Sparrowhawk -Talent Acquisition Leader – Amazon EMEA Consumer Amazon

Katrina Clark – Head of Emerging Talent & Careers – Ocado Group

Kevin Green – Chief People Officer – First Group PLC

Lane Vaughn – Talent Acquisition Specialist – NET Recruit

Laura Wilkinson – Talent Assessment and Recruitment Professional – Korn Ferry

Lee McQueen – CEO – Phoenix51

Leigh Hine – Global Executive Search Director – MARS

Leo Harrison – Founder and CEO – Chapter 2

Liam Reynolds – CEO & Founder- Silicon milkroundabout

Lisa Faulkner – Head of People – FSCS

Lisa Grüner – Talent Acquisition Lead – Ocado Group

Lisa Kelly – Head of Talent and Performance – Heathrow Airport

Lisa Monteith Head of Resourcing and Onboarding – HSBC

Lisa Scales – Head of TA – Nestle

Luciano De Filippo – Talent Acquisition Recruitment Partner – Ocado Group

Lucy Hegarty – Global Head of Early Talent Recruitment – GSK

Lucy Williams Recruitment Lead – LV=

Luke Richardson – Recruitment and HR Manager – Learning People Global

Lyndsey Rathor – Head of Talent – Exertis

Manjuri Sinha – Global Head of TA – OLX Group

Manuel Heichlinger Director of delivery & research- Audeliss

Maria Coombe – Head of Resourcing – Blake Morgan LLP

Mark Lennox – Co founder – IHR

Mark Linden – Group Resourcing Director – Mitie

Martyn Wright – EU Talent Acquisition Head – Wipro

Matt Alder – Host – The Recruiting Future Podcast

Matt Buckland – Director of Talent Acquisition – Elliptic

Matthew Betteridge – CEO – OneCall 24

Matthew Halfpenny – Co Founder – Red Penny Partners

Maureen Tanguay Konieczny – Global Head of Recruitment Operations and Talent Solutions – GSK

Mel Hayes – Chief People Officer – North Squared

Melina Jacovou – CEO & Founder – Propel

Melissa Clay-Peters – Senior Head of Talent Acquisition – BBC Studios

Mercedes Mowat – Recruiting Lead – Wayfair

Myra Qayyum – Talent Acquisition Partner – Nestlé

Nabil Dar – Founder – Statigo

Naomi Bignold – HR Business Partner – Mediacom

Natalie Tedstone – Talent & Recruitment Director – IRIS Software Group

Neil Morrison – HRD – Severn Trent Water

Nicki Alexander – Resourcing Consultant – John Lewis Partnership

Niki Steel – Chief People Officer – Technicolor Creative Solutions

Norma Gillespie – CEO – Resource Solutions

Philip Shepherd – Founder – Opilio

Rachel Barr – Vice President – Global Talent Acquisition EMEA

Rachel Donovan – Employment & Skills Manager – The Calico Group

Rebecca Clarke – EMEA Head of Talent – Adobe

Rebecca Foden – Head of Early Careers – EY

Rebecca Milliner – Resourcing Business Partner – Allianz Insurance

Richard Key – Talent Acquisition Manager/People Lead – E-ON UK

Richard Matthews – Head of Talent & Resourcing – The Co-op Bank

Rob Green – Founder – Rectec

Rocki Howard – Head of Diversity – The Mom Project

Salima Shariff – Head of HR Service Delivery – Anglo American

Sally Patterson – Senior Recruitment Delivery Manager – The Calico Group

Salma Rashad El Hamalawy – Director of Talent Acquisition – Johnson&Johnson

Samantha Lloyde – Talent Acquisition Manager – South UK Apple

Sandra Geluykens – Senior Recruiter – Deloitte

Sarah Brooks-Pearce – MCIPD Future Talent Manager and Disability & Neurodiversity Network Lead – Auto Trader UK

Sarah Le Roy – Chief People Officer – Forrester Research

Sarah Lloyd – Organisation and Talent Solutions Manager, EMEA – The Walt Disney Company

Sarah Mason – CPO – Foxtons

Sharon Kelly – Chief People Officer – Monstarlab

Shervin Fard – Sourcing Manager Deloitte

Simon Bradberry – Vice President of Operations & BD – Allegis Global Solutions

Siobhan Carslake Cert RP – Recruitment Project Manager – Care UK

Sophie Hemmingway – Human Resources Director – BRITVIC PLC

Stephen Martin – Head of Talent – DNG Media

Stephne Puddy – Talent Partner & Inclusivity Lead – CIPD

Steve Huxley – Recruitment/Talent Acquisition Specialist – Konica Minolta

Sukhy Carey – Talent Acquisition Manager – CIPD

Summer Edwards – Recruiter – Marriott International

Suzy Style – UK Head of Early Careers Talent Acquisition – Capgemini

Terri T. – Head of Resourcing & Recruitment – West Midlands Police

Thaisa Uchoas – Talent Acquisition Lead – Kantar Media

Tony Simpson– Partner – Oliver Wyman Consulting

Verity Cole – Head of Talent Acquisition – ASOS

Vicki Horne – Resourcing Manager – John Lewis Partnership

Yasar Ahmad – Global VP Talent – Hello Fresh

Yvonne Rospek – Leadership & Talent Development Manager – United Utilities

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