HR management & People Strategies


  • Global HR Manager in Shell Chemicals for 6 years (50+ HR staff supporting 5000 employees)
  • HR Director for Fonterra Europe (New Zealand’s biggest company, a dairy co-operative)
  • Deputy VP for HR & OD in TNK-BP (Russia’s 3rd largest oil & gas company with 50000 employees)
  • General Director of Samruk-Kazyna Corporate University in Kazakhstan (including running HR Consultancy & Outsourcing bureau)
  • VP Strategy & VP HR for the Shell shared service centre network (100+ HR staff in 10 countries supporting 9000 employees)
  • Specialist roles including 4 years as Senior Graduate Recruiter for Shell in Europe. Other roles including heading up people planning & resourcing, HR business partnering, management information, training and job evaluation groups in Shell

Previous examples

  • Able to develop the whole package (including HR basics such as compensation & benefits and people processes) for smaller organisations (eg Fonterra Europe in Amsterdam) or specific people processes for large organisations (eg TNK-BP in Moscow; national companies in Kazakhstan; HR audit in Eataly Moscow)
  • People Strategy development within Shell, Fonterra, TNK-BP and Kazakh national companies (including KazMunayGaz)
  • Internationally-benchmarked Crisis Management consultation for Sibur
  • Frequently demonstrated can move between strategic, tactical and hands-on with ease


Available for overall consulting, auditing, consulting in specific areas or interim HR management in small organisations including:

  • Overall People Strategy linked to Business Strategy
  • Recruitment, Selection & Attraction strategies (interview training, assessment centres, executive recruitment, on boarding, EVP)
  • Job evaluation (HAY, job ladders, technical ladders)
  • Performance management
  • Talent management & development (high-potentials, leadership development)
  • Coaching & mentoring
  • Competence development, training & development
  • Compensation & Benefits (e.g. Shared service centre network Single Framework)
  • IR/ER (including Staff Councils)
  • Setting up of pension provision, payroll systems & other HR administrative requirements
  • Affiliation, culture & values
  • Engagement and pulse surveys
  • Shared service centres
  • Overall People Strategy linked to Business Strategy
  • HSSE (health, safety, security & environment), ethics, risk management
  • Crisis Management