The MPF Human Resources Leaders' Group is a confidential, in-depth discussion group of highly experienced and senior personnel specialists working in organisations providing professional, financial and other knowledge-based services to business. Objectives of the Leaders' Group:
- Link members through a formal network.
- Exchange ideas, techniques and best practice through regular meetings in appropriate locations with distinguished speakers.
- Benchmark best practice through membership surveys.
- Enhance the status of Leaders' Group members in the eyes of their employers, the wider personnel community and elsewhere.
Our events are run in London, providing both educational and networking opportunities for MPF and Leaders' Group members. Events may be organised in other cities. As a membership organisation, all our meetings are member only. However, those interested in joining are welcome to attend one event as our guest in order to get a feel for the Leaders' Group.
Structured: Leaders' Group Directors work with committee members to create online surveys on relevant topics, analyse results and publish the findings for free in the public domain.
Ad hoc: A member sends a question to email@example.com. HQ canvasses experts and members, and publishes a summary of contributions.
Chair: Kay Willis is the HR Director for Hogan Lovells International; prior to this she was the HR Director for Andersen's Audit & Assurance practice in the UK. She has almost 25 years experience in HR in professional services. She is a Fellow of the CIPD and has an Executive MBA with distinction from Warwick Business School.
Director: Jan Hills leads Orion’s HR Strategy and Capability practice and has a deep understanding of how to enable clients to articulate their vision for the function fully, so that the best decisions about the operating model, structure and technology can follow. Jan specialises in ensuring the new organisation is aligned, the changes are understood, and the people impacted by change are equipped with the skills and mindset they need to succeed.
She has extensive senior-level HR and line experience gained in manufacturing, insurance and investment banking. For the last eight years before joining Orion she ran her own highly successful HR and development consultancy business.
Jan has a degree in Sociology and a postgraduate degree in Personnel Management and is a Fellow of the CIPD. Her groundbreaking studies of what it takes to be a truly successful HR business partner and HR leader underpin the content of Orion’s many development workshops for HR professionals.
Jill King has over 30 years HR experience gained at Unilever, Tesco, KPMG, Lovells and Linklaters where she is Global HR Director and a member of the firm's Executive Committee.
Jeff Marlow is Director of HR and Training at Stephenson Harwood; prior to joining SH he was Director of HR and Training at Fox Williams. He is a Fellow of the CIPD.
Martin Pexton holds a number of non-executive director and trustee positions, including Minerva plc. Until 2009 he was Managing Director of LMS Capital plc, a listed private equity firm, and prior to this Executive Director of London Merchant Securities plc, a FTSE 250 real estate company. From 1990 to 2002 Martin was Director of Personnel at Allen & Overy and before this worked at Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and in the insurance and nuclear industries. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has an MBA from the London Business School.
Caroline Rawes is the Director for HR & Development and a Board member at Taylor Wessing. Caroline has previously worked at Linklaters, Accenture and KPMG. Caroline is a Fellow of the CIPD and sits on the Advisory Board for Westminster Business School.
Nick van Dorp , Chartered FCIPD, is Group Human Resources Director for Cyril Sweett, the international construction and property consultancy. Previously he spent 19 years as Partner and European Head of HR for Crushman & Wakefield
Two independent referees are required. Leaders' Group membership is free for 'Full 'MPF members and £500 plus admission fee for others.
Consultants are only eligible for Leaders' Group membership in exceptional circumstances. Membership renews on 1 July with a sliding scale in the first year. If interested, please complete the registration form.