Panel Announcement – Women In Leadership and What’s Next For Gender Equality, Sponsored by LHH Penna

Following our announcement last week that our next event will be taking place on 16th May 2018 in the Village Hotel, Cardiff we are now extremely delighted to announce our panel.

Our next event will focus on Women In Leadership and whats next for Gender Equality, and this event will be sponsored by LHH Penna. Our event will include a presentation from LHH Penna’s Leadership Managing Consultant Orla Power on the organisations Workforce Transformation Agenda Research. Following Orla’s presentation, we will be joined by the following panel members who will take part in a Q&A to answer the question – ‘What’s next for Gender Equality?”


0.jpeg Anne Jessopp, CEO – The Royal Mint

Anne has worked in HR across a number of sectors, gaining manufacturing experience early in her career at Rolls Royce and Procter and Gamble. She went on to gain consumer experience at Radio Rentals and RAC. She was HR Director of an industrial services company and Remploy, before joining The Royal Mint in 2008 as HR Director. Particular areas of focus during her career have involved working with companies who are developing their culture and undergoing significant change.

Anne has carried out a number of roles at The Royal Mint. Starting as the HR Director, she then went on to lead the core Business services in the organisation for a number of years before becoming Director of Consumer for The Royal Mint in 2015. Anne was proud to be part of the team that launched the organisation’s new visitor attraction, The Royal Mint Experience, in May 2016 which received over 100,000 visitors in its first year. On 16 February 2018, Anne was appointed Chief Executive.

Anne has led the strategic diversification of the business, resulting in significant growth based on understanding customers and delivering the services and products that meet their needs.  This has included: Secure Storage, Gifting, Historics, increasing coin collectors, expanding international relationships, and tourism within The Royal Mint Experience.

0-2.jpeg Phil Bushby, Director of People And Organisational Development – Public Health Wales

Phil joined Public Health Wales in June 2016 from the DVLA in Swansea where he was the Human Resources and Estates Director. Phil is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and has a wide range of experience across HR disciplines and has led a number of significant change programmes over the past 20 years. In addition to his wider corporate responsibilities Phil oversee’s Public Health Wales People and Organisational Development Team who support the work of all of their staff located right across the country.

0-1.jpeg Selina Sage, Head of HR – Tenneco Automotive

Selina is a committed leader with a unique background that combines solid careers in General and Human Resource Management. She is a dedicated professional with a strong belief that every employee can contribute to business objectives and with the desire to help them succeed. She has experience in managing stakeholders across an organisation whilst also working effectively at a hands on level. She enjoys roles with strategic content where she can lead a team to deliver the strategy using appropriate measures and effective cadence.

We do hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a fascinating and insightful evening. Tickets are available via our Eventbrite page which you can access by clicking HERE.



NEW EVENT : Women In Leadership And Gender Equality – What Do We Do Next?

May 18 Event

Fresh from our fantastic event in the Big Moose Cafe with Jeff Smith, we are very pleased to announce our next event.

Following on from our Strategic Leadership research event last year – we are returning to this topic once more following the publication of Gender Pay Gap information from businesses across the UK.

You cannot look at any digital, print or social media outlet without a daily headline somehow related to the importance of elevating women in leadership, or gender equality, and we’ll be looking at what needs to be done to take this forward

So how are organisations missing the mark, why, despite their focus and investment, are their efforts not moving them forward?

We are delighted to have Orla Power – Leadership Services Managing Consultant from LHH Penna return to the Forum to outline some of the key findings from their continuing research programme under their Workforce Transformation Agenda.
Following Orla’s presentation, a panel will be available to discuss the topic and answer questions. More details regarding the panel will be announced shortly.

The event is taking place on the 16th May at the Village Hotel, Cardiff – with reception at 5.30pm for coffee/tea and networking with a 6.00pm start. The event will be held in Inspiration Room 1 and we really hope you can join us.

We are very grateful to be once again teaming up with LHH Penna who are our primary sponsor for this event.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite and by following this link.

Finally, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter. Our handle is @SWalesHRForum or you can click the Twitter button below. We are building a great community of Social HR Professionals on Twitter and we’d be pleased to have you on board to join the discussions.


Mark Hendy
Chair – SWHRF