Our HR columnists
Dr Naeema Pasha
Speaker, Author & Worker: All about Future of Work - Equity, Careers, Skills & the AI leadership evolution!
Dr Naeema Pasha is a leader working on shaping the future of work with a focus on artificial intelligence and diversity. She founded the World of Work Institute at Henley Business School, University of Reading, where she led a groundbreaking research project on race equity in UK businesses. Naeema’s research and consulting covers change management, building caring organisations, career resilience, and GenZs in the workplace. She is a speaker and a regular contributor to media outlets, such as BBC Worklife, Forbes, and People Management Magazine, on how to transform workplaces and build ethical AI for good.
She co-authored Futureproof Your Career: How to Lead and Succeed in a Changing World, which covers issues such as diversity, technology, and the pandemic. Her latest book chapter dives deep into generative and conversational AI and diversity. She is one of the Ifpc-online Top 50 Worldwide Influencers on AI Ethics and ranked 11th in the Global Top Thinkers list by HR Magazine.
Founder, Diversity in Recruitment
Jo is a leading voice across the UK recruitment space on DEI and a regular podcast guest and event speaker across the industry's events calendar. She sits on several awards panels, including the TiARA’s and the Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards. She also advises and collaborates with the likes of Bullhorn, The Access Group, ReciteMe, JAAQ at Work, is an active member of the Women in Transports Intersectionality Advisory Group and is a Co-Presenter of the LinkedIn Live series ‘Can Recruitment, Crack Inequality.
With over two decades in the recruitment space, Jo is a catalyst for change in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) in hiring and talent attraction. Focused on reshaping recruitment cultures, she pioneered strategic DE&I training programs that elevate employee engagement, attract underrepresented talent, and enhance the overall candidate experience. Founder of Diversity in Recruitment, Jo is passionate about placing DE&I at the forefront of recruitment teams and hiring managers' agendas, firmly believing in their power to instigate genuine change.
Global HR Director, NED, HR Consultant, Board Advisor, Executive Coach and Public Speaker
With 30 years in the HR arena, Lisa has progressed in her HR career within a background of start-up, high growth scale-up, and PE-backed businesses across the UK, Europe, and USA.
She is an energetic, pragmatic, and highly influential HR leader, with a proven track record of delivery in HR transformation, talent management, succession planning, employee relations, reward and recognition, learning and development, resourcing, and policy management. She delivers ambitious people strategies that improve performance, profitability, growth, and employee engagement.
As one of the top HR influencers on LinkedIn, she describes herself as the ‘Queen of People’ excelling at her People Centric leadership approach, which builds extraordinary business cultures.
Lisa is industry recognised for her provocative thoughts and her unconventional approach to HR. She is a highly regarded coach and public speaker, who also writes posts, blogs, and articles that inspire many with her positive attitude and challenges to the norm. And if that’s not enough to keep her busy, she is heavily involved in charity support for homelessness and mental health.
Sue Turner OBE
Founder and Director, AI Governance Limited @sue-turner-ned
Sue is dedicated to using her expertise in AI and data governance and ethics to inspire organisations to use AI with wisdom and integrity. One of the first 14 people globally to be accredited in the Foundations of Independent Audit of AI systems, and with both a Law degree and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, she established AI Governance Limited in 2020 to advise businesses and policy makers on pragmatic AI, data ethics and governance issues and making a positive societal impact.
She is Board Chair and Non Executive Director for purpose driven businesses in the logistics and financial services sectors and coaches and mentors leaders. Her career spans entrepreneurial private businesses and not for profit organisations where she has led significant organisational growth, raised £27 million for charity and collaborated to shift power to help people improve their prospects. She was awarded the OBE in 2021 for Services to Social Justice.
Future of Work Expert at PA Consulting @lloyddeanuk
Lloyd is an award-winning Future of Work expert who is passionate about helping organisations to improve business performance. He achieves this by focussing on best practice approaches to learning and by using digital tools and technologies to unlock the potential in people and teams. He has experience in strategically deploying various learning technologies including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality solutions (AR) 360 cameras and a host of other EdTech tools.
He’s led teams and supported leadership activities as well as organisation design projects. Lloyd has been involved in future of work (FoW) projects, bridging the gap between digital collaboration tools and the deployment to line managers and teams. Lloyd has his own podcast “The Future of Learning”. He’s an ex-teacher trainer, has a Masters in his field and is often speaking at conferences on various HR related topics.