A technologist by training, Bev has led by example when demonstrating agility in career development.
Starting her career as a graduate trainee at IBM, Bev went on to work for Schlumberger and then NTL as IT Director, working across 5 businesses within the Group, before joining Penna Consulting PLC.
At Penna she held several senior positions including Managing Director and Executive Board member and, under her stewardship, led the Penna Career Transition business to be the UK market leader.
Having spent 14 years at Penna, Bev left the business following its successful sale to Adecco having been approached to be the UK and Ireland CEO of GI Group, one of the world’s largest staffing companies operating in over 57 countries.
An executive coach, mentor and master nlp practitioner and level A & B qualified assessor, Bev has always had a curiosity about how things work and how to make them even better and this and the drive to create conditions where people can be the very best versions of themselves has remained her focus throughout her career.
Why did it take a global pandemic for so many businesses to see true digitalisation, and what will the lasting effects be?
For most, lockdown happened quickly, and many organisations have been surprised how successfully they have adapted; but how permanent is this ‘new normal’?
We’ve talked about flexible and remote working for years, but for many it took a crisis to really make it happen. How will this impact the way resource, engage and reward our workforce?
Customer expectations are changing, do organisations have the ability to keep up? We explore what is at the heart of what customers ‘want’ and how can organisations adapt.
Could this be the dawn of a new age for equality? After all, everyone has access to Zoom, the ‘old boys’ clubs are closed, and the children are within arms-reach of both parents. If only it were that easy…