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HR Post Brexit - South East Essex Group

CIPD Essex and Ipswich Branch

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 from 07:30 to 11:00 (BST)

HR Post Brexit - South East Essex Group

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Member 5 May 2017 £20.00 £0.00
Non-member 5 May 2017 £20.00 £0.00
Student member 5 May 2017 £15.00 £0.00
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Event Details

HR Post Brexit will be discussed by leading speakers at DP World’s London Gateway Port.

After the presentations, attendees can tour the port by coach (please book this separately here) and the neighbouring Business Park.  You will be given the password to access and book your place on the coach tour when you have booked for the main event!

Provisional timings

07.30 to 08.30 Breakfast

08.30 to 10.00 

Welcome and presentations by the speakers

Susan Wells, Vice-Chair, CIPD South East Essex Group
David D’Souza, CIPD Head of London
Claire Harding, HR Director, Eusa Pharmaceuticals
Rob Ardley, Ford Motor Company
Julie Temple, Partner, Quantrills Employment Lawyers
Paddy Smith, Senior Public Affairs Officer, CIPD

The speakers' biographies are below.

Questions and answers session with the speakers

10.00 - 10.20 Break

10.20 - 11.00 Presentation about the DP World facility

11.00 - 11.45 Coach Tour of the Port and the associated Business Park.  You must book this separately here (You will be given the password to access and book your place on the coach tour when you have booked for the main event!).  If you have not pre-booked you will not be allowed on the tour.

The charge is £20 for members and non-members and £15 for students.  The cost is inclusive of VAT and Eventbrite fee.

The event is open to members and their guests.

If, for any reason, you are unable to attend after booking, please cancel your booking promptly.

Photography may take place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.  

Speakers' Biographies

David D’Souza is the CIPD’s Head of London. Recently described as “one of the UK’s most influential HR and workplace commentators”, he is a respected speaker and writer on progressive HR & business practice. David has expertise on a wide range of areas, including organisational development, learning & development, talent and performance management, ethics, employee engagement and the future of work. Prior to joining the CIPD, David worked as an independent Organisational Development Consultant, having held previous roles as Head of People Development at Metrobank and in various HR positions for an international FS firm.

Claire Harding is Global HR Director for EUSA Pharma, a medium sized Pharmaceutical company head- quartered in the UK.   Employing people across 11 countries, Claire is experienced in both UK and European work practices and cultures. Claire’s previous experience includes 15 years working for DLL, a division of the Dutch Rabobank where she worked in a variety of roles. She is also currently co-chair of CIPD Herefordshire branch.

Paddy Smith is Senior Public Affairs Officer CIPD. Paddy joined the Public Affairs team in January 2015. He attended University College Dublin, where he achieved first-class honours in both his MA in the History of International Relations and BA in History. Opting against pursuing his study to doctorate level, he spent eighteen months working as in Parliament as an MP’s researcher and aide before joining the CIPD. In his role, he works closely with the CIPD’s Public Policy team to raise the voice of the CIPD and HR profession with government and policy makers. His main areas of interest lie in the skills and diversity agendas, as well as issues relating to Brexit.

Rob Ardley, FCIPD, is Manager Employee Affairs Ford Britain.  Rob’s career has seen him working in Manufacturing, Banking, Telecoms, and Retail.  Currently working in Ford’s UK headquarters in Essex, having recently returned from spending a number of years as HR Director for Ford in Romania. In his  current role he is working with the business to support a wide range of people issues and is directly involved in supporting the a Companywide team to understand the implications of Brexit and the challenges that this presents.

Julie Temple is a partner at Quantrills, a specialist firm providing dedicated employment law and HR advice to businesses of all sizes nationwide.  Julie has taken the lead on advising business of all sizes on holiday pay, one area of employment law which may be affected by Brexit and freely admits she won’t, if she gets the chance, miss talking about holiday pay and summarising case law from the European Court of Justice post Brexit!  

Do you have questions about HR Post Brexit - South East Essex Group? Contact CIPD Essex and Ipswich Branch

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London Gateway
1 London Gateway
Stanford-le-Hope
SS17 9DY
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 from 07:30 to 11:00 (BST)


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