Special Guest: Emma Dixon, People & Performance Manager, UK and Scandinavia, Formica Group

What is the role of HR in leading and delivering massive change programmes? How can you balance this with maintaining ‘business as usual’? Emma Dixon shares the experiences, lessons and challenges of doing exactly this in the face of a business sale and an unprecedented multi-million pound investment in renovation and infrastructure at Formica Group.

Emma held various roles across Marketing, CSR and Call Centre Management before moving into HR eight years ago. She is People and Performance Manager for Formica Group Europe which has 1000 European employees. Moving from twelve years in telecommunications into a non-digital, manufacturing world was a complete culture change for Emma. Although a smaller number of employees – the challenge comes from the history embedded in the company; with deep-rooted policies and working practices which required updating and change to keep the business moving forward.

Over the years Emma has developed an undying passion for developing leadership capability, supporting people with their health and wellbeing in the workplace and the power of CSR for employee and community engagement.

Host: Jo Moffatt

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