Through my 25 years at Unilever before my departure in 2014, I had a wonderful HR career in Unilever spanning numerous functions, business groups and regions, namely marketing, communications, sustainability, talent management, leadership development. This work took me across Africa, the Middle-East and Turkey, Australasia and Asia, Europe and the Americas.
My experience has helped me build capabilities in, organisational change, capability development with particular reference to marketing, and business transformation with purpose at its core. Today, I aspire to inspire and provoke organisations to put purpose and wellbeing at the centre of everything they do, and address the taboo associated with wellbeing (particularly mental health) within their organisations
I am a Co-Founder of a network called ‘Minds@Work’, which has grown from 14 members to over 1400 in three years. Its purpose being to stimulate and equip individuals to break the stigma of mental ill health in the organizations they work in. As an associate to byrne•dean , I consult on how to address the stigma linked to depression and anxiety in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on raising awareness of these issues and providing some practical strategies as to how one might go about addressing this growing modern illness.