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Dr Linda Holbeche

Dr Linda Holbeche is an independent coach, developer, consultant, researcher and author in the fields of HR, strategy, organisation design and development and leadership. She works with UK and international clients in many sectors. A recognised thought and practice leader and regularly voted one of the UK’s HR Most Influential, Linda was previously CIPD’s Director of Research and Policy. She is now Adjunct Professor at Imperial College London, Visiting Professor at four other UK universities, Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Employment Studies and of Roffey Park. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). A prolific author, Linda’s latest books are The Agile Organization (2nd Edition, Kogan Page, 2018); Organization Development: a practitioner’s guide for OD and HR, (with M.Y. Cheung-Judge, Kogan Page, 2021) and Aligning HR and Business Strategy, (3rd Edition, Routledge, 2022).

Dr Sharon Varney

Dr Sharon Varney is an OD consultant, author and educator. She works at a strategic level, helping to create more effective organisations, and engages at a very human level supporting people to manage personal change and transition.

Sharon developed her cross-sector leadership and change expertise working in complex organisations with an international reach. She was Group Head of Learning and Communications for a global engineering and construction company in the energy sector. Previously she was Vice President for International Learning & Development at a US bank.

Sharon is known for making complexity science insights accessible and useful, without dumbing them down. Her new book ‘Leadership in Complexity and Change: For a world in constant motion’ offers original tools and insights from her award-winning doctoral research and subsequent application of key ideas by a wide range of managers and professionals. The book has received acclaim from practitioners and academics, and was chosen as De Gruyter’s business book of the month in October 2021.

Sharon runs organisational consulting practice, space for learning ltd. She has a long term working  association with triple accredited Henley Business School and is a senior associate with CIPD.

Siets Bakker

As an organization consultant, Siets Bakker has guided numerous executive boards and management teams through their change issues. She is a forerunner in the field of applied systemic work. Siets is trained to facilitate family and organisational constellations, but is much more interested in finding practical ways to apply systemic knowledge to everyday life. She developed Moving Questions as a practical way of thinking, using knowledge from the systemic field. In this way she has inspired thousands of people to get in touch with their own systemic wisdom and has given them tools and language to apply this in their daily life.

Jesse Segers

Jesse Segers is Rector of Sioo, an independent interuniversity organizational development institute in the Netherlands since 1958, and Honorary professor at the University of Exeter (UK). He helps leaders and their organizations in their development.

Camilla Child

Camilla Child (MA, MSc) is a Principal Consultant at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR).  She leads the Tavistock Institute’s consultancy team which offers a variety of interventions to clients in the public and private sectors.  As an organisational development and change consultant she works across TIHR streams and practices. She also coaches individuals and teams and is an accredited Mediator and Coach/Consultant Supervisor. Camilla co-directs both the TIHR Practitioner Certificate in Consulting and Change programme and the Dynamics at Board Level programme. For 30 years her work has taken her into a variety of organisations to support individuals and teams confront and work with the challenges they face, mainly in the public and voluntary sectors from the local through to the national and international. She also brings many years’ experience of carrying out evaluation research, action research and action learning. This breadth of knowledge and practice offers a unique perspective of organisations which she carries into her work.  A particular interest is in cross boundary working and the range of behaviours which support it, alongside the myriad ways that organisational cultures are expressed. A wide range of frameworks have shaped her practice, including her early political science background followed up with systems psychodynamics, socio technical systems and organisational theories.  Clients have said that Camilla is able to work with complex situations, often in situations of tension, working with the system psychodynamics with confidence, humility and a curiosity which supports developmental learning.

Ian Donald

I am Chartered Engineer and industrialist with over 35 years of experience including many product designs; new product introduction; various project management and people management roles. My current role is Head of R&D and a senior member of the leadership team at Siemens plc, Congleton which allows me to be involved with many topics including strategy, leadership, organisation set up, process development, culture development, people leadership, innovation, intercultural relationships defining key performance indicators and creating the right working environments.

I am motivated by innovation and opportunities for change and constantly seek out new ideas which I can try out and also encourage my teams to think and work differently. I have considerable knowledge in productivity both applying Lean and Agile thinking and I understand the need to learn fast in today’s ever more complex environment and be able to constantly adapt. My real passion is growing the engineering and manufacturing footprint within the UK and as such I am part of the UK Governments Mentoring for Growth program supporting SME businesses to develop. I also participate in a number of advisory boards for universities and small businesses.

Over the years I have also assessed various organisations against performance and business models including EFQM and am looking forward to sharing and swapping insights and ideas on Organisation Design at this year’s ODNE conference. I look forward to seeing you there and would welcome chatting with you so be INSPIRED and let exchange our experiences and thoughts on such this and other topics.

Carmen Petcu

I am the General Manager for Delonghi Group Romania.

Delonghi has developed in Romania in the last 10 years a modern industrial platform, 3 factories – an amazing team, counting over 3500 employees and an impressive product portfolio of automated coffee machines and Braun breakfast equipment.

I am  a manager, with long international experience, mainly in automotive industry,  in many multinational companies, worldwide recognized for their high performance and technical level.

I gathered over 18 years in the automotive industry, with assignments around the world – France, Hungary, China, Serbia, USA, Mexico, and the thing she is mostly proud of is the incredibly beautiful factory she built for Michelin in India, in Chennai.

I have a master in chemistry, Iasi Polytechnic Institute and studied management administration at Open University and Stanford Business University.

No matter which corner of the world I am, I remain an active supporter of women’s increasing role in business, a great believer of modernization of the Romanian business environment more and more with women’s contribution.

Since 2019, together with PWN Romania (Professional Women Network, nonprofit association), I work for a great dear project, the Museum of Remarkable Women in Romania, a manifesto museum of our generation, aiming to acknowledge and celebrate

Romanian women – trailblazers, pioneers in many different professional path who contribute to development of Romania, through their exceptional courage,  achievements and destiny.

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