Human Resources, Direct Line
Originally from New Zealand, I’ve been living in the UK for almost 20 years. In that time, I’ve held several roles. I started my career in the UK in HR, working in Compensation and Benefits, and organically moved towards HR Systems, later specialising in this area. I’ve had the privilege to work for several years with global teams, predominantly in Europe and North Africa, implementing multi-national HR Systems. I enjoyed the opportunity to develop relationships with my international colleagues, to learn about their worlds, and the challenge of delivering solutions that would work for all.
For the past six years I’ve been leading the HR Systems team at Direct Line Group. There’s a lot I appreciate about DLG – my colleagues, the adult to adult culture and the passion our people have to do our best for our customers, both external and internal. I also appreciate the encouragement I’ve been given to continue my development and learning, and to follow my interest. This has led me to coaching, which in turn has led me to the BelEve mentoring programme!
Away from work, I like to run, hike, and walk, and the truth of this is that I mostly do this for calories to feed my chocolate habit (I’m a bit of a chocolate snob)! I cross stitch, read (preferably urban fantasy), enjoy travelling and experiencing other cultures; and I have a personal interest in coaching.