30 years in HR: How careers have changed and where they’re heading next (webinar)

A career in personnel management in the 1980s: how has HR changed since and where is it going next?
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Wednesday 9 May 2018 2:00pm (BST)

How are organisations changing and what does it mean for HR? More importantly, what does it mean for your HR career and how should you prepare?

As Personnel Today celebrates its 30th anniversary, three HR directors share their experiences of working in human resources, how they believe the HR profession is changing and what they look for in future HR leaders.

This Personnel Today webinar, in association with myHRcareers and PT Jobs, is a unique opportunity for you to maximise your potential in HR. We look back fondly at how HR has changed since the 1980s, at how it has changed over the decade, and look forward to how the changing world of work will affect the profession.

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Your host Rob Moss welcomes three highly accomplished HR leaders: Zoe Walters is global HR director at Adidas; Craig McCoy has had a plethora of HRD roles at leading companies in telecoms, media and healthcare; and Kirstin Furber is chief people officer at ClearScore, having previously worked at BBC Worldwide and Twentieth Century Fox.

Register now to hear our HR leaders talk about:

  • How they got into HR and how the profession has changed
  • The future of work and its impact on the organisation
  • How the HR function should adapt and thrive
  • Top tips on how to get promoted to your first HRD role
  • What makes a great HR professional and what our HRDs look for in their teams.

This 60-minute webinar will comprise short presentations from each of our speakers, followed by a live Q&A. Attendees can pose questions for our panel when they register and during the live webinar.

About our speakers

Kirstin Furber is chief people officer at ClearScore, one of the leading FinTech businesses based in the UK. Working alongside the CEO, Kirstin’s main responsibility is to create an inspiring environment where everyone can do their best work to build a culture of growth. Kirstin was formerly people director at BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and a member of its executive committee. Previously Kirstin was executive HRD at Twentieth Century Fox, and has held senior HR positions at Discovery Channel, Ziff Davis, Warner Bros and Granada Media Group.


Craig McCoy is a senior group HR director with nearly 35 years’ experience. He has held HR director roles at 15 businesses, including BT, Sky, the Ministry of Justice and Bupa, with responsibility for up to 18,000 employees and 45 countries. He has also held roles as non-executive director, chief operating officer and senior change management consultant roles. He is manging director of The Learning Loop, which provides interim and consulting services, and chairman of London HR Connection.


Zoe Walters began her career working on board for Carnival Cruise Lines, quickly establishing herself as a respected HR leader. Currently working as a global HR director for Adidas, Zoe is widely known for her expertise in digital technology and agile set-ups which have disrupted the sport industry over the past two years. During her career, she has led teams across the world and has recently completed a Masters in Psychology and become an ICF accredited Coach. Zoe has many interests, mainly behaviour and coaching.


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