Top 100 HR Directors

The following research into the Top 100 UK law firm HR directors was conducted from March to April 2013. 

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# Law Firm Name Gender Title Since Previous Employer
1
DLA Piper
Carol Ashton
F
HR director
2008
Ernst & Young
2
Clifford Chance
Claire Howe
F
Head of HR
2005
ICI plc
3
Linklaters
Christine Lynch
F
Global director of HR
2012
Herbert Smith
4
Allen & Overy
Genevieve Tennant
F
Global director of HR
2003
Arthur D Little
5
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kevin Hogarth
M
Global HR director
2008
Capital One
6
Hogan Lovells
Kay Willis
F
HR director
2002
Andersen
7
Norton Rose Fulbright
Andrew McEachern
M
Global director of people & talent development
2009
Goldman Sachs International
8
CMS Cameron McKenna
Jennifer Emery
F
Director of people
2011
Kerma Partners
9
Herbert Smith Freehills
Helen Anthony
F
Chief human resources officer
2012
Clifford Chance
10
Slaughter & May
Info Unavailable
N/A
N/A
11
Eversheds
Angus MacGregor
M
HR director
2009
Barclays
12
Ashurst
Sasha Hardman
F
Global HR director
2011
Allen & Overy
13
Clyde & Co
Charlie Keeling
M
Global HR director
2012
Field Fisher Waterhouse
14
Berwin Leighton Paisner
John Lucy
M
HR director
2010
Simmons & Simmons
15
Bird & Bird
Johnny Nichols
M
HR director
2008
Allen & Overy
16
Simmons & Simmons
Daniel Flint
M
HR Director
2011
Accenture
17
Pinsent Masons
Jonathan Bond
M
Director of HR & learning
2006
Allen & Overy
18
Taylor Wessing
Caroline Rawes
F
HR director
2011
Linklaters
19
Irwin Mitchell
Andy Chalmers
M
HR director
2007
Barclays
20
SJ Berwin
position vacant
N/A
N/A
21
Addleshaw Goddard
Jane Wilson
F
Head of talent
2011
Pinsent Masons
22
DAC Beachcroft
Phil Cousins
M
HR director
2000
NatWest
23
Holman Fenwick Willan
James Collinge
M
Director of HR & training
2010
Field Fisher Waterhouse
24
Wragge & Co
Karen Crossley
F
Human resources director
2011
Smith & Williamson
25
Nabarro
Shiree Murdoch
F
Director of HR & development
2012
Ernst & Young
26
Withers
Simon Luckett
M
HR director
2008
Allen & Overy
27
Stephenson Harwood
Jeff Marlow
M
Director of HR & training
2006
Fox Williams
28
Hill Dickinson
Andrew Rushworth
M
HR director
2007
KPMG
29
Kennedys
Caroline Wilson
F
Director of HR
2011
Eversheds
30
Olswang
Ffion Griffith
F
Director of HR
2005
SJ Berwin
31
Parabis Group
Jane Tribaudi
F
Director of HR
2005
John Lewis Partnership
32
Minster Law
HR Director-position vacant
N/A
N/A
33
Macfarlanes
Rob Hind
M
Head of HR
2000
Kennedys
34
DWF
Catherine Williams
F
Director of people investment
2006
Self employed consultant
35
Watson Farley & Williams
David Greening
M
Director of operations
1995
Allied Domecq
36
Osborne Clarke
David Shufflebotham
M
Human resources director
2009
Burges Salmon
37
Fieldfisher
Graham De Guise
M
HR director
2012
Danka UK
38
Ince & Co
Mike Orton
M
Director of HR
2008
London Development Agency
39
Shoosmiths
Louise Hadland
F
HR & fm director
1997
Volkswagen Group UK
40
Travers Smith
Karen McLoughlin
F
Head of personnel
1978
Lovell & Christmas Holdings
41
Trowers & Hamlins
Paul Robinson
M
Director of human resources
2008
Watson Farley & Williams
42
Weightmans
Sam Airey
F
Head of HR
2000
John Moores University Students Union
43
Berryman Lace Mawer
Elaine Hay
F
Head of human resources
2008
Capco
44
Mishcon de Reya
Vanessa Dewhurst
F
Director of HR
2008
Lehman Brothers
45
Burges Salmon
position vacant
N/A
N/A
46
Mills & Reeve
Sandy Boyle
M
HR director
2001
HLB Kidsons
47
Charles Russell
Elaine Emmington
F
Director of HR & development
1987
Madeiros Law Offices, Bermuda
48
Reynolds Porter Chamberlain
Sally Andrews
F
HR director
1989
Grange Engineering
49
Gateley
Wendy Warburton
F
HR director
1996
Lloyds TSB
50
Speechly Bircham
Nicola Swann
F
Director of human resources
1999
Booz Allen Hamilton
51
LG
Helen Loughlin
F
Director of human resources
1999
Mellon Bank
52
Dundas & Wilson
Jim Stanley
M
Joint HR director
2000
Halifax
53
Dundas & Wilson
Linda Adams
F
Joint HR director
1995
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
54
Farrer & Co
Suzanne Hulls
F
Head of HR
2005
BPP Law School
55
Keoghs
Sharon Benson
F
HR director
2012
Northern Rock
56
Maclay Murray & Spens
Claire Burgess
F
Director of HR
2003
National Australia Group
57
Bond Pearce
Ina Simon
F
HR director
1989
First Employer
58
Dickinson Dees
Theresa Wilde
F
HR director
2007
Jessops
59
Pannone
Simran Foote
F
Head of HR
2012
Irwin Mitchell
60
Blake Lapthorn
Alistair Gray
M
HR & administration director
2004
Irwin Mitchell
61
Cobbetts
no longer trading
N/A
N/A
62
Slater & Gordon
Rachael Kelly
F
Head of HR
2013
United Group Services
63
TLT
Sarah Pullin
F
Head of HR
2012
Capita
64
Brodies
Kirstie McLennan
F
HR director
2001
Price Waterhouse Coopers
65
Browne Jacobson
Eileen Henry
F
Director of HR
1997
Hammonds
66
Walker Morris
Terry Spicer
M
Head of HR & administration
1987
Peter Black Keighley
67
Lewis Silkin
Penny Newman
F
Director of people & knowledge
2007
Farrer & Co
68
Shepherd & Wedderburn
Carole Ritchie
F
HR director
1997
James Watt College
69
Freeth Cartwright
Carole Wigley
F
Principal HR manager
1997
Eversheds
70
Morgan Cole
Jeff Jones
M
Head of HR
2012
Eversheds
71
Dickson Minto
position doesn't exist
N/A
N/A
72
Stewarts Law
Angela Melia
F
HR manager
2008
Berwin Leighton Paisner
73
Thomas Eggar
Corrine Bennett
F
HR director
2012
Beststart Human Resources
74
Bevan Brittan
Mai O'Sullivan
F
Human resources director
2006
Babcock International
75
Clarke Willmott
Judith Moore
F
Director of HR
2007
Eversheds
76
Bristows
Amanda Rose
F
Head of HR
2013
Irwin Mitchell
77
Penningtons
Andrea Law
F
Head of HR
2000
Withers
78
Bircham Dyson Bell
Mark Jones
M
Chief operating officer
2012
MDJ International Consultants Ltd.
79
Brabners Chaffe Street
Nicola Thomas
F
Director of HR
2001
Christopher Thomas & Company
80
SGH Martineau
position doesn't exist
N/A
N/A
81
Manches
Marcia Mardner
F
Director of HR and training
2010
Davenport Lyons
82
Capsticks
Neil Middleton
M
Director of HR
2006
Simmons & Simmons
83
Ward Hadaway
Carol Butts
F
HR Director
1999
KP Foods UK
84
Shakespeares
Chris Kent
M
Head of HR Operations
2012
Wragge & Co
85
Hugh James
Diane Brooks
F
HR Director
1988
First Employer
86
Forsters
Alison Fairchild
F
Head of HR
1998
Kingston Smith
87
Howard KennedyFsi
Cecilia Sweeney
F
HR Director
2000
Taylor Wessing
88
Kingsley Napley
Jemimah Cook
F
Director of human resources
2008
London Borouh of Hammersmith and Fulham
89
Birketts
Shaun Savory
M
HR director
2008
Norton Rose
90
Fladgate
Ruth Elliot
F
Head of HR and administration
2012
DAC Beachcroft
91
Gordons
Karen Mills
F
HR manager
Switchgear & Instrumentation
92
Russell-Cooke
Clara Errico
F
HR officer
2010
Alliance Security Ltd
93
Davenport Lyons
Diana White
F
HR manager
2010
Baker & McKenzie
94
Burness Paull & Williamsons
Derek Cummings
M
HR and development director
2007
Sport Scotland
95
Ashfords
Ken Bryant
M
Head of human resources
2000
Devon County Council
96
Sackers
Julia Perrin
F
HR director
2007
Mayer Brown
97
Winckworth Sherwood
Tom Vesey
M
Partnership secretary- head of support services
1983
First Employer
98
Anderson Strathern
Kathy Taylor
F
HR manager
2004
Ernst & Young
99
Foot Anstey
Jo Redgrave
F
Head of HR
2010
Hemsley Fraser
100
Optima Legal
Marie Guest
F
HR director
2010
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Research as at: April 2013 - read about our research methodology

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