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

Research as at: April 2013 - read about our research methodology

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