Annette Andrews U.K.
- Chief People Offer, Lloyd’s of London (Jan 2015-Mar 2020)
- Expert in people and organisational transformation
- Listed as one of the UK’s top 50 most influential HR practitioners
Annette Andrews is an experienced Chief People Officer and has worked with organisations on a global basis for 30+ years. She has deep knowledge and expertise across the People and Culture agenda.
MBA qualified and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development; Annette is also a qualified Executive Coach and Mediator. She is due to be installed in the UK as the Master of the Guild of Human Resource Professionals in 2020.
She has worked with CEOs, Board’s and senior leaders on a global basis in highly regulated organisation’s during some of the most challenging periods in their histories; including Ford Motor Company, Lloyds Banking group and, most recently, the Lloyd’s Insurance Market. Her role has been to ensure that People and Culture are integrated into business strategy and on the agenda at the top table.
She is passionate about supporting individuals and organisations achieve their full potential. She has personally supported the recruitment and development of talent at all levels; focuses on what attracts and retains talent, and the supporting culture and practise that needs to be in place. Diversity and Inclusion is the golden thread that runs through all that she does.
She is very willing to share the challenges in working throughout her career in mostly male dominated environments, from the shop floor in manufactured plants to trading floor environments; how traditional norms and approaches have been adapted and changed; what it is like to be a female executive leading change and business transformation.
She is currently focused on working with individuals and organisations on the impact of the global pandemic, both short term and longer term; emphasising that the world of work, personal expectations and social norms have changed fundamentally. Specifically, how we need to pre-empt the transformation taking place, optimise any opportunities identified, whilst at the same time ensure that we continue to support our employees and communities; and not lose the humanity & values that have remerged.
Her passion and personality shine through, she is very aware that she is a role model for others and gives an energised insight into her career and experience, that others will get key takeaways from.