Hot List 2017
It’s always a pleasure browsing through the final list of HR professionals featured in HRD’s annual ‘who’s who’ guide. These are the people who continue to add value to the profession and increase its standing in the business world. Some of them have appeared in our previous Hot Lists, proving their staying power; others have featured in the magazine over the past 12 months. Then there are the new contenders: they’ve launched innovative initiatives, tackled tough business-critical challenges, or moved the dial on persistent issues like diversity and inclusion.
Many have already been acknowledged as industry leaders, and they have the accolades to prove it; or the
organisations they work for have been applauded as employers of choice by the likes of Aon Hewitt and the Great Place to Work Institute.
Significantly, it’s not all about bright optimism; some HR professionals on the list are in declining markets or at companies that are struggling to reinvent themselves. Rain, hail or shine, HR continues to prove its worth, as the leaders on the following pages prove.