With less than four months to go to the GCMA 2023 Conference – which centres on the theme of ‘Team Culture’ – we’re delighted to reveal that Annette Andrews will join Owen Eastwood, Craig Haldane and Kevin Fish as a keynote speaker.
Annette is a leading people and culture executive with over 30 years of experience with companies including Lloyd’s of London, Lloyds Banking Group and Ford Motor Company. A coach, mediator and experienced senior human resources professional , she considers how organisations and leaders need to adapt to new expectations from employees and the fundamental changes in leadership style and culture this brings. She sees people as being the heart of the business, ensuring they are listened to and discussed.
She has worked with CEOs, boards and senior leaders on a global basis in highly regulated organisations and during some of the most challenging periods in their histories. She held senior HR roles at Ford Motor Company and Lloyds Banking Group before becoming the Chief People Officer at Lloyd’s of London Specialist Insurance market. In this latter position, she worked closely with the CEOs to radically change a complex, deep-rooted and outdated working culture. Throughout, her work has been to ensure that people and culture are integrated into business strategy and is on the agenda at the top table.
Passionate about supporting individuals and organisations to achieve their full potential, she explores what attracts talent and the supporting culture and practices that need to be in place to retain them. The golden thread that runs through her work is equality, diversity and inclusion. Along with these key factors, she looks at what technological, social and industry changes have to say about employees and employers of the future.
Annette also considers her personal experiences of working in male-dominated environments, from factory shop floors to bank trading floors. She looks at the changes that have taken place throughout the years, and the improvements that can still be made. She reflects on life as a woman executive leading change and business transformation, as well as life as a working single mother in a senior role.