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Certified Talent Economist Profiles

Name: David Stephenson
Location: London
Certification Date: 10/13/2013
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Internationally experienced People, Learning and OD Director with 25 years successful track record facilitating change and driving increased value in wide variety of sectors, in the permanent & interim market. Pet subjects include culture change and creating a genuine learning organisation. As well as helping business achieve transformation, become more agile and competitive, my focus is on building longer term individual and organisational capability, so that success sustains.

Assignments/roles have included People & OD DIrector for UK Top 10 Great Place to Work; HR Director for $500m JV with China’s largest truck manufacturer; Head of L&D for Telefonica O2; Programme Managing a National Utility privatisation in Ireland; e-business start-up in USA; Programme Director for a £100m PFI in local Government; HR Director for merger of two paper/pulp companies; lead change consultant for creation and merger of the FSA; global brand launch; large scale technology implementations (SAP, Oracle) in FTSE 100; supply chain merger across a FTSE 25 retail Group; designing & leading the People Plan for UK's leading Telecoms firm.

Other roles for David include diver bomb disposal Officer in the Royal Navy; Hospital General Manager for BUPA with P&L; Quality Mgr for a Waste Mgt Company; Area Ops Mgr responsible for profit turnarounds; Sales Manager increasing retention and profit in a region; Senior Manager for Arthur Andersen and Change Director for Royal Mail Group of companies.