Thursday 15th March 2018 | London

Nigel Sullivan

Chief People Officer

Nigel Sullivan

About Nigel Sullivan

Nigel has recently been appointed as Chief People Officer at global health and care company Bupa, which is guided by its purpose of helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.  Prior to this role he was Group Human Resources Director for TalkTalk from 2010 – 2017. Nigel reports to the Bupa Group Chief Executive and is a member of the Executive Team

He is a commercial director who has led the transformation of People Functions including all aspects such as payroll, systems, operations, recruitment, talent, OD, communications, engagement, training and development. At TalkTalk the People Team led the way in creating a harmonised digital environment giving colleagues and managers direct access to people services.

Nigel started his career in Human Resources at Rover Group and spent the majority of his time at Land Rover.  He left after a decade there his final position being HR Director for Sales and Marketing worldwide.

He subsequently held senior HR positions at Nortel Networks, Marconi and the logistics group Wincanton plc.  He joined Wincanton as Group HR Director in 2002 and served as a main board member from 2004 – 2010 with responsibility for CSR, procurement, property and health and safety in addition to HR.

He was awarded CHRO of the Year (EMEA) in 2016.

Nigel is a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Bath and Noble Foods Ltd.

Nigel lives in the UK, is married to Michelle and is a keen hiker, cook/foodie and Bath/Ireland Rugby Union fan. He is also a member of the Royal Geographical Society.


Session Two: The impact of tech on HR in 2020

Technology is a catalyst in the organisational structure of HR. From the rise of AI to the implementation of virtual reality in business, digital developments are transforming how a company’s culture is formed and maintained.


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