Global Business Mobile Talent
London '13
...for the world we will be living in...

Becoming an Employer of Choice

Global Business Challenges of Acquiring and Developing Talent
for Cross-border and Global Opportunity
...and retaining the talent/skill set for succession-planning

How to Manage Outsourced Talent Mobility Suppliers and their Performance

to be held at...
BRYAN CAVE LLP, The City; 88 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AJ

REGISTRATION £150 single but any 2 at £99/person

12h-13h30 Networking & Lunch in the sponsor area
13h45-18h15 Education
18h15 Reception

WrapSession... informal dinner follows (optional, extra fee)


Memo from
Edwin B Cohen
Chairman & Moderator
Global Business NewsConference

CEO- Global Business Advisory Council

Editor & Publisher-

Global HR News

Global Business ...Innovators & Communicators of the Year

Host- Global Business Radio Talk Show

Hello and Welcome to this unique workshop, an idea exchange within a highly collaborative atmosphere.

Briefly, the changing business and geo-political environment is driving new risk management approaches and this is driving capital re-allocations.

Now cascading across several multinationals, this process is driving collaboration between CFO + CHRO + CMO resulting in re-defining the Employer Brand and talent strategy to better manage cross-border business travel & mobile talent. Their business objective is to prevent non-productive relocation assignments and or failure of the "new" leader.

This new dynamism will be discussed through the afternoon today. I invite you to participate...and I invite you to bring a senior colleague. They will thank you for your business sense and acumen.


12h15 - 13h30, CHECK-IN opens
Meet and greet and lite lunch served in the sponsor table area

Conference Chairman's Remarks & Delegate Introductions

13h45 until 14h30, Opening Keynote

1st Look at 2014 Issues ...and potential solutions


Gary Freer is head of the UK employment team at Bryan Cave. He advises and represents clients in all aspects of employment law, including in particular Executive Severance, team moves (including drafting and enforcement of garden leave clauses and restrictive covenants), unfair and wrongful dismissal, discrimination and all kinds of Tribunal claims. He also advises on transfer of undertakings (TUPE) and on global mobility issues. He is recognised as a key individual by Chambers UK 2013 – ‘The “highly responsive” Gary Freer is recommended for his advice on all areas of employment law including tribunal claims. He also frequently advises on TUPE matters.’ Also, The Legal 500 UK 2013 notes that clients regard Gary for his “expertise in all areas.” Gary is Chairman of the Employment Committee of the City of London Law Society. He is a regular speaker and writer on employment law issues.

14h30 until 15h10
The new social media; long-term and very real effects
on the Workplace and Management

Using Social Technology. Understanding the emerging patterns around work linked to technology-enabled changes such as social learning;
social media connectivity
and the construct of a social business as an alternative model
to the traditional structure and hierarchical power-dynamic.


Perry is known for his energy, passion and insight around the world of people and work. He is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam Business School. Skilled as a facilitator, coach and mentor, Perry is qualified in "change" and in a range of psychometric tools and has been leading on business improvement and change for over 20 years. Perry is Vice Chair of the Northamptonshire CIPD and he also lectures on HRM at Birmingham City, Westminster and Dublin City Universities.

Having held corporate roles as Head of Learning, Talent & OD in public and not-for-profit sectors, Perry has set up his own enterprise - PTHR (People & Transformational HR) delivering Perry’s aim - to change the world of work; one conversation at a time.

Perry is a social HR Practitioner as he tweets, blogs and is active on LinkedIn and was voted 7th in People Management magazine’s Top20 HR power tweeters power-tweeters 2012. He is currently Advisor to the CIPD on Social Media & Engagement and is a Guide for the CIPD’s “Hackathon” – an online, open-source innovation platform encouraging practitioners to “hack” HR; to create new practices, processes and protocols and build an adaptability advantage for HR to influence the world of work in complex, volatile and unpredictable circumstances.

A regular blogger and writer, Perry has been published by People Management, Training Journal, Robertson Cooper, ChangeBoard, Halogen, HR Zone, the ILM and Duke University's Dialogue journal. Perry is a regular speaker across the UK and internationally and has featured as a speaker, chair and blogger at the last 10 consecutive CIPD Annual and L&D conferences.

15h15 until 17h15


THOUGHT-LEADER commentators will be a variety of corporate thought-leader practitioners and key subject experts, including...

Head of Global Mobility

Rachel will discuss managing vendors, and Performance Management with regard to outsourcing the function of Global Mobility.

Former Chief People Officer, UK Construction
Balfour Beatty Plc

 Until the summer, Kathryn was Chief People Officer of Balfour Beatty’s Construction business. With revenues in excess of £2.5 billion and 10 000 employees it delivers projects and solutions for both the public and private sector.

 As a member of the Executive Leadership Team Kathryn led an HR function which enabled the organisation to deliver complex organisational change whilst transforming itself.

 Kathryn has more than 20 years’ experience across multiple sectors including energy, defence, support services, telecoms, utilities and financial services.

 A change agent, Kathryn has significant experience of bringing organisations through substantial change, including turnaround, technology implementation, cost reduction, merger and high growth. Her focus and passion is for ensuring the right leadership is in place for the business to achieve its strategic goals.

 Prior to Balfour Beatty Kathryn led HR and Change for Serco’s Defence, Science and nuclear Division after returning to the UK from Canada where she was Vice President Organisational Development for Aviva and Vice President HR for Telus Business Solutions.

 Her hobbies include singing with an operatic group, skiing and supporting the activities of her two teenage children.

Tim will discuss "Consistency, Flexibility & Transparency in Today’s Approach to Global Mobility"

Tim started his career in global mobility in the oil and gas industry and since then he has held a number of mobility roles, both in-house and as an external consultant. This experience has provided him with a wide range of perspectives on how different companies and industry sectors manage mobility. He now runs his own global mobility and international HR consulting practice providing advisory services and project support to a wide range of domestic and international clients. Tim has spoken on a wide range of topics at global conferences, including attracting and retaining talent, the economic climate and its impact on mobility trends and practices, and expatriate compensation and benefits. He is a member of the judging panel for the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards and also for the Association of Relocation Professionals Awards.

Managing Director, EMEA
Steve will discuss "RMC requirements of DSP's and Customer Services in 2014"

Steve is the Managing Director, Europe. Steve joined SIRVA in early 2012, bringing with him over 20 years of relocation industry experience. He has held a variety of leadership roles in the European, Middle Eastern, and African (EMEA) market, as well as having the personal experience of completing a two-year assignment in Paris, France. Steve began his career at Black Horse Relocation Services, where he became Operations Director. He has also served as President of EMEA at Primacy, Managing Director of EMEA at a relocation and moving services company and prior to this, he was a European Sales Leader at a mobility management company. These combined experiences have given Steve a unique insight into the relocation industry, and its component parts, enabling him to structure internal teams and design innovative mobility solutions to meet the unique needs of every customer.

Interim senior Global HR professional having 20+ years international experience
Holly will discuss M&A and new country set-up.

Over the course of her 20+ years of experience working in international HR, Holly Juday has held senior-level roles from what she calls "both sides of the table" -- as a consultant and as corporate HR. Holly's work has always focused on the global aspects of human resources, be it as the Director of International Assignments or as Vice President HR - EMEIA for a major financial services firm. A Chicago native, she has personally relocated more times than she can remember, managing projects across the EU and northern Africa. She has lived in four countries and has now settled in the UK with her family. As the owner/director of Gerbera Consulting and Research Limited, a company she established four years ago, she specialises in interim and project-based roles associated with global expansion, integration, and mobility. Most recently she worked through process and integration with a high-tech firm in the midst of a European acquisition and is currently still engaged with helping a professional services firm in expanding its EMEIA footprint.

Gary will add legal perspective to cross-border employment, assignment failure and privacy issues


TOM MARSOM, Solicitor

Ian has eight years experience of working on contentious migration and criminal justice policies for the UK's Home Office. Before joining Fragomen in August 2011, he held the post of Assistant Director in the UK Border Agency. In January 2009, Ian took responsibility for the development and oversight of the UK's economic migration policy. Ian has acted as a key business liaison since the introduction of the Points Based System (PBS) and has worked with companies of all sizes to assess and analyse impacts as new rules and policies have come into force. His early work on Tier 2 of the PBS led to initiatives that simplified policies for graduate recruitment, senior hires, payment practices, allowances and skills transfer. Most recently, Ian played a central role in the design and implementation of the UK's much debated policy placing a cap on economic migrants. Ian also fronted an extensive Government consultation on the cap and worked with experts to revamp the UK's high value migration routes in Tier 1 of the PBS. Earlier in his career, Ian was a core member of policy teams that developed, legislated for and implemented policies to prevent sham marriages, deport foreign criminals and to incorporate civil partnerships in to the UK immigration rules.

Tom is a Solicitor based in our London (Cannon Street) office. He provides immigration advice and support to clients across a range of industries, with a focus on the telecommunications and technology sectors. Tom regularly advises global organizations and private individuals on all applications covered by the UK Immigration Rules, particularly Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the Points Based System. Prior to joining Fragomen, Tom worked for another leading London firm with a highly-rated immigration team. In addition to immigration law, he gained experience in a variety of practice areas including property law, employment law and commercial dispute resolution.


Nigel is the founder of the World of Expats, a new site providing advice, information, tools and services to support expats at every stage of the journey. The site supports international assignees as well as individual expats. He was a co-founder of the Forum for Expatriate Management, which was established in October 2008 and quickly built into a global community of global mobility professionals with members in over 100 countries, groups in over 50 cities and major events in the UK, USA and Asia. The business was sold to Centaur Media in 2011 and he left the business in June 2012 Nigel has lived and worked as an expat in Hong Kong with KPMG and in Malaysia setting up an investment bank serving the Asian market. He also led Accor Corporate Services USA, a business providing HR services across the US based in Orange County in California and then returned to the expat lifestyle in Fresno California running a start up for Hays Logistics. He has broad commercial and general management experience and, having worked as an expatriate several times in the US and in Asia, has a deep knowledge of the Global Mobility industry.

World of Expats -the first destination for expats and provides information, advice, tools and services to support all types of expats at every stage of their experience. The site supports international assignees as well as individuals seeking to find a job or contract, set up a business, invest in property or retire abroad. The site includes comprehensive guidance on 176 destinations, advice on the issues faced by expats, tips from expats and the ability to connect with fellow expats through the World of Expats Community. It also provides tools, including a Job Board, Property Search facilities, foreign exchange functionality and several other tools to support expats in their journey. Overall there is over 5,000 pages of content. To find out more go to or contact Nigel Ayres at

17h15, Closing keynote

2014 1st Look...C-level and Boardroom thinking



Dr JOHN CASTLEDINE is Director of Product Management, Research & Policy at the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). ILM partners with over 2,000 approved training providers/employers to raise organisational performance through improved leadership and management.

Dr. Reddington blends academic research with consultancy. Formerly Global Programme Director, HR Transformation, at Cable & Wireless PLC, he is an expert adviser on HR transformation to the Public Sector People Managers’ Association (PPMA) and a member of the Guru Group supporting the UK government supported "Engage for Success" movement. Martin is currently working with a range of public and private organisations on the evaluation and re-balancing of the employment value proposition or ‘deal’, working with leaders and managers to enhance people performance.

Martin’s recent publications include a Research Report which examines the impact of Web 2.0 in organisations and offers guidance to the HR profession on how best to utilise these new technologies and HR Transformation: creating value through people (2nd edition), which provides critical insights into the wider people management impacts associated with technology-enabled HR transformation. His latest book, People and Organisational Development: A New Agenda for Organisational Effectiveness, was published in 2012 and provides a critical perspective on the field, including useful and usable analyses of practitioner issues.

"My contribution to employer branding is both academic and practice based. Following a corporate career spanning more than two decades, I completed my doctorate (DBA) in 2008, which examined line manager perceptions of technology-enabled HR (e-HR). This provided organising frameworks and line-of-sight modelling techniques that I then re-directed towards employer branding and the employment value proposition. Working in conjunction with Prof Helen Francis, we created a new approach to measuring the way in which employees perceive their relationship with their employer. This incorporates novel and compelling ways of looking at 'conversational practice' as pathways to performance and also using personification of the employer as a means of depicting the experienced employer brand."

"These new approaches are now being applied commercially. A large project in the UK local authority sector is being used to help craft a 'new employment deal' for the sector. It is also being used in our National Health Service. In the private sector, it is being trialled in a number of organisations, and is expected to be used globally in early 2014.

"Last year, I had the pleasure of appearing at the SHRM Conference in Atlanta, where I co-presented with a global director from Deutsche Bank on the topic of their global employer branding project. This was a reward for my working with them over a 12 month period to provide constructive external opinion on their emergent plans."

In July 2013, Dr. Reddington was a keynoter at the CALIFORNIA GLOBAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE on MOBILE TALENT, in San Francisco.

Dr John Castledine is responsible for all aspects of Product Development (including vocational qualifications & learning programmes/resources), Product Management and Research/Policy. He is a member of the Executive Board; collectively responsible for setting organisational strategy, P&L and managing stakeholders. Recently he initiated and led an extensive programme of work to create and launch the next generation of vocational qualifications in leadership, management & coaching. Informed through extensive customer consultation, these new products will shape the learning of over 250,000 managers in the next 5 years.

Previously, John was Learning and Organisational development director at Pfizer Global Research & Development, managing a team responsible for integrating business-process, personal-effectiveness and change-management training.


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