Anthony Lawrence

Anthony Lawrence, Group HR Director, WHSmith


Having worked for WHSmith for over 30 years, Anthony held a series of general management and senior management roles before becoming an HR professional.  Through working in stores and Head Office, Anthony has gained invaluable experience of the retail industry and a breath of knowledge ranging from Employee Relations, L&D, Recruitment to Payroll and Reward.  During his ten years as Group HR Director, Anthony has implemented a number of changes that have benefited colleagues, either through the better use of technology, enhancing employee benefits and/or improving internal succession rates which have all resulted in increasing employee satisfaction scores.