Liz is the Regional HR Director for Western Europe, for Starcom MediaVest Group, a global media agency and part of the Publicis Groupe. She chaired the People Management Group for the Institute of Practitioners (IPA) for8 years and was awarded a Fellowship of the IPA for her contribution to the advertising industry. She also led the Future of Work research report for the IPA. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has won a number of HR related awards over the years. She has led SMG into the Sunday Times Top 100 and Best Companies rankings for three years and achieved the much coveted Mumsnet Gold status in 2012 and 2013.
She is also a Trustee for Art Against Knives and has shaped the CSR agenda at SMG with recent work with the Rehabilitated Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPT) and set up an industry BacktoBusinessShip for retuning mums in 2103.
Liz started her HR career in North Tyneside as a Domiciliary Care Organiser, having completed an honours degree in English and Drama. Having left the North East, she joined the London Stock Exchange and later became the Head of HR for Epson (UK) Ltd. She also spent several years lecturing part time in the Employee Resourcing and Employee Development Modules for the CIPD. Two children later, she moved into the land of Advertising and PR agencies and joined Shandwick as their European Head of HR and as People Team Director at Grey London Advertising.