Kerry is a hands-on, strategic Senior Human Resources Partner, who has more than 15 years’ experience within the retail sector. She has worked in a variety of roles in HR, Compliance and Senior Management, and currently works within the automotive sector.
Prior to joining the company, Kerry spent seven years with Tesco, in various roles at store level and regionally, not only within HR, but also in Operations.
As a CIPD member, Kerry has a degree in Retail Management and a CIPD qualification, which were both gained while she was working in a full-time operational role at Tesco. Kerry’s expertise include talent management and development, organisational development, employee engagement, succession planning and leadership and management coaching. Kerry provides a high level of service to all of her clients, be it internal colleagues or external brand partners/providers. She is a great advocate for change and continuously looks at different ways of improving the business performance and her own development.
She is also involved in many projects that stretch across the business and was recognised for her achievements by winning the HR Person of the Year Award at the annual Jardine Motors Group Leadership Conference. Kerry is currently taking part in the company’s Leaders of the Future Programme, which will also provide her with a Level 5 Institute of Leadership and Management qualification.
Kerry very much believes in hiring the right person for the role and giving everyone an equal playing field. Kerry spends time challenging management teams about their recruitment process, understanding the barriers that exist that block women from joining the industry and also is a huge fan of JMG’s Academy programme, which has seen an increase in female candidates. Kerry has participated in the 30% Club’s mentoring programme and really took a lot from this, so much so, that she has been a mentor to several colleagues in the business to support them in this industry.
Kerry’s reaction on receiving the news about her win: “I was in total shock to hear I had won. I didn’t believe it at first, but I feel extremely proud to be recognised for the passion, commitment and effort I put into helping female colleagues in our business achieve more. It’s only recently that I’ve focused on my own personal development, but I’m learning to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and pushing myself forward. I hope this is an inspiration to other colleagues that you have to face your fears in order to progress.”
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