GPMIP Post Merger Integration consultant, Debora Edwards

Deborah Edwards
Human Resources

United Kingdom


People profiles

Deborah Edwards



Professional Background

  • Business & HR Leader with a passion for delivering sustainable change in a digital environment. 
  • Broad management consulting experience delivering  a people first approach.
  • Senior business & HR roles held across a range of sectors with global responsibility
  • Delivered Global Business & People change programmes across a wide range of sectors globally.  (inc. new Operating Model and Systems implementations
  • Strong experienced at delivering Global Programmes as a result mergers, acquisitions, divestments & integrations
  • Experienced in Target Operating Model design and reorganisations
  • Built and led delivery teams to support successful completion of business & HR Change

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Expert at leading the delivery of business and people change.  Implementing new operating models, including people, systems (e.g. Workday) and processes
  • Highly skilled at working within ambiguous and high pressure environments 
  • Extensive experience in working with leaders to understand their challenges and possible solutions based on business needs
  • Expert at creating outline implementation plan requirements and working with tight deadlines without risking programme deliverables or compromising on quality 
  • Sector agnostic with experience across multiple engagements in Legal, Banking, Financial Services, Consulting, Technology, Energy & Aviation  environments
  • Supports and enhances in-house capability to achieve desired outcomes without need to change internal resources
  • MCIPD since 2002

Project Highlights

  • HR Lead at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – managing insourcing of outsourced IT service.  
  • HR Lead at Lloyds TSB managing insourcing and outsourcing of key IT businesses 
  • HR Lead of IT Integration of LTSB & HBOS.  Designing and delivery of people implementation plan impacting 6,000 employees.  Supported C Suite leaders and managing HR team (internal and consulting)
  • HR Lead supporting the divestment of Lloyds Bank’s Private Banking business in Europe.  Supported the local and international team with outlining the operating model of the business.
  • HR Programme Lead at London Stock Exchange supporting acquisition of LCH Clearnet, Implementing Global Business & HR Model.  
  • Programme Director at Centrica.  Planning & Delivering all business & people integration following mergers for Global business.  Successfully delivered 3 programmes in North America and planned all European integrations.

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