GPMIP UK Post Merger Integration consultant, Lesley Ann Kenrick

Lesley-Ann Kenrick

United Kingdom

People profiles

Lesley-Ann Kenrick

Professional Background

  • Highly experienced & results driven HRD with deep experience in outsourcing/M&A (client and supplier side) international industrial relations, TUPE/ARD, organisational design, rightsizing, global HR shared service centre set up and HR transformation
  • Experience of implementing global programmes involving European union/works council as well as HR contract negotiations
  • Strong team player together with expert leadership and stakeholder management skills.  Has a reputation for high performance with an inclusive and pragmatic approach
  • Senior director/board level roles in Wipro, CapGemni, Logica, ABB, Hitatchi Vantara, Unisys, SAIC
  • Masters degree in HRD and organisational change

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Global outsourcing, acquisition, divestment programmes – Recognised as an area of Excellence. Programmes have been 3000+ staff, $2B value, 99 countries
  • HR shared service centre set- up and migration
  • HR transformation and business change programmes delivered in sensitive or complex situations
  • Employee relations lead and in multiple European countries often against challenging business needs
  • Major restructuring and rightsizing experience with TUPE/ARD Transfer Regulations often with staff moving both ways between supplier and client as well as the retrospective application of Transfer Regulations in a UK wide steel industry client
  • Sector agnostic with experience in a wide breath of engagements including Energy, Oil and Gas Public Sector, Media, Finance, Manufacturing, Telecoms, Retail, Technology and Service

Project Highlights

HR Transformation experience includes:

  • ABB – transition leadership team for shared service centre set up and migration which involved the migration of in country services from 50+ European countries over a 2-year migration period delivering a 30% saving to operational costs 
  • Wipro (HR transformation director – led all global HR change programmes led from Europe 
  • An example of such would be to help a global telecom provider to migrate 500+ in-country local supplier agreements together with their in-house operations to a single supplier global service.  Involved 500+ FTE operation ramp up in India and migration of existing services from 9 countries as well as the transfer of 136 client own staff predominately based in Finland and Germany with strong union negotiations and very sensitive management of attrition – deal values have been $200M +
  • CapGemini (HR Director Outsourcing Board and Global Head of HR transformation and M&A.)

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