MD, PEOPLE PERCEPTION LTD

People Perception Ltd was launched by Catherine Ward, a senior HR leader with a background in international HR 

Catherine Ward,
founder of People Perception Ltd

I believe that values are the ‘glue’ which hold people together within an organisation – helping to inform the difficult decisions and acting as the basis for celebrating shared success.

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With over 11 years experience on the Executive Boards of international organisations, Catherine launched People Perception Ltd to ensure that practical, high quality HR was available to all businesses - no matter their size.

With international experience across Middle East, Africa, South America and Europe, Catherine specialises in:

  • Integration of HR strategy with business strategy

  • Initial development of new HR strategy and programmes

  • Review and refocussing of existing transformation and culture change programmes and interventions

  • Delivery support and acceleration of change programmes

  • HR team leadership

  • Integration of HR, sustainable business, CSR and innovation strategies

  • Reframing of purpose and direction

  • Coaching of senior teams through change

I look holistically at all dimensions of the commercial drivers, existing HR strategy, organisation culture, HR processes – and working with the key stakeholders I am able to help define a new or revised HR strategy.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Deep senior level experience

Worked for many different companies, in different ownership (public, private, private equity, privately owned) and operating models, multi site and in size from owner/managed to multinational Plc

Group HR Director for 11 years with BMI Healthcare and Interserve plc

Consultancy with Big 4 (KPMG), specialist occupational psychologists SHL, own business focussing particularly on post M&A integration

Multi sector experience including roles with the BBC, Sotheby's and BAA

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