Our people - 20 January 2021

HR leader joins Hawksford as Chief People Officer

Hawksford has appointed a recognised industry leader with 20 years of global human resources (HR) experience as its Chief People Officer.

Richard Summerfield has strategic and operational responsibility for Hawksford’s people function and all related HR activities for nearly 450 colleagues across Europe and Asia. His  focus will be the integration of acquisitions, hybrid working, employee experience, recruitment, employee development, performance management as well as employee benefits and rewards.

A former Institute of Directors ‘Young Director of the Year’ winner (2016) and Fellow of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development), Richard was most recently Chief People Officer at Ocorian and a member of its Executive Board. He is a founding council member of the Jersey Good Business Charter and has held a number of business advisory positions throughout his career.

Richard is  the author of ‘Loving Leadership’ (Panoma Press, 2016) which highlights eight leadership techniques many leaders overlook.

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