Trudy Birtwell  Head of Leadership & Organisational Development, Solace

Trudy has been Head of Leadership and Organisational Development at Solace since 2011. She leads and manages a range of successful programmes and assignments with Solace clients and is quick to establish effective and successful working relationships with clients to understand their requirements and to co design and provide appropriate solutions that deliver added value.

She leads their partnership work with DCLG, LGA, INLOGOV, PPMA and a range of other strategic partners. Trudy is also a professional HR/OD practitioner with over 18 years’ experience of working at board and executive level. She is a strong leader able to inspire and motivate individuals and multidisciplinary teams. – www.solace.org.uk

Suzanne Hudson LGA – Senior Adviser – Workforce and Policy

Suzanne is a senior workforce adviser for the Local Government Association in England and Wales. Her role is primarily to identify issues and develop HR solutions for implementation across the sector.

Her previous employment was at the London Borough of Croydon, where she managed and delivered a range of HR projects, including negotiating and introducing a managed system for interim staffing, staff benefits, tendering and outsourcing, major organisational change and performance management processes.

Prior to this employment she worked for Thameslink Rail Ltd where she was responsible for organisational change and development within a private rail company.

Suzanne has extensive experience in organisational redesign and change. She also has experience dealing with partnerships and new models of delivery. She has over 17 years’ experience of managing change within HR, specifically involving senior managers.

Prior to joining Thameslink Rail Ltd, Suzanne was a lecturer in French and Economics at Southbank University.

Naomi Amor – Deputy Director, HR Capability and Talent, Civil Service HR

A strong, proven leader with over 20 year’s experience in government, ranging from front-line operational delivery to working in the Private Office at 10 Downing Street. With extensive experience of how government operates, I am a trusted and respected source of advice, expertise and best practice around recruitment attraction strategies, selection design, talent management and capability growth.

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