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As a seasoned HR professional I value organisations that have strong positive culture, foster diversity and innovation, deliver high performance. Joining British American Tobacco [BAT] 19 years ago was one of the most rewarding professional experiences – one that allowed me to progressively expand my HR repertoire and strengthen leadership skills through role rotation and international exposure while delivering value add solutions to the business. BAT (£24 bn revenue, 56000+ employees, headquartered in London, market-leading position in over 50 countries and operations in around 180 countries) is a leading, multi-category consumer goods company providing tobacco and nicotine products to millions of consumers around the world with the ambition of 'more choice, more innovation, less risk'. Being part of the company at this point of time is an incredible professional growth opportunity, time when one can maximise their impact, be a part of shaping and driving a critically important change in the industry. BAT is the Company that has ignited my passion for Talent, enabling me to help people maximize their potential. I have experienced large scale business expansions and transformation projects that put to test my skills and knowledge of a broader HR – Business Partnering, Talent, Organisational Engagement, Effectiveness and Reward - while building me up into a rounded, internationally savvy business leader who can operate, consistently and successfully set, drive and deliver People & Organisation agenda. I am proud to lead a group of experienced HR professionals who define and execute leading edge Talent & OE business solutions enabling BAT to attract, develop, retain and engage exceptionally strong pool of talent: one - with a future fit capabilities, one - that will strive in a culture that encourages its people to be Bold, Fast, Empowered, Diverse and Responsible, to be a true competitive advantage for the Group. I believe in authentic leadership - when "your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more" [J.Q.Adams]. I encourage talented people to push boundaries, fight for opportunities making the difference. As a mother, this is also how I raise my kids building their confidence in pursuing their dreams, standing for who they are. I am a pro bono Leadership mentor with 30% Club developing young women of C-suite potential to achieve their ambition.