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Angela O'Connor, President of the HR Society

Angela was appointed President of the HR Society in 2012.

She is the founder and CEO of The HR Lounge. Her experience in HR spans over 30 years with roles at Chief People Officer at the NPIA, HR Director at the CPS and Head of HR at three London based local authorities. Angela has received many awards for her work in the HR field including three HR Director of the year awards. She was also the first civil service president of the PPMA (Public Sector People Managers’ Association) in the organisation’s history.

Angela launched The HR Lounge in 2011 - a boutique consultancy that offers a unique blend of HR services to a range of private and public sector organisations. A passionate problem solver, Angela’s goals are to help organisations achieve the very best through strategic HR advice, and robust HR policies. Her company employs the very best and experienced HR experts who are at the top of their profession.

Angela's deep sector knowledge spans across the whole HR spectrum and she has practical experience in often complex, difficult or confidential areas. Her real passion lies in making HR simple and stress-free for clients and helping to create flourishing work environments where people succeed.

As President of the HR Society Angela runs the highly acclaimed President’s Supper. A small group of senior professionals from the HR Community in the public and private sectors are invited to get together to discuss the critical issues facing the HR profession at the moment.  Find out more about the President’s Suppers.

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Angela OConnor President, Trustee

George Blair Chairman, Trustee

Julia Howes, Trustee

David Herbert Hon. Tresurer, Trustee

Andrew Mayo Trustee

Linda Holbeche Trustee

Peter Reilly

Wyn Jones

Kees van Haperen

Gemma Chenery-Jones Secretary
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