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Berna Anderson is the Director of Global Mobility for AECOM, a Fortune 500 company and $8-billion global provider of professional technical and management support services. AECOM’s 45,000 employees – including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management professionals – serve clients in more than 130 countries around the world.
In this role, Berna is responsible for the management of AECOM’s Global Mobility program and leading a global team across AECOM’s geographies.
Before joining AECOM, Berna held the position of Director Talent Deployment at Abbott Laboratories and was the Head Operations Global Mobility & Projects with Novartis Pharma AG in Basel, Switzerland. At Novartis she was responsible for operational oversight of the Global Mobility function as well as the transformation of Global Mobility processes for Novartis’s expatriate population. Prior to Novartis, she served in various management roles in Germany and the greater New York Metro area within relocation and expatriate management consulting and solutions providers including Weichert Relocation, Deloitte, and PricewaterhouseCoopers serving the expatriate management needs of many multinational companies.
Berna holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Fachhochschule Frankfurt, Germany and is a member of SHRM.
Loretta Allard manages the Global Mobility Services function for Genworth Financial, Inc, which includes the Global Immigration, Relocation and Expatriate Programs. Loretta comes to us with 20+ years of global experience.
She joined the Genworth Team in 2005 as part of the IPO from General Electric. Prior to Genworth, she worked at GE’s Corporate Global Mobility Services where she held a variety of positions such as, America’s Regional Leader, Operations Leader, Training & Development Manager and Global Communications Leader.
Loretta joined GE in 1995 from Citibank where she spent most of her career working in Expatriate Administration and Global Training development.
Loretta is an active member and regular speaker at the National Foreign Trade Council’s International Assignment Management Group, ERC Worldwide, SHRM and SIRVA University.
Loretta is a native New Yorker who now enjoys living and working in Richmond, VA.
Matt Burns, Director of Global Mobility, joined Lockheed Martin Corporation as the Director of International Human Resources in May of 2005. His first position was Director of International HR. He now reports to the Vice President of International HR in Corporate Human Resources and became Director of Global Mobility in November 2011.
Global Mobility provides assistance to Lockheed Martin’s approximately 3,600 employees working on international assignments in over 60 countries around the world. In addition to relocating international assignees, Global Mobility also provides an international assignment tax assistance program and develops cost estimates and immigration advice to support international business proposals.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Matt served for 26 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, including assignments to Nicaragua, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, the Soviet Union, Italy and Israel. In addition to his overseas assignments, Matt worked at the State Department in Washington as a Bilateral Affairs Officer in the Office of Soviet Affairs, as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Administration, Senior Advisor to the Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Center for Administrative Innovation.
Matt has been published in State Magazine and the Shared Services and Outsourcing Newsletter. Matt has been featured as a speaker at international and national conferences, including multiple conferences on the management of shared services.
Matt received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts in International Political Economics and Business and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. Matt speaks fluent Spanish, Italian and professional-level Russian.
Jennifer Chandler is the manager of Black & Veatch’s Global Mobility department in the corporate headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas, overseeing the company’s international assignment and transfer and U. S. domestic relocation programs. For the past 15 years, she has worked extensively in matters involving international human resources within in-house corporate administration, Big 4 tax firm and relocation company outsourcing environments. Her specializations include implementation, consulting, vendor management, training and program administration.
Jennifer is a member of the Global Advisory Council of the Employment Relocation Council (ERC) and holds the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designations. She also has her Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She earned her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Communications and Spanish from Stephen F. Austin University in 1997 and her Master of Business Administration in global executive business from Duke University in 2010.
Prior to joining Cisco, Kathy was the SR Global Mobility manager for Flextronics International USA. Prior to joining Flextronics, Kathy was a partner in Transition Solutions Group, a consulting/auditing company working exclusively with corporations. Kathy was also at GMAC Global Relocation Services, KPMG LLP and Worldwide Relocation Manager for Apple Computer.
Tod Day is the HR Operations Manager for Bechtel Business Services (BBS), located in Santiago Chile. He is responsible for providing human resources leadership and management for the BBS Latin America Regional Service Center, which includes Global Mobility. He has a diverse background with 25 years of experience in the Human Resources field primarily within the Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) industry. He has worked and lived 5 counties (United States, Venezuela, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Chile) across a broad range of HR leadership roles spanning; major projects/ programs, regional, corporate, and shared services. In 2011, he was recognized by his peer group and received an EMMA award for Global Mobility Professional of the Year.
Carolina Garcia-Zigal, is the Sr. Manager of Global Mobility and Talent Acquisition Programs at Autodesk, Inc. Autodesk is a global industry leader is 3D design, engineering and entertainment software with 7000+ employees in 49 countries.
Carolina and her team manage a centralized mobility program from the Autodesk corporate headquarters in San Rafael, California. The program includes worldwide support for domestic relocation, international transfers, global immigration, international business and expat assignments and tax compliance research.
Carolina joined Autodesk nine and half years ago. Before joining Autodesk, Carolina managed global mobility and corporate HR programs at SGI in Mountain View, California and held a consulting role at Palm, Inc. in Santa Clara, California. Carolina has 20+ years experience in the global mobility industry including six years managing home sale and group move programs at a large third party relocation management company.
Apple Gidley started her expat life at a month old in Kano, Nigeria in the cooling embers of colonialism. Since those early days her itinerant lifestyle has included newly independent countries full of hope, nations we could all learn from and one or two we shouldn’t. Picking up a husband and two children along the way, Apple has relocated 26 times through 12 countries.
Her roles, as well as wife and mother, have included editing a regional magazine for an international charity, selling dive equipment and springing Distressed British Nationals from gaol among others. An Anglo-Australian now known to thousands as ExpatApple thanks to her popular blog at the Daily Telegraph, she believes to be a true global nomad we have to be actively engaged in wherever we call home, for the moment.
Nikki Goodstein recently joined Gulfstream Aerospace as the Director, Global Total Rewards, where she leads Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Global Mobility and International HR Infrastructure. Prior to Gulfstream, Nikki was at Cisco Systems, Inc. where she led the global mobility strategy and design, including the design and implementation of a global tax policy and cost effective pay delivery. Additionally, she managed the business planning process for compensation & benefits. Prior to Cisco, Nikki enjoyed global human resources roles at The Coca-Cola Company and Johnson & Johnson in compensation and benefits and operationally as an HR generalist. In addition to her corporate roles, Nikki serves as the as Human Resources Advisor to the Board of Directors at Temple Kol Emeth. Nikki holds a bachelor in Statistics from Douglass College at Rutgers University.
Sandra Howell is the Director of Compensation & Global Mobility with Kraft Foods and has been in the Global Mobility role since February 2005, which was expanded in 2008 to include additional Compensation responsibilities. As part of this role, she is responsible for strategy, policy development & program management for all cross-border employee mobility for all of Kraft employees.
Sandra started her HR career with Watson Wyatt Consulting (UK) where she held a variety of HR consulting positions during her 12 years. She joined Lucent Technologies in 1997 and held a number of roles in the U.K.and then as an expatriate in Brussels for over 2 years, during which time she was very involved in the HR project to split the business and became part of the Avaya spin-off from Lucent. When she left Avaya in January 2002 she was the Head of Compensation & Benefits for Europe, Middle East & Africa. In January 2002 she joined Kraft Foods based in Melbourne, Australia as Director of Compensation & Benefits for the Asia Pacific Region a role she held for 3 years before moving into her current role at Kraft’s corporate headquarters.
In 1985, she completed her postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management at Kingston University (London) and became a graduate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development in the U.K.
In 2005, she became a Chartered Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and in 2001 earned the Global Remuneration Professional designation from World at Work.
Rob Lesser is a lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in major international organizations, including Morgan Stanley and Arthur Andersen. Rob’s major focus has been on all aspects of domestic and international relocation. Not only has Rob administered and advised on programs, but he has personally experienced them, having lived and worked not only in the US but also in Asia (Hong Kong/Tokyo) and Europe (London). He brings a variety of skills to organizations to help improve not only their results, but also their processes and understands the issues from a global perspective. He has focused on driving effective and efficient change, done in a way that balances the needs of organizations as well as the impact on their people.
While at Arthur Andersen, Rob advised many of the Firm’s major clients in both the US and UK on tax and HR policy issues and helped them devise the infrastructure to successfully administer them. After receiving that advice from the outside, Morgan Stanley asked Rob to join them as the Firm’s Head of International Services, which encompassed not only international executive tax and expatriate and domestic relocation, but also the administration of the Firm’s immigration program. He is widely credited with not only with building a best-in-class program with effective and efficient domestic and international policies, but also for its fair and equitable administration. As a result, Morgan Stanley’s transferees willingly go wherever and whenever needed without concern for whether the Firm is appropriately handling the move, and his policy, procedural and administrative changes have saved the Firm nearly $200 million.
Rob has always tried to help other organizations achieve results similar to those he instituted at Morgan Stanley. Rob made well received presentations on expatriate policy to both the Forum for Expatriate Management and the Society for Human Resources. He has also been asked to serve on the Advisory Board of Living Abroad, the premier provider of country information to the expatriate management community. Rob previously headed the Expatriate Management Committee of the National Foreign Trade Council where he was instrumental in making the organization the desired place for the development and exchange of expatriate policy and administration ideas among the most important expatriate programs globally.
Rob’s leadership has extended to the community as well, serving as an active member of various Boards and has lectured on various topics in both the US and Canada, including the World Bank and Harvard Business School; Rutgers School of Labor Relations (Global Mobility); Manhattanville College (Managing Globally in International Business; and to various organizations on HR and relocation policy as well as outsourcing, offshoring and restructuring.
Rob retired from Morgan Stanley in 2010 and has since been providing assistance on international HR issues to other organizations, including the World Bank and General Electric. He has also been engaged as a corporate speaker for such organizations as CIGNA International.
Richard oversees Dell’s expatriate program and supports HR M&A implementations. Prior to working at Dell, he worked for Ernst & Young as an expatriate tax manager and consulted on-site at Cisco Systems and Yahoo in the role of Global Mobility Manager.
Richard completed international assignments in London, UK and Guadalajara, México and is certified as a Global Mobility Specialist by the Worldwide ERC.
Kelly possesses nearly 20 years of diversified business and HR experience across various industries and business strategies. Kelly has a proven ability to build and lead complex organizations in multi-cultural global environments, is accomplished at driving strategy and delivering Human Capital solutions that result in accelerated revenue growth, constructing high performance organizations and spearheading global talent strategies that meet market demands in growth-oriented industries. Kelly’s passion is guiding teams through transformational change in an inclusive way with minimal disruption to the business. Currently, Kelly is Sr. Director of HR at Microsoft where she is responsible for Global Talent Deployment; formerly she was accountable for Talent Planning and Acquisition for the Microsoft Office Business Division. Prior to Microsoft, Kelly was responsible for leading multiple HR functions at T-Mobile. Before joining T-Mobile, Kelly was a Consulting Partner with a boutique firm providing services to clients such as Berkshire Hathaway/FSB, P&G, Coca-Cola, M&M Mars, Marathon Oil, Miller Brewing and others. Kelly attended Florida Atlantic University where she studied Computer Information Systems, University of Canterbury where she received her MBA. Kelly is currently pursuing her graduate studies in Philosophy.
With over 16 years in Global Human Resources, Lusinè Meeks currently serves as Vice President of Global Shared Services at Alliance Data Systems. In her role Lusinè oversees the management of Global Payroll and HRIS, as well as International Assignments and Immigration.
She is a current member of the Society of Human Resources, member of the Human Rights International Alumni, speaker on multiple national conferences and roundtables, and a repeat Judge for the Global EMMA awards. A tenacious networker, Lusinè is the Executive Director of the DFW International HR Roundtable.
Lusinè is a certified global professional of HR (GPHR) and holds a Masters degree in Political Science and International Relations from the American University of Armenia and a Master’s degree in International Human Rights from the University of Essex, UK.
Prior to Alliance Data Lusinè was Sr. Principal at Sabre Holdings, Director of Global HR at ACS, Inc. and Sr. Manager of Global Rewards at i2 Technologies, where she managed multiple HR functions. Originally from Armenia, she has lived and worked in various countries including UK, Russia, and Armenia.
After relocating internationally 4 times, she is married with two children and calls Plano Texas her home.
As Senior Director, Global Talent Mobility Services at PepsiCo, Inc., Rock holds a leadership role in which he builds and aligns international assignment strategy with the organization business strategies. He leads a team of 16, strategically placed around the world, to meet the diverse mobility needs of PepsiCo’s businesses and human capital.
Prior to joining PepsiCo in 2002, Rock worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers advising clients on international assignment related challenges.
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Andrew Walker is Group Director, Mobility at WorleyParsons and a member of its People Leadership Team. WorleyParsons, a Sydney headquartered, 35,000 employee professional services firm in the engineering and construction sector, mobilizes 10% of its staff each year.
Andrew has more than 20 years of experience in international compensation and benefits while focusing on expatriate program management. In addition to operating large mobility programs, he has led numerous strategic initiatives such as talent-focused mobility program design, alternative policy development including low-cost, local-plus and flexible policies, management information system implementations, local-national executive and expatriate pay reviews, and mergers and acquisitions-related work on the integration of mobility programs.
While primarily based in New York, Andrew’s career has included a 5 year expatriate assignment in London and extensive international travel. Before joining WorleyParsons, Andrew was a Principal consultant at Mercer. He also has worked for Thomson Reuters, Goldman Sachs, The Principal Financial Group and Prudential Relocation in a variety of compensation and mobility roles.
Ms. Yeargan is Director of Global Mobility at Research in Motion ~ makers of the Blackberry. The scope of the function includes all domestic and international mobility globally, immigration and business traveler compliance. Previous roles have been as Head of Global Mobility at ITT Corporation Director, Global Mobility Services at Hewitt Associates (now Aon Hewitt) managed the in-house mobility program for Hewitt employees as well as the HR Outsourcing operations responsible for the delivery of corporate client international mobility programs.
Alan is the Global Mobility Tax & Operations Director at Unilever, based at their offices in Singapore. He is responsible for a team of some 70 global mobility professionals spread throughout Unilever’s global operations. Since joining Unilever Alan has driven forwards a large number of projects to maximise the team’s operational effectiveness. Having undertaken a root a branch review of internal processes and the use of vendors, Alan drove forward some fundamental changes in the team’s structure and its use of technology. These projects have significantly enhanced the value that his team delivers, and has positioned the function to more effectively support the demands placed on it by the business.
Prior to joining Unilever, Alan acquired extensive mobility consulting experience working for a number of the Big 4 firms in the UK, US and Australia. Before leaving the profession he led Deloitte’s co-sourcing team in London where he was involved in all aspects of client service delivery. Alan is a regular speaker at mobility conferences and brings a wealth of practical experience and leading edge mobility thinking.
Kay Boeber-Vaughan has been working within the field of global mobility at Senior level for more than 14 years. She has herself studied and worked abroad. Most recently, Kay worked for Siemens PLC as Head of Delegation Governance, having successfully separated service delivery from service management and governance, ensuring greater clarity for the internal customer base. In this role, Kay was responsible for all areas of expatriate compliance and governance and also led key cluster activities such as the implementation of a business traveller tool.
As a Shared Services Business Manager, with full budget and account responsibility, Kay was also responsible for establishing and managing the International Delegation Unit at Siemens. Kay particularly enjoyed managing an extremely successful and talented team of 25, assigning more than 1000 employees on various types of project and traditional assignments to 70 locations worldwide. A highlight for the team was when they came second in the inaugral EMMA’s “Expatriate Team of the Year” – large category in 2010.
In addition to driving forward key changes in the UK, Kay has regularly represented the Company at global level during policy and process reviews and was a member of the global delegation sounding board. She was a significant player in the Global Expatriate Management (GEM) change programme which included a complete review of policy, processes, systems, vendors and compliance.
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Anna has over 15 years’ experience of international mobility and has worked in a number of countries. She is the Global Mobility Manager for Ove Arup and Partners, an engineering firm with 10,000 staff based in 96 offices around the world. Mobility is vital to Arup, with five times more people on international assignment than in the average organisation.
Over the past four years, Anna has worked to transform Arup’s mobility programme, de-centralising the team into regions whilst developing a system to support a global process across different time zones. In 2011, her team were winners of the FEM Global Mobility Team of the Year (250-1000 Assignees).
Pieter is a Mobility Expert at Bayer AG responsible for mobility in Europe and compliance across the mobility program.
Pieter has over 15 years of experience in international mobility and tax consulting.
He has worked with different global tax providers and multi-national companies in the UK, Switzerland and Germany and has broad knowledge of the global mobility industry.
Siobhan has over 25 years experience in global mobility and HR consulting. She has recently joined Deloitte’s Global Mobility Transformation team in London.
Until recently she was Head of Global Mobility at Thomson Reuters where she undertook a major review of their global mobility programme as well as managing an expatriate population of over 500 expatriates.
Following the acquisition of ORC by Mercer in 2010, Siobhan became a Partner with Mercer and lead the EMEA Centre of Excellence for Mobility.
From 1991-2010 she was an EVP and Managing Director of ORC Worldwide’s operations across the EMEA region and lead ORC’s international Compensation Consulting Practice.
Siobhan is a regular speaker at conferences and international events. At ORC she chaired three multi industry networks: the UK Expatriate Forum, the European Expatriate Policy Forum and the Dubai HR Forum. She is a recognized expert in the mobility field and has contributed many articles and contributed to several books and publications on Global Mobility. She has also given interviews on CNN and other news networks including South Africa and the UK.
Before joining ORC, Siobhan held a number of HR positions with a variety of companies. She has lived and worked in the Far East, Middle East, Australia and Africa.
Siobhan is a Companion of the CIPD, member of SHRM, a faculty member of World at Work. She is a board member of the Permits Foundation and a member of the Advisory Council of AHRMIO. She recently joined the Advisory Council for People in Aid. From 2008 – 2009 she served as Vice President International for the CIPD.
In 2010 Siobhan was recognized with the EMMA award for her outstanding contribution to global mobility.
The HSBC Group has approximately 1,950 international assignees, across 86 countries managed through four regional hubs covering ASP, EMEA, NAM, LATAM and a central operations team based in Hyderabad India. The Global Mobility Team is responsible for executing HSBC Group’s international mobility programs covering four assignee categories: International Managers (IM), International Secondees (IS), International Contract Executives (ICE) and Short Term Assignees (STA).
The key objectives of the Regional Hubs are to provide:
- consultative and technical advice to the business
- a quality and timely experience for the assignee and their family
- human resource support to assist with assignment packages, compliance, tax and social security planning.
Tracy has extensive experience and knowledge in the global mobility field. She has played an integral part in HSBC’s recent ‘global mobility transformation’ initiative which resulted in new global process, structure and systems. Before her career in global mobility and international compensation, Tracy was a compensations manager for HSBC.
With over 17 years of global mobility experience, Neil Gardner is the EMEA head of Reward and Infrastructure at BlackRock, based in London. He gained his professional qualifications with one of the (now) big four accounting firms specializing in expatriate taxation, before moving to Morgan Stanley. After 13 years at Morgan Stanley, looking after Reward, Tax and International Services, Neil moved to BlackRock in October 2011.
Didier Hoff is the Partner in charge of the Human Capital Practice within FIDAL’s “Direction Internationale”. FIDAL’s Human Capital activities are currently organized into three areas of expertise: Compensation & Benefits, Employment Law and International Executive Services. Fidal has a cooperation agreement with KPMG.
Didier has more than 20 years experience in France, the US and the UK advising multinational organizations on issues relating to international tax and compensation planning. Didier’s key areas of experience are international equity, executive compensation and the optimisation of expatriates’ compensation.
Milton Ives is the Global Mobility Director for Mars, Incorporated. Over the past three years, he has driven a major transformation of the mobility programme to ensure alignment with business goals and the talent management strategy. The Mars Global Mobility team won the inaugural award at the EMMA’s in 2010 for ‘Best Global Mobility Team of the Year’ (Large programme).
Before joining Mars,Miltonworked in financial services and management consulting and has lived and worked in the Middle East andAsia. He holds a Masters degree in Human Resource Management, a Business Studies degree and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (MCIPD).
Ellen Jansma is, together with her team (total of 10), responsible for Global Mobility within HEINEKEN, since 2004. In this position lie both a policy and an operational responsibility.
Over the last year Ellen has been the driving force behind the development and implementation of a new Global Mobility Policy, which has been activated per 1 July 2012. She convinced the executive board one package fits all is not enough anymore, that the duel career issue needed to be addressed and that Global Mobility support should be centralized at corporate office in Amsterdam.
Ellen has an extensive HR background. Prior to joining HEINEKEN, Ellen worked in various International HR management positions like IBM and Honeywell/Bull. She graduated in Human Resource Management and is currently a MBA student at Nyenrode Business University.
Patricia Kollinsky (CIPD) decided to move from being a HR Generalist to Global Mobility Specialist early in her career, and now has more than 25 years experience of all aspects of GM. The first 18 years of her working life were spent in Investment Banking (Merrill Lynch, NatWest/RBS and Deutsche Bank). Since then she has worked as an Interim in Engineering, Market Research and most recently in Insurance as European Head of Global Mobility for Aviva. With a career as varied as this, she has been responsible for all aspects of international assignment management, from developing a broad range of policies to managing a team of assignment specialists.
Patricia enjoys the diversity that working in mobility provides, from the technical aspects; tax, social security, immigration, legal, compliance, etc, to the personal relationships that are developed when working with talented individuals at an exciting but challenging time in their lives.
Peter Lambert has worked in Global Mobility for over 30 years. He gained his professional qualifications with one of the now big 4 accountancy firms specializing in expatriate tax and social security. Peter then moved to International HR in the financial services sector and primarily worked with organizations to help ensure their internal mobility function was fit to support the changing needs of the business.
This experience included building global mobility functions, broadened out into remuneration and benefits strategy, design and implementation, into interim HR management and also included first-hand experience of outsourcing HR functions. Based in the UK, he has previously lived and worked in Switzerland and Australia and has travelled extensively to experience and understand differences in living conditions around the world. Peter moved from the financial services sector in 2008 and joined BAE Systems as Director of Global Mobility at the end of 2009.
In 2011 he was awarded the EMMA for “Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility”.
Elizabeth McGarrity, Global Mobility Communications, Training and Development Director, is a senior Human Resources’ professional with over 20 years’ international expatriate management experience of which the past three have been at Baker Hughes. Elizabeth has held both regional and global roles within the expatriate management field.
Elizabeth’s current focus is on strategic assignee management, particularly the deployment of assignees to develop talent and deliver business value.
Drawing on her background of leadership and management at Baker Hughes, Goldman Sachs and Prudential Relocation and with her in-depth experience of building global teams, running cross-functional projects, managing budgets and successfully delivering change management programs, Elizabeth will be applying this experience to the scrutiny of Award entries.
I am the Head of Global Mobility Operations at Diageo. Together with a team of 10 I am responsible for the movement of approx 200 assignees and transferees per annum across Diageo’s 60 + locations.
I have been with Diageo for over 4 years and have previously worked for Tesco’s International Assignments Team for 3 years and previous to that as the Expatriate Team Leader for Exult (Now Hewitt) on the BP account for 3 years. I also have experience in recruitment and International Employee relations.
I have lived and worked in Spain and the US. I am fluent in Spanish and have a BA in Language and Cultural Studies, an MA in Hispanic Studies and a post graduate diploma in HR Management.
Shauna has specialized in Relocation, Immigration and Expatriate Tax for the last 14 years. Shauna began her career recruiting in the Defence and Aerospace industry. She joined Cisco in 1998 and led Global Relocation, Immigration and Expatriate Tax for the EMEA region. She left Cisco in 2004, joined the Ernst and Young Human Capital team, she then moved to Cartus Relocation to the role of Account Director. After leaving Cartus, Shauna provided policy, relocation and tax/immigration compliance consulting to Goldman Sachs and Experian. Shauna rejoined Cisco in 2008 and is Head of Relocation, Immigration and Expatriate tax for European and Emerging Markets. Her primary areas of expertise are policy development, talent management, tax/immigration compliance and vendor engagement.
Elly Parselle is the Head of Global Mobility for Tesco. Tesco currently have c 500 expatriates in more than 14 locations. Elly joined Tesco in October 2011 after spending 6 years in the Oil and Gas Industry, where she was responsible for the tax and expatriate management of employees based in Europe. Her expatriate career started in one of the accountancy firms, where she gained her expatriate tax and payroll experience
Vice President HR Greenfield Project, BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd.
After several years in different companies (always in HR) Stefan joined the BMW Group in 2001 and was responsible for building up the e-business start-up ‘nexolab’. After that he was responsible for the BMW branches in Germany (63 subsidiaries and up to 7,500 employees) before he became General Manager for International HR worldwide. He is now in charge of HR in Shenyang/China and where they are building a new plant.
Head of Section for International Delegations, BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH,
Dirk Steinbrink, business economist, is Head of Section for International Delegations responsible for Impatriate Management, Crosscountry Transfers and as well of Executives Subsidiaries worldwide. Working in this field since 6 years, before that being responsible for 5 years for german Expatriate Management.
Philip Thomas is Global Employment Tax Director at American Express. His responsibilities include Global Mobility and US/EMEA employment tax compliance. He is based in Burgess Hill in the UK. Philip joined American Express in January 2004 from PwC in London where he was a Senior Manager in the International Assignment Services practice Philip has over 15 years experience in the field of international mobility. He works closely with HR, Business Segments, Global Payroll, General Counsel’s Office and external vendors to manage policy and procedures and address tax compliance obligations for the company’s internationally mobile employees. Philip sits within the Company’s EMEA Tax function and works closely with the American Express Global Mobility Services team who are based in the Company’s headquarters in New York.
Helen is Director of Global Mobility at AstraZeneca Plc, a major pharmaceutical company. For the past nine years she has led a team responsible for the design, development and delivery of high quality policy solutions and specialised programmes to support international assignments globally. In 2008 Global Mobility was repositioned to align with Talent in order to strengthen the support for talent development of individuals and capability development for the organisation as a whole. In January 2011 her role was expanded to include one-time relocation globally. She has held a number of general and specialist positions in HR, predominantly within the pharmaceutical sector, and spent several years working within finance before assuming responsibility for global mobility.
Tim started his career in Global Mobility in the Oil and Gas industry about 12 years ago. Since then he has held a number of mobility roles, both in-house and as an external consultant, which have provided him with a wide range of perspectives on how companies and industry sectors manage mobility. He is currently working for Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd as the Group Global Mobility Manager, leading the expatriate programme. He also leads HR implementation for all new locations in which Britvic establish offices, including recruitment, salary benchmarking and benefit programme design and implementation.
Stuart Woollard is Director of King’s College London’s Management Learning Board, which engages organisations with academic research and thinking on contemporary management issues. Prior to this, Stuart worked as a senior level business consultant with Arthur Andersen, then through his own management consultancy, advising major corporations on strategic human resource initiatives. He has also worked for several years as a global HR director and as UK managing director at E*TRADE Financial. Stuart has published research on the role of HR in international mergers and acquisitions, on talent management in a global context, and is co-author of King’s annual State of HR Survey. Stuart is also Director of the King’s & Cornell International HRM Academy (www.internationalhrmacademy.com).
Wade is currently the Reward Manager for BAT Australasia since April 2010.
Formerly Head of Global Mobility at Atos Origin, Wade was responsible for strategic and operational responsibility for international moves, including the establishment of associated group policies, processes and compensation practices.
His diverse career expertise includes global mobility strategy and operations, expatriate tax consulting and project management, spanning a range of industry sectors including Professional Services, ICT, Financial Services and FMCG. Having actively sought experience with multinational organisations, his career to date has included 6 years working in London and 4 years in Brussels.
Wade qualified as a Chartered Accountant while working for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Sydney and London and is a Certified Professional Member of the Australian HR Institute.
Alf, originally from Sweden, is based in Singapore and is responsible for delivering global mobility services processes across Asia by developing strong relationships with key GE clients, supporting global mobility services process leaders, managing regional supplier relationships and leading the global mobility services team members in APAC. He has more than 16 years of global mobility and relocation experience, including extensive experience within the Asia-Pacific region.
Prior to his role at GE, he worked as a consultant for Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC in Hong Kong, supporting global mobility initiatives across Asia and was also previously with Crown Worldwide for 9 years in their Singapore, Hong Kong, and Seoul offices. Alf has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Asian Studies from Stockholm University, and has studied and obtained degrees from the University of Lund, University of Vienna, and Yonsei University. Alf speaks Swedish, English, Hungarian, German and Korean.
Sean Collins is the Mobility Program Manager at Microsoft, currently managing the Global Mobility Programs in Asia Pacific, India and Japan. With over 14 years experience working in Mobility in Asia, Sean started his career as the Regional Corporate Services Director for Crown Relocations, based in both China and Singapore.
Sean moved back up to Beijing with Microsoft in 2006 to manage the Mobility Programs and Microsoft’s largest assignment population, for Greater China, implementing a localization and local plus framework as well as engaging with the talent org to develop a number of rotation programs. Late last year Sean moved back to Singapore and currently manages Mobility for the Asia Pacific, India and Japan region.
Sean’s experience spans the full spectrum of talent mobility in Asia, with particular in depth experience in tax and legal compliance, as well as talent management and localization strategies.
Apart from China and Singapore, Sean has also lived and worked in UK, France, Switzerland, Australia and Myanmar and considers himself a true Global Nomad.
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Lynn Lee is the AsiaPacific Global Mobility Manager for Mars, Incorporated based in Singapore. Over the past three years, she was part of a major transformation of the mobility programme to ensure alignment with business goals and the talent management strategy. In the last year, she rolled out the implementation of a global relocation vendor to all units across AsiaPacific, coupled with a leading a change in global expatriate tax provider. The Mars Global Mobility team won the inaugural award at the EMMA’s in 2010 for ‘Best Global Mobility Team of the Year’ (Large programme).
Lynn has an accounting background. Prior to Mars, she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ International Assignment Services team on individual tax compliance and advisory matters. She was recently a guest co-presenter at the Deloitte EMEA GES conference in Budapest, sharing experiences about global mobility challenges and possible solutions.
Helena Li is currently the Director, Global Compensation and Benefit at Trina Solar, a leader in the global PV industry. She manages global compensation and benefit programs, and is responsible for developing and implementing Global Mobility and Expatriates strategies for APAC, EU and America regions. She currently works in Shanghai, China.
Prior to joining Trina Solar, Helena had various roles with world leading professional service firms including Accenture, KPMG and PwC. She has more than 15 years experiences in the area of Total Rewards Management, HR Consulting and International Mobility. Helena is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) with WorldatWork.
John has over 14 years experience in Global Mobility and International HR. Over the course of his career he has been on assignment in China, India, Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan. One of his first assignments to Asia was with Microsoft, where he was the Regional Manager – APAC for the global mobility services team. He then moved to Hong Kong with Goldman Sachs as the Regional Lead for Global Mobility and subsequently accepted a two year assignment to Bangalore, India to develop the Global Operations team. Prior to joining Cisco John spent three years on assignment in Beijing as International HR Manager – China for International SOS.
John holds a Masters Degree in International Management and is originally from the US, though he now calls Singapore home.
Dr. Yvonne McNulty is a leading authority on expatriate return on investment and an academic expert in the field of expatriation. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Economist Intelligence Unit, International Herald Tribune, BBC Radio, China Daily, The Financial Times, HR Monthly, Elle Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald and many other publications. A frequent and outstanding contributor to international conferences and other media in the area of global management, Dr. McNulty is currently on the faculty at Shanghai University in PR China.
With almost two decades of broad based HR experience Lynette Ng recently joined eBay Inc as Director, Compensation & Benefits to head up the Rewards function in Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining eBay Inc, Lynette spent over 11 years with GlaxoSmithKline Asia Pacific in various roles within the HR function: HR Business Partnership, HR Shared Services, HRIS and finally as Regional Reward Director, Greater Asia, GSK Rewards Centre of Excellence.
Lynette’s broad background in HR has encouraged her to approach Rewards from the point of view of what is needed to drive the business. Lynette is strongly committed to enhancing Reward capabilities in the broader community through a strong network of professional associations in the pharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare sectors, most recently as the Chair of the Asia Pacific Consumer Brands Forum.
In her earlier career, Lynette held HR roles in the Automotive industry, Non Profit Healthcare Providers and also in the Hi Tech Manufacturing sector. She has a BSC with honors in business and management from the University of Bradford in Yorkshire, UK. Lynette lives with her family in Singapore.
Kymberley Parker has over 15 years of expatriate tax and international mobility management experience both as a consultant and internally for multinational companies. Beginning her career in the UK with PwC and Ernst & Young specialising in UK and US taxation, Kymberley transferred to Australia with EY in early 2000 and gained firsthand experience as an expat herself. After managing the global taxation and mobility programmes of a number of high profile Australian and multinational companies, Kymberley made the transition from professional services to a corporate role at Accenture managing APAC tax and ANZ mobility for Accenture’s extensive assignee population.
After 4 years at Accenture, where Kymberley was part of the Global Mobility Leadership team, working through a transition to move all tax and mobility processes and delivery to offshore teams, she decided to take some time out from the corporate environment to focus on personal goals. Kymberley spent most of 2011 travelling and sailing in Asia before returning to Australia to undertake a 1 year maternity cover contract with SunGard Australia as the Global Lead for International Mobility.
Alex is a Solicitor of England and Wales and has practiced in the field of immigration law since 1995 providing legal advice to some of the world’s largest global companies and to many small and medium size organisations.
Alex has advised companies across a wide range of industries, including financial services, information technology and telecommunications, resources, including oil and gas, as well as professional services organisations, coordinating and managing delivery of services to clients across multiple jurisdictions.
Vasanthi is a Global Mobility Manager at Unilever Asia, based out of Singapore and is responsible for the South, South East Asia and Australasia region.
She leads a team of global mobility advisors in their day to day delivery of global mobility services in Asia, consults with senior HR management team on regional relocation strategies and manages vendor relationships in the region.
Prior to Unilever, she gained extensive experience in Expatriate Compensation at Cartus, based out of the UK working for clients including Procter & Gamble, Cisco and Citibank. She has a degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in International Business from Scotland
Fred has over 30 years of experience in the field of international human resources administration and consulting.
Fred has worked at AIRINC for over 20 years, counseling Global 500 companies on designing, implementing, and managing compensation systems for their globally mobile employees. Most recently, Fred relocated to Hong Kong as Managing Director, AIRINC Asia-Pacific Limited.
His background also includes Expatriate Policy Development, Expatriate Program Administration, and International Benefits Plan Design for Unisys Corp. Fred’s experience also includes International Personnel Administration for Goldman Sachs and International Human Resources Consulting for Arthur Andersen.
Fred received his B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Cornell University in 1980. Fred grew up in South America and speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
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David Wells is General Manager International Human Resources for International SOS, based in Singapore.
David leads the IHR team which looks after all aspects of HR for the company’s 950 international assignees globally. His remit includes recruitment, compensation and benefits, expatriate taxes and global mobility, with a team of 46 staff spread across 7 countries. Prior to joining International SOS in February 2011, David was a Director in the Human Capital practice at Ernst & Young in London, and prior to that he was Head of Global Mobility for Rio Tinto Plc, again based in London.”
Fiona is British and was born and educated in the UK She has lived and working as an expatriate for over 25 years in many different regions, such as UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia working for industry leaders and demanding multi-national corporations such as Cable & Wireless plc, Astra Zeneca, British American Tobacco and Jones Lang LaSalle. She is able to draw on experience across many disciplines, from multinational corporations in a variety of countries. This has given her an understanding of how to best support and develop their Mobility programs.
Fiona first ventured abroad after joining the multinational communications company Cable & Wireless plc working on their many projects throughout the world. She spent many years with BAT living and working in the Middle East with when it was a new and challenging market and considered a definite hardship posting!
Fiona has worked in and around Asia for the last 13 years and has up-to-date experience in Global Mobility and Real Estate and is currently based on Hong Kong.
She is GMS qualified and a licensed Realtor in Hong Kong as well as a founder member of the Hong Kong Chapter of the Forum for Expatriate Management.
Fiona is involved in all aspects of expatriate life she is passionate about charities such as RDA (Riding for the Disabled); CNF (Christina Nobel Foundation), Hong Kong SPCA, and is a member and on the committees of several clubs such as Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and Hebe Haven Yacht Club. In her free time Fiona likes to hike or go out on her boat. Having been an expatriate herself, as well as working in the Mobility industry for the past 9 years and having raised a family of four children in various countries throughout the world she is knowledgeable and practiced in advising with the daunting task of finding the right Mobility policies and delivery model to ensure assignees hit the ground running!
Fiona believes that only through a customer centric approach, listening to corporate clients and assignees, can their specific needs be met and exceeded.