Gemma Ward

Mentor & Clinic Leader

Freelance HR Consultant – MA HRM (CIPD)


Gemma is an experienced and commercially astute senior HRBP/HR change consultant, with over 17-years experience, partnering leaders across EMEA, Americas and Asia Pac in the Technology, Media and FS industries.

Gaining her MA in 2002, she moved to London to join the insurance broking/FS industry where she further honed her skills in organisation design & redundancy & gained key skills in people strategy design, talent & succession, performance management & operating within regulated industries.

Gemma became a self-employed HR consultant in 2011, focusing on HR projects & gaining exposure to Technology start-ups. She worked for Splunk, a Californian based software company, Simcorp, Yieldify and Group Digital, Lloyds Banking Group’s digital start-up.

Specialisms include:

  • People strategy design;
  • Apprenticeship and graduate programme design and implementation;
  • Management and leadership;
  • Employment law advice;
  • DC&G, mutual exits & complex Tupe cases;
  • Talent & Succession;
  • CSR and Diversity & Inclusion.
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