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Panel: Executive Sponsors

Paul Reed, chairman of mygwork will be chairing this panel with global leaders. 


Paul spent his whole career in BP in a variety of posts predominantly in supply, trading and business development. He worked in 6 countries in 3 continents, and among his roles he was a crude and oil products trader, ran the Mergers and Acquisitions department, was head of Strategy for the Refining and Marketing business, and for seven years was the Chief Executive of BP’s International Trading division of 4000 staff in 40 offices worldwide, responsible for all trading globally of oil, gas and foreign exchange for BP. He was active at different stages on the group chief executive’s diversity council, and was executive  sponsor of BP’s LGBT and of their Ethnicity employee networks. He was for three years named in the top ten of the Financial Times Outstanding in Business LGBT leaders and today works as a non-executive Director of four international companies.



Outline: A discussion on the role of Executive Sponsors in empowering successful ERGs within your workplace, why they are effective in being sponsors of change, and sharing tips and best practices on their experiences.

Our panel will also discuss

  • Strategies to be an efficient executive sponsor
  • ERG funding
  • Why is it vital for ERGs to secure management buy-in?
  • How to secure management buy-in

Speakers:

  • Paul J. Reed
    Paul J. Reed
    Chairman
    myGwork
    Paul spent his whole career in BP in a variety of posts predominantly in supply, trading and business development. He worked in 6 countries in 3 continents, and among his roles he was a crude and oil products trader, ran the Mergers and Acquisitions department, was head of Strategy for the Refining and Marketing business, and for seven years was the Chief Executive of BP’s International Trading division of 4000 staff in 40 offices worldwide, responsible for all trading globally of oil, gas and foreign exchange for BP. He was active at different stages on the group chief executive’s diversity council, and was executive sponsor of BP’s LGBT and of their Ethnicity employee networks. He was for three years named in the top ten of the Financial Times Outstanding in Business LGBT leaders and today works as a non-executive Director of four international companies and is also Chairman of myGwork.
  • Lisa Moore
    Lisa Moore
    SVP, The People Team
    Verizon Media
    Lisa leads Verizon Media’s People Operations and HR Business Partner teams globally. That's a team of 75 team members in 10 countries. She and her HRBP team are strategic talent partners to business leaders. They bringing that voice and the business’ requirements to program owners in the HR Centres of Excellence to ensure delivery of targeted and tailored programs which propel the business forward. Through the shared service and operations teams Lisa strives to create and continuously improve friction-free processes and delivery, striking a balance between streamlined automation and human touch. Lisa spent 15 years in various HR Business Partner roles before moving from London to New York with AOL in 2017 to take up her current role upon the creation of Oath (merger of Yahoo! and AOL). Her scope has included global HRBPs, global shared services teams, operations, HRIS tools & technology, Employee Relations, Contingent Workforce and the Program Management Office. Lisa studied Modern Languages (French, German and Spanish) at The University of Sheffield in the UK before embarking on a career in HR. She has worked in various global companies across multiple sectors from professional services to media and tech. She also ran a small start up and her own independent HR consultancy whilst on her second maternity leave. Lisa has lived and worked in the UK, Spain, France, Italy, Japan and now the US. Lisa is a Board Member at HMI: the Hetrick Martin Institute, the largest and longest-standing organisation in the US founded on the belief that all young people, regardless of sexual identity and orientation deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. She is executive sponsor of the PRISM ERG, Verizon Media’s employee resource group for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies. When she is not at work, she hangs out with her 2 teenage kids, walks her dog Captain, spends whole days in thrift stores and listens to all kinds of music. She ran the New York marathon in 2018 (her 3rd).
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