"Regardless of the working relationship, Colette always displays the same valuable characteristics - she is very bright, totally commercial, able to build strong and lasting relationships and is great fun to be around. She is a top notch professional."

Steve Lee: Aretai Consulting

As the HR Director, I am responsible for the overall design and implementation of our people strategy, working closely with the Board and wider senior leadership team. A key focus for me is ensuring our culture remains relevant for our current and next generation of talent. I am particularly passionate about creating an environment where our people can give their best and feel empowered to succeed.

I have over 30 years’ experience of working in professional services. I originally trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant, having completed a Maths Degree at Bath University. I held senior HR roles at Deloitte and Arthur Andersen in London, before joining Michelmores in 2007.

I have a Masters in Organisational and People Development from the highly regarded Roffey Park Institute, and am a qualified executive coach, having graduated with Meyler Campbell in 2021.

As a senior leader with Michelmores since 2007, I have extensive experience of leading a wide variety of projects spanning areas including talent management, change management, reward, inclusion, employee well-being and our employee experience.

Recent experience

Designing and leading the Firm’s approach to Agile working, capturing lessons learned from remote working during the COVID pandemic

Providing a range of solutions and ideas to re-establish cultural cohesion and social capital across the Firm, as we learn to work together in a more agile way

Advising the Board and wider leadership team on all aspects of management and leadership

Bringing to life the culture of the Firm in a way which supports our strategy, with an emphasis on collaboration, inclusion and creativity