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Eleanor Sutton

Eleanor focuses on the HR, Executive Reward and Legal functions and has worked with clients across a wide range of sectors, including financial services, industrial, utilities, media, retail and travel. She has developed a particular specialism in senior Reward hires for FTSE 100 companies. Before joining Hedley May in 2010, Eleanor was a Consultant at Robert Walters and she began her career at Marks & Spencer. She has an MA in History from Newnham College, University of Cambridge. Eleanor co-leads the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion committee.

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Hedley May Thinking

Mental Wellbeing

Dr Barbara Mariposa – Mental Health Expert and Thought Leader in the field of workplace wellbeing and Rachel Kelly – Writer and Ambassador for Mental Health, discuss the importance of tackling mental health issues in the work place ...

Demand for Company Secretaries outstrips General Counsel as appointments slow to a trickle

The number of General Counsel appointments at FTSE 100 companies has declined from 13 in 2015 to just 7 last ...

Tax follows Reward

It has been a difficult few years for big business - as if the economic environment has not been challenging ...

CFOs – twice as mobile as General Counsel

60% of CFOs change with a new CEO, evidence of how much importance is placed on the two roles working ...

Preparing for an IPO

Don’t forget to assemble the new Head Office team. In the frenzy of preparing to IPO, it is very easy to lose sight of the fact that you are also preparing the company for the significantly increased external scrutiny that comes with being a plc ...

Becoming an NED – HR Directors up 318%; lawyers down 32%

We analysed the success of HR Directors and lawyers on becoming PLC Non-Executive Directors it made for pretty grim reading. HRDs have had rather more to celebrate than their legal counterparts ...
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So why do people work for your organisation? A critical question for the RemCo

In the current plc remuneration landscape, where large awards are under intense scrutiny, companies increasingly need to look to non-financial levers to entice and retain key talent, rather than relying on purely financial incentives ...

Control function leaders – you’ve never had it so good!

George Osborne is smiling, and no wonder, when the likes of the British Chamber of Commerce are predicting that the UK economy will grow by 2.7% this year. It was 2007 that the economy last grew at this level (3.1%) – the year that Gordon Brown replaced Tony Blair as Prime Minister ...

Executive Pay – Perspectives on a fair Deal

Our survey results highlight the areas where there is broad alignment, to those where there is fundamental disagreement – from the importance of the CEO to a company’s success, to the need for better succession planning ...

The HR Director’s right-hand and successor?

Reward continues to be the hottest area of HR. Migration from Reward into Senior Generalist HR roles is a growing trend in banking ...

Reward isn’t just a technical discipline; it is related to psychology, motivation and culture

Peter Newhouse, Global Head of Reward, discusses how Unilever is understanding reward from the consumers’ point of view and how the demands on Heads of Reward have changed now that we are in “the era of application”. He also dispenses some invaluable advice for the next generation of reward leaders ...

Company Secretaries: Raising the Profile

Company secretaries have never enjoyed much attention, but dealing with the increasingly sophisticated corporate governance and regulatory issues of the past five years, means the role is emerging from the shadows ...

Changing Faces at the RemCo

Strategies for Navigating Today’s Remuneration Landscape ...

If I’m ever going to be fired it will be because there was a mix up with the RemCo

Hugh Mitchell, Former Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer, Royal Dutch Shell”discusses the pivotal moments in his career, the growing opportunities for HR to make an impact in international organisations and why Group HR Directors don’t need to be on the main board ...

Lawyers on Boards – “Where Are They?”

UK Boards are criticised for being drawn from a narrow pool of individuals who hold, or have previously held, senior executive positions – most commonly CEO and CFO roles. In this report, we examine why there are currently so few NEDs with legal backgrounds in the UK despite this being an aspiration for many in the profession ...
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Gender Diversity: Moving the Dial in 2012

A year after the Davies Report, there has been step change in the number of women appointed to FTSE 100 Boards. However, 87% of these board seats are non-executive. So how much has really changed and what more needs to be done to ensure women are better represented at all levels in organisations? Caroline Waters OBE gives her view on the controversial question of quotas and discusses some of the key barriers to progress and how these might be addressed ...
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Diversity and inclusion applies to everybody, from the CEO to the janitor…

Helen Mahy CBE, former General Counsel & Company Secretary, National Grid and Rosemary Martin, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Vodafone talk to Nick Hedley about the practical steps that can be taken to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace ...
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