More about our speakers
Roisin Currie, Retail Operations & People Director, Greggs
Roisin was brought up and educated in Glasgow, where she stayed to read business law and business administration at Strathclyde University, gaining a 2:1. After leaving university she joined Asda and embarked on its graduate training programme. Her first three years gave her a thorough grounding in operational retail roles and she then moved into various human resources roles in Scotland, before moving to the south west of England, where she took on the role of Divisional People Manager, looking after 70 stores. In 2002, Roisin relocated to Leeds and took on the role of Head of Reward at Asda Head Office. After three years in this role, she moved on to become Retail People Director and two years later to become Distribution People Director. Roisin joined Greggs, the UK’s largest bakery chain in the United Kingdom as Group People Director in January 2010. Roisin is responsible for all of the traditional HR areas of expertise and the foundation team – Greggs Charity team. She is also a trustee on the foundation board. Roisin sits on the leadership forum of the employers’ forum for reducing re-offending and with her team is very active in the training and employment of people who have been through or are still within the prison/probation system.
Annie Gale, Head of RAW Talent & Apprenticeships, COOK Trading
I care deeply about good results, good values and good communication. I believe in people’s potential – whatever their past – to do a fantastic job. I oversee our ‘RAW Talent’ programme at COOK, supporting people from prison / homelessness / addiction / mental ill health into meaningful, sustainable work. I am also responsible for our apprenticeships. I’m a qualified Executive Coach, trainer, facilitator, and speaker. Love people. Hate waste.
Duncan O’Leary, CEO, New Futures Network, Ministry of Justice
Duncan is CEO of New Futures Network (NFN), a specialist part of the prison service that brokers partnerships between prisons and employers. Over half of employers struggle to fill vacancies due to skills shortages. Prisoners and ex-offenders have a wide range of skills to suit almost any sector, making them ideal job-ready candidates.
Chris Proctor, Senior Consultant: Safer Recruitment and Criminal Records, Nacro
Chris is a Senior Consultant that works within Nacro’s Criminal Record Support Service. He has over 15 years’ criminal justice experience and is a non-practising solicitor with a criminal law background. He delivers advice, guidance and training on safe and fair recruitment practices and criminal record disclosure, to a variety of organisations across all sectors. Chris also works closely with government to shape and develop policy and guidance.
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