Change management following, or in anticipation of, a major business event invariably involves change for people. Whatever the organisational event or business model, getting the right commercially driven HR solutions can often make the difference between success and failure.

John Renz has around thirty years’ experience in HR and has worked across most sectors and ownership models. Most recently he has provided interim HR support within a major tech company and a large asset management company. He was previously Group HR Director of specialist Lloyd’s underwriting business Novae Group Plc, and before that spent five years as HR Director at Mourant, helped manage the merger that created CMS Cameron McKenna, and held senior positions with Standard Life, global accounting and business advisory firm Grant Thornton, and City law firm Linklaters.   In short, he has a track record in both the thinking behind, and the ‘sharp end’ of, successful delivery.

Relevant experience includes:

  • M&A: provided high level support in both acquisition and disposal mode and been part of transaction teams
  • Advised an international business advisory firm on development and implementation of a new remuneration strategy across seven different international locations
  • Worked with Remuneration consultants to design and implement a new annual bonus scheme for investment professionals
  • Advised on remuneration compliance across several financial service regulatory changes including Solvency II and SMCR
  • Worked with the Remuneration Committee Chair of an AIM-listed company on how to manage the committee and advisors and delivery of significant changes to executive compensation
  • Reviewed and re-engineered the HR operating model (including creation of a shared service centre approach) for a US-listed Tech company moving to private ownership
  • Assisted with the roll out of Oracle HCM
  • Analysis of executive development needs and Board-level performance, including 360-degree feedback.

John has published three reports on Remuneration and Motivation, contributed to a book published by the FT on Operational Risk Management and is a regular speaker on a number of HR topics both in the UK and internationally.  He is also Clerk to the Court of the Guild of Human Resource Professionals.

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