London Committee Members



Rob Hind MBA, FCIPD, BA Hons (Chairman)

Rob Hind
Head of Human Resources
Tel: 7849 2417

        Areas of Responsibility: Manage and develop HR function, Provide advice on HR strategy, Budget, Benefits, Recruitment, Performance management, Communication, Employee relations & employment

Background experience: Personnel Manager LAB, HR Director Nelsons, CIPD Committee, External Examiner CPP, Personnel Director Kennedys

Main areas of HR interest: Change management, Performance management, systems and evaluation

Erika Ely







Erika Ely BSc Hons, MSC, MCIPD (Vice Chairman)

Head of Human Resources
Radcliffes Le Brasseur
020 7227 7271


Areas of responsibility: HR Training and Development, Organisational Development, Trainees, Recruitment, Management Board Member


Background experience: Graduate Trainee, general management and then HR at citibank NA. Various interim roles in HR or specialist fields at professional services firms. OD role at Cable & Wireless, OD/HR role at Willis Group during a period of extensive change. With Radcliffes since September 2002


Main areas of HR interest:  Organisational development, culture change, trying to import best practice from other industries into the legal field, compensation and reward



Paul Robinson, B Sc Hons, MCIPD

Director of Human Resource

Trowers & Hamlins

020 7423 8000

        Areas of responsibility: International HR, recruitment, reward and retention. Employee relations, internal communications, performance management.

Background experience: 1995-2002 Head of HR-Europe for a large Japanese logistics Corporation. 1988-1995 from Junior HR Officer to HR Manager-Europe for an international construction company.

Main areas of HR interest:  Blurring the boundaries of 'HR' by collaborating with other department heads to resolve business issues. Employment law.


James Collinge BA Law (Hons), Chartered MCIPD

Director of HR & Training
Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
020 7264 8561

        Areas of responsibility: Operational and strategic HR management for London, EME and AsiaPac; L & D; Reward; Diversity; Performance Management and ER

Background experience: Standard Chartered Bank; Storm Telecommunications Ltd; Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP; currently with Holman Fenwick Willan LLP since 2010

Main areas of HR interest: HR Strategy, L & D; Diversity; International HR; ER and Employment Law





Lois Gordon, MA French, MA Personnel & Development, Chartered MCIPD

HR Director, Europe and Middle East

Shearman & Sterling LLP

020 7655 5531


Areas of responsibility: Recruitment, compensation & benefits, HR policies & procedures, employee relations, performance management, management of HR team


Background experience: Marks & Spencer, Denton Wilde Sapte


Main areas of HR interest" Employee relations, developing HR policies, internal communications and change management







Pauline Caldwell MCIPD

Head of HR Operations (UK)

Clyde & Co LLP

020 7876 6292


Areas of responsibility: Responsible for the HR Operations for the UK business including implementation of UK business initiatives, employee relations, employee engagement, benefits, payroll and secretarial. 


Participation in UK Board aspects as required and member of UK Operations Management team responsible for implementation of UK business initiatives. 


Background experience: Background in resourcing in the accountancy environment with Reed Accountancy for three years.  Obtained a generalist HR role with a Top 20 Chartered Accountancy firm Saffery Champness as Senior Manager for six years and then moved to BLG/Clyde & Co as the Head of HR for the past five years.


Main areas of HR interest: HR and Business Projects, UK Strategy, Employee Relations, Reward.





Shiree Murdoch, BA, FCIPD

Director of HR & Development

Nabarro LLP

020 7524 6452

        Areas of responsibility: HR and Development, Knowledge, Secretarial Services, Graduate Recruitment
        Background experience: 10 years Mobil Oil, New Zealand; 6 years UBS, 1 year Barclays Capital and 6 years Ernst & Young, HR Director UK & Ireland
        Main areas of HR interest: Performance management, flexible/agile working and resilience and stress management

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