Jean Tomlin OBE is an experienced senior executive and consultant.
As Director of HR, Workforce and Accreditation at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, Jean Tomlin held accountability for the mobilization of the UK’s largest peace-time workforce (200,000), including the world-acclaimed 70,000 Games Makers.
As well as heading up the day-to-day HR operations and activities of LOCOG, the workforce planning, accreditation, uniforming, retention and engagement of the workforce, Industrial relations, organisational design, diversity & inclusion and LOCOG’s dissolution planning and implementation were also within Tomlin’s remit.
Prior to joining London 2012, Jean was Group HR Director at Marks & Spencer plc as well as an executive advisor to the BBC.
Previous roles include Human Resources Director of Egg plc and Sales and Operations Director of Prudential Direct. She started her career as a graduate trainee at Ford, starting in personnel, training and labour relations.
Jean has also worked extensively with the Public Sector including as a Commissioner for Judicial Appointments, a Board member and Chair of the Remuneration Committee to the former Greenwich Healthcare Trust, Board member of the Student Loans Company and as a member of the National Curriculum Advisory Board.
Jean is a Non-Executive Director of the J Sainsbury PLC Board and an Independent Director on the Board of Michael Kors Holdings Limited.
Awards and recognition include:
- CIPD 2012 First Special Achievement Award for Human Resources practice.
- OBE for Services to the Olympic and Paralympic Games – New Year’s Honours 2013.
- Numerous awards received on behalf of Games Maker Volunteers.
- HM The Queen’s recognition for services to financial services.
- HM The Queen’s recognition for women’s services to business.
Speaking Topics include:
- Human Resources
- Change Management
- Talent Management