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Transforming Business Through Talent

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Tony Bainbridge has extensive international HR and organisation transformation experience gained over more than 30 years in a range of sectors including consumer, healthcare, business services, technology and hospitality.

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After gaining classic ‘blue chip’ HR training in Mars and PepsiCo he has held a variety of HR leadership positions at organisations including Novartis in the US, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) plc, and Wilmington plc. Additionally he served as Managing Director for CIBAVison France, the French market leaders in optical and surgical products for three years. He speaks fluent French.

His change management experience includes the dismantling of the Plastics Division of Rexam plc comprising 35 plants worldwide being sold in 5 separate transactions to PE backed businesses, and managing the people and organisation aspects of the sale of Edwards from BOC into private equity. As SVP, HR for EMEA at IHG he was responsible for a significantly restructuring an organisation of 75,000 employees across the region.

In 2014 Tony moved to Denmark to take up the role of SVP HR for Saxo Bank based in Copenhagen for 2 years, before returning to the UK to join Wilmington PLC as Group HR Director. Over the next 4½ years the company underwent significant change and the quality of leadership talent was raised significantly. Tony upgraded the HR function and was a key contributor to the organisational transformation of the Group. He supported the introduction of a new CEO and was instrumental in the Group’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tony left Wilmington in July 2020 in order to set up his consultancy ‘Transforming Business Through Talent’ enabling him to apply his business transformation experience, along with his associate network of proven professionals, to a wider international client group.

- Testimonials

Vicky Moffatt
CEO Chapter Zero – The Directors’ Climate Forum
“I worked with Tony on the design of the target operating model for the scale-up phase of Chapter Zero, as well as designing our leadership team in line with our Purpose. What a partner! Tony is an experienced professional bringing a great mix of experience from both corporations and smaller fast-paced growth organisations. He is passionate, inspiring and brings rigour. His support and counsel was invaluable in designing the future organisation building confidence with our Board. I would highly recommend Tony to anyone building and growing high-energy, high impact teams. Working with Tony is a great pleasure.”
Kaveh Pourteymour
CIO, Neptune Energy
" One of the best organisation change professionals I have worked with – Tony has sensitivity as well as commercial grip "
Norman Walker
Former CHRO, Novartis and 15 years as Advisor to Centrebridge Capital, TPG
" Having worked with Tony extensively in several roles, I can recommend him as a highly effective and experienced change leader, bringing commercial focus and cross cultural sensitivity to achieve lasting impact "