Our Boards of Trustees are responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of the Charities.
They meet regularly during the year to consider, determine and review our strategies and policies, and to receive reports from senior management. Our Trustees bring to the Charities a depth and breadth of expertise with extensive backgrounds in the military, in the legal, finance and medicine professions, communications and professional services.
Professor Hope Hailey is the Dean of the School of Management at the University of Bath and holds a Chair in Management Studies. She is currently a member of the Steering Group for the UK Government’s Task Force on Employee Engagement and was named among the “UK’s Top 10 Most Influential HR Thinkers” in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Her previous appointments include Associate Dean and Professor of HRM at Cass Business School, Professor of HRM at Cranfield School of Management, Professor of Strategy at Bath between 2004 & 2006, and also a Fellowship at the University of Cambridge.
Professor Hope Hailey has worked for over 20 years on issues to do with strategic change in organisations and has co-authored one of the bestselling text books on the topic, Exploring Strategic Change, for which the fourth edition is forthcoming.
Veronica’s most recent research has focused on employee engagement in general and trust and trustworthiness in particular. She has published a comparative report on engagement in China, India, The Netherlands and the UK for the Society for HRM in the USA but is probably most well-known at the moment for her three CIPD research reports written in collaboration with the University of Bath: “Where has all the trust gone?” which was published in 2012; “Cultivating Trustworthy Leaders” published in April 2014 and “Experiencing Trustworthy Leaders” published in September 2014.
Veronica is married with five daughters.