Leading rapid organisational change

4 August 2020

2:00-3:15pm London

Virtual roundtable

Meeting Overview

The pandemic has been the biggest social ‘experiment’ we’ve had to go through in our lifetime. Companies had to rapidly change and adapt. We will discuss how leaders have been guiding their organisations to rapidly evolve during the pandemic.

Leading rapid organisational change can win or lose depending on the nature of your workforce and the goodwill of your people. Yetunde’s talk will focus on the underestimated and underutilised value of Inclusion in enabling speed and sustainability.  It will leverage examples from organisations and provide some practical advice on what organisations who depend on the innovative power of their people can do now to start fostering an environment in which this key capability can thrive.

Andi Britt

Vice President Europe @ IBM


Andi leads IBM’s European Talent & Transformation practice, providing human capital management, HR and recruitment Outsourcing and organizational change management advisory services for clients.

Andi specialises in HR & Learning, and Enterprise transformation and has worked with IBM’s largest global clients in public and private sectors on HR Outsourcing, Cloud SaaS, ERP and enterprise wide change management engagements. He is a thought leader on AI, Automation and Digital HR and how organisations can transform their Talent practices with Cognitive, Cloud, Robotics and Mobile solutions.

He is a regular speaker and presenter on IBM’s Research on AI, HR Reinvention, Culture Change, Change Management and Employee Engagement.

Having started his career at PwC, Andi is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and was featured in the Financial Times inaugural ‘Power Part Time’ list in 2012. Outside work he runs a Foodbank and Youth Employment charity in South London.

Yetunde Hofmann

NED @ Treatt plc


Yetunde Hofmann BA (Hons); MBA; Chartered FCIPD; FRSA; PCC; Integral Coach.

Yetunde is a Non-executive Director and Chair of the People, Culture and Remuneration committee at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) where she is also their Champion for the Middle East. She is a Non-Executive Director of Treatt Plc, a global ingredients manufacturer with global operations based in the UK, USA, Kenya and China. At Treatt Yetunde is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees. She is also a Board Trustee and Chair of the People, Culture and Remuneration committee of The Education Development Trust a global organisation whose purpose is to transform lives through education. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the John Madejski Centre for Reputation at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School and in November 2019, she joined the Board of the Institute of Business Ethics chaired by Professor David Grayson CBE.

In addition to the above, she is Managing Director of Synchrony Development Consulting, an international leadership and change consultancy that partners with leaders and organisation to facilitate strategy, change, culture, diversity and inclusion.

Yetunde started out her career at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nigeria and went on to build a successful career in a variety of HR leadership roles in FTSE 100 Global companies including Imperial Brands, Unilever, Allied Domecq and Northern Foods. She established The Enjoyable Life Series, a Community Interest Company designed to help people at all levels in business, education and community identify practical ways in which they can live more joyfully thereby helping to support wellbeing, diversity and inclusion. Their events are designed to support the individual, organisations and at the same time raise monies for charities whose life work is the advancement of the wellbeing and status of the current disadvantaged in our communities.

She has been named as one of the women to watch in the Cranfield University FTSE Board Report’100 Women to Watch’ list and is keen to broaden her portfolio of plc Non-Executive positions. In 2020 she won the Dress for Success Greater London Award for Women Empowerment. A classically trained pianist, she enjoys the piano, musical theatre, travel and museums.

Her book, Beyond Engagement – The value of love-based leadership in organisations was published in May 2020 and can be purchased at Waterstones and Amazon.

Annette Swinburn

Head of Transformation, IQOS @ Philip Morris International


Annette is a business change management and transformation expert, who has worked across a variety of industries both as a consultant at Accenture and Deloitte and in house. In the last 5 years, Annette has focused on the Retail sector. She’s been involved in significant scale restructures at Argos, Tesco and Debenhams, helping these organisations to redefine their operating models and support colleagues through these changes. Annette is currently working at Philip Morris with IQOS, defining their ambitious journey from conventional tobacco products to smoke free alternatives. Following 18 months as Head of Transformation in the UK commercial business, Annette is now Global Lead for Change Management in the central Organisational Effectiveness team.

Philip Morris International is a leading international tobacco company, with a diverse workforce of around 73,500 people who hail from every corner of the globe. We are committed to being a great employer. We strive to be environmentally and socially responsible. We are dedicated to fighting the illegal cigarette trade. We proudly support the communities where we source tobacco and where our employees live and work. We are dedicated to doing something very dramatic – we want to replace cigarettes with smoke-free products as fast as possible. That’s why we have more than 400 scientists, engineers, and technicians developing less harmful alternatives to cigarettes at our two research facilities in Switzerland and Singapore. It’s the biggest shift in our history. And it’s the right one for our consumers, our company, our shareholders, and society.

This meeting is open to Innovation Partnership members and partners. If you wish to apply to join please email hello@innovationpartnership.co.uk