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Tony Riley

Senior HR Consultant

My Experience

I started work with Lloyds Bank in Middlesbrough, and quickly realised that while banking wasn’t for me, I did have a passion for people. The Union where I was working persuaded the Bank to second me to work for them with a national negotiating role that included the Channel Islands.

My career then accelerated when I became Employee Relations Lead for Bart’s Hospital, London, where I also acquired a Diploma in Employment Law, a Masters Degree in HR strategy and completed  a Harvard Leadership Programme in Boston. In 2002, I was appointed as Executive HR Director at Derby Hospital and joined the National HR Capacity Board.

During my time there I qualified as a 6 Thinking Hats Practitioner, and memorably co-presented at a conference with Edward De Bono, the creator of the programme—a career highlight.

Derby is also the UK home of Toyota, the global leader in LEAN where I gained my Lean Green Belt.   

I came to Jersey full time in 2011 as HR Director for the HR department for Health and Social Services, where I stayed for seven years, before joining HR Now.

Before coming to Jersey, I had been running my own HR consultancy for three years, specialising in covering HR Director vacancies, as a strategic Board adviser and in transforming HR teams.

My Specialisms

Over the years I have developed a successful track record in managing organisational change, including redundancy programmes, mergers, outsourcing and TUPE transfers and can boast a 100% success rate in defending Employment Tribunals.

What can we do for you?

We have seen a rising need to help our clients avoid Tribunal claims, and identified the need to develop and deliver management training focused on communication, as well as team building programmes and providing mediation services.

What makes me Smile?

I have grown up children and three grandsons, am a keen SCUBA diver, a competitive pub quizzer, an excellent cook and a movie buff. I also love walking—and try to do about 80 miles most weeks.