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HKA appoints Chris Bernard as Global People Recruitment and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Director

“I am so thrilled to join the team at HKA, a highly professional and progressive organisation which consistently ranks highly in our industry. I look forward to working closely with colleagues in our global people team and across the wider business to further develop our global approaches to best-in-class recruitment practices and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.”
Chris Bernard, Global People Recruitment and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Director

HKA, one of the world’s leading privately owned, independent providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction, manufacturing, process and technology industries, today announced that Chris Bernard has joined the firm as Global People Recruitment and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Director.

Chris will have accountability for the group’s people recruitment strategy and the implementation and delivery of the firm’s equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) plan. A key priority for Chris will be to attract the best people in the industry to HKA and to continue to retain, develop and engage colleagues within the business.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is a key focus area for the firm and Chris will play an integral role in promoting an inclusive culture that maximises the talent, skills and diversity within HKA. Commenting on Chris’ appointment, Chief People Officer Kate Wood said:

“With Chris joining the team, HKA gains an experienced and professional recruitment and ED&I lead, who has a passion for people and a true belief in the value of equality, diversity and inclusion.

Working closely with our recruitment team and all colleagues, Chris will significantly advance our growth and ED&I initiatives throughout our offices worldwide.”

Kate Wood, Partner and Chief People Officer

Chris has held several senior positions across a diverse range of UK and international corporates in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She is hugely experienced in executive talent acquisition, leadership development and search solutions. A highly commercial, strategic and people-oriented professional, with first-class interpersonal, relational and communications skills, Chris deploys effective client solutions to deliver business improvement and increased value across people performance.


ABOUT HKA

HKA is one of the world’s leading privately owned, independent providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction, manufacturing, process and technology industries.

We also have particular experience advising clients on the economic impact of commercial and investment treaty disputes and in forensic accounting matters. In addition, HKA supports companies that conduct business with the US Federal Government, providing them with consulting services on complex government contracting matters.

As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisors, we deliver solutions amid uncertainty, dispute and overrun, and provide the insights that make the best possible outcomes a reality for public and private sector clients worldwide.

HKA has in excess of 1,000 consultants, experts and advisors across 50 offices in 19 countries.

For more information about HKA, visit www.hka.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter (@HKAGlobal) and Facebook.

Media Contact:
Josephine Guckian
+44 7740 421 796
josephineguckian@hka.com

I am so thrilled to join the team at HKA, a highly professional and progressive organisation which consistently ranks highly in our industry. I look forward to working closely with colleagues in our global people team and across the wider business to further develop our global approaches to best-in-class recruitment practices and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. ”
Chris Bernard, Global People Recruitment and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Director
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