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About Kirstin Furber

Kirstin has over 20 year experience across a number of senior HR roles within the media and entertainment industry and more recently ClearScore, a leading Fintech company where she was the Chief People officer.

Prior to Clearscore, Kirstin was the People Director at BBC Worldwide the commercial arm, and a wholly-owned subsidiary, (BBC) employing approximately 1800 employees, across 14 countries and a member of the Worldwide Executive Committee. Previously Kirstin has held Executive HR Director at Twentieth Century Fox, VP of HR International at Discovery Channel and positions at Ziff Davis, Warner Bros and the Granada Media Group. Kirstin is also a non executive for the London Football Association.

How do you support a diverse and inclusive culture, practically?

We have known for some time diverse boards are better performing. One recent study found that diverse companies produce 19% more revenue. Diversity of thought leads to innovation and competitive advantage - that translates to the bottom line. We have also seen the rise in governance and regulatory requirements (e.g gender pay gap reporting) contributing to diversity and inclusion being a topic high on board agendas. All good news, awareness is rising!

Article by 23 May 2019

How is Human Resources Evolving?

So what does a modern, dynamic HR professional look like? How is this people function evolving? What should HR professionals/those hiring for HR roles be thinking about? And as a profession, how should we be developing our skills so we can keep a step ahead? Everything from our job titles to our way of thinking about business to evolving, but the key ingredient is approaching every aspect of our roles in an authentic way.

Article by 26 March 2019