Member Groups

HR Leaders Network


The HR Leaders Network identifies and responds to factors that impact talent development across the HealthTech sector. It provides an opportunity for members to work together on industry-specific skills initiatives, share best practice, keep updated on employment legislation, and broaden the network of partners and stakeholders with whom to collaborate on mutual priorities. The group is also exploring how it can advance equality, diversity and inclusion in HealthTech.

  • Chair - Jonathan Coles, Philips 
  • Vice Chair - Emma Carter, Bayer Plc
  • Provided guidance and support on HR and workforce related issues to manage the organisational impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including.
    • Key worker status
    • Furlough scheme
    • Flexible and homeworking
    • Return to the workplace
    • COVID testing and vaccination
  • Assisted organisations to get ready for 1st January 2021 new immigration system.
  • Provided training and education on implementation of IR35.
  • Continue to provide industry leadership on all relevant pandemic related workforce and organisational issues.
  • Develop best practice to assist businesses adapt to post-COVID-19 organisational implications, including: future workplace, flexible working, benefits, use of technology, skills in a digital world and culture.
  • Share and amplify industry best practice to progress diversity and inclusion in the workforce.
  • Continued review of the use of apprenticeships in the industry and relevant standards available.
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"ABHI’s HR Leaders Network has grown to become the premier industry specific community for HR professionals. It is a great opportunity to engage with peers in lead HR roles across the HealthTech industry, exchange ideas, share best practice and collaborate on industry challenges, for example on industry skills shortages and managing the impact of COVID on staff and the organisation.”
Jonathan Coles, Philips