As Avanade’s Chief Human Resources & Leadership Officer, Stephen Kelly is responsible for Avanade’s worldwide human capital and HR strategy.
Stephen has more than 20 years of international business and HR experience, having undertaken business and people-related roles in both local and international markets across a number of sectors, including transport, financial services, telecommunications, media and technology. Prior to joining Avanade, Stephen was Chief People Officer for Logica, a major international technology, consulting and outsourcing business, where he had particular responsibility for implementing a new business operating model and driving cultural change programs focused on clients and people. Earlier he was director of BBC People for the British Broadcasting Corporation, and Chief Human Resources and Change Officer for British Telecom’s BT Global Services.
Stephen is a keen advocate of the roles a strong brand and high engagement play in driving improved business performance, particularly in people-intensive businesses. In addition, he has been instrumental in understanding the changing demographics, the contrasting pace of change and growth between established and emerging markets, the shifts in the nature of work itself, and what this all means for HR.
Stephen holds an MBA from Loughborough University. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.