Diversity and Inclusion
Group Director of People for J Murphy & Sons Ltd
Dawn has received numerous awards over the last five years for her work on culture change, people strategy, learning and development and diversity and inclusion – work which has made a tangible difference to the organisations she has worked for and which others have learned from.
Dawn is Group Director of People for J Murphy & Sons Ltd, overseeing the People strategy and activities for all of Murphy operations across the UK, Ireland and Canada. Dawn has over 25 years of HR experience and is also an experienced non-executive director, having held roles in the public, private and third sectors.
Starting from childhood in one of the most deprived areas of Birmingham, Dawn is a real example of how humble beginnings should never hold you back. Now in possession of two degrees, a very successful corporate career at a senior level and a working mum of two young children.
In 2019, she was also voted HR Director of the Year (EMEA) by the global HR professional body HRO Today.
Dawn is regularly asked to speak at events and contribute articles to a variety of publications to share her extensive experience, particularly in the areas of culture change, diversity and inclusion and personal resilience. Dawn also shares her personal experiences and advice based on the challenges she has faced as result of being a working female and mum in a male dominated corporate world and, based on this, how businesses can learn to become more appealing to women, other under represented groups and tackle any outdated senior leadership behaviours.