Gary Johnson, Chief People Officer - Mara Group

He is a passionate and pragmatic Human Resource leader with a career expanding over 25 years, with in-depth HR and Operational experience, developing businesses across emerging markets such as Africa and the Middle East. In his current role he has the unique opportunity to view the business from both an operational and HR lens. Previous roles include transforming HR in Mara Group, MRI Worldwide, Pernod Ricard, Nokia and MTN. 

His leadership style is to always have a pulse on the organisations and connect with employees. With this hands-on approach, he has had the opportunity to transform and develop the organisations he has worked with in the following areas; people development, building teams, focusing teams, developing leaders, identifying talent, retaining talent and getting stuff done.