Simone Vorster, Human Resources - Thomson Reuters

He has a record of aligning business strategy to people strategy, supported by his business acumen, strong analytical ability and experience in different sectors. Having been a key player in board meetings and executive committees, He is able to apply a top-down/bottom-up approach in communication, influence and implementation of strategy. 

Talent management and succession planning in an organisation is important to him as he has successfully groomed numerous direct reports for promotion. His training and, understanding of human aspirations, allows him to support employees to move forward and encourage them to focus on contributing to company results. 

Equally important to him is driving a sustainable CR & I strategy, including mainstreaming in all diversity related realms. His philosophy is that everything he does must have strategic intent/purposeful outcome. Simone believes in driving a systemic/holistic strategy in all things related to people, corporate responsibility and inclusion, and company brand.