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Professor Nick Kemsley

Director, Henley Centre for HR & Organisational Capability

Consulting Lead, Corporate Development
Executive Fellow

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  • Organisational development, 
  • Strategic workforce planning, 
  • Talent, 
  • HR capability

Nick is an experienced HR and OD practitioner and recognised thought leader in organisational capability and HR effectiveness. He combines real-world corporate experience to group VP level with a senior consulting career, thought-provoking insights and research through his long association with Henley.

He offers considerable expertise on topics that include HR strategy and operating models, talent and leadership, OD and organisational design, L&D, performance enablement, employee value proposition, career pathing, succession planning and, in particular, organisational capability diagnosis and SWP, where he is considered a global thought leader in the field.

Working with experts at Henley, our various centres, programmes and administrative staff, Nick can ensure that you have access to Henley’s considerable resources to support the development of your function.