Yetunde Hofmann – Leadership Capability, Culture and Change
BA (Hons), MBA, Chartered FCIPD, FRSA, PCC, Integral Coach
Visiting Fellow; Managing Director: Synchrony Development Consulting
Yetunde has built a successful, fast‐paced career in FTSE 100 and Global companies such as Unilever, Northern Foods, Allied Domecq and Imperial Brands having begun her career at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria. Her last in-company role was as Global HR Director for the commercial divisions of a FTSE 25 £30bn market cap business driving growth across 160 countries.
A classically trained pianist and TEDx speaker, she is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). She is a Board Trustee of the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) Chaired by Professor David Grayson CBE and a Non-Executive Director of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She has been a CIPD Board member since 2015 has sat on the Audit and Nominations Committees and is currently the Chair of the People, Culture and Remuneration Committee. In July 2018 she was appointed the CIPD International Board Champion to the Middle East where she mentors the regional leadership team and supports them in high stakeholder engagement meetings. She has been named one of the top 100 women to watch in the UK by the Cranfield University Female FTSE 100 Board Report and in 2020 won the Dress for Success Greater London award for Women Empowerment.
In November 2018 Yetunde joined the Board of the Education Development Trust where she is also Chair of the Remuneration Committee. The purpose of the Education Development Trust is to transform lives through education. The trust works collaboratively with national and local governments, schools and other partners from around the world to design and deliver sustainable solutions to improve education and transform lives.
In March 2019 she joined the board and Nominations, Remuneration and Audit Committees of Treatt Plc a global ingredients manufacturer with operations in the UK, USA, China and Kenya.
She is a Board Mentor with Criticaleye - the CEO and Leadership Community where she mentors senior executives at Board and/or C-Suite.
Yetunde has been invited to Chair and/or speak at several conferences in the UK and overseas on Leadership, Inclusion, Life skills, Diversity, Love in Leadership, Change and Transformation. Her TEDx talk - Why not have Love in Business? - was given at the IE Business School in Madrid Spain and she also contributes to the development of female Leaders in Academia by giving a talk on personal Leadership at the Aurora Leadership Programme.
Yetunde is an internationally accredited Board level executive leadership coach and Managing Director of Synchrony Development Consulting.
Synchrony Development Consulting is an international leadership and change consultancy that partners individual leaders and leadership teams in the management of change, diversity and inclusion and the alignment of their teams and organisations behind them.
She is Founder of The Enjoyable Life Series CIC - a community non-profit organisation designed to have men and women at all levels in business, education and community identify practical ways in which they can live more enjoyably in all of what they do. Monies raised through The Enjoyable Life Series is donated to charities working to support currently disadvantaged people in our communities.
At the Henley Business School, Yetunde has delivered workshops at The Henley Partnership, Co-Chaired the annual conference of the John Madejski School of Marketing and Reputation with Professor Kevin Money and has given a talk at the Annual Henley Coaching Conference on the topic of Working in Love.
She has co-authored a paper: Can the study of Love help business build more trusting relationships with society? Yetunde Hofmann and Professor Kevin Money which was published in 2018 and has written a short article: This little thing called Love 2019
Her first book Beyond Engagement: The Value of Love-based Leadership in Organisation is published in 2020
Twitter handles: @Yetundeh; @ENJLifeseries