Brunel University London
Hazel is currently an Associate Director in Human Resources and the Head of Reward and Wellbeing for Brunel University London, a broad role including responsibility for employee Global Mobility and Wellbeing.
Having worked in Higher Education in the UK and the Middle East over the last 10 years, and previously spent 25 years working and living in the sunny climes of South Africa, Hazel has an MSc in Human Resources Management from Edinburgh Napier University, an HRMPR from the University of South Africa, and is a member of both the CIPD (MCIPD), and CIPP (MCIPP).
Hazel takes the ‘people’ factor very seriously, in both her work and many interests, having undertaken counselling for victims of domestic abuse and violence as part of her earlier studies, which led to an inexhaustible interest in relationships and how people communicate. She completed a further course in psychotherapy to feed this interest and believes strongly in the value of exploring communication and engagement to gain positive results and developments for colleagues in their wellbeing at work, and equally in their home life.
Not only does she have a passion for people, Hazel also supports several animal welfare initiatives, having started and run a charity in South Africa in the interests and protection of feral cats. She now has an adoring greyhound and a wily cat, helping her appreciate the balance of sincere loyalty and abject indifference.
Marie Stopes International
Deborah Saberi is the Global Head of Learning, Development and Wellbeing at Marie Stopes international, a sexual and reproductive health social business working in 37 countries. As part of her role she leads on the organisations’ wellbeing strategy - driving campaigns that promote, maintain and improve the health of team members across the organisation. Prior to working in Learning and Development Deborah worked as a HR Business Partner supporting international team members at Marie Stopes International and at the British Red Cross where she worked, amongst other things, on the HR support following the Haiti earthquake and 2004 Tsunami.