Productivity, Purpose,
and Profit:
How to thrive in ‘25

In-Person | Wednesday 11 September 2024
08:00 – 13:00


Join Mercer and CRF for an interactive event focused on unlocking the full potential of your HR function in the ever-evolving business landscape.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Maximise productivity in the post-election era: Learn strategies and best practices to enhance HR productivity and adapt to the changing business landscape post-election. Explore leveraging AI and skills-powered organisations for success and optimal productivity. Discover how AI assessment tools and HR technology can revolutionise your HR approach, enabling effective talent identification, development, and retention.
  2. Embrace pay transparency and data-driven decision-making: Understand the benefits of implementing these practices in your organisation. Navigate how they contribute to fair compensation, employee satisfaction, and engagement.
  3. Foster collaboration, innovation, and growth: Network with industry peers and exchange ideas to gain valuable insights that will propel your HR function to new heights, enabling you to stay ahead of the curve and thrive in the ever-evolving business landscape.

Who is this event for?

This event is designed for senior HR Leaders (CPOs, CHROs, HR Directors, Heads of Reward/Talent…) looking for an engaging forum to discuss a range of factors (including economic and technological) which are impacting people and talent strategies for the coming year.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact or register your interest here.


Sea Containers House*

18 Upper Ground

London, SE1 9RQ

*Please note: venue is Sea Containers House, not Hotel


David Green

Managing Partner, Insight222

David Green is recognised worldwide as one of the most influential leaders in the fields of people analytics and HR technology. He is an author, speaker, and executive consultant on people analytics, data-driven human resources and the future of work. His book, Excellence in People Analytics, co-authored with Jonathan Ferrar, was published in July 2021.
As Managing Partner at Insight222, David works with chief human resources officers and people analytics leaders in global companies to help them create more value and impact from people analytics. This includes delivery of the Insight222 People Analytics Program® that supports the advancement of people analytics in over 100 global organisations.
David is regularly invited to chair and speak at industry conferences. His research, articles and the Digital HR Leaders Podcast he hosts have built up an extensive and loyal following. David is regularly cited in HR influencer lists, most recently (for the fourth year in succession) the ‘Top 100 HR tech influencers’ (HR Executive, August 2023).
Prior to co-founding Insight222, David accumulated over 20 years experience in the human resources, technology and people analytics fields, including as Global Director of People Analytics Solutions at IBM, as well as at companies including: Cielo, Capita Amadeus and Reed.

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Ravin Jesuthasan

Global Leader of Transformation Services Business, Mercer

Ravin Jesuthasan is the global leader of Mercer’s Transformation Services business. He is a recognised global thought leader, futurist and author on the future of work and workforce transformation. He has led multiple research efforts on the global workforce, the emerging digital economy, the rise of artificial intelligence and the transformation of work, for the World Economic Forum and is a member of the forum’s Steering Committee on Work and Employment. He is the author of the books Transformative HR, Lead The Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment and Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach to Applying Automation to Work. Ravin has authored over 150 articles including 14 for the Harvard Business Review and the Sloan Management Review.

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Gillian Pillans

Research Director, Corporate Research Forum

Gillian has worked as a senior HR practitioner and OD specialist for several organisations including Swiss Re, Vodafone and BAA. Prior to her HR career, she was a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and is also a qualified solicitor. Gillian has written various CRF reports on subjects including HR strategy, organisation design and development, leadership development, coaching and diversity.

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Jason Averbook

Senior Partner, Global Leader Digital HR Strategy, Mercer

Jason Averbook is a Senior Partner and Global Leader of Digital HR Strategy with Mercer Leapgen. From January 2018 to March of 2023, he was Co-founder and CEO of Leapgen, a digital transformation company helping organisations shape their future workplace. Now as Mercer Leapgen he continues to broaden executive mindsets to rethink how to better design and deliver employee services and drive the shift from ‘doing technology projects’ to ‘being a digital function’. With the partnership of Mercer Leapgen, Jason expands the resources and reach to a global market.
Prior to founding Leapgen, Jason served as the CEO of The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC). In 2005, he co-founded Knowledge Infusion LLC and served as its CEO until 2012, when the company was sold to Appirio. He also held senior leadership roles at PeopleSoft and Ceridian Corporation. With more than 20 years of experience in the HR and technology industries, Jason has collaborated with industry-leading companies in transforming their organisations into strategic partners. Jason has been recognised globally as one of the top three thought-leaders around HR technology and the future of work.

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Benoit Hudon

President & CEO Mercer UK

Benoit is President and CEO of Mercer UK where he works alongside a team of passionate and dedicated consultants to make a sustainable difference in the lives of clients and communities. As a member of Mercer’s Global Executive Leadership team, Benoit leads to help build brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes and unlocking the real health and wellbeing.

Throughout his 25-year career, his curiosity and passion for innovation have led to developing pension risk management models and consulting solutions for global clients, including as lead advisor on the only two pension longevity insurance transactions ever executed outside of the UK. In addition Benoit proudly serves on a number of boards, and is a Fellow of both the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

Currently, Director of Mercer Limited UK, prior to this Benoit has held various leadership positions at Mercer, including UK Wealth Business Leader, Global Defined Benefit Pensions Leader, Europe & Pacific Wealth Leader, Canada Retirement Leader, and Canada Retirement Innovation Leader.

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