Kate Rand

Group Employee Experience & Inclusion Director, Beyond

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Kate is an award-winning Employee Experience & Inclusion Director and certified Agile HR practitioner based at Beyond. Most recently winning Best D&I Strategy 2019, and shortlisted for the CIPD awards under “Best D&I initiative” and “Best resourcing initiative” amongst others. Beyond is a design and technology ideas company, founded in 2010 and is featured in the Sunday times 100 SME best places to work.

Kate regularly speaks at events on topics such as Diversity & Inclusion, Agile in HR, transformation and change management, producing content for publications including the Forbes HR council. She specialises in advising start-up and growth-stage organizations on scaling their structure and people functions and is passionate about driving a progressive and transformational approach to HR so that the sector can support the businesses of tomorrow in a human-centric way. Having worked across multiple industries in leadership roles, her core belief is that people are at the heart of every organisation, and that HR needs to shift away from the ivory tower mentality, evolving from dictators of best practice to facilitators of success