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HR Consultant and Employment Expert Witness Georgie Reisser-Weston

Curriculum Vitae:

Georgie Reisser-Weston

HR Consultant & Employment Expert Witness

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Georgie Reisser-Weston
HR Consultant & Expert Witness



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BA Joint (Hons) French and Italian
Masters in European Human Resources Management
Coaching for Organisational Consultants

Professional Bodies:

Affiliated Member of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)


Career History:


2013 - date

GMR Consulting, UK and USA
HR Consultant and Expert Witness

Provide international HR consulting services to all business sectors, including Financial Services. Experienced in setting up core HR functions including policy review, recruitment, succession planning, implementation of performance management processes and executive coaching.

As an Expert Witness, accept instructions from lawyers acting for both Plaintiffs / Claimants and Defendants to provide employment reports in connection with personal injury, clinical negligence, commercial and employment litigation.


2010 - 2012

SVG Capital, Worldwide
Global Head of HR

Established the HR function for a FTSE 250 international Private Equity Investment and Fund Management business. Focused on aligning output with reward and incentives, by introducing a performance management process and a system linked to competency and compensation. Initiated a new HR system to further develop performance management and set up a Training and Development Committee, management guidelines and e-learning on the intranet. Coached and mentored CEO and Partner group in managing change, embedding a culture of feedback and transparency. Established Senior Succession Planning for the Board. Successfully dealt with complex employee relation issues.


2007 - 2010

Independent HR Consultant, UK

Managed own portfolio of clients, specialising in the Financial Services sector. Responsible for recruitment and selection, restructuring and realignment of businesses, employee relations, policy review, psychometric testing, 360 degree reviews and management coaching.


2004 - 2007

Schroders Investment Management Ltd, UK
Head of HR, Private Bank

Worked for CEO of Private Bank and member of Executive Committee to manage turnaround and increase profits. Worked with management team and delivered new structure, streamlining revenue and support functions. Project managed the transfer of the operating platform from London to Switzerland, with responsibility for staff communications, change management, terms & conditions negotiations and implementation of redundancies. Managed and integrated new performance management framework including training Executive Committee and employees in implementation. Delivered annual Compensation and Benefits Review and completely revised Employee Handbook and policies. Responsible for all employee relations issues throughout Europe.


1998 - 2003

Merrill LynchUK

     (2002 - 2003)

Head of Diversity, MLEMEA

Reported to Group Head of Diversity in the US. Responsible for developing a diversity and policies implementation strategy in partnership with Head of Region, to deliver integrated and co-ordinated management of all related activities.


     (1998 - 2002)

Private Investors, HR Team Leader

Responsible for delivery of core HR services to Private Investors, Retail and Legal divisions, by aligning business needs and establishing key HR initiatives including senior succession planning, talent reviews and roundtable discussions. Managed integration of two private client businesses, ensuring transition to new management and liaison with London, Geneva, Italy and Spain. Successfully projected managed voluntary and involuntary redundancy programme and exit strategy.


1997 - 1997

Nikko Europe, UK
Human Resources Manager

Reported to group Head of HR in advisory capacity for Equity Sales and Trading, Corporate Finance, Trade Finance, Treasury and Research.


1995 - 1997

Fidelity Investments, UK
Human Resources Manager

Accountable to Head of Human Resources (Brokerage Division) in rapidly expanding business.


1992 - 1995

Cable & Wireless, UK
Senior Human Resources Manager

Adviser to line managers on all aspects of human resources.