University of Sheffield Keith Lilley

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University of Sheffield Keith Lilley

Keith Lilley
Director at The University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United KingdomEducation Management
The University of Sheffield, Aude
Aude, The University of York, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
University of Warwick – Warwick Business School
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Andy leads the University’s Corporate Services, which includes Human Resources; Corporate Communicates; Development, Alumni Relations and Events; Global Engagement; Regional Engagements and Partnerships

Prior to this role, Andy was the Director of Human Resources, leading the HR strategy and service delivery with a focus on the attraction, growth and engagement of world-class talent. Andy is particularly passionate about the importance of personal health, happiness and wellbeing in the workplace.

Andy frequently provides advice to a number of other UK and international universities on leadership development, change management, wellbeing and executive pay. He also mentors a number of other HR directors.

Andy is the former Chair of the Russell Group HR Directors Forum, a member of The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) Advisory Group and member of the UHR Executive Committee. He is a Trustee Director of the University Pension Scheme and the co-founder and Non-Executive Director of the University subsidiary company Everyday Juice Limited.

His team has received external recognition for the breadth and creativity of their contribution, including from the CIPD, Universities HR (UHR), The Times Higher Education (THE), Employee Engagement Awards, Stonewall, Personnel Today and the HR Excellence Awards. In 2015, Andy was nominated as national HR Director of the Year. He is listed in the UK Top 10 of HR Magazine’s most influential HR practitioners for 2015 and 2016.

Prior to joining the University, Andy held several HR positions in the voluntary sector, housing associations and the NHS. Andy was educated at the University of Bath (BSc) and the University of Leeds (MBA) and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).