Welcome to HRD’s annual Rising Stars list. We asked you, our readers, to nominate young HR professionals who you believe are doing outstanding work. You responded with enthusiasm – the HRD team received a record number of nominations. The final list of 31 professionals profiled over the following pages is a stellar collection of up-andcoming superstars – all of whom have less than 10 years of experience in the industry.
From tackling complicated IR/ER challenges to advocating for groundbreaking D&I initiatives and being ‘go-to’ experts for CEOs and other senior executives, these professionals are adding value to their workplaces and the industry as a whole. They are all demonstrating clear career progression and are enviously high achievers. If this list is any guide, the future of the HR profession is in capable hands.