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Tom Raftery
Director at It's All About People


Tom has over 35 years experience in senior HR line and consulting roles, working across a wide range of industries. He works at board level and his areas of expertise are HR strategy and systems, organisation design and strategic workforce planning, compensation & benefits, career and succession planning, leadership development and executive coaching, with the emphasis on improving both business and personal performance.

Tom is an independent consultant. Prior to that he was VP HR for the International Division of Arc International based in Dubai, where he helped implement the balanced scorecard, carried out a divisional manpower review, identifying key positions and key people and implemented a supporting L&D programme.  He has worked with a wide range of companies in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Some of his projects in the region include; implementing an organizational and workforce review in Oman; implementing  policies, performance appraisal and career development in the UAE; a review and enhancement of Saudisation and Omanisation programmes and implemented objectives and KPIs for a leading ports and industrial zone in the UAE.  In addition, he has worked for Andersen and Towers Watson, working with board level executives on a wide range of projects.

Tom has extensive training and facilitation experience.  He designs and runs various public and in house training programmes across the region, on such subjects as  HR management, performance management, workforce planning, talent management, employee engagement, setting objectives and KPIs and People  analytics.

He is an executive coach and carries out a number of coaching assignments with  a range of companies at divisional board level, including: senior executives of a multinational; divisional CEO’s and directors of semi government and  government entity’s; executives at a Global Bank and directors of a global consulting firm.

He has a degree in Industrial Sociology, an MBA from Warwick University and is a member of, and certified trainer for, the CIPD and SHRM .  He is also certified in the Hogan assessment tool.

Agenda Sessions

  • Managing Manpower Costs Through Times of Crisis


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