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V Hope-Hailey photoProfessor Veronica Hope Hailey

Vice-President (Corporate Relations) and Dean & Head of the School of Management

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Veronica's research focuses on the link between Business Strategy, HR Strategy and Change Management. She is particularly interested in the relationships between organisational change and individual transition. She teaches and consults on an international basis.

Veronica specialises in working with large, mature organisations in collaborative research partnerships. A consistent theme of the collaborations is exploration of the challenges of corporate renewal and people transformation. Her most recent work has focused on the repair of trust following the financial crisis, culminating in a series of reports for he CIPD, "where has all the trust gone?", "Cultivating Trustworthy Leaders" and "Experiencing Trustworthy Leadership". In 2015 she published two CIPD reports with Professor Julia Balogun on "Landing Transformational Change". This research was undertaken within 14 organisations, including the John Lewis Partnerships, GKN, Norton Rose, HMRC and a banking group. Veronica has also researched internationally comparing employee engagement and performance management in the UK, India and China and The Netherlands.

In the 1990s Veronica worked with Lynda Gratton on the Leading Edge Forum at LBS, after which she went on to found and direct the Change Management Consortium (CMC) which ran from 2002 until 2008. Members of the CMC included GSK, Ernst & Young, GKN, MOD and Kraft.

Veronica is a member of the UK Government's Task Force on Employee Engagement and has been found for three years running "One of the Most Influential Thinkers in HR". Veronica's previous appointments include Associate Dean and Professor of HRM at Cass Business School, Professor of HRM at Cranfield School of Management and also a Fellowship at the University of Cambridge. Her publications include "Strategic Human Resource Management" with Professor Lynda Gratton and "Exploring Strategic Change" with Professor Julia Balogun which went into 4th edition in 2015.