Kelly Blackaby is Managing Partner at Entail Solutions based in London, UK. Kelly has over 20 years’ generalist and global HR experience, including 10 years’ at senior management level. She achieved a Master’s Degree in human resource management and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.
Kelly’s diverse experience has been gained within a range of industries such as Retail, Leisure, Real Estate & Construction, Public Sector and the Charity Sector, ranging from SME to large multi-nationals. She has worked extensively across several international territories including the UK, Middle East, Caucasus, Central Asia and USA. Partnering with executive level and operational management teams, Kelly is a trusted people advisor and provides practical, client-focused solutions which help achieve business and employee growth. She has been involved in numerous transformation and rapid growth programs.
As one of the very first women in her sector to work in Saudi Arabia, Kelly also passionate about, and specialises in, female workforce development and supporting newly promoted female leaders who are in transition to new roles.
Ann Casey Waters
Ann Casey Waters is Managing Partner at Entail Solutions based in London, UK. Following over 25 years’ working across international Healthcare and Retail sectors, Ann brings a wealth of knowledge to any project. From leading large scale change management projects in an established organisation to setting up HR services in a greenfield site, Ann has extensive HR and leadership experience. She is passionate about quality end user experiences and making HR work as an enhancer to the business in hand. Her approach is down to earth, pragmatic and solution-oriented, while maintaining a focus on the business needs at all times.
Ann’s immense international leadership experience saw her work across Ireland, UK, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Armenia. Delivering solid solutions to problems in complex, international culturally different environments is second nature to her. Ann has a Master’s Degree from Sheffield University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from Lancaster University.
Ann is a qualified Coach/Hypnotherapist having recognised the need for staff support in many of the organisations she had worked in over the past few years. She has since authored three online self-directed programs as part of her interest in wellbeing.