it’s all about people, Dubai
Tom Raftery has established a human capital
consulting company – it's all about people –
based in Dubai, using his extensive experience
in HR strategy, processes and systems,
organisational design, leadership, change
management, and compensation and benefits.
Prior to this, he was VP HR for Arc International, the world's
largest glass and tableware manufacturer and was responsible
for a workforce stretching from Japan to Africa, based in Dubai.
Tom has over 30 years' international HR experience and has
spent over 18 years in the Middle East, including working at
Board level with the Nazer Group in KSA and as a consultant
with a local HR consultancy.
Tom was the head of HR for a major division of British
Aerospace, and HR Manager for a subsidiary of Sedgwick Forbes
based in Athens. Tom has extensive consulting experience
gained working for Towers Watson, Meirc, Arthur Andersen and
his own consulting company. This experience covers all aspects
of HR, large change management projects, leadership
development, and facilitation work with senior executives.
Tom is now focusing on Human Capital Consulting, that involves
listening to and understanding the client's needs and then
developing appropriate solutions, along with the business case.
This ensures that the solution adds value to the business.
Tom has a degree in industrial sociology, an MBA from Warwick
University and is a member of SHRM and CIPD. He has
presented at various conferences in Europe and the Middle East
and is an engaging facilitator and trainer.
Tom has been awarded the Human Resource Business
Professional (HRBP®), a global, competency-based credential
designed to validate professional-level core HR knowledge and