Jacky Simmonds, group director, people, EasyJet
Sian Harrington, September 20, 2016
Jacky Simmonds is experienced across all aspects of HR but with particular expertise in transformational change, engagement and talent management.
Jacky Simmonds is an experienced HR executive having worked in a number of sectors. She started her career at The Wellcome Trust, then moved to Hearst Magazines (UK) where she headed the HR function for six years.
After that she moved to First Choice and spent several years in a number of senior HR positions before moving to lead the HR aspects of the merger between Thomson and First Choice in 2007. The merger was one of the largest in the UK and involved integrating two airlines as well as numerous operations within the business delivering synergies in excess of £100m.
Jacky became group HR director of TUI Group in 2010 and was there until 2015, during that time she aligned talent,engagement, development, and organisational development across a highly decentralised business. She joined easyJet in January 2016 as group director, people.
Jacky also joined the Board of Wolseley in July 2014 and is chair of the remuneration committee, and a member of the Nominations and Audit Committee.