Simon Linares, group HR director, Direct Line


Simon Linares
Simon Linares, group HR director, Direct Line
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Direct Line’s group HR director Simon Linares has international experience across several sectors including consumer goods, telecommunications and digital. He joined Direct Line in September 2014.

Simon Linares was previously group HR director at ITV and before that human resources director of Telefonica’s digital businesses globally. Prior to that, he was group human resource director of O2’s European businesses, having had previous success in senior HR roles with Diageo.
A strong multicultural background and experience, together with fluent Spanish, gives him a platform for successful engagement and operation across geographies, cultures and industries.

Linares is also a trustee of Kids Out, the charity for disadvantaged children.

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