Ella Bennett, group people director, Easyjet
Paul Creber, September 17, 2018
Ella Bennett is a skilled FTSE group HRD with strong experience in the UK and internationally in lean and digital transformation, and large-scale change
Bennett joined easyJet as group people director in mid-May 2018 from Sainsbury’s Argos where, as HR director, she led in the integration of the Argos and J Sainsbury’s non-food businesses to create a multi-product, multi-channel business with fast delivery networks and the UK's third-most-visited retail website.
Previously Bennett held the role of group HR director at Home Retail Group (Homebase, Argos and Habitat) leading the people aspects of Argos’ digital transformation. As a member of the executive management team for the UK and Ireland HR operations of Fujitsu between 2009 and 2015, Bennett was accountable for driving programmes that would enable Fujitsu to react rapidly in an increasingly complex and fluid economy.
She began her HR career in the charity sector and held senior HR roles at mental health charity Mind, and the National Family Services Charity. Bennett maintains her connection with the charity sector as a trustee of The Roundhouse.
She earned her BA (Hons) degree in English literature from the University of Bristol and her Master’s degree from the University of London.