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Delegate - Optimising Work Performance
Jo McGowan, Accountant, Active Luton
Kate Russell BA (Hons), Barrister, MA
Kate studied business law, qualified as a barrister and later worked in industry, gaining experience as an operations manager and as a supplier of corporate HR and training in the manufacturing, distribution and service sectors. Today that experience encompasses a vast range of sectors.
Her unusual combination of legal background, direct line management experience and hands-on HR skills, enable Kate to present the stringent requirements of the law balanced against the realities of working life. Her robust approach and no-nonsense style have earned her the title of The HR Headmistress (which she refers to as strategic use of spectacles and a smile).
As well as presenting employment law training for Russell HR Consulting, she is a senior presenter for LexisNexis, IDS and ELT and a popular public speaker.
In addition, Kate is the author of the employment modules in Alchemy for Managers and is the author of a number of books giving practical advice on the application of employment law in the workplace. You can read excerpts of her work on the shopping page.