Debi Bester is the Director of Creativity & Innovation at the Reinvention Works. She has won over 110 international awards, including Campaign BIG, Cannes Lion, New York Festivals and London International Awards.
She has also been the recipient of an Index on Censorship Poetry Prize from former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes and had her poetry published by the National Poetry Foundation, patrons of which include Spike Milligan.
Danny Kalman FCIPD, Talent Management Consultant, Executive Coach, Speaker and Facilitator
Danny’s expertise is supporting organisations to adopt an inclusive talent management strategy. He works with companies to ensure they have the right people in the right place at the right time to maximise business results.
Danny was Director of Global Talent at Panasonic Corporation from 2008-2013. He was instrumental in the development and implementation of their global Talent Management’s policies and procedures. Danny was responsible for leading a more systematic approach in the identification and development of Panasonic’s key personnel. A key responsibility was to interview Managing Directors and their top team globally to discuss their strengths and development needs and then agree their career plan moving forward.
Prior to becoming Director of Global Talent Danny worked as the first non-Japanese HR Director of the company’s European operations. He was responsible for HR staff in 15 countries, worked closely with the Business Domains in Japan and was a Board Member of Panasonic Europe.
Since April 2013 Danny has established his own talent management consultancy. He advises high profile companies on their talent strategies, is an ICF accredited coach, speaks regularly at conferences on talent management and has led leadership development programmes in Asia and South America. His extensive experience of working within a Japanese culture has led to him being appointed as a consultant with Deloitte, supporting the leadership development of their Japanese clients.
Danny is the co-author of a book on global talent management which was published by Wiley’s in October 2014. The book is called ‘Make Your People Before You make Your Product’ —using Talent Management to achieve competitive advantage in Global Organisations. His second book on inclusive talent management, co-authored with Steve Frost, was published by Kogan Page in July 2016. During the last 15 months Danny has had the opportunity to discuss with many global companies their policies on Diversity and Inclusion and as a result has gained many valuable insights.