Harvey Francis

Harvey Francis

Chief Human Resources Officer / Executive Vice President at Skanska

Member of Skanska UK Plc board and Executive Management Team, reporting to the CEO. Driven significant change including the development of organisational culture and structure to drive business performance through strong values. Introduced people strategy to guide organisation through the recession and return to growth including robust talent management strategy to build sustainable pipeline of internal talent. Impact of strategy can be seen in engagement levels which now benchmark at world-class levels, reduction of voluntary turnover to lower quartile, year on year improvement in gender diversity, and establishment of leadership position in people development, ethics, diversity and inclusion. Transformation of HR, Communications and IT functions to support reshaping of company and subsequent delivery of industry-leading margins. Listed on HR Magazine’s ‘Most Influential' lists for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Member of the Chartered Institute of Building Policy Board, and past member of All-Party Parliamentary Group, Excellence in the Built Environment, examining the impact of Brexit in skills in the construction industry. Member of editorial boards - the HRDirector Magazine and Construction Manager Magazine.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Channel Adapt

Profit with Purpose – Living our Values and Purpose

Returning to the EIL, Harvey will explore what’s changed in the world of ethics over the past couple of years, and why not only having a purpose, but actually living it, is more important than ever. He will talk about how Skanska’s purpose and values have guided the organisation through the turbulence of 2020, and the role that leadership has played.