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Perry Timms, Founder and Chief Energiser, PTHR

"A beacon of hope for people who become tired by the difficulties HR and OD Directors often face. He's a diligent and reliable touchstone on making sense in the world of work". 

René Bujard, Global HR Director, Oxfam International

"A very qualified HR Business leader on many different angles..He is passionate about developing talent. He is both strategic and in touch with people. He is a change agent".

Darren Chadwick, Chief Commercial Officer, Croner Group

"Shakil is a fantastic HR thought-leader and speaker. He spoke at our Croner HR Leaders’ Summit and everyone was captivated and thoroughly engaged with the values and ideas Shakil had. ".

Andrea Moffat, Owner , Learning Interventions Company 

"Shakil possesses seemingly boundless energy yet he is able to direct it efficiently towards activities that enable him and the organisation to deliver results. Shakil is insightful, a bundle of fun, yet focused and able to access ‘the serious’ ",

Richard Eastmond, Senior Director, People and Organisational Services, Amnesty Int.

"With his finance background and subsequent career change to HR Shakil is commercial at heart and brings a strong people and cultural change bias to his strong international experiences" 

Jenny Roper, Editor, HR Magazine

"He always has an interesting take on any given topic, and his ceaseless energy for sharing insight -whether through attending roundtables or penning opinion pieces- is impressive". 

Chris Halward, Global Standards Director, Global Resourcing Association

"I have known Shakil now for over a decade. What characterises Shakil above all else is his commitment to a strong set of values, which pervade everything he does". 

Anna Stobart, Director, Hafton Consultancy

"I worked with Shakil for over 18 months during an extremely busy time of change. Shakil is determined, focussed, and a good catalyst for change. He is a high achiever as well as very personable. ".

Judith Greenwood, Executive Director, CHS Alliance

"A senior values driven, personable, HR professional - Shakil has dedicated over 2 decades to serving humanity. Confident, competent and committed sum up what Shakil brings to the table whether in his written pieces, speaking or leading teams to success".

Sally Andreou, Director, of Public Engagement, Common Wealth War Graves Commission

"Shakil has donated his management expertise in supporting the Mosaic 'Regional Leadership Board' and using his professional HR capability in becoming a Mentor to young people in schools". 

Frank Douglas, CEO, Caerus Executive

"A very capable and inspirational leader. He is a passionate, ethical and vision driven individual and will bring significant value to whatever/wherever his endeavours take him".

Dr Haseena Lockhat, Consultant Child Clinical Psychologist 

"Shakil is  truly been willing to commit and go that extra mile to get the job done. Together with a fantastic sense of humour, he continues to be an asset to the group, and a pleasure to work with"

David D'Souza, Head of Engagement & London, CIPD

"Shakil has an enquiring mind and eye for detail matched by his desire to get things right. He is challenging, commercially astute and principled. He has also proved a hugely entertaining and informative speaker at our events".

Martyn Dicker, Senior HR & OD Specilaist, The Prince's Trust 

"Shakil is a great people leader. In addition to strong technical knowledge, he has great leadership, desire to offer a top-class people service, tenacity to keep driving improvements and strong personal values"

Darrell Foster, Group L&D Manager, Accord Housing Group

"Shakil's knowledge, experience and skills combine with his naturally enthusiastic and engaging personality delivering the right solution to issues. Shakil makes learning relevant, enjoyable but challenging appropriately"

Wilson Wong, Head of Insight and Futures, CIPD

"He's insightful, questioning and clearly appreciates the tensions of contemporary HRM while firm in his belief in developing the potential of his people. And he's a warm sense of humour" 

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