Vice President (People & Talent)/Chief People Officer
Fiona Roberts joined Kings in January 2024 a new leadership role in the Principal’s senior team. She leads the People and Organisation Change, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Human Resources activities across the University. In particular focusing on enabling our people agenda and commitment to improving the staff experience and developing our people, culture & staff community.
Fiona was previously based at the Francis Crick Institute where she held the role of Chief People Officer. During her time at the Crick, Fiona masterminded a programme of activity to nurture early career researchers, covering recruitment, leadership development and career progression.
At the same time, she fostered an inclusive culture and open approach to staff engagement. She reshaped health and wellbeing management, introducing innovative initiatives like the Menopause Café and invigorating wellbeing weeks underpinned by a cultural change code of conduct.
In addition to her work at the Crick, Fiona brings a depth of experience from her work at the Open University where she was Group Human Resources Director and at Volkswagen as Human Resources Director.