Andrea Winfield

General Manager - HR, Microsoft Western Europe

Andrea’s passion is helping individuals, teams & businesses be the best they can be.  Her role is to drive forward the people strategy for Microsoft, with key focus on enabling the best possible employee experiences and growing the capability of managers – and together with them curating a culture of innovation and growth; one that attracts, develops and retain talent that helps change the world. 

Andrea joined Microsoft as a Graduate nearly 25 years ago – never in her wildest dreams did she imagine she’d stay with a company so long!  Yet the complex challenges and vast learning experiences that Microsoft’s constantly transforming environment provides, continue to provide opportunities for deep and transformative impact.  Andrea has enjoyed a variety of leadership roles for Microsoft Internationally, within HR, Talent Acquisition & Talent Management.  She holds a BA Hons degree in Business and Financial Services, and post-graduate certificates in Human Capital Management & Advanced Organisation Design from the University of Southern California.

Andrea lives near Henley on Thames, in the Oxfordshire Countryside in the UK, with her creative husband Nick, where she aspires to tame her garden and to deepen her culinary skills on her AGA.  She has a thirst for exploration & travel and enjoys the variety and diversity of experiences that her global role and frequent travels bring her.