Deepti Pelluri

Head of Learning and Organisational Development, The Commonwealth Secretariat

Deepti Pelluri is the Head of Learning and Organisational Development at The Commonwealth Secretariat, headquartered in London. Prior to joining the Commonwealth, she was Regional Manager – Leadership & Capability at direct sourcing subsidiary of Kmart Australia, ensuring effective people practices and career development programs were in place to develop talent. Prior to this, she was leading Learning and Development for the pricing analytics team at Amazon. A passionate, results oriented people leader, Ms. Pelluri has 20 years of experience working in global organisations as a strategic partner across domains of retail, e-commerce, and BFSI, designing scaling solutions aligned to achievement of business outcomes. She has held roles in various capacities including leading large business operations teams, planning, and managing P&L, and leading pan Asia organisational development strategy. As a business operations leader she has led research, and analytics, new product and market launches while as a people leader she has been pivotal in redesigning people practices around performance and talent management, succession planning and building organisational culture. Her people strategies focus on enabling and empowering business leaders to ‘walk the talk’ through simple frameworks and structured thinking. 

As an organisational psychologist, she brings in her cross functional experience to work with c-suite executives to build high performing teams through organisational design and development interventions in the flow of work. Deepti also works with executives on coaching and personal development planning through talent management interventions. She has experience in leveraging psychometric tools like DiSC®, CliftonStrengths®, 360 etc. to aid in executive coaching. She constantly pushes beyond current thinking to challenge the status quo aiding development of curiosity and innovative thinking through her coaching style.

Her key strength (CliftonStrengths® themes) is – ‘Leading with Strategic Thinking’, which allows her to helps individuals absorb and analyse information that can inform better decisions. 

Her DiSC® profile type is CD which allows her to balance superior results efficiently with speed and quality. 

In her free time, she loves to build new connections, enjoy walks in nature, clashing of minds and binge watch crime dramas.