Linda Kennedy

CHRO, Klöckner Pentaplast

Linda has over 35 years of global HR experience. Her current role is CHRO at private equity backed kp (Klockner Pentaplast), who are a global leader in rigid and flexible packaging manufacturing. kp has 31 plants in 18 countries and employs over 5,800 people. Although a generalist in HR, Linda specialises in Organisation Design, Change Management and Engagement and takes a metric driven approach to demonstrate value added HR. She has had extensive experience in company turnarounds, business mergers and transformations. Linda has operated across a range of industries and has worked internationally across various geographies such as South Africa, South America, Australia, the Former Soviet Union and Europe during her career. She speaks several languages including French, German and Spanish and is an Associate of the Institute of Linguists. Having originally studied at Napier University, Linda is now a Fellow of the CIPD. She lives in a converted Barn in Berkshire and is passionate about the power of people in driving business success. Linda is a qualified keep fit instructor and enjoys travel, horse riding, theatre and live concerts.