Sally Hopper

Director of Human Resources, Hertfordshire County Council

Sally is the Director of Human Resources at Hertfordshire County Council where she leads on all aspects of people management for a diverse workforce of over 8,000 staff. During her time in this role her work was dominated in 2020/21 by supporting and deploying the workforce in response to Covid-19. In 2021/22 she led a review of pay and terms and conditions working with staff and unions to do so. This review reduced numerous job descriptions to bring about a transparent job families. 

In 2019 and 2022 she was recognised as one of HR Most Influential Public Sector by HR Magazine. Keen to keep on learning and contributing to knowledge and practice in recent years she has been undertaking her PhD and her research focusses on organisational change and the behaviours and ethical considerations that emerge for those caught up in the change. She is a Trustee of the London Playing Fields Foundation and a lifetime user and fan of Epping Forest and environmental issues, including recognising the importance of open/green spaces on mental health and wellbeing.