Theo Paphitis Retail Group, Group Human Resources Director

Laura Keane

Laura returned to work for Theo Paphitis in May 2017, having previously worked with him for seven years. Her career has predominantly been in retail, starting out with Selfridges, where she worked for 14 years.

Laura’s five years with luxury lifestyle business Quintessentially gave her exposure to the international world of HR, but talent and service were always the number one focus.

Laura says: “Career development, diversity and inclusion are always a key focus for our business and the Be Inspired workshops, fellow ambassadors and conferences are all a fantastic complement to this. It is more important than ever to have initiatives like this to smash the glass ceiling and encourage colleagues of all levels and genders to the best they can be.

”TPRG is delighted to be a partner on this fantastic initiative and I, as an ambassador, look forward to sharing my successful journey and passion for all things retail.”

Did you know? So far this year, a third of Laura’s group HR team have either been promoted or have had the opportunity to upskill and develop by moving into different roles.