Helen Speirs
  • Global Head of HR
  • United Kingdom

Helen Speirs

Helen has over 25 years’ experience in the Human Resources sector. She has experience of leading and managing teams within UK, Europe, US & Japan as well as running her own HR consultancy for small to medium size businesses who benefited from her professional HR expertise.

Helen joined Network Rail in November 2016 as the Senior HR Business Partner looking after the Safety Technical & Engineering part of the business. She then spent 12 months leading on the behavioural intervention & culture piece within the Electrical Safety Delivery programme, which then led to her becoming the HR lead for Route Services Safe Service Delivery Programme. She joined Network Rail Consulting as the Global Head of HR in September 2021.

Prior to joining Network Rail, Helen was the Global HR Lead for Alstom UK, Thermal Transverse Technologies & Steam Turbines. Before this as well as running her own HR consultancy for a number of years, she worked in various sectors including Automotive, Oil & Gas and 18 years within the Public Sector.

Helen is MCIPD qualified with a BA Degree in English & Drama and an MA in Human Resource Management.

Helen is based in London